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Work Resumes on Green Valley Road Widening Project

September 17, 2019 

Work on the Green Valley Road widening project resumes today following a three-month delay due to the original contractor’s inability to complete the project. A new contractor, Western Engineering Contractors, was awarded a contract by the Folsom City Council at the September 10 City Council meeting.

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Folsom Dam Training Exercise September 18

September 16, 2019 

The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department/Folsom Dam Security Bureau, City of Folsom Police and Fire Departments, and California State Parks will conduct a full-scale training exercise at Folsom Dam on September 18.

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Show Your Glow!

September 9, 2019 

Gather your family, friends, and co-workers and register your group for this popular annual event! Folsom Glow is a family-friendly 4K walk Saturday, October 5 starting at 7:45 p.m.

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The New Fall Rec Guide is Here!

August 21, 2019 

The fall edition of the Folsom Parks & Recreation Rec Guide includes a great selection of classes, family-friendly special events, and activities for all ages and interests. The guide is available to read online and was mailed to Folsom residents last week; additional copies are available at city facilities.

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Lake Natoma Crossing Turns 20

August 12, 2019 

The Lake Natoma Crossing first opened to the public in August 1999, providing an important connection across the American River and between the two sides of town, creating a more cohesive community within Folsom.

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Community Input Needed for Folsom Website Redesign

August 5, 2019 

The City of Folsom website is a primary information source about city programs, services, amenities, events, and resources. A new website is planned with a goal to simplify navigation, improve customer service, and be more responsive across all platforms, including desktop and mobile.

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City Joins Residents on NextDoor

August 5, 2019 

The City of Folsom, Folsom Police Department, and Folsom Fire Department have joined Nextdoor, the free private social network designed to bring together neighbors and communities.

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Structure Fire

August 2, 2019 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, and El Dorado Hills Fire Department responded to a reported apartment fire in the Madrone Condos.

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4-way Stop at Clarksville Road and Bundrick Drive

July 29, 2019 

After several years of monitoring the intersection at Clarksville Road and Bundrick Drive and with approval from City Council, the Public Works Department are installing an all-way stop sign control to enhance safety and minimize sight distance constraints.

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Spare The Air Season is Here

July 15, 2019 

Spare The Air Alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach un­healthy levels. Ground-level ozone is formed when exhaust particles from vehicles react with the sun’s ultraviolet rays. High levels occur most often during the summer months, when days are hot and there’s no relief from cooling offshore breezes.

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New Traffic Signals on Empire Ranch Road

July 15, 2019 

If you’ve driven down Empire Ranch Road recently, you’ve most likely noticed brand new traffic signals in the area.

The City of Folsom engineered and installed a series of new traffic signals to further increase motorist, pedestrian, and cyclist safety on Empire Ranch Road.

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Treats for Troops Donation Drive

July 8, 2019 

In support of the 6th Annual Community Service Day, the Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms are collecting items for overseas military troops. A one-day donation drive will be held on Friday, July 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center at 1200 Riley Street in Folsom.

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Summer Stormwater Pollution Solutions

July 1, 2019 

Everyday summer activities such as gardening, home improvements and washing cars can negatively affect local creeks and streams. Help keep our waterways clean by following these tips on dealing with common around-the-house pollutants this summer:

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New Fiscal Year Budget Takes Effect

July 1, 2019 

The Folsom City Council approved a $209 million balanced budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year starting July 1, marking the end of an annual process of evaluating the city’s fiscal health, community priorities, infrastructure needs, and daily operations. The budget represents a $3.3 million increase over last year’s adopted budget.

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Home Repairs for Folsom Seniors

June 20, 2019 

Folsom senior citizens meeting low-income requirements can receive assistance for home repairs through the City of Folsom Seniors Helping Seniors Home Repair Program.

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Cure Summer Boredom with Day Camps!

June 18, 2019 

Folsom Parks & Recreation offers a huge variety of fun and engaging camps for kids and teens to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase their talents through the arts, spark their imaginations through creative play, explore and enjoy the outdoors, make new friends, and create lasting memories.

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Folsom City Council Adopts Balanced Budget

June 11, 2019 

Following an annual process of evaluating the city’s fiscal health, community priorities, infrastructure needs, and daily operations, the Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $209 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 that takes effect July 1.

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Intersection Safety Tips from the Folsom Police Department

June 11, 2019 

Intersections can be dangerous areas for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, especially during peak commute times.

More than 50 percent of the combined total of fatal and injury crashes occur at or near intersections, according to the United States Department of Transportation. Inattentiveness, reckless driving, and speeding can all lead to a serious accident at an intersection.

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Free Life Jacket Loaner Program

June 4, 2019 

The Folsom Fire Department's Life Jacket Loaner Program provides Folsom residents with free daily and weekend rental of life jackets for all ages of children and adults.

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June/July 2019 City News

May 30, 2019 

Read the latest edition read about the Folsom Public Library summer reading program, Summer of Music concerts in the park, summer programs at the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center, wildfire preparedness, fireworks safety tips, Folsom’s water quality, and more news.

