Opinion

Honored, inspired, grateful

After nearly six years writing for the Folsom Telegraph and El Dorado Hills Telegraph newspapers, I have decided to move in a different direction with my career. Looking back at a ...

From Where I Sit: Just not feeling it

The human psyche is a funny thing. The Greek word for “soul,” transliterated “psuchay,” is the root for our English word “psyche” and its attend ...

Olga on Investments: Getting yourself to make the choice

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually make a choice. Oftentimes we know what the issue is and where we want to be, but taking the dive and making changes is the hardest par ...

The Real McCoy: The impact of a low appraisal

Dear Kari, We put our house up for sale with our agent and received and rejected three low offers within the first week. I think our agent was just a little upset over this. Then ...

Letter to the Editor: Daily stand against bullying an inspiration

My name is Kai Sheetz and I am a Boy Scout in Troop 134. I am 13 years old and I go to Folsom Middle School. When I get to school every morning there is this lady by the ...

Letter to the Editor: Green grass of Folsom

In response to the letter “Grass is greener at City Hall” regarding an overactive sprinkler runoff in front of City Hall’s green lawn, contrasting the b ...

From Where I Sit: Scattered summer surmisings

These are the dog days of summer. They are called this because these hottest days of the year occur when the dog star Sirius is rising at sunrise. I’m not intelligent enough ...

The Real McCoy: Pest control work, who pays?

Dear Kari: My husband and I have had our home for sale for four months. We finally got an offer which about gave my husband a heart attack as it was so low. We tried counteri ...

Olga on Investments: Now that I am retiring, shouldn’t I be moving money into cash?

This idea stems from the thought that as we approach our life goal, we may want to make our investments more conservative. This is done so that the money that has been saved is les ...

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 ...