don chaddock

Editor's View: Get ready to vote, election season is here

Where will you find me this Saturday? It’s election season, so I’ll be firmly planted in the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors chambers for the televised forum for the Fol ...

Listening to your gut may help you avoid danger

For Hector Alvarez, self-protection is a mission, not just a job. The former head of security for California-ISO (Independent System Operator), as well as a reserve police officer ...

Editor's View: Take a peek into a newspaper editor’s role

The Folsom Lake College Foundation fundraiser, One Night: A New York Experience, was a veritable who’s who of the region. Emceed by retired Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinn ...

The Saturday Skinny: Get moving with your family to instill healthy lifestyles, lose weight

I'll just come out and say it: Being a parent is hard work and when trying to incorporate exercise into family life, it gets even more difficult. What I've learned is my children a ...

Editor's View: Politics, pizzazz and procrastinations

Our region is full of interesting tid bits and odd happenings. From the Robber?s Fire burning up the hill between Colfax and Foresthill requiring the assistance of many local agenc ...

The Saturday Skinny: Tips for maintaining weight loss on road trips

I often find myself behind the wheel of a car, driving up to five hours at a time. For many during the summer, this is the time for family vacations and road trips. They have prove ...

The Saturday Skinny: Treat yourself with healthier options for weight loss

Here's my skinny ah-ha moment for this week: I can go to a restaurant and still maintain my healthy eating plan for weight loss. I can also have treats (such as ice cream) that won ...

Editor's View: No red Solo cups yet for Toby Keith's

It seems like everywhere I go lately, people are talking about Toby Keith?s I Love This Bar and Grill, opening soon in Folsom. As we reported recently, the highly anticipated openi ...

The Saturday Skinny: Find exercise where you can to lose weight

For me, the key word for losing weight is activity. If I?m not active, I?m not losing. As of this morning, I?m down to 206 pounds, meaning I?ve lost 97 pounds and am only three awa ...

Editor's View: Folsom Cattle Drive, reader feedback on tap

After a week of vacation, following a hectic two weeks of production on the 50 Things to Do Summer Fun Guide and Folsom Lake Entertainer, this bone-tired ink slinger found his way ...

The Saturday Skinny: Set reasonable goals for weight loss, life

In this installment of "The Saturday Skinny," we'll look at goal setting and what's reasonable. Over the course of the last 16 months, I've managed to lose 94 pounds, or 31 percent ...

The Saturday Skinny: Single parents can still find time to lose weight

Finding the time to exercise has not been easy for me lately, particularly over the last six weeks. Why? I’ll let you in on a secret that I’ve not shared with many &nda ...

Editor's View: Snakes slither into snapshot slip

Do editors take sick time? Yes, we do, if it?s absolutely necessary. Such was my case last Thursday. The result of that day caused my e-mail to choke, bouncing back messages to se ...

Editor's View: Death and elections are life's only certainties

It was shocking to hear about the passing of Jeff John, one of Folsom’s code enforcement officers. Considering he was only 42 (my age), with a small child, it made his death ...

Editor's View: Slinging ink while carrying a baby, notepad

My kids are bright spots in my life. From their energy, enthusiasm and curiosity, they do their best to keep me young. I have the range of ages as the father of five. My youngest, ...