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Reports of Naural Gas Odor

December 15, 2017 

The Folsom Fire Department has received multiple reports of odors in the area that resemble natural gas. At this time, no gas leaks have been identified in the City of Folsom.

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Sewer Lateral Inspection Program to Begin

December 12, 2017 

The City of Folsom Environmental and Water Resources Department is beginning a new proactive program to inspect City-owned sewer laterals-- underground pipes that connect a residence or business to a sewer line. The program will effectively reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflows.

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Holiday Fire Safety

December 12, 2017 

Winter months often see an increase in home fires from holiday season activities. Christmas trees, decorations, candles, and cooking can all present fire risks. Here are a few tips from the Folsom Fire Department on how you can prevent home fires, and have a safe and cheerful holiday with your friends and family.

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Transit Fare Going Paperless

December 6, 2017 

The Connect Card is the Sacramento region's new way to pay transit fares for both bus and light rail. Effective January 1, Folsom Stage Line will discontinue the sales of paper monthly passes and single ride tickets in favor of the Connect Card system.

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Gifts That Give Back

November 30, 2017 

Commemorative Johnny Cash Trail items make great gifts, whether you’re looking to top off a stocking or wow the recipient with a one-of-a-kind item – or treat yourself! Johnny Cash Trail branded items for sale include mouse pads and medals, marble coasters, tote bags, shirts, cycling jerseys and shorts.

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

November 27, 2017 

The holidays are a time to celebrate, but it’s also a time when busy people can be vulnerable to theft and other crime. The Folsom Police Department offers tips to keep you safe this holiday season.

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Wild Nights and Holiday Lights Begins Friday

November 27, 2017 

Many hours of hands-on work by local families, businesses, community groups and city staff go into installing the lights, decorations and displays for the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s eighth annual Wild Nights and Holiday Lights event.

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Holiday Toy Drive for Families in Need

November 20, 2017 

Bring holiday cheer to neighbors in need by participating in the Annual Christmas Toy Drive. The toy drive is organized by Folsom's Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS), in partnership with the Folsom Police and Fire Departments and the Folsom Police Foundation. Toys and gifts collected are delivered to Folsom families in need by Folsom Police and Fire personnel in the days before Christmas.

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Check Before You Burn Season

November 6, 2017 

From now through February 28, residents and businesses in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento must check the daily status before they use their fireplace or wood burning device. This is due to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District's (AQMD) Check Before You Burn law.

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Tips on Trail Safety

November 6, 2017 

Folsom is home to an extensive trail system, with more than 50 miles of trails for walkers, runners and cyclists. As you enjoy Folsom's multiuse trails this fall, the Folsom Police Department and Parks & Recreation Department offer a few safety tips to remember before you head out.

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'Names about Town' Website Honors Folsom's History

November 2, 2017 

You’ve seen the names around town—on park signs, street signs and schools. Learn their stories and how they shaped Folsom we know today. New profiles have been added, including John Bidwell, John Sutter, Mary Ballou and General Winfield Scott.

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City of Folsom Offers Sharps Take Back

November 1, 2017 

In California, it is against the law to put sharps in the trash, including lancets, hypodermic needles, syringes and scalpel blades. The City of Folsom offers free sharps disposals at various locations citywide.

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Amgen Tour of California Returns to Folsom in 2018

October 30, 2017 

America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to California for the 13th consecutive year May 13 - 19, 2018. Folsom will host the men’s sixth stage start on Friday, May 18.

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Use of Fireworks During Diwali/Deepavali Festival of Lights

October 17, 2017 

The Indian festival of Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is traditionally celebrated with the use of California State Fire Marshal registered "Safe and Sane" fireworks. The use of approved fireworks in conjunction with this festival may occur through Sunday, October 22 at 9 p.m. in the City of Folsom.

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Folsom Aquatic Center Pumpkin Plunge

October 17, 2017 

Take part in the spooktacular family fun on Saturday, October 28,including Trunk-or-Treat, a pumpkin plunge, "toxic" water slide, costume contest, craft stations for pumpkin decorating and a screening of the animated movie, "Hotel Transylvania."

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Library Launches New Teen Creative Arts Program

October 10, 2017 

The Folsom Public Library is celebrating Teen Read Week, a national initiative of the American Library Association to encourage all teens to be regular readers and library users. The Library is using Teen Read Week to launch The Studio, a new series of creative arts programs for teens only.

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"Folsom Focus" Photography Contest

October 10, 2017 

Amateur photographers of all ages are encouraged to enter their photographs featuring the faces and places of Folsom. Capture images of life in Folsom using the five contest categories as your guideline, including the new category of cell phone photography. Entries are accepted October 16 through 27.

