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Salmon Falls Bridge Trail aka Darrington Trail

Salmon Falls Bridge Trail - El Dorado Hills

Salmon Falls Bridge Trail aka Darrington Trail in El Dorado Hills, CA Article Written By El Dorado Hills Resident: Brenan Greene This week, we wanted to cover a trail that was a bit more advanced then our last post on the Falcon Crest Walking Trail around Folsom Lake. The Salmon Falls Bridge Trail, also less commonly known

Folsom Leads Region in Housing Prices

With low crime, highly rated schools, 2 lakes, miles of bike/jog trails, great shopping and restaurants, there may not be a better place to live in the Sacramento region, than Folsom. It’s seems that home buyers agree.  Taking a look at Folsom homes for sale, and those sold in May show that the average price

Falcon Crest Trail Around Folsom Lake

Falcon Crest Trail

Falcon Crest Trail Around Folsom Lake – El Dorado Hills, CA Great Walking, Running and Horse Trail around Folsom Lake in El Dorado Hills, CA off Salmon Falls Road Walking Trail Article written by: Brenan Greene This post is the first of many to come in a series of walking, jogging, biking, hiking and horse

Folsom Eases Water Restrictions

Folsom, CA – With changing drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a resolution that removes its mandatory conservation mandates and allows water agencies to set conservation targets based on local supply and demand. Effective immediately, the City of Folsom is moving from a Stage 3 to Stage 1 conservation level, removing restrictions

The Must-Have Guide to Amgen Folsom Time Trials

The Amgen Tour of California has begun, and this Friday May 20th, the tour comes to beautiful Folsom Ca for stage 6, the Time Trials. Here’s just about everything you need to know to make it an enjoyable experience. First of all, what is the Amgen Tour of California?  The Amgen Tour of California is

We Need Your Help for our Food Drive!

Hey folks, tomorrow, May 12, we’re holding a food drive for Twin Lakes Food Bank. The Food Bank has served families in need with supplemental food and clothing for in Folsom for over 30 years.  Hard times can happen to anyone and your support ensures that help will be available to those who need it. The

Folsom Lake Water Level Now at 113% of Average

Folsom Lake is now holding about 828,000 acre feet of water, which is about 85% of total capacity and 113% of average. Last year at this time, the lake was at about 55% of capacity. The lake level usually peaks around the beginning of June, with most of the Sierra snow pack melting away. We

Folsom Kicks off Bike Month this Sunday with 2 Great Events!

  That’s right, it’s bike month in the Sacramento region, and Folsom, winner of the Silver Award as one of America’s bike-friendly cities, is leading the way with some great events. Kicking it off will be the Great Scott Bike and Walk.  You can enjoy over 30 miles of beautiful country roads, closed to vehicle

Folsom’s Run with Nature is Back with a New Location! Run through the South of 50 Plan Area

  The City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that we will be holding our 33rd annual Run with Nature event at the Alder Creek Preserve in Folsom’s newest master planned community, Folsom Ranch. Centrally located within Folsom Ranch, the Alder Creek Preserve designates over 400 acres of contiguous oak woodland

Can We Just Call it a Seller’s Market? Folsom Housing Market Snapshot

  The first quarter numbers are in, and for the Folsom housing market, there’s good news and bad, depending on your perspective. Although both closed and pending sales were up slightly compared to the same period last year, the real story is in the lack of inventory and the effect it has on buyers. There

The 2nd Annual Love My Mom 5K Coming in May

The second annual ‘Love My Mom’ 5K fun run is set for Saturday May 7. Although it is a chip-timed race, it’s more about fitness, fun and honoring mom than it is about competition. 800 to 1000 runners and walkers are expected, doubling the number of participants from last year. The race starts and ends

Assembly Candidate Debate this Tuesday

  The Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Folsom Lake College will present the local Assembly Candidate Debate, Tuesday March 29. Interested in hearing what the candidates running for California State Assembly Seat have to say? Join the Folsom Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 29th from 6:30pm -8:00 pm at the Harris Center, located at 10 College

Governor Extends Water Use Restrictions, While Reducing Folsom’s Target

  From the City of Folsom: “Due to the uncertainty of the statewide drought, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-36-15 calling for an extension of urban water use restrictions through October 2016. Emergency drought regulations have been adjusted, and the State Water Board recently reduced Folsom’s target from 32 percent down to 28 percent.

SactoMoFo is back tonight!

