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Coffee with a Cop This Wednesday

Have questions about what’s going on in town? Want to learn about the new laws of 2015 and how they affect you? Here’s your chance to have ‘coffee with a cop’, and not just any cop, but Folsom’s top cop, Chief Cynthia Renaud will be there. Accompanied by Officer Eric Baade the Chief will be

Folsom Calendar is Packed with March Events!

Here’s just a sample of the events in store this month in Folsom: March kicks off with with ‘beer week’, and you’ll find specials and events all over town. Lockdown Brewing, Land Ocean, Sam Horne’s and others have specials, tap take-overs, and general merriment. Check with your local beer purveyor directly.

Folsom Named Best Suburb in Sacramento Region

From Davis to Folsom, Elk Grove to North Highlands, Movoto.com looked at data for 18 Sacramento suburbs, and it should come as no surprise that Folsom ranks as best. Folsom scores high in everything from safety, to schools, relatively short 25 minute commute time, and quality of life.

Folsom Housing Market Heating Up

  If the current activity is any indication, the Folsom housing market is getting back in full-swing. It’s too early to call it a rebound, but after months of lagging sales, and homes averaging 56 days on market, there’s a sudden increase in sales, and they’re going fast. The numbers tell the story:  Looking at

Two Great Leadership And Learning Opportunities In Folsom

Hey Folks -There are two great opportunities to learn, grow and lead coming up here in Folsom. First, the Folsom 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 Academy is also a required basic training program

Brace Yourselves for a Super-Soaker Storm

It’s been called ‘Super-Soaker’, ‘Pineapple Express’ and technically, an ‘Atmospheric River’.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s gonna rain pretty hard over the next few days. Atmospheric rivers are actually concentrated bands of wind picking up large amounts of water vapor, sometimes as much as a hurricane, and historically, have been responsible for some

Come to the Folsom Chamber’s First Community Mixer!

Join the Folsom Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 28th for their first COMMUNITY MIXER!  It will be held from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the ‘Quail Park at Folsom’ Center, located at Blue Ravine and Plaza Drive. These mixers will be held at various locations throughout the year to help highlight the businesses in the

Highlights from Folsom Mayor Andy Morin’s State of the City Address

Approximately 250 business and community leaders gathered for the annual sneak peak at the mayor’s State of the City address yesterday at a luncheon at the Lake Natoma Inn, presented by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. For $35 to $45 per person, guests were treated to a buffet lunch, and had the opportunity to meet

Nordstrom Rack to Replace Toby Keith’s

It’s official; Nordstrom Rack is coming to Palladio. The high-end retailer announced plans to open a new outpost of their off-price division, ‘Nordstrom Rack’ in the space recently vacated by Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill, in Palladio Center. The 33,000 square foot store is scheduled to open in spring of 2016.

Should Folsom Ban Smoking on Restaurant and Bar Patios, and at apartments?

  Should smoking be banned on bar and restaurant patios and in apartments buildings? That’s the question before City Council leaders right now.  The city is considering expanding Folsom’s smoking ordinance to include a ban on smoking on the enclosed patios of bars and restaurants within the city, as well as with newly built apartments.

Folsom Celebrates Undefeated Bulldog’s Championship Season

Come out to Palladio Center this Thursday evening to celebrate Folsom High’s California State Football Championship. Players and coaches will be on hand for a parade from Whole foods to the center courtyard. News10’s Brian May will emcee the event, and will join in the parade with school district officials, school administrators, and of course

Folsom Lake Level Looking Good, Relatively Speaking

Folsom Lake begins the new year with 431,178 acre feet of water, which is 90% of the average for a January 1. Compare this to 1 year ago, when the lake was at 184,780, and it’s obvious we’re in much better shape.  We’re not out of the woods yet, as the snow pack  runs from

Toby Keith’s Closing

Only 2 1/2 years after opening, Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill is closing its doors. The ambitious, 12,000 square foot restaurant and concert venue project at the Palladio Center in Folsom seemed to be plagued by service issues, employee turnover and management changes. Despite offering happy hours, big name country acts, open

Your Folsom Home Sales Update

With the year winding down it’s time to take a look back at Folsom home sales and see if we can make sense of the numbers. It’s been nearly 3 years since Folsom home prices hit bottom (Feb 2012, at $148 per square foot), and started on the road to recovery.  Gone are the days

Folsom Lake Water Level Up Significantly

  This graph shows that as of midnight, Wedenesday December 10, Folsom Lake water level was at 326,481 acre feet, about 1/3 of the lake’s total capacity. This is about 100,000 acre feet more than the same time last year, and with today’s storm lingering over the region, it will be interesting to see how

Are You Prepared for the Storm?

The Sacramento National Weather Service has issued an alert for a potentially dangerous rain and wind storm late Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. The storm is predicted to bring three inches of rain, and winds from 25 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Heaviest rain and strongest wind are expected during the Thursday morning commute.

Folsom Historic District Christmas Tree Lighting This Friday!

  The Historic Folsom Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is just around the corner!  Come on down Friday, December 5, 2014  from 6PM to 9PM, for this fun Folsom family tradition. Sutter Street will be closed on the to vehicle traffic except for the free train rides, provided by Folsom Lake Bank!