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Annual Bark 'n' Splash Bash Saturday

October 3, 2017 

The Folsom Aquatic Center hosts their 15th annual dog swim event from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 7. The Bark 'n' Splash has become a much-anticipated annual event for Folsom's pet enthusiasts and their four-legged family members.

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Folsom’s Largest Day of Volunteerism is Saturday, September 16

September 8, 2017 

More than 2,800 volunteers will complete nearly 50 service projects on Saturday, September 16 at Folsom’s fourth annual Community Service Day. This major citywide event mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact.

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Bikes, Yarn, and Eyeglasses to be Collected

September 7, 2017 

Organizations serving the Folsom community are teaming up to help local families in need at a Community Service Day donation drive on Saturday, September 16. Organizers will be collecting bicycles, eyeglasses, and yarn.

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

September 5, 2017 

The Folsom Fire and Police departments will hold a remembrance ceremony to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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Register for Annual Glow Run

September 5, 2017 

The fifth annual Folsom Glow Run takes place Saturday, October 7 starting at 7:45 p.m. This family-friendly, all-ages event starts and finishes in Folsom's Historic District.

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Sports Court Resurfacing Project Begins

August 28, 2017 

Sports courts at a number of the City’s parks are scheduled for resurfacing starting this week; the project continues through September 22. The project will restore the playability and longevity of the courts and vastly improve the overall appearance. While the resurfacing is taking place, some courts will be unavailable for use.

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PG&E to Conduct Tree Work in Folsom

August 28, 2017 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will soon begin work to remove trees under electric transmission lines to ensure safety and electric reliability for its customers in Folsom.

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Folsom Plan Area Update: Construction Improvements Underway

August 21, 2017 

The 18-month schedule of infrastructure, road and safety improvements that started south of Highway 50 in May is proceeding at a smooth and steady pace. Nearly three miles of sewer line is being installed, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has started construction on a substation to provide the area with power, the first section of Alder Creek Parkway – a significant east/west thoroughfare – has opened, and the roads and pads for the first new neighborhoods are becoming visible in the area near White Rock Road and the soon-to-be-renamed Scott Road.

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Construction Project Begins Tuesday at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

August 21, 2017 

Construction begins August 22 on the replacement of a very old sewer line that runs underground through sections of the Zoo Sanctuary. Over the course of the project, some of the animals will be off-exhibit as they’re relocated to temporary quarters to protect them from the noise and dust from construction.

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August 11 is National Safe Digging Day

August 7, 2017 

Friday, August 11 is National Safe Digging Day, where the importance of calling 811 two business days before digging is recognized across the nation. To keep everyone safe when digging, PG&E is urging all of its customers, excavators, first responders and businesses across the state to promote the free 811 service and most importantly – to use the service two business days ahead of any digging projects.

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Track Water Use and Avoid Leaks

July 31, 2017 

The City of Folsom provides all residents with a free water usage and leak alert portal, Dropcountr, available today on Web, Android or Apple iOS. With Dropcountr, you and your family can track usage, make sense of price tiers, sign up for alerts, set goals and receive support, anytime, anywhere.

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Community Service Day Volunteer Opportunities Open

July 31, 2017 

Join your friends and neighbors for Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism Saturday, September 16. The fourth annual Community Service Day will mobilize thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact in the community. Beginning today, volunteers can sign up for community projects.

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Unite for National Night Out August 1

July 24, 2017 

Communities throughout Folsom will partner with the Folsom Police Department Tuesday, August 1 for the Annual National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie.

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Folsom’s 3rd Annual Wacky Dash Returns August 5

July 24, 2017 

End your summer with some wet and wild fun Saturday, August 5, starting at 8 a.m. in Rodeo Park. The Wacky Dash is a 2-mile obstacle course challenge featuring mud pits, balance beams, giant inflatables, water slides, a foam tunnel, and lots of other fun surprises.

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Fireworks Safety Tips

June 29, 2017 

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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Water Safety Tips and Free Life Jacket Loaners

June 19, 2017 

As temperatures rise, Folsom’s lakes, river, and pools are popular destinations for outdoor fun. If you’re heading to the water this summer, keep these boating and water safety tips in mind. In addition, 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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Tree Care Tips

June 14, 2017 

Many residents have planted new trees to replace those lost in the drought. City of Folsom Arborist Ken Menzer offers the following tree care and staking tips to help your new trees thrive.

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Pavement Repair Project Begins

June 12, 2017 

Beginning Tuesday, June 13, crews will fill and repair cracks on more than 25 miles of Folsom's roads to prevent the formation of potholes and other pavement distress.

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2017 National Night Out Registration Begins June 1

June 1, 2017 

The Folsom Police Department will team up again with the community on Tuesday, August 1 for National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. If your neighborhood is involved in Folsom Police Neighborhood Watch and is planning a National Night Out celebration, complete an application prior to July 21.

