Opinion

Folsom in the fall

Fall into Folsom in October! I’d like to start with a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and ticket buyers who make Folsom LIVE a great event – Folsom&rsqu ...

Folsom City Manager Andersen talks schools

As summer ends and the school year begins, it’s a new chapter and time of transition for many Folsom families. With two kids in college, it’s a nostalgic time of year f ...

Our View: Get out and volunteer!

This Saturday the City of Folsom will be peppered with thousands of residents, donning green and grey t-shirts and serving their city. For the fifth consecutive year, the City of F ...

Hey, it’s not about you or me anyway

Over the decades I have performed numerous funerals. The task was always basic – to honor (as best as possible) the deceased and to provide comfort and direction for the frie ...

“In the Heights:” Broadway comes to Sutter Street

Sutter Street Theatre has a couple of shows it returns to every year because people demand to see them again and again. The horror musical “Evil Dead the Musical” retur ...

Fall in the Historic District

I try not to be political in my life. I like it when everyone gets along, takes care of each other and is courteous. I don’t care for grandstanding or political positioning. ...

Another very important election

Just a couple of weeks ago, The Folsom Telegraph co-sponsored a special Folsom City Council candidates forum, along with other reputable local media organizations right here in our ...

Dani Shapiro’s “Hourglass” captures a sliver of life

I started writing on Jan. 1, 1970, as a 10-year-old. It wasn’t much at first, just a calendar block. I would write the weather and, once in a while, a special event that occu ...

Our View: Remember our fallen, first responders on 9/11

It was 17 years ago next Tuesday, Sept. 11, that we remember the events that took place on a morning that the world stood still and changed forever. On this day, we remember the i ...

Our View: Labor Day, a backwards glance

This weekend we enter what many view as the final weekend of summer, also known as Labor Day weekend, which preludes Monday, Sept. 3. Unlike most U.S. holidays, Labor Day is a cele ...

An obvious solution to a complex problem

Every year, our Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is receiving more and more dispatch calls for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Unfortunately, far too many of th ...

Diabetes forgive me, for I have sinned

So let me tell you about my recent foray into bad behavior. I have not had a donut for 27 months now. Those who know me know why, but here’s a brief recap. After the diabete ...

Labor Day memories to cherish

It’s that time of year when summer transitions into the beginnings of fall, signaled by the arrival of Labor Day. As a kid growing up, Labor Day started off with great fun, ...

Wow, so much is going on

Wow, so much is happening locally these days. As summer seeks for a place to land, suddenly all sorts of things are going on – good and bad. That was the conclusion I r ...

Our View: Puzzling times and a bright future

2018 is going by in the blink of an eye. Here at Gold Country Media and the Folsom Telegraph, we are continuing to make the necessary changes to keep your community newspaper alive ...