Back by popular demand, part 3 – Deb’s Stress-free Thanksgiving Feast

  Last but not least, is home chef, MyFolsom.com’s own Deb ‘aka Resume Lady’ Boogaard. Deb is owner of Tailored Resume Service, and has lived in Folsom for over 22 years. Deb’s passion is good food and great times with family and friends. She’s been cooking Thanksgiving dinners for over 35 years, and has become an

Back by Popular Demand, part 2, Clay Purcell’s Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

  Chef Clay’s Best Thanksgiving Clay Purcell has been cooking professionally for 27 years, and his career has included stints at Hyatt Hotels in San Francisco, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Monterrey, and  Sacramento. He has been Executive Chef at Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade for over 6 years and has won numerous awards including best chefs of Sacramento, Vegan Challenge,

Restaurants Offer Veteran’s Day Discounts and Freebies

This is a partial list taken from military.com Applebee’s — Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11. Bakers Square— Veterans and active duty military get a free breakfast on November 11. BJ’s Restaurant — Active duty military and veterans receive a complimentary lunch entree under $9.95

Folsom Music Booster Crab Feed Next Friday!

  The 19th annual Folsom Music Boosters’ Crab Feed is Friday November 14th, at the Folsom Community Center. This popular event features succulent crab dinner, including past, salad and desert, no-host bar, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment by the award-winning amazing Folsom High Jazz Band and Jazz Choir. Tickets still available here Don’t

Today is the day. Your Vote Counts!

  Today,  Folsom residents will decide whether to stay the course with our current city council or to bring in new people with different perspectives. Whatever your opinion, it doesn’t matter if you don’t vote. Get out there and let your voice be heard!

Question for Folsom Voters: Stay the Course or Stop the Growth?

This article, submitted by journalism student Clifton Jones gives a brief look some of the primary issues facing the city: FOLSOM, Calif.– With the Nov. 4 elections, less than a month away the city of Folsom is in the middle of a two-sided battle that looks to split the city and its citizens apart. One

This Saturday’s Big Day of Folsom Fun!

Saturday, October 18, it looks like Folsom will have something for everyone: The day starts off with the 2nd annual Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon at 8am.  This prison/Johnny Cash-themed event is expected to draw over 3000 participants to run the 13.1 mile course, starting at the new Johnny Cash over-crossing, around Lake Natoma and

Folsom Food Truck Safari This Wednesday!

The Folsom Food Truck Safari returns for another night of food, and family-friendly fun Wednesday, October 15 from 5pm to 8pm, in the parking lot in front of the Folsom City Zoo. If you went to the first one, you know it was a blast. If you missed out , here’s your chance tojoin in

Johnny Cash Trail Draws Hundreds, Gets International Attention

  The man in black would be proud. Hundreds of people turned out Saturday October 4th for the dedication of the new Johnny Cash Trail and over crossing. Singer Roseanne Cash, Johnny’s daughter, was on hand to accept a key to the city and thanked everyone for honoring her father. She said he would be

Johnny Cash Trail and Over Crossing Dedication Ceremony This Weekend

  The ribbon cutting for the Johnny Cash Trailand Bike/Pedestrian Over Crossing Project happens this Saturday October 4 from 9am to noon. The ceremony will take place on the the west side of the Johnny Cash Trail Overcrossing (near the northwest corner of E. Natoma Street and Folsom Lake Crossing Road). Cycling/walking to the event

The Last Outdoor Beer Bash of the Year is Coming to Folsom

  “Whole Lotta Brews”, the premier beer tasting event, comes to Folsom October 18th. Guests will be treated to an an evening of beer and wine samplings from around the region along with gourmet food tastings from Whole Foods Market in-store vendors as well as local restaurants and caterers. The event also features live music

Folsom Railroad Fest This Weekend

Come out this weekend for the 5th annual Folsom Rail Fest. Ride vintage rail cars, see model trains and antique tractors and farm equipment, listen to music, browse the craft booths, have something to eat, and let the kids play. It’s all at the Rail Fest this Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. Further

News10’s Cristina Mendonsa to Host Folsom Drug Forum

  Our kids are at risk and being forced to make choices about drug and alcohol abuse every day. It’s not ‘just pot’ anymore.  Folsom kids are exposed to alcohol, prescription drugs, designer drugs and even heroin. You need to know about this. Folsom resident, mom and News10 Anchor Cristina Mendonsa will be hosting an

Folsom to Sue Sac County over Mather Airport Expansion

    The Folsom City Council unanimously voted to see Sacramento County over the planned expansion of Mather Airport. If the plan goes through, Mather would become a major hub for cargo carriers, and there is concern over flyover noise. “If the master plan proceeds as planned and Mather is converted to a significant cargo

Sactomofo Presents; The Folsom Food Truck Safari!

  Join us this Wednesday September 17th, for the first Folsom Food Truck Safari.  Presented by Sactomofo, the Safari will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the lot in front of the Folsom Zoo. There will be over 10 food trucks, live music, face painting, bounce houses and more. Bring your own