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‘The Quiltmaker’s Gift’ spins holiday tale

As I was leaving Sutter Street Theatre Sunday afternoon, one thought hit me: “I wish I knew some children to bring to this wonderful show.” I had just seen the second p ...

Firemen teach holiday safety

Between Christmas trees, holiday lights, scented candles and other festive decorations, the winter season is both beautifully illuminated and an especially high risk for home fires ...

Folsom officers act as ‘Secret Santa’ to 40 families

This Christmas, approximately 40 families in need of a little extra help this season received a special gift from a Folsom Police Department “Secret Santa.” “Eve ...

1,000 families receive Christmas dinners at Food Bank of El Dorado County outreach event

The Food Bank of El Dorado County handed out approximately 1,000 Christmas dinners to needy El Dorado County families last weekend. Their annual Holiday Outreach event was held on ...

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, ...