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Folsom Fire Department Change of Command Ceremony to be held June 1

May 26, 2017 

The City of Folsom is holding a ceremony on Thursday, June 1 to mark a change in leadership at the Folsom Fire Department. Interim Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty will pass command of the department to incoming Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez at a 10 a.m. public ceremony at the Library Gazebo, located at 411 Stafford Street. The Change of Command ceremony is the symbolic movement of authority and command between the two fire service officers.

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Historic Orangevale Avenue Bridge Opening Celebration June 3

May 26, 2017 

A century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale will officially reopen to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians after a year-long rehabili­tation and historical preservation project. A ribbon cutting and community celebration.will take place on Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at Greenback Lane and American River Canyon Drive.

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Scott Road Closure June 2 for Folsom Plan Area Improvements

May 22, 2017 

Placerville Road from Highway 50 to White Rock Road, which has been closed for infrastructure improvements in the Folsom Plan Area, is scheduled to open the first week of June. Simultaneously, Scott Road between the eastbound Highway 50 off-ramp and White Rock Road will be closed as construction activity moves to that section of the project. The newly opened Placerville Road, as well as Prairie City Road and Latrobe Road, will be available as alternate routes.

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Summer Reading Program Launch Party Saturday

May 22, 2017 

Get ready to read! The Folsom Public Library is launching the summer reading program on Saturday, May 27 with a fun-filled event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities include carnival games, an obstacle course, art activities and a storytime. The summer reading program is simple: Read books and earn prizes! Program registration begins May 27 and continues through July 31.

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Local Road Closures Saturday

May 18, 2017 

Residents and employees may encounter brief traffic impacts on Saturday, May 20 during the start of Folsom’s Run with Nature event. City of Folsom Public Works and Folsom Police personnel will be on site to assist with and monitor the road closures.

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Folsom City Council Adopts Balanced Budget

May 15, 2017 

The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $201 million balanced budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which takes effect July 1.The FY 2017-18 budget preserves the unique Folsom experience, bolsters the City’s fiscal sustainability, improves core services, addresses deferred maintenance and equipment needs and invests in the future.

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City of Folsom Open for Exploration on May 17

May 8, 2017 

Climb aboard a fire engine, sit in the driver’s seat of a garbage truck, meet police officers and more at Folsom’s annual City Works Day on May 17. The free, popular annual event is designed to educate the community about the City’s many programs and services.

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Help Name the Folsom Aquatic Center’s New Inflatable

May 8, 2017 

The new giant inflatable obstacle course has a new home at the Folsom Aquatic Center to join the other inflatables known as The Kiwi, Montee, and The Beast. Only one thing is missing: the new inflatable has no name! The public is invited to enter the naming contest now through May 16.

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May is Bike Month

May 3, 2017 

Join other bicycling enthusiasts, businesses and public agencies from around the region in this month-long celebration.

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Folsom Releases Water Quality Report

May 1, 2017 

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 of Folsom provides its customers with an annual water quality report, the Consumer Confidence Report, to demonstrate how Folsom's water meets and exceeds the state and federal drinking water standards.

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Registration is Open for Summer Day Camps

April 24, 2017 

Summer camps provide opportunities to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase talents through the arts, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Browse through the summer camps brochure to learn more and register today for the best selection!

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Prairie City Road Closure Wednesday

April 17, 2017 

Prairie City Road, between Highway 50 and White Rock Road, will be closed Wednesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for pavement repairs, new striping and the installation of reflectors.

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Prairie City Road Closure Wednesday

April 10, 2017 

Prairie City Road, between Highway 50 and White Rock Road, will be closed Wednesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for pavement repairs, new striping and the installation of reflectors

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Folsom Dispatchers Honored During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 7, 2017 

Dispatchers are often the first in line in emer­gency service response—the calming voice you hear when you are hurt, in danger, or need help fast. The week of April 9 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, honoring the men and women who answer 911 emergency calls, and dispatch police, fire, and paramedic personnel that provide life-saving assistance.

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Folsom Celebrates National Library Week

April 7, 2017 

The Folsom Public Library joins the National Library Week celebration April 9 to 15 with special events for kids, teens and adults. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform,” recognizing the many ways that libraries have adapted to a changing world while still providing all ages with opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning.

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Celebrate and Volunteer at Earth Day Events

April 2, 2017 

Join other community volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29 for Folsom’s 23rd annual focusing on environmental stewardship. Volunteers may select from projects to beautify and enhance Folsom’s recreational trail system or helping to improve the area’s creeks, waterways and open space.

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Felipe Rodriguez Appointed Folsom Fire Chief

March 31, 2017 

The City of Folsom announced today the appointment of new Folsom Fire Department Chief Felipe Rodriguez, effective June 1. Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer appointed Rodriguez following an extensive national executive search.

