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3 New Restaurants Coming to Palladio

Palladio Center is growing again with three new restaurants opening soon. Jeff and Gail Back, owners of the Back Bistro, have announced that they will be moving their restaurant to the center, near the Palladio 16 movie theaters.  Construction has just begun. www.backbistro.com Lazy Dog, a Huntington Beach based chain, which has menus for both

Hot Nights, Cool Jazz – Ray Obiedo Comes to Folsom

MyFolsom.com is proud to present internationally known contemporary jazz guitarist Ray Obiedo in concert on Friday August 25 at 630pm, at Folsom City Lions Park. Whether through his solo work, playing as a sideman, touring or producing, Obiedo has carved out a musical career spanning over four decades. With a wide range of influences, from

The Folsom Housing Market – Stop Calling it a Bubble!

You hear it about it from your friends and neighbors, you might even see a few experts spout off about it. It’s a hot topic on online chats. ‘We’re in a bubble’, ‘the market corrects every 10 years, so we’re due’, ‘this just isn’t sustainable!’, ‘Sooner or later, people are going to refuse to pay

Al DiMeola to Play Harris Center

Jazz guitarist Al DiMeola is coming to Harris Center on September 14. Al DiMeola has celebrated a career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide. A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20

Gin Blossom are Coming!

For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From their late 80s start as Arizona’s top indie rock outfit, the Tempe-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Gin Blossoms soon unfurled a chain of

6 Ways to Save for Vacation

How to Save for Summer Vacation The summer is still young, and if you’re planning on making a get-away for a week or two,  Heritage Credit Union has some great money saving tips to help get you there. Looking to squirrel away some cash for your upcoming vacation? Here are six easy ways to save your hard-earned

It’s Hot out There! Learn how to keep your garden healthy, while saving time, water and money!

FREE DIY Drop-in Gardening and Drip Irrigation Workshop Want to learn how to save time, money and water in your yard this summer? This Saturday, June 17th, join Rain Bird’s irrigation experts who will be hosting FREE DIY drop-in workshop at the Folsom Home Depot from 10am-1pm to show homeowners simple steps to installing super

Folsom Rodeo Coming Soon – Take $5 off with the MyFolsom discount!

It’s rodeo time! The 57th annual Folsom Pro Rodeo takes place  July 1st through 3rd. This patriotic family-friendly event includes traditional rodeo events, the comedy of Rodeo Clown Matt Merritt, the Flying Cowboys motorcycle stunt team, nightly fireworks and more. Meet Rodeo Grand Marshall Rich Reynolds tonight at the Luxe Theater in Palladio, and be

Folsom Lake – Dam Near Full!

When the Folsom dam operators were releasing massive amounts of water,  many Folsom residents were alarmed. How could they do that when we’re in a drought? Are they crazy? The Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam, was accused of making political moves, using an outdated operations manual, or just being incompetent.

The 2017 Folsom Free Summer Concert Guide

  This year promises to be the best ever, as all 3 of Folsom’s free concert venues have stepped up their game!  Rock, reggae, Latin, country, blues and jazz. It’s all happenin in Folsom this summer, and all for free in family-friendly settings.  Concerts are held Wednesday nights at Palladio Center, Thursday nights at the

Folsom’s Low Housing Inventory Caused by a Perfect Storm

  You hear it everywhere you go, “Housing inventory is at record lows”, and “it’s a seller’s market”. It’s frustrating with buyers and agents alike. When submitting an offer to a listing agent, I told that was the fifth offer I’d written for that client. She replied, “That’s nothing. I wrote 16 offers for one

Greg Kihn Rocks Powerhouse!

Iconic rocker, writer and radio personality Greg Kihn comes to Powerhouse Pub this Saturday April 22 for one night only. Kihn’s hits include (Our love’s in) Jeapardy, the Breakup Song, and Lucky. From his days on MTV to touring the world and opening for the likes of the Rolling Stones, to hosting his morning radio show,

Folsom Adds Another Gem to Our Trail System

The long-awaited Lake Natoma Water Access and Trail Enhancement officially opens Thursday, April 13 at 5pm. This new facility will allow the first paved access to Lake Natoma from the Historic District. Although Folsom trails provide access at various points around the lake,  until now, for people with limited ability or with small children, it

Why the Heck is Folsom Lake so Low?

