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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 ...

Sutter Street Theatre’s holiday gift to Folsom

I had a front-row seat on the sold-out opening night of this year’s version of Sutter Street Theatre’s annual musical treat, “Holiday in the Hills.” I have ...

Angelic host Placer Pops heralds in Christmas season

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Christmas choral concert, “A Holiday Homecoming,” performed by the Placer Pops Chorale. More than 70 men and women in ...

Children just want to be happy

Last week, I was shocked to learn that a 12-year-old Folsom boy, Ronin Shimizu, committed suicide because he was bullied. In processing this terribly sad news, I can’t stop w ...

Local soccer players chosen for Olympic Development Program

Seven players of the USA Stars Academy have been selected for the 2015 Cal North Olympic Development Program (ODP) State Player pools. The athletes, Janae DeFazio, Audrey Salvador, ...

It’s not too late to shop locally

Small Business Saturday has come and gone, but that’s no reason to forget about the little guys. With just one week of holiday shopping to go, it’s arguably the perfect ...

Folsom resident completes basic training

Updated: 9:53 a.m. Thursday Army Pvt. Stephen A. Lemos has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received in ...

Folsom’s prisons raise $4,000 for families of fallen officers

Employees at Folsom State Prison and California State Prison-Sacramento, held a fundraiser in support for the families of the two fallen officers of Sacramento and Placer counties. ...

Folsom Girl Scouts ask for community help this holiday season

Girl Scouts from the Folsom Trails Service Unit planned to visit the Briggs Ranch neighborhood last week, singing Christmas Carols and collecting canned food for Twin Lakes Food Ba ...