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Start Your Spring Cleaning with a Bulky Waste Pickup

March 29, 2017 

Has your outdoor furniture or barbecue seen better days? Is your yard in need of an overhaul? The City of Folsom can help! The City of Folsom offers Bulky Waste Pickup, a free service available three times per year to Folsom single family residential customers. It offers an easy way for residents to dispose of bulky items that do not fit in their standard garbage cans.

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Infrastructure and Road Improvements Begin South of Highway 50

March 27, 2017 

An 18-month schedule of infrastructure and road improvements is starting south of Highway 50 for the new Folsom Ranch plan area—3,513 acres annexed into the City of Folsom in 2012. This spring and summer, construction activities will include infrastructure and safety improvements such as water, sewer, streets and utilities, plus temporary closures and detours of Placer­ville Road and Scott Road.

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Johnny Cash Trail Phase II Construction Begins

March 27, 2017 

Work will begin this week on the second phase of the Johnny Cash Trail, located at East Natoma Street and Folsom Prison Road. This phase of the project includes 1.25 miles of Class I paved trail, an undercrossing tunneling beneath Prison Road to allow trail users to safely bypass vehicular traffic, and a beautiful 190-foot wooden arched bridge that will provide views of the American River Canyon, Lake Natoma, and beyond.

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'Names about Town' Website Honors Folsom's History

March 2, 2017 

The Folsom community would not be where it is today without the vision, leadership and commitment of past leaders, activists and public servants. Their names can be found around town-- on park signs, street signs and schools. Learn more about these influential community members on the City of Folsom's "Names about Town" website.

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Community Service Day Request for Proposals and Brainstorming Meeting

February 24, 2017 

Plans are underway for the fourth annual Community Service Day on September 16, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism and service. This major citywide event mobilizes more than 2,500 volunteers of all ages and interests to complete service projects throughout Folsom. We are seeking community-based projects for this year’s Community Service Day event. A community brainstorming meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. to explore and identify potential projects in the community.

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Folsom Public Library Offers ‘Book Club in a Bag’

February 21, 2017 

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin’s reading and discussion group was the seed for opening the first public library in America? The Folsom Public Library is keeping up the tradition of public reading and discussion groups by hosting a regular book discussion at the Library and also providing “Book Club in a Bag” kits for you to host your own book club.

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Holiday Schedules on February 20

February 16, 2017 

City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents' Day. For urgent City issues, call 355-7231. Call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.

There will be no local Folsom Stage Line transit service
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Folsom Sports Complex will be open during regular hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Folsom Aquatic Center will be open for lap swim from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
The Fun Factory Preschool will be closed. The "FIDO Field" Dog Park will be open from 7 a.m. to one hour after sunset
The Cummings Family Skate and Bike Park will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Folsom Public Library is closed on Mondays.
The Senior & Arts Center at 48 Natoma will be closed. All City of Folsom parks are open from 7 a.m. until one hour after sunset.

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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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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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3D Printing Presentation February 18

February 6, 2017 

3D printing - the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from digital designs - is an emerging technology that will be central to advances in fields such as manufacturing, medicine, and space colonization. Learn more about this expanding field at a presentation hosted by the Folsom Public Library on Saturday, February 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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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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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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Folsom Police Host ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Thursday

January 23, 2017 

Grab a cup of coffee and get to know Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud and Sgt. Eric Baade at “Coffee with a Cop” on Thursday, January 26. The casual meet-and-greet will be held at 6 p.m. at Nicholson’s Music Café at 632 E. Bidwell Street, Folsom.

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New California Public Safety Laws

January 5, 2017 

As of January 1, children under the age of 2 must be in a rear-facing car seat, unless the child weighs 40 pounds or more, or is 40 inches or taller. Under Assembly Bill 1785, California motorists are no longer permitted to hold a wireless or electronic wireless communications device while driving a motor vehicle.

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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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Christmas Tree Recycling

January 3, 2017 

Give your Christmas tree the proper holiday send-off. Rather than toss it in the trash, recycle it. The City of Folsom will host the annual Christmas tree recycling drop-off event on Saturday, January 7. Boy Scouts will help residents unload trees and will also collect trees throughout the City as part of their fundraising activities.

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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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Wild Nights and Holiday Lights Begins Friday

November 28, 2016 

The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary hosts its seventh annual family holiday event from 5 to 8 p.m. on December 2, 3, 9, 10 and 16 through 23. The Zoo Sanctuary is transformed into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of colorful lights, decorated and themed trees and festive scenery

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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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EchoWater Project Update from Regional San

November 12, 2016 

The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District’s EchoWater Project is the largest public works construction project taking place in the region, and is one of the largest ever in the region’s history.

