Opinion

Chamber Connection: Folsom’s back to school season

It’s been a great summer here in Folsom. The spectacular fireworks of the 55th Folsom Pro Rodeo continued a strong tradition for families to celebrate Independence Day, the s ...

From Where I Sit: Eventually becoming “that guy”

From when I was younger, I remember a joke about old people and their “organ recitals.” This happened when an older person would tell you, whether you asked them or not ...

The Real McCoy: Who wants to live on a busy street?

Dear Kari, My husband and I have been looking at homes for months and either we cannot afford it, it is in a bad area or it is a heck of a wreck. We are ready to give up and sign ...

Letter to the Editor: Roadwork is done at last

Finally! The over two years of work to complete adding two lanes over a four-tenths of a mile stretch of Auburn-Folsom road is complete. It's amazing. I saw a photograph of the ...

Letter to the Editor: Save Hinkle Creek trees

Friends, we have trouble right here in river city. Trouble with a capital T that stands for Trees! The City of Folsom sewer department wants to cut down many oak trees in Hinkle Cr ...

City Scene: National Night Out helps keep our community safe, united

Next Tuesday, Aug. 4 marks National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The a ...

From Where I Sit: Say goodbye to my little friend

2004 seems like such a long time ago. W. was still in his first term. MySpace was the thing. Facebook hadn’t burst upon the scene in its current fullness. The iPod was a cool ...

Olga on Investments: How a paid-off mortgage affects your retirement

Preparing to retire can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. After years of saving and planning for retirement, the day has finally come to relax and live life. Yet many ...

The Real McCoy: Is it wise to reject a buyers request for an extension?

Dear Kari, My wife and I are in the middle of trying to sell our home, but it seems that the buyers are dragging their feet. We have made all of the buyers requested repairs ...

Letter to the Editor: Grass is greener at City Hall

Dear Folsom Neighbors: I salute you for believing and understanding this drought and letting your beautiful lawns go golden. I am however, horrified after visiting Folsom City Hal ...

Letter to the Editor: Enough is enough with Parkway plan

The Parkway Village project was denied once again by the planning commission on Wednesday, July 15.  Residents have been fighting various proposals for these lots since 2003.& ...

Letter to the Editor: Developer should be good neighbor

Regarding your story about the proposed Parkway Village on Silberhorn Drive, when it was clear putting 33 homes and spaces for 99 vehicles on less than 5 acres had generated an ang ...

From Where I Sit: Celebrating Ramadan with the MCF

Once again, the MCF (Muslim Community of Folsom) invited the general public to a recent event at the community center. On a recent Sunday night after sunset they hosted a large fe ...

The Real McCoy: Tips to minimize stress while moving the family

Dear Kari, My husband and I have four children and we are going to move to another state due to a job transfer. We were wondering if you had any tips for us that would make the m ...

Olga on Investments: How are mutual funds affected by the market?

First, let’s begin with understanding what mutual funds are. Imagine taking a basket and putting different types of fruit into it. Anytime that you dislike a certain fruit, y ...