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Summer Season at the Aquatic Center Begins

May 28, 2019 

The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is now open for the summer season! Recreation swim takes place daily from 1 to 6 p.m., and with three pools, high and low diving boards, a three-story waterslide, and interactive play structure, there are plenty of ways to have fun and keep cool under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards

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Wildlife in Folsom

May 13, 2019 

As the weather warms up and residents are out walking, running, biking and playing in the sun, it is important to be aware of the wildlife we share our trails with. Rattlesnakes, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes are just a few animals that live among us in Folsom.

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Folsom Parks & Recreation Receives Statewide Recognition

March 26, 2019 

The California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners & Board Members recognized Folsom Parks & Recreation with an Achievement Award for the department’s Renovation Master Plan. Pictured with the award are Folsom Parks & Recreation Director Lorraine Poggione and Facilities Maintenance Manager Tim O’Shea.

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Faces of Folsom Exhibit at Folsom Public Library

March 26, 2019 

Faces of Folsom is a photojournalistic project produced by members of the Teen Library Council that have captured portraits and stories of Folsom’s community members. The exhibit will kick off on March 30 and run through April 30 at the Folsom Public Library. A brief opening reception will be held March 30 at 10:30 a.m. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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1919-2019: Rainbow Bridge Centennial Celebration Saturday, May 4

March 20, 2019 

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Folsom’s iconic Rainbow Bridge at once-in-a-lifetime events planned in the Historic District Saturday, May 4.

The Rainbow Bridge will close to vehicular traffic to allow the community to explore the bridge on foot. The festivities kick off with a rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. World-renowned slackline athlete Ryan Robinson – who was raised in Folsom – will attempt to set a world record by traversing the 1,919-foot span over the American River between Lake Natoma Crossing and the Rainbow Bridge on a 1-inch wide line. A festival with informational displays about the landmark bridge, guided walking tours, hands-on activities, and a display of vintage cars round out the morning events that are free and open to the public.

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Fight the Bite this Spring

March 19, 2019 

It's that time of year again, longer days, warmer temperatures and... mosquitoes. Increased rain from a very wet winter left behind stagnant water and more areas where mosquitoes can develop. More mosquitoes means a bigger threat of West Nile virus, a disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Protect yourself from mosquitoes by following these tips from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District:

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Tax Season is Here

March 11, 2019 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially began accepting tax returns on January 28, 2019. As the April 15 deadline approaches, more and more criminals are out trolling for their next victim. Make sure you don’t become a victim this tax season.

Here are some of the most common tax scams that have surfaced over the years.

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Community Service Day Brainstorming Meeting, Request for Project Proposals

March 11, 2019 

The Folsom community is coming together again to plan the sixth annual Community Service Day, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This powerful day of service mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete dozens of service projects throughout Folsom. Organizers are seeking community-based projects for this year's Community Service Day event, planned for Saturday, September 21.

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

March 5, 2019 
Working smoke alarms can help you and your family safely escape a home fire. When you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, make sure to change your batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71 percent of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. And about three out of five home fire deaths occurred where there were either no smoke alarms or they were not properly working.
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Applications For The Landscaping And Lighting District Advisory Committee Now Available

March 5, 2019 
The Folsom City Council is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Landscaping and Lighting District Advisory Committee.
The Landscaping and Lighting District Advisory Committee helps establish lines of communication between city staff and elected/appointed city bodies as well as make recommendations to the landscaping and lighting district manager and parks and recreation director concerning the maintenance and associated costs to maintain and improve landscaping and lighting districts.
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Video: Where Folsom Gets Its Water

January 30, 2019 

Ever wonder where Folsom's drinking water comes from? Find out about our water source and how water is treated at Folsom's water treatment plant before it makes its way to your tap? in this video from the Folsom Environmental & Water Resources Department.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Assist Folsom’s First Responders

January 22, 2019 

The Folsom Fire Department’s annual Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course begins in March. The course curriculum includes: how to assist family members and neighbors until emergency responders arrive, disaster preparedness, first aid, search and rescue, and emergency response plans. Students who complete the required training course and pass a background check will become members of the Folsom Fire Department’s volunteer CERT team. The CERT training course is free; participants must be age 18 or older, and preference is given to applicants who live or work in Folsom. For more information and to register, email folsomcert@folsom.ca.us.

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Folsom Parade of Champions Tomorrow

January 22, 2019 

A celebration parade in Historic Folsom tomorrow night will honor the 2018 state champion Folsom Bulldogs team and the 2018 state champion Vista del Lago girls varsity cross country team. The parade begins at 7 p.m. with participants marching down Coloma and Sutter streets. The parade will conclude with a rally at the Folsom Historic Amphitheater. Those planning on attending the parade should park at Rodeo Park or the Historic District parking garage. The community is encouraged to attend. For information about shopping and dining in Historic Folsom, visit www.historicfolsom.org.

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Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure Project is Finished

January 8, 2019 

The Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure project in Folsom’s Historic District was completed at the end of December and is now open for use by cyclists and pedestrians. It includes the city’s first Class IV bike trail, also called a “separated bikeway,” which is a 12-foot-wide paved path that parallels Leidesdorff Street between Reading and Wool streets.

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Keep Gutters and Storm Inlets Free of Fallen Leaves

November 30, 2018 

The City of Folsom Public Works Department has been busy clearing gutters and storm drain inlets of fallen leaves. When leaves accumulate on the street, it is challenging for street sweepers to pick up the leaves, which can clog storm drain inlets resulting in localized flooding. Here’s how residents can help:

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