Home & Garden

Realtors offer real tips on bidding wars

It’s only spring, but the local region’s housing market has been hot since early this year. Many homes are selling over their asking price and some prospective buyers a ...

City of Folsom releases water reduction plan

The City of Folsom announced Wednesday its plans to reduce water use citywide by 32 percent, as well as a comprehensive rebate program for its water customers.  The city&rsqu ...

Region’s conservation conversation

To adhere to state-mandated, get-tough water use restrictions in this fourth year of California’s drought, Folsom and El Dorado County, like most cities, towns and counties i ...

Fire officials urge caution while performing yard work

Fire officials urge residents and property owners alike to be cautious when using mechanical equipment such as weed eaters, lawn mowers, welding tools and chainsaws within vacant l ...

Annual Folsom garden tour plants ideas, inspiration

The Folsom Garden Club will host its 15th annual “Gardens of Folsom” tour this weekend, featuring seven all new gardens. The tour will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturd ...

Dry weather spurs new gardening trends

A fourth year of drought is changing the landscape of California’s yards and gardens as residents opt for drought-resistant plants and pull up their parched lawns to replace ...

Installing carbon monoxide alarms in your home can save lives

Some of the most harmful chemicals are some of the hardest to detect. With that in mind, CAL FIRE encourages people to install a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in their homes and apart ...

Home fire escape planning can make the difference between life and death

In two minutes you can ride an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building or make a pot of coffee. It’s also the amount of time it takes to get out of your house alive ...

UPDATED: Learn to grow small, easy-harvest fruit trees this spring

Author and nurserywoman Ann Ralph will share her new book, “Grow a Little Fruit Tree,” and teach gardeners how to grow small, easy-harvest fruit trees Saturday in El Do ...

CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers

As winter storms are starting to hit California, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. While the cooler weather and rain is a welcomed event dur ...