WalletHub has, for the second time, named Folsom California as the best place in California to raise a family. They evaluated 254 California cities on 4 key dimensions: 1) Family Life & Fun – Including playgrounds per capita, weather, average commute time, number of attractions 2) Education, Health & Safety – Including quality of schools, air
x Folsom LIVE! returns to rock Folsom’s Historic District for one night only, on September 22. Featuring 5 hours of non-stop music on 4 stages, this year’s lineup might be the best ever. From local favorite The Island of Black and White, with their mix of reggae, rock, folk and soul, blues masters Dennis
Back by popular demand, I’m happy to announce the return of the MyFolsom Football Madness Pool. Each week, competitors simply select who they think will win each NFL game. No point spreads, no fantasy research, just a straight pick ’em. The high scorer each week will win a $25 gift cert to a local restaurant
From Folsom Police Department: As we enter the final stretch of summer spending time at the pool or barbequing with friends and family, The Folsom Police Department is driving home the importance of celebrating responsibly by not driving, or riding a motorcycle, impaired. From Aug. 17 through Sept. 3, The Folsom Police Department is participating in
What started off with the question, ‘do you think a beer festival would succeed in Folsom?, has turned into one of Folsom’s best-known and best-loved events, Tap Folsom. Tap Folsom returns to the Historic District for the 5th consecutive year, bringing fine craft-brewers together with fairly fine craft-brew lovers. Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings
We’re just past the half-way point for 2018, and time to take a look at housing stats… and try to predict the future. The stats are the easy part… So, for the past 6 months the average price per foot for homes sold in Folsom has ranged from $253 to $262, with June sales averaging
Located on Sutter Street from Scott St. down to Reading St. Enjoy The Ophir Prison Band, The Pony Express, Soap Box Derby Cars, wild west groups, vintage fire & police vehicles, horses, clubs and much more! Come on out for some good old fashioned fun! Parade begins at 9:30am and will end approximately 10:30am. Festivities
Yeehaw! It’s rodeo time! That’s right, once a year, Folsom goes country, when the annual Folsom Pro Rodeo comes to town. The next couple of weeks will be filled with music and fun, culminating in the big event… This Thursday, June 14, join the community for the Historic District Summer Stroll. This is a free community
Summer in Folsom means music! Live music, for free, 3 nights per week at 3 unique locations, with its own vibe. Here’s your quick guide: Palladio Center Palladio concerts kick off the week on Wednesdays at 7pm. Located in the plaza, the best seats are up front, close to the band and the dancefloor.
Have you seen or heard? Folsom Lake is 96% full, which is 120% of the average for this time of year. The lake level usually peaks about June 1, and the dam operators draw down from there, usually bottoming around December 1. I don’t know if this means a nice long boating season, as we still
It’s Mother’s Day Weekend, and Heard Around Folsom’s got some great tips for you! Celebrate mom all weekend, and kick it off at the Powerhouse Pub to with the Wonderbread 5. WB5 is Sac’s fun and favorite party band, playing the hits from the 70’s to now. Come see how mom used to dance. You
It’s time once again for a quick look at Folsom housing numbers. The train keeps on rolling, and despite rising interest rates and low inventory, more buyers are jumping on board, and driving prices higher. According to TrendGraphix, for April 2018, Folsom home prices sold for an average of $262 per square foot. That is
Well folks, it’s Cinco de Mayo weekend, and the margaritas will be flowing. Lots of parties to choose from. Hacienda del Rio‘s got live bands from 5 to 10p in their parking lot… Powerhouse Pub‘s got Inspector 71 playing, with dj at Scarlet’s… Cantina Alley in Sac has a party goin’ on from 3 to
LimeBike Bikeshare is coming to Folsom, and my guess is you’re either going to love it or hate it. What’s a limebike? LimeBike is a dockless bike-sharing company based in San Mateo, and they have plans on bringing 200 bikes to Folsom and Rancho Cordova. What’s dockless bike-sharing?
Hey Folks, Heard Around Folsom’s got some tips for a great weekend… The Back Bistro is now open in their new location at the Palladio Center. Congrats to Jeff and Gail Back for successfully serving outstanding food, wine, cocktails and company for 10 years! They’re next door to the movie theater, making it great for
Spring has kicked into high gear, and this will be a great weekend to get out and celebrate it… Let’s start with our weekly car show. Did you know we’ve got one? That’s right, ‘Cars and Coffee’ happens every Saturday from 8am to 10am at the Palladio Center, and features classic cars from the 20’s and
Interesting stuff going on around town… I popped by the Folsom Community Center yesterday to join about 50 others in saying goodbye to Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud. Among the crowd were some of her officers, some city workers, and regular citizens who wanted to show appreciation for her 7 years of service. She’s
What do you think should be done with the land along the American River/Lake Natoma in Folsom? Do you envision parks? Housing? Retail? Restaurants and bars? Maybe you think it should be left alone. Whatever your opinion, here’s your opportunity to share it tonight, at the Folsom River District Community Workshop. This is your opportunity
Judging from the pre-game buzz, expect a large vocal crowd at tonight’s City Council meeting. At stake are revisions that could change the face of Folsom politics for years to come. Mark Twain once said, ‘politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.’
