Opinion

Fear! Death! Destruction! Despair! Headlines!

Cue the music. Heavy on the bass. Start it slow, increase it slowly, until it provides an increasingly ominous soundtrack for my whispered words of fear. Even though we have made ...

Another View: Keep Folsom vibrant, strong and healthy – Yes on Measure E

On April 10, 2018, our City Council took a bold step to place an important ballot measure before Folsom voters on Nov. 6. Simply put, Measure E proposes a half-cent sales tax incre ...

Our View: Factual, upbeat and balanced news

The Folsom Telegraph is your trusted weekly news resource in the heart of the great City of Folsom. In addition to covering the news and events that take place within this city, th ...

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 ...