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Summer of Music Virtual Concerts

August 6, 2020 

Folsom Parks & Recreation’s popular Friday evening concert series returns this year in a virtual format, live streamed for you to enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home.

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New Extended Lap Swim Hours at the Aquatic Center

August 6, 2020 

The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is open for lap swim in the 50-meter pool. Morning lap swim is currently available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and evening lap swim is available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Make Sure Your New Pet is a Model Resident

July 30, 2020 

Lots of new furry faces are popping up all over town as families bring home new pets this summer. City of Folsom Animal Services would like to share some tips to help your new pet become a model city resident.

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Summer of Music Virtual Concerts

July 30, 2020 

Folsom Parks & Recreation’s popular Friday evening concert series returns this year in a virtual format, live streamed for you to enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home.

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Structure Fire

July 20, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters for the City of Folsom Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Fire Department, and Sacramento Metorpolitan Fire Department responded for a reported residential structure fire in the 300 Block of Flower Dr in Folsom, CA.

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Vegetation Fire

July 7, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Fire Department, and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to a vegetation fire at 99 Golf Links Drive. Initial reports indicated the fire was started may have been started by juveniles playing with fireworks. A total of five fire engines and one chief officer were dispatched to the incident.

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Structure Fire

July 7, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, and El Dorado Hills Fire Department responded to a reported commercial structure fire in the 900 block of Figueroa Street.

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Neighborhood Tree Maintenance Project Begins July 6

July 6, 2020 

Trees are a beautiful asset to Folsom’s neighborhoods, increasing in value as they age and providing shade, habitat for wildlife, and helping to clean the air. The City of Folsom maintains a pruning and maintenance cycle in the Landscape and Lighting Districts to help ensure the health and longevity of all the trees.

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Dine at Home Sacramento Meal Program for Seniors

July 2, 2020 

The new Dine at Home Sacramento program provides prepared and delivered meals for qualifying adults age 60 and older. The program is designed to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for high-risk individuals age 60+ by reducing their need to shop in public venues for food.

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Fireworks Safety Tips

June 30, 2020 

Fourth of July fireworks are a favorite Folsom tradition. However, fireworks can quickly become dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. With a little care and common sense, fireworks can be a safe and fun activity for everyone. The Folsom Fire Department offers these important tips to stay safe this Fourth of July.

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Vegetation Fire

June 29, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to a vegetation fire behind 1200 Riley Street. Initial reports indicated the fire involved grass and thick brush. A total of five fire engines and one chief officer were dispatched to the incident.

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Lap Swim is Open at the Aquatic Center

June 17, 2020 

The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center reopened June 16 for lap swim in the 50-meter pool. Morning lap swim is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and evening lap swim is available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Local Roadway Safety Plan

June 11, 2020 

The City of Folsom is looking for the community’s input to help develop its first comprehensive Local Roadway Safety Plan, which provides a framework for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing local roadway safety improvements.

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Proper Prescription Drug Disposal Tips

May 20, 2020 

The Folsom Police Department reminds residents that properly disposing of medications is key to preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications. The police department lobby is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so residents should bring their prescription medications to another facility for disposal or dispose of the medications at home.

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Folsom Sees Spike in Waste and Recycling Collections

May 20, 2020 

The City of Folsom Solid Waste Division has seen a 15 percent increase in trash and a 20 percent spike in recycling during the stay-at-home orders. The increase can be attributed to residents eating more meals at home, working on home projects, and doing more yard work.

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Trail Safety and Etiquette

May 20, 2020 

Folsom’s 50+ miles of beautiful recreational trails are shared by cyclists and pedestrians; safety and courtesy make for a positive experience for all trail users.

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Supporting a Phased Reopening of Businesses

May 11, 2020 

The City of Folsom stands ready to support the phased reopening of local businesses. Here are some of the tools available to help businesses reopen once authorization is announced by Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento County Department of Public Health Services. We encourage you to plan and prepare in advance for a safe and prosperous reopening.

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Folsom City Manager Issues Emergency Order to Increase Access to Non-Contact Recreational Amenities, Support Local Businesses

May 1, 2020 

Folsom City Manager Elaine Andersen issued a fourth Emergency Order on May 1, 2020 to support local businesses and residents facing challenges due to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. In the interest of balancing the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and the public’s needs for greater recreational opportunities, the Emergency Order also allows for the reopening of selected non-contact recreational facilities and amenities.

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City of Folsom Utility Relief Programs

April 29, 2020 

The City of Folsom is committed to providing reliable water and waste disposal service to our customers. We also understand that many are facing severe challenges due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The City of Folsom offers several residential and business assistance programs designed to help during this difficult time.

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Wildlife in Folsom

April 27, 2020 

As the weather warms up and more residents are out walking, running, and biking during the stay-at-home order, 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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