  On Facebook, here on MyFolsom.com, and all around town, people frequently remark that after all of the rain and snow we’ve had, Folsom Lake still looks like a puddle, and they wonder why. They will either blame the Bureau of Land Management, the operators of the dam, saying ‘They’re incompetent!’, ‘They’re using an out-dated

The Biggest and Best St. Patty’s Day Bash is at Powerhouse!

PowerHouse Entertainment and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the St. Patrick’s Day Bash, this Friday from 5 to 10. Folsom’s Leading Young Professionals, a subcommittee of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, invite you to celebrate the luck of the Irish at Folsom’s Best Saint Patrick’s Day Party on Friday, March 17th

Folsom Housing Market – Huge gap between what buyers want and what is on the market

For probably the last 2 years, home buyers and their agents have been lamenting the fact that available housing inventory is low. It still is low, with 81 homes for sale in Folsom today, compared with 105 a year ago. The problem now is that the inventory that IS available isn’t what buyers want. Take

Louie Anderson Comes to Folsom

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms, and

5 Tips to (almost) Guarantee Your Offer Will be Accepted

Unless you actually do live under a rock, you know that Folsom housing inventory is low.  It’s been an ongoing problem for the last few years, but seems to be getting worse. Last year at this time, 80 homes were on the market. The year before that 112. Right now, there are 65 homes for

Folsom Historic District Kicks off First Friday Late Night Date Night

  The Folsom Historic District merchants are getting together for the first ‘Late Night Date Night’ event, this Friday, February 3rd. Similar to the old Art Walk events, various merchants will feature discounts, refreshments, art displays and music. Official hours are 5pm to 8pm, with restaurants and bars open later, and if you find yourself

Top 7 Predictions for the Local Real Estate Market

It’s the question I get every year, without fail: “What’s the Real Estate market going to be like this year?” Although we can never be certain, with a little research, a bit of educated guesswork, and my handy crystal ball, I’ve come up with the top 7 predictions for the local real estate market for 2017.

12 Tips for Saving Money AND Your Credit During the Holidays

It happens every year. We get into the Christmas spirit, we become more generous, take advantage of special offers, party up a bit, and wind up spending far more than we should.  Then, just when we start our resolution of saving money in the new year, along come the credit card bills, reminding you of

Gaylord Wins Folsom City Council Seat in Stunning Come Back

Roger Gaylord, the 3-time challenger for a seat on Folsom’s City Council, has finally been declared the winner in the 2016 election. Using the slogan,  ‘The Fresh Face for City Council’, Gaylord did what no other candidate seemed able to do, defeat an incumbent in Folsom’s election.

Folsom Lake Level Far Ahead of Last Year –

Folsom Lake level continues to rise. Per the California Department of Water Resources, as of November 27, the lake stands at approximately 447,000 acre feet, about 3 times as much as last year at this time. Although it is still 5% below the average for this time of year, note that usually we’re still losing water,

Where is the Folsom Housing Market Headed?

Should I buy? Should I sell? Are we on a bubble? What affect will the election have on the market? These questions have been thrown at me with increasing frequency of late. With the election of Donald Trump, there is a lot of uncertainty about the market, but isn’t there always something causing uncertainty?

Folsom City Council Candidates Make Final Plea for Your Vote

With the election upon us, and Folsom’s future at stake, the candidates vying for 2 seats on the Folsom City Council, were given the opportunity to reach out to voters via MyFolsom.com.  Incumbent Jeff Starsky, along with challengers Roger Gaylord and Chad Vander Veen have answered the call. As of now, neither incumbent Ernie Sheldon

Folsom Named Best City in California to Raise a Family

With top rated schools, clean, safe streets and parks, and lots of fun stuff to do, Folsom consistently ranks on ‘best of’ lists from a variety of publications. The latest is Wallethub’s survey of cities in California, ranking Folsom number 1, as the best place to raise a family. We have miles of biking/hiking nature

Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Folsom Live!

Save $15 and a lot of time! Folsom Live is just around the corner, coming to the Folsom Historic District on September 24.  With 12 bands on 4 stages, this is bound to be the party of the year. In order to ensure the best time and the best price, take heed of my top

MyFolsom Football Pick ’em Challenge is Back!

Back by popular demand, the MyFolsom.com Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge. Enter to win cool weekly prizes from local businesses. The person who wins the most gets an HDTV just in time for the playoffs, and we’ll have a drawing for a prize for one of the losers. It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s a