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Join a City of Folsom Commission or Committee

November 7, 2016 

Help guide City of Folsom programs, services and policies and give back to the community by serving on a committee or commission. There are multiple open positions on the Arts and Cultural Commission, Historic District Commission, Landscaping and Lighting District Advisory Committee, Library Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Traffic Safety Committee, and Utility Commission.

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Register to Vote by October 24

October 18, 2016 

In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days prior to Election Day. Registration must be submitted electronically no later than October 24.

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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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Use of Fireworks During Diwali/Deepavali Festival of Lights

October 10, 2016 

The Indian festival of Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is traditionally celebrated with the use of California State Fire Marshal registered Safe and Sane fireworks. The use of approved fireworks in conjunction with this festival may occur between the hours of 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 through Sunday, October 30 at 9 p.m. in the City of Folsom.

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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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Donation Drive at September 17 Community Service Day

September 10, 2016 

Organizations serving the Folsom community are teaming up to help local families in need at a Community Service Day donation drive on September 17. The donation drive will take place at Lakeside Church, located at 745 Oak Avenue Parkway, from 7 a.m. to Noon.

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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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Great Family Fun! Folsom's Wacky Dash Saturday

August 1, 2016 

End your summer on a wild and crazy note on Saturday, August 6, starting at 8 a.m. in Rodeo Park. The Wacky Dash is a 2-mile obstacle course challenge featuring mud pits, a hay tunnel, balance beams, giant inflatables, water slides, a foam tunnel, pyramid climb, and lots of other fun surprises.

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Celebrate National Night Out Tomorrow

August 1, 2016 

The Folsom Police Department is proud to partner with the community for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2. National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. The annual event contributes to the low crime rate Folsom is known for and sends a strong signal to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and united.

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Tickets on Sale for Growl, Howl and Wine

July 28, 2016 

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Growl, Howl and Wine tasting event, a benefit for the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. The September 17 event features regional wineries, craft breweries, and local restaurants.

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Now Hiring: Counselors for CAVE Teen Centers

July 11, 2016 

Folsom Parks & Recreation is now hiring part-time teen center counselors for the upcoming school year. The CAVE Teen Centers provide a safe, supervised place for middle school students to go after their school day ends.

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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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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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Summer Concerts in the Park

May 30, 2016 

Start your summer weekends on the right note with our popular concert series! Concerts begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays at City Lions Park, starting June 3 and continuing weekly through July 29.

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Free Life Jacket Rentals

May 30, 2016 

The Folsom Fire Department offers a Life Jacket Loaner Program, which provides Folsom residents free daily and weekend rental of life jackets for all ages of children and adults

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Folsom Returns to Stage 1 Water Restrictions

May 23, 2016 

With changing drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a resolution that removes its mandatory conservation mandates and allows water agencies to set conservation targets based on local supply and demand. Effective immediately, the City of Folsom is moving from a Stage 3 to Stage 1 conservation level, removing restrictions on day of the week watering. In spite of improving conditions, Folsom water customers are encouraged to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10 percent, compared with 2013 water usage.

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Orangevale Bridge Closure Begins May 31

May 23, 2016 

A one-year rehabilitation project on the Historic Orangevale Avenue Bridge will begin next week, allowing crews to make significant structural improvements on the century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale. Beginning Tuesday, May 31, the Orangevale Avenue Bridge will be closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians for up to nine months.

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2016 Amgen Tour of California Traffic, Parking and Festival Plans Announced

May 16, 2016 

America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to Folsom on Friday, May 20. Folsom will host the men’s Stage 6, an individual time trial, and the women’s Stage 2, a team time trial. Folsom’s approximately 12-mile course will feature some of the city’s distinctive landmarks and natural amenities as riders start and finish in the Historic District, and travel over the Rainbow Bridge and Folsom Lake Crossing.

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City of Folsom Open for Exploration on May 18

May 11, 2016 

Climb aboard a fire engine, sit in the driver’s seat of a garbage truck, meet cute animals and more at Folsom’s annual City Works Day on Wednesday, May 18. The free, popular annual event is designed to educate the community about the City’s many programs and services. City Works Day will be held at City Lions Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Regional Forum

May 9, 2016 

Caltrans is holding a regional forum in Folsom on May 11 about the development of the first California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. This new visionary and comprehensive policy plan will promote a multi-modal transportation system that supports active modes of transportation and creates a framework to increase safe bicycling and walking.

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Amgen Tour of California Traffic Impacts Announced

May 9, 2016 

America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to Folsom on Friday, May 20. This large-scale event will create traffic impacts for personal and business travelers along the course and surrounding roadways, including the Historic District, where the race starts and ends. All route and road closure information is now available.

