lake natoma

Leaping into uncertainty

There is something about a hot day, a cool body of water, high cliffs and jutting rocks that draw people to actions that are not necessarily in their best interest. Lake Natoma, i ...

Looking to do something cool on the Fourth of July?

For those looking to cool off on the Fourth of July, why not go for a swim in Lake Natoma? For the fourth straight year, Joe Dowd is putting on his Firecracker 8-kilometer swim, w ...

Paddlefest offers tips for everyone

If a vacation far away from home isn’t in the cards this year because of the sour economy, perhaps some time spent on the water will suffice. On Sunday, June 21, California Cano ...

Police await ruling

Authorities still don’t know how a Fair Oaks man ended up drowning in Lake Natoma. Timothy Allen Hecht, 54, was found dead in the lake a few weeks ago but the circumstances surro ...

Blood on the pavement

Bloodstains mark a faint trail along 75 yards between an abandoned, security-style vehicle and a Sutter Street business in the Gaslight Building in Folsom. The blood is the tale-te ...

Drowning victim was Fair Oaks man

Authorities have identified the drowning victim retrieved from Lake Natoma on Wednesday as 54-year-old Timothy Allen Hecht of Fair Oaks. The day was a busy one for law enforcement ...