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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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Folsom in September

Back to school is in full swing in Folsom. Many local businesses will rely on your patronage for your school, sports and extra-curricular shopping. The dollars you spend in our com ...

Start holding tightly onto 59 tomorrow

So it’s here, the big day. Fifty-eight is a thing of the past and tomorrow I start the 365-day journey with 59. I’ve never been 59 before. Some of my friends along ...

Time to fix the DMV

At the Department of Motor Vehicles, state employees are sleeping on the job. Literally. A recent report revealed that one particular employee had a habit of sleeping several hour ...

Message about wild fires

This year has proven to be a very busy wildfire season for California and is currently on pace to be even busier than 2017. According to the State of California Incident Infor ...

Collecting, but not hoarding things

Do you enjoy collecting or saving anything? I like to collect coins and stamps and baseball cards. I like to collect newspaper clippings and such. I have 14 Tupperware tubs organiz ...

Fair ruling on fair share

In June, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, ruling that the First Amendment protects public employees from being required to pay ...

Do I need an agent when buying from a builder?

Question: Dear Kari; My husband and I are looking to buy a brand-new home. We have heard that we do not need our own real estate agent because the builders have agents on-s ...