Time for another update on what’s going on around Folsom… First, let’s talk about water. Folsom Lake is at 83% of capacity, and this week’s storm is expected to dump up to 7 inches of rain in the foothills, melting snow, and sending all of that water down hill.
Spring has Sprung! Folsom is beautiful year round, but especially in spring. Flowers and trees blooming, sun shining, and the trails full of runners, walkers and cyclists, which reminds me; be nice to each other and share the trail. Slow down, and pick up after yourself and your dog…Spring also means it’s time for the
At the end of February, the Sierra Snow Pack was a dismal 22% of normal. The media and social networking sites were abuzz with predictions of gloom and doom. Then March came along, with a series of storms dumping massive amounts of snow, bringing the statewide average to 58%.
Interesting stuff coming up…Folsom Parks & Rec is hosting a community workshop for the Proposed Humbug-Willow Creek Trail Crossing. They’re considering erecting a bridge to enable cyclists and pedestrians to cross Folsom Blvd to access the trails. As one who’s been frequently stuck at that crossing signal long after a cyclist has passed, I’m all
Folsom Lake’s storage has risen by a whopping 78,000 acre feet over the past week, as storms brought much-needed rain to the region. Current storage is at about 610,000 acre feet, which is 104% of the average storage for this time of year, with more rain expected next week. Better yet, the storms dumped several
Recent news suggests that due to rising mortgage rates, a labor shortage, building fees, regulations, and other factors, there may be fewer homes for sale in the near future. This can mean a quick and easy sale if you decide to sell, or that you may find yourself unable to find the right home, and
Ski for MS returns to Squaw Valley March 3rd! Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit that delivers educational programs for families with multiple sclerosis, began organizing this event in 1985. Today, SKI for MS is still the only national event series that combines skiing and fundraising to help people with MS thrive. This year,
A project over 10 years in the making, the Folsom Round House is finally taking shape. This mixed-use building is the brainchild of developer Jerry Bernau, and is part of the multi-phase project known as Historic Folsom Station, known locally as ‘the Railroad Block’. The first phase was the public parking garage, followed by the
January sales numbers are in, and the Folsom housing market, like many others around the state, suffers from high demand on a short supply. Compared to last year at this time, sales were up, listings were down. It’s a familiar story, yes?
Tap Into A Cold One is the kickoff to Folsom’s first annual beer week! January 27th from 4-7pm 40+ breweries will take over the parking garage at the Palladio at Broadstone. These 40+ breweries will have a chance to showcase their new brews for 2018 and highlight what they have going on in Folsom for
Two of the finest roots music fiddle players on the planet — Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney — are joining forces for a series of live performances in Northern California and making a stop at Harris Center in Folsom! Backed by Rigney’s hot band, Flambeau, the show will feature material from their critically acclaimed CD,
Carl Kowall has the notable distinction of being one of the first eight residents of El Dorado Hills, and one of the men who helped create what is today one of the Sacramento Region’s most thriving communities—one that almost never came to be. “My wife and I were one of the first four families who
Since his first pro gig at the age of 16, he’s played thousands of sessions. You can hear him on recordings by everyone from The Mamas and the Papas, to Dizzy Gillespie, Pink Floyd and Frank Sinatra. He’s had success as a sideman, in touring groups and his own best selling and albums on the
Well, it’s that time of year, when all of the experts, naysayers and blowhards come out with their predictions for the housing market. I fall into one or more of those categories, so I thought I’d toss in my two-cents. I take all of my experience, my observations, market trends, news reports, rumors and scuttlebutt,
The November Folsom real estate numbers are in, and there’s little surprise. It is typically one of the slowest months of the year, with cooler weather, fewer daylight hours, and folks taking time off and turning their attention toward the holidays. Pending home sales were up slightly, at 59, compared to 54 for the same
Folsom High Music Teacher Curtis Gaesser has been named a finalist for the Grammy “Music Educator of the Year” Award. Mr. Gaesser was named one of ten Finalists out of more than 2300 applications for the esteemed Educator of the Year Award for 2018. The honor is presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy
Christmas time is here, and Folsom does it right! Kicking things off tonight is our annual tree lighting celebration. Taking place at the amphitheater in the Historic District, this family-friendly event features, train rides, visits with Santa, face-painting, caroling and more! Be sure to visit the Greater Folsom Partnership booth for treats and a great
The suspects from Friday morning’s robbery at the Palladio Center are described as Hispanic males in their late teens. The attached photo shows their appearance just before the robbery. They are both thin, one was described as 5′-10″ and the other was described as 5′-7″ tall. Detectives are following leads but anyone with information
We’ve heard it all before, a ‘tear down’ sells for $800,000 here, a small house with bay views sells for $2,000,000 there, but for me this San Francisco real estate story takes the cake. I just sold a smelly, 117 year old, 1200 square foot, major fixer of a home, only steps away from a homeless
When veteran journalist and Folsom resident Cristina Mendonsa left News10 in June, many of us wondered about her next move. Would she go to another station? Another career? Another town? We caught up with Cristina today, and she said that although she’s currently interviewing in other media markets, she is happily producing a new series on Folsom, because,