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Notice From The Folsom Fire Department Regarding Use of Masks

November 14, 2018 

Per the Sacramento County Public Health Officer it is advised to not use masks, such as the N95, due to wildfire smoke in the area as the health risks of the mask outweigh the benefits.

The Folsom Fire Department is recommending people stay indoors as much as possible and to keep doors and windows closed. This precautionary advisory is effective through November 16th due to smoke from the Camp Fire that is impacting our local air quality.

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Red Flag Warning - November 10-12, 2018

November 10, 2018 

The Sacramento area, including Folsom, will be under a Red Flag Warning from 10 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Monday morning. The City of Folsom Fire Department urges its residents and business owners to remain extra vigilant during this time and to report fires to 9-1-1 immediately.

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Folsom Veterans Day Parade Canceled Due to Poor Air Quality

November 10, 2018 

The Folsom Veterans Day Parade scheduled for Sunday, November 11 has been canceled due to poor air quality. Our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected by California’s wildfires.


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Traffic Alert: East Natoma Street Overnight Closures Begin November 11

November 5, 2018 

PG&E begins work Sunday, November 11 to relocate underground gas lines to make way for the Oak Parkway Trail bike/pedestrian undercrossing. Nighttime closures of East Natoma Street between Fargo Way and Prison Road will take place 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday through Thursday starting November 11 and continuing through December 21, 2018. The closures will affect both eastbound and westbound traffic on East Natoma Street. Marked detours will be in place to route motorists around the overnight road closure.

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Intersection Safety Tips from the Folsom Police Department

October 31, 2018 

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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Applications now available for Commissions and Committees

October 30, 2018 

The City of Folsom has long benefited from the active involvement of residents in many civic activities and one of the many ways that our residents can be involved is by serving on one of the City’s commissions and committees. There are a variety of opportunities available and residents are encouraged to take part in helping develop city programs. For more information on the available opportunities and applications visit the City of Folsom Website.

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Fall Into a Beautiful Water-Wise Landscape

October 29, 2018 

Fall is the perfect time to redo your yard and add low-water use plants great for our climate. The soil still holds summer's warmth, which encourages root growth, but new plants don’t require as much water because the days are getting cooler instead of heating up.

When spring rolls around, your fall plantings will have established root systems and be ready to start their growth spurt and be better prepared for the heat of summer.

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Voting Starts October 27 - The California Voter’s Choice Act

October 22, 2018 

The California Voter’s Choice Act became law in 2016, making voting more convenient and accessible. Ballots are now mailed to all voters, and you may choose to vote via mail, drop-box or the new Vote Centers. Vote Centers open October 27 through Election Day, November 6, and any voter may visit any Vote Center.

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New Text-to-9-1-1 Service

October 22, 2018 

If you need to contact 9-1-1 for emergency services, you can now do it by text anywhere in Sacramento County, including Folsom.

Sacramento County 9-1-1 Centers representing all law enforcement and fire agencies in the region announced Text-to-9-1-1 service is now available countywide. This means all 9-1-1 public safety dispatch centers are now equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone Text-to-9-1-1 messages from citizens.

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Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail

October 22, 2018 

In October 2017, the City of Folsom celebrated the completion of the Johnny Cash Trail. The 2.5-mile paved trail provides cyclists and pedestrians with a scenic journey through open meadows and mature native oak woodlands, and views of the American River. The completion of the Johnny Cash Trail also makes it possible to travel a full circle around Lake Natoma entirely by trail, and provides connections to Folsom’s Historic District.

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Folsom Plan Area Update

October 22, 2018 

An 18-month schedule of infrastructure, road and safety improvements that started south of Highway 50 in the spring of 2017 is now complete. That first phase of work included sewer, water, streets, streetlights, and utilities as well as the reconstruction of East Bidwell Street between the first portion of the new Alder Creek Parkway and White Rock Road. More than 3.5 miles of sewer pipe were laid and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District built a substation to serve the area with electrical power.

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Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure Project Enters Phase II

October 16, 2018 

This project broke ground in late June and creates Folsom’s first Class IV bike trail, for exclusive use by cyclists. The first phase of construction is nearing completion with a new sidewalk for pedestrians and a 12-foot-wide dedicated bike path in Folsom’s Historic District along Leidesdorff Street between Reading and Wool streets.

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