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AARP Offers Tax Assistance

February 6, 2017 

AARP Tax-Aide program will provide free tax preparation and assistance to low and middle income Folsom residents, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

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Help Plan Folsom’s Future

February 2, 2017 

Planning has played a vital role in the City of Folsom, and has shaped the vibrant, family-oriented community we know today. As mandated by state law, California cities must have a General Plan that outlines land use and development policies, objectives and standards. The City of Folsom is currently updating its General Plan— a blueprint for how the City will deal with a changing world over the next 20 years.

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Volunteers Help Construct New Bike/Pedestrian Bridge

February 13, 2017 

A group of 20 dedicated community volunteers held a work party to build the Natomas Ditch Bridge along Folsom's recreational trail system. Volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 70 years worked together to construct the 35-foot-long wooden bridge in just three hours.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

February 8, 2017 

The Friends of the Folsom Public Library will host the popular bi-annual book sale March 10-12th, featuring thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs at deeply discounted prices.

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Help Provide a New Home for the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary’s Barnyard Animals

January 25, 2017 

The Zoo Sanctuary's new Barnyard Experience project is an exciting opportunity to provide a safe and comfortable forever home for rescued farm animals Gus the draft horse, Dasher the miniature horse, miniature donkeys Hallie and Rosie, and Ernie the Zebu. Additional rescues will join the group in the future. Trusty livestock guardian dogs will keep a watchful eye on their barnyard charges.

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Sandbags Available for Folsom Residents, Businesses

January 5, 2017 

If your property has a history of flooding, it’s important to get prepared in advance of a storm. Sand and sandbags are available for Folsom residents and business owners at no charge. The City’s two self-serve sandbag stations are next to Fire Station 36 at 9700 Oak Ave­nue Parkway and behind City Hall at 50 Natoma Street.

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Help Keep Leaves out of Storm Drains

December 12, 2016 

Keep storm drains clear and prevent localized flooding by managing the leaves on your property. Rake the leaves in your yard, gutters and sidewalks and place the leaves in your green waste container.

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Check Before You Burn Season Underway

December 7, 2016 

From November through February, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District's law, Check Before You Burn, restricts or prohibits burning when fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is forecast to be high. The Check Before You Burn law applies to residents and businesses in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.

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Preserving Folsom’s Open Space, Historical Resources

November 30, 2016 

Nearly three acres of land at High­way 50 and Folsom Boulevard has been preserved forever as public open space. The site maintains the natural beauty of an important gateway to the City, and preserves natural vegetation, heritage oaks and historical resources.

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Ron Phillips Retires as Folsom Fire Chief

November 20, 2016 

Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips announced his plans to retire on December 30, after 35 years of California fire service and 14 years with the City of Folsom. During his tenure, Phillips worked to maintain and improve emergency services in the community during difficult economic times. He has also been instrumental in regional emergency management and fire and rescue services.

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Fall Water Conservation Tips

October 10, 2016 

As the season changes, so do the needs of your landscape irrigation. Shorter days, cooler temperatures and moisture from fog and rain mean your landscape needs much less water in fall and winter.

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October is Arts and Humanities Month

October 6, 2016 

October is the month to commemorate the arts in a big way. National Arts and Humanities Month encourages all Americans to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in cultural arts. A great place to join the celebration is with Folsom Parks & Recreation!

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Bike Show and Cash Mob

October 5, 2016 

Join the fun on Sunday, October 16 in Folsom’s Historic District at this event presented by the 50 Corridor Transportation Management Association and sponsored by the City of Folsom.

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Join the Conversation at the Library Forum

October 3, 2016 

What aspirations do you have for your community and library? The Folsom Public Library is seeking your input, and is hosting a Library Forum on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, located at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom.

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Call for Nominations: Arts Achievement Recognition Program

October 3, 2016 

Help a deserving individual or group that has made a difference in Folsom’s art scene receive recognition for their efforts! Nominees for the Arts Achievement Award can be an individual or non-profit organization that is clearly related to visual or performing arts, arts education, or historic arts.

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Tree Pruning for Safety and Clearance

September 28, 2016 

Overgrown trees and shrubs are a traffic safety danger when they block the view of traffic signs. Trimming trees and vegetation is critical to protect motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and City street sweepers in your neighborhood. Especially during autumn and winter when dead leaves fall, the street sweeper service helps minimize flooding risks by keeping storm drains clear of leaves, litter and other debris.

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Volunteer Opportunities Open for Community Service Day

September 7, 2016 

Join us for the third annual Community Service Day on Saturday, September 17, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This major citywide event mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact in the community. Volunteers can now sign up for community projects.

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PG&E Tree Removals for Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

September 6, 2016 

Over the next several weeks Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), as part of their Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, will be removing trees and brush on both private and public properties, that have been identified as a risk to pipeline safety. The work ensures first responders have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency.

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City Services on Labor Day

September 2, 2016 

The City of Folsom administrative offices and Folsom City Hall will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. For urgent City issues, call 916-355-7231. Call 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies.

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Folsom Goes for the Gold

September 1, 2016 

Cyclists and trail enthusiasts are invited to join the city’s quest to achieve the ranking of Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community, awarded by the League of American Bicyclists.

The League of American Bicyclists is seeking input from community members to assist in determining Folsom’s ranking. The online survey considers factors like how frequently bicyclists ride, accessibility of bike paths and bike safety measures.

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Donors Needed for Folsom Public Library Blood Drive

August 17, 2016 

BloodSource must collect about 700 units of blood per day to meet local demands. But only 38 percent of people in the U.S. are eligible to donate, and less than 10 percent actually do. Consequently, the lives of many depend on the generosity of a few. Please consider being one of those generous enough to donate blood on August 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Folsom Public Library.

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PG&E to Upgrade Electric Transmission Lines

August 16, 2016 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will begin work this month to upgrade approximately 12.5 miles of electric transmission line between Folsom and Shingle Springs. The work will be conducted by PG&E contract crews and will take place in phases along the line through early summer of 2018.

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All Aboard the Folsom Stage Line

July 6, 2016 

Did you know that there’s an easy, efficient and affordable way to get around Folsom without driving? The Folsom Stage Line provides riders with convenient routes throughout the City of Folsom, Monday through Friday.

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Fireworks Safety Tips

June 27, 2016 

Fourth of July fireworks are a favorite Folsom tradition, but did you know that more fires are reported on this day than on any other day of the year in the United States? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. The good news is you can enjoy the festivities and fireworks with just a few simple safety tips.

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Report a Problem with Folsom Connect

June 14, 2016 

Want to report a water leak in your neighborhood? Burned out streetlight on your block? In Folsom, there’s an app for that. Download Folsom Connect, the City’s free app that improves your ability to submit and track non-emergency service requests through an online and mobile platform.

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Rainbow Bridge Closure

June 13, 2016 

Major repair work to protect and preserve the century-old Rainbow Bridge in Folsom will require a full closure from Monday, June 20 at 6 a.m. to Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m.

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Register Now for 2016 National Night Out

June 8, 2016 

Each year, the Folsom Police Department partners with the community for National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This year’s National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 2. If your neighborhood is involved in Folsom Police Neighborhood Watch and planning a National Night Out celebration, complete an application prior to Thursday, July 14.

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Folsom Releases Water Quality Report

June 7, 2016 

The City of Folsom is known for its high water quality, which has helped attract major corporations to Folsom, including Gekkeikan-Sake and Kikkoman. As in years past, Folsom’s tap water has met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency State of California and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water health standards. The City takes every effort to safeguard its water supply and once again reports that Folsom’s system meets and exceeds every water quality standard.

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