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Folsom City Council Adopts Balanced Budget

April 27, 2016 

The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $194 million balanced budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that will take effect July 1. The spending plan approved at Tuesday’s City Council meeting preserves the unique Folsom experience, maintains the quality of core services, invests in the future, sustains a clear and strong financial plan and bolsters reserves.

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Folsom Gets in Gear for Bike Month

April 25, 2016 

The month of May is an opportunity to celebrate the “power of the pedal” and enjoy the many benefits of cycling. It’s time to dust off your bikes, pump up your tires and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling for work, school, shopping, recreation or training this May during the Sacramento region’s 12th Annual May is Bike Month campaign.

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Fast Freddie Gran Fondo Folsom May 7

April 22, 2016 

Join former pro racer and 2016 Amgen Tour of California race ambassador “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez for this fundraising ride to support programs to get underprivileged kids on bikes

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Evening Work on E. Bidwell Street

April 18, 2016 

Crews will begin work on the final phase of the E. Bidwell Street Widening Project, located between Oak Avenue Parkway and Broadstone Parkway. Most of the work will take place over a six-week period between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. to minimize traffic impacts.

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Planning a Summer Block Party?

April 12, 2016 

Barbeque, neighborhood party and fireworks season is around the corner. Residents planning to close a public or private street for a block party should apply for a permit with the City of Folsom at least 15 days prior to the event.

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Volunteer for Trails Day, Arbor Day and Creek Week Events Saturday, April 9

March 27, 2016 

Join community volunteers April 9 as we work to enhance Folsom's Johnny Cash Trail. Volunteers are needed to plant and stake 100 new native trees along the trail segment, and add mulch and irrigation around the plantings. Volunteers are also needed to clean up sections of the Humbug and Willow Creeks, and pick up litter along the open space corridors.

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State: Folsom Water Conservation Target Reduced

March 21, 2016 

Due to the uncertainty of the statewide drought, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-36-15 calling for an extension of urban water use restrictions through October 2016. Emergency drought regulations have been adjusted, and the State Water Board recently reduced Folsom's target from 32 percent down to 28 percent.

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Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday

March 21, 2016 

Hop on over to Lembi Park for the annual Spring Eggstravaganza this Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. Before the hunt starts, kids can take part in free carnival games and vendor activities, enjoy a magic show, and the entire family can enjoy a pancake breakfast (tickets sold onsite). The big egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. sharp.

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Community Service Day Brainstorming Meeting and Project Proposals

March 3, 2016 

Plans are underway for the third annual Community Service Day, a major citywide event that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete service projects throughout Folsom. A community brainstorming meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 16 and we are currently accepting project proposals.

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Applications Available to Sell Fireworks in Folsom

March 3, 2016 

The application window for local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks in the City of Folsom runs through March 25. Folsom clubs, such as youth sports groups, school booster clubs, and other civic organizations, are eligible to sell “safe and sane” fireworks to the public during the Fourth of July holiday season as a way to raise money for their Folsom-based organization.

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2016 Amgen Tour of California Route Announced

February 17, 2016 

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California route was released today, revealing a scenic but challenging course across nearly 800 miles of California’s most beautiful terrain— including Folsom— where the world’s most accomplished cyclists will compete for the overall title May 15-22, 2016.

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Applications Available February 29 to Sell Fireworks in Folsom

February 4, 2016 

Nonprofit groups have from February 29 to March 26 to apply for a permit to sell “safe and sane” fireworks in the City of Folsom. The forms will be available on the City of Folsom website and at Folsom Fire Station 35, located at 535 Glenn Drive. For more information, view the public notice or contact 984-2280.

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Folsom Police to Crack Down on Drunk Driving Super Bowl Weekend

February 1, 2016 

If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely. That's the message from the Folsom Police Department. Additional officers will be deployed on special DUI saturation patrol throughout Folsom on February 7, specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment during and following the game.

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Folsom School Upgrades Planned

January 26, 2016 
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District has developed a plan for upgrades and new construction at all 15 Folsom schools over the next decade under Measure G, the $195 million bond measure approved by voters in 2014.
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Wet Weather Driving Tips

January 8, 2016 
Driving in wet weather can be hazardous. Learn useful hints and tips from the Folsom Police Department to stay safe this rainy season.
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Holiday Recycling in Folsom

December 14, 2015 
The City collects garbage, green waste and recycling on all holidays so please place your cans out on your normal collection day. Learn how to recycle your holiday waste and Christmas tree this holiday season.
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Santa’s Sleigh Returns to Folsom

November 19, 2015 
Get into the ho…ho…holiday spirit with friends, neighbors and Folsom police and fire personnel this holiday season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the Folsom Police Department and Folsom Fire Department to visit neighborhoods throughout Folsom from December 13-17.
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Fall is a Great Time to Save Water Indoors

