don chaddock

A top lady and a top chef

PICK PIC — It seems Thelma Scott-Skillman, PhD, is quite a lady. So much, in fact, that Assemblyman Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) honored the president of Folsom Lake College as the ...

Folsom may tighten tap even more

WATER WOES — Folsom Public Utilities Director Ken Payne told the City Council last week that there is a very real possibility the water restrictions could get even tighter. The c ...

Coffee, wine and gremlins

COFFEE KLATCH — Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan, representing district four, will hold her next Folsom Community Cabinet Meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, ...

A body, babies and business in Folsom

RAIL TALES – The Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historical Railroad Association recently revamped its Web site, making it much more user friendly. The site is loaded with histo ...

We are all living under a deadline

Did you miss me? This column wasn’t in last week’s paper, and I’ve got some ‘splaining to do. I am a creature of habit. Routine in this instance is a good thing. Every Sun ...

UFOs the reason for low lake level?

PIC PICK — I can’t say I snapped this photograph, but it’s still a good one. The group named Mary McDonald, 93, as their “Sweetheart” for her work with Mercy Hospital in ...

Bottled water in residents’ future?

ON MUDDY POND – Folsom Lake (or should it be renamed “pond”?) has dropped to dangerously low levels and the city is looking to declare a stage three water alert, but they hav ...

Not all cheerleaders are ‘girls gone wild’

TOMATOES, EGGS AND CHEERLEADERS – I received a few calls regarding the “Girls gone wild” story published in the Telegraph last week. Some asked why we chose to print the stor ...

Folsom seeks to cut 55 positions, limit recreational offerings

Folsom hopes to close an $8.6 million budget deficit by eliminating 10 percent of its workforce, restructuring fire department operations, tapping into $4.7 million of unallocated ...

Vets, crabs and actors

PIC PICK – Say hello to these fine gents I snapped at last Thursday’s Rotary Club of Folsom meeting at Lew Howard Park. That’s Rotarian Bob Quinlan, center, welcoming U.S. Ar ...

Reader in a pickle

HISTORY HAPPENING – Anne Rhea tells me The Heritage Preservation League of Folsom will be honoring some outstanding community-minded folks at their general membership meeting on ...

Cuts coming

With Folsom facing an $8.4 million shortfall and El Dorado County looking to trim its own budget by laying off nearly 80 workers, residents are concerned about what programs still- ...

Community heroes come in all shapes and sizes

COMMUNITY HEROES – Jeff Alexander, of Folsom, organized a soccer tournament last year to benefit Russian orphans and he’s at it again. This weekend, he’s lined up 11 teams, m ...

Chanukah, paninis and Folsom’s budget problems

PIC PICK – Give warm holiday greetings to these fine gents. I bumped into them at the Folsom Lake Bank holiday open house last week. From left are David Garese, Bill Keegan and D ...