That’s right, if it’s the 3rd Wednesday of the month, it’s time for the SactoMoFo Folsom Food Truck Safari. Beautiful weather, park setting, live music, and a great lineup of food trucks. Something for everyone. You can bring your own adult beverages if you behave yourselves. 5pm to 8pm tonight, in the park next to

Folsom’s First Local Candidate Debate – March 15

The Folsom Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first local candidate debate this Tuesday, March 15, at Folsom Lake College. Moderated by form Sacramento Sheriff and current KFBK radio host John McGuinness, this debate will feature the 6 candidates for Sacramento County Supervisor. The candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by Roberta

Issues and Insight, Session 2 – Let’s Talk About Water

Water: Managing our precious resource, is part 2 of the 4 part series, ‘Issues and Insight’. These forums are presented by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Folsom Lake College. They are free to attend. Come and take part in the discussion about one of the most important issues facing Folsom, today and in the

Coffee with a Cop, and Not Just Any Cop

  Hey folks, there’s a great event happening Wednesday night. It’s the quarterly ‘Coffee with a Cop’ meeting. It’s not with just ANY cop, it’s with Folsom’s top cop, Chief Cynthia Renaud. This is a great opportunity to find out what’s going on in our community, and to ask questions of the Chief in an

Be Part of the Discussion – Folsom Issues and Insight

  Beginning February 22, Folsom Lake College and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce will present ‘Issues and Insight’ a 4 part civic series on topics of interest in the community. The series serves serves as a platform for interaction with our leaders and city officials and is free to the public.

Folsom Police and Fire to Hold Free Citizen Academy

  Beginning in March, Folsom Police and Fire will hold their annual Citizen’s Academy. The Citizen’s Academy is an educational program designed to create a greater understanding and trust between public safety agencies and the residents of Folsom. The Citizen’s Academy is also a required training program for the CAPS (Citizens Assisting Public Safety) Volunteer

Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address

Join the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Steve Miklos for the annual State of the City Address and luncheon, this Thursday,  January 21, at Lakeside Church. Mayor Miklos will take a look back at 2015 as well as talk about the future of Folsom, including water issues and the construction south of Highway 50.

Folsom Housing Inventory at Three Year Low – Sales Still Strong

  The number of homes for sale in Folsom fell to just 69 units in December, the lowest total 3 years. December is typically one of the slowest months of the year, with buyers distracted by the holidays, and with shorter, colder, and usually wetter days.  In this case, however, while inventory dropped, sales actually

Don’t Flush those Meds! Folsom PD Announces New Medicine Collection Bin

(Sacramento, CA) – The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) and its Don’t Rush to Flush, Meds in the Bin We All Win! (Don’t Rush to Flush) program announced today that it has added a new medication collection bin at the City of Folsom’s Police Department located at 46 Natoma Street.

Food Truck Safari, plus Wild Nights and Holiday Lights at the Zoo Tonight!

The monthly SactoMoFo Folsom Food Truck Safari closes out the year with a great line-up of food trucks, with something for everyone. Bring the family and come on down for great food and entertainment, adult beverages are allowed, but not sold at the event. It runs from 5pm to 8pm the 3rd Wednesday of every

Weather Clears up in time Santa’s Sleigh Tour of Folsom – Updated Schedule Here

Get into the ho…ho…holiday spirit with friends, neighbors and Folsom police and fire personnel this holiday season.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the Folsom Police Department and Folsom Fire Department to visit neighborhoods throughout Folsom from December 14-18.

Fun Holiday Happenings in Folsom this Weekend

There are some great Holiday Happenings in Folsom this weekend, and they’re bound to get you in the spirit of the season! Friday, the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, along with the Folsom Premium Outlets is hosting a Community Holiday Party, to benefit the Sleeptrain Foster Kids Program and the Twin Lakes Food Bank.  Free food

Best Wine (and Beer) for Thanksgiving? Our experts weigh in.

It’s that time of year again, when the experts are asked, ‘what’s the best wine for Thanksgiving?’.  Finding the right wine can be tough, but over the years, lighter reds, whites with acidity balanced by sweetness, and sparkling wines always seem to make the list. Here are a few suggestions from local experts: Andrea Kendro

Free Healthy Folsom Fair Tomorrow!

The Folsom Chamber of Commerce and the Dignity Health are proud to present the ‘Healthy Folsom’ fair. Healthy Folsom is a Health & Wellness Fair providing Folsom and the surrounding communities with skills and information necessary to live a healthy lifestyle.

Ovarian Cancer and Cure Foundation has Local Connection

When Folsomite Calvin May lost his daughter Lisa to cancer, his son Calvin Jr. promised to do something to help others facing this horrible disease. 6 years later, he’s kept that promise. In Calvin’s words: Before losing my sister to ovarian cancer on 11/12/09, I made a promise to her that I wouldn’t let her

Folsom Home Sales and Prices Continue to Lead the Region

The October housing numbers are in, and Folsom continues to lead the way in many important markers.  The average price per square foot for homes in Folsom continues to climb, reaching $220 per square foot in October, with the average price at $465,000. El Dorado Hills homes, which tend to run larger, finished right behind

Folsom Again Named One of America’s Best Cities

It’s happened many times over the years; Forbes, CNN, Business Week, Nerdwallet, and other organizations named Folsom California as one of America’s best places to live. It’s happened again, with Wall Street 24/7’s new list of America’s best. Taking into account such factors as housing affordability, crime rates, employment, education, restaurants and more, they looked

City Council and Other Local Elections – Who or What do you want on a see?

Folsom residents will have the opportunity to help shape the future of this city by exercising their right to vote next fall. Folsom City Council seats currently held by Jeff Starsky and Ernie Sheldon are up for grabs, as are the 2 School Board seats held by Teresa Stanley and JoAnne Reinking. Additionally, County Supervisor