November 17, 2015 
Fall is here, bringing cooler days, shorter daylight hours and even some wet weather. When it's raining, take a break from watering the lawn (letting Mother Nature water for us), now is a great time consider how to conserve water indoors.
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City of Folsom Launches New Reporting App

November 16, 2015 
Want to report a water leak in your neighborhood? Burned out streetlight on your block? In Folsom, there’s a new app for that. The City of Folsom launched Folsom Connect, a free new app that improves the public’s ability to submit and track non-emergency service requests through an online and mobile platform.
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Use of Fireworks During Diwali/Deepavali Festival of Lights

November 2, 2015 
The Indian festival of Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is traditionally celebrated with the use of California State Fire Marshal registered Safe and Sane fireworks. The use of approved fireworks in conjunction with this festival may occur from Saturday, November 7 through Sunday, November 15 in the City of Folsom. The City of Folsom Fire Department is asking the public to take precautions when using fireworks during the festival. Learn more.
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Thousands to Participate in Folsom’s Veterans Day Parade

October 29, 2015 
Thousands of Folsom residents will honor and recognize the nation’s veterans at the 15th annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Target parking lot at 430 Blue Ravine Road and will include nearly 3,000 participants with marching bands, floats, classic cars, riders on horseback, color guards and more.
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Folsom Public Library Celebrates Teen Read Week

October 19, 2015 
The Folsom Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week from October 18-24 with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens in Folsom to read for the fun of it. Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms--books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.
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Community Art Walk Oct. 24 to Showcase Natoma Station Restoration Project

October 6, 2015 
A major two-year public art restoration project in Natoma Station is complete, and a community art walk and celebration is planned on October 24 to showcase 21 pieces of restored public art. The Folsom Arts & Cultural Commission and Natoma Station Community Organization will offer a 1-mile walking tour of the public art, and participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the renowned artists who will be attending the celebration.
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Local Trails Repaired

September 21, 2015 
Seven sections of Folsom trails were repaired and resurfaced this summer, providing a safer, smoother path for walkers, joggers and cyclists.
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Work to Begin on New Lake Natoma Trail

September 20, 2015 
Work will begin this month on the Lake Natoma Waterfront and Trail Access Enhancement Project, which by next summer, will provide greater access to Lake Natoma and the American River from Folsom’s Historic District.
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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September 17, 2015 
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. That’s why the Folsom Public Library is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month this September to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.
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Donation Drive at September 19 Community Service Day

August 27, 2015 
Multiple organizations are joining forces to help local families in need at a Community Service Day donation drive on September 19. Community members and Community Service Day volunteers are encouraged to drop off donations between 7:45 a.m. and noon outside of Lakeside Church at 745 Oak Avenue Parkway in Folsom.
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Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience Master Plan Approved

August 26, 2015 
The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a master plan for the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience, featuring public art that honors one of the world’s most famous country musicians and his influence on the City of Folsom. The public art project on the City of Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail will include eight pieces of artwork and a three-acre park honoring the ‘Man in Black.’
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Broadstone Landscaping and Lighting District Update

August 4, 2015 
At the July 28 City Council meeting , the City Clerk announced passage by voters of the initiative to create a new overlay district (Broadstone No. 4) in the Broadstone area that would fund local neighborhood landscaping, walkways, parks, and public infrastructure projects in the Broadstone community.
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Folsom Finance Department Earns Distinguished Budget Award

July 24, 2015 
The City of Folsom Finance Department has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
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Free Tickets Available for an Evening with Michael Prichard

July 24, 2015 
Michael Pritchard — a nationally acclaimed humorist, activist and motivational speaker— will share his entertaining yet powerfully inspiring message on community building, collaboration, and volunteerism at the Harris Center on Tuesday evening, Sept. 15. Free tickets for this special event are now available.
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Register Now for 2015 National Night Out

July 10, 2015 
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. If your neighborhood is involved in Folsom Police Neighborhood Watch and planning a National Night Out celebration, complete an application prior to Thursday, July 23.
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City Hosts Wacky Dash August 1

July 10, 2015 
End your summer on a wild and crazy note with the Wacky Dash, a family-friendly 2-mile obstacle course featuring a giant hay maze, mud pits, tire run, giant inflatables, water slide, foam tunnel, climbing walls, balance beams, pyramid climb, and some other fun surprises!
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Rodeo On, but Cattle Drive Cancelled

June 30, 2015 
The Folsom Pro Rodeo will celebrate 55 years of family entertainment and fireworks. But for the welfare of the public, the Folsom Cattle Drive has been cancelled due to weather forecast for Wednesday.
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Sacramento SPCA to Serve as Folsom’s New Animal Shelter

June 18, 2015 
As of July 1, the Sacramento SPCA will serve as the new animal shelter for the City of Folsom. The SPCA shelter, located at 6201 Florin Perkins Road, will handle the boarding and caring for any stray dogs, cats or other pets found in Folsom. Folsom residents will also have access to the SPCA’s shelter programs, including pet adoptions and a low-cost spay-neuter clinic.
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Business Certificate Informational Meetings Planned for June 24

June 11, 2015 
The City of Folsom will launch an online customer service tool July 1 that will offer online filing for businesses to apply or renew their business certificate (license). Three informational meetings have been scheduled on June 24 to offer businesses an overview of the new system. The two-hour meetings will be held at 7 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center at 52 Natoma Street.
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2015 Community Service Day

June 8, 2015 
The community is coming together again September 19 to plan the second annual Community Service Day event— Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. Community Service Day mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that will have a lasting impact in the community. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available, and volunteer projects will be announced in July.
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Natoma Station Public Artwork Restoration Project Underway

June 2, 2015 
The Natoma Station community is home to 21 pieces of public art, ranging from monuments to sculptures to ceramic tile murals produced by 15 prominent artists. Over more than two decades of wear and tear, the art collection was in need of maintenance work. The City of Folsom has been working with a local conservator and artist to restore the art pieces
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Folsom Dam Trail Closure at Green Valley Road

June 2, 2015 
Work continues this June on the federal Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam project at Folsom Lake, a major project that is designed to reduce the risk of dam failure due to internal erosion and earthquake-related events. For public safety reasons, the Bureau of Reclamation must close the trail on top of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam during the last stages of the ongoing construction project. The crest of the dam and the trail will be closed on Monday, June 15 and should reopen in February 2016.
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Friday Summer Concerts in the Park Begin June 5

May 27, 2015 
Gather your family and friends and come enjoy the casual open-air setting and live music at the free Friday night concert series that kicks off this June. The summer concert series is held on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Folsom City Lions Park. Start your summer weekends on the right note!
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City of Folsom Releases Water Reduction Plan

May 6, 2015 
The City of Folsom announced its plans to reduce water use citywide by 32 percent, as well as a comprehensive rebate program for its water customers. The plan is in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s emergency executive order, which directs a 25 percent reduction statewide in urban water use compared with 2013. The State Water Resources Control Board water conservation regulations released Tuesday requires the City of Folsom to reduce water consumption by 32 percent.
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Folsom-Auburn Road Closure for Tree Removal Wednesday

April 28, 2015 

A daytime closure on Folsom-Auburn Road is planned for Wednesday to allow for a critical removal of a tree that poses safety concerns for motorists and pedestrians. Tomorrow, SMUD crews will remove a gray pine tree that is leaning at a 45 degree angle over traffic lanes, with power and phone lines that run through the tree’s canopy.

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Traffic Alert: Evening Folsom Boulevard Road Closures

April 27, 2015 
The City of Folsom will close a section of Folsom Boulevard May 4-6 for evening maintenance work and improvements on the City’s sanitary sewer system. Folsom Boulevard westbound lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Blue Ravine Road and Natoma Station Drive.
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Folsom Fire Officials Urge Residents to Help Prevent Wildfires

April 21, 2015 

Folsom fire officials urge residents and property owners to be cautious when using mechanical equipment such as weed eaters, lawn mowers, welding tools and chain saws within vacant lots, greenbelts and other areas with a higher risk of fire.These actions are recommended due to the low rainfall amounts in the Folsom area during the winter and spring months, along with quickly drying grasses and other vegetation.

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PG&E Using New Technology to Spot Gas Leaks in Folsom

April 6, 2015 
This April, don’t be surprised if you see a PG&E Ford Escape driving about 15 miles an hour in the evening. PG&E will be surveying neighborhoods throughout Folsom this month, using cutting-edge technology to identify and repair gas leaks. Learn more.
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Rainbow Bridge Maintenance Project Public Meeting Set for April 9

April 1, 2015 
An informational public meeting will be held on April 9 about a significant project to rehabilitate Folsom’s historic Rainbow Bridge. Rainbow Bridge is nearly 100-years-old, spans the American River at Greenback Lane, and provides a major connection for businesses and residents on both sides of the river. The rehabilitation project will extend the lifespan of the bridge and provide a smoother and safer drive for motorists.
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City Seeks Input on 2015 Community Service Day Projects

March 12, 2015 
The community is coming together again to plan Folsom’s largest day of service and volunteerism, and organizers are seeking input on what projects should be considered for the second annual Community Service Day. A brainstorming session is planned for Wednesday, March 25 to identify potential projects for this major citywide event.
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Applications Available to Sell Fireworks

March 2, 2015 
The application window for local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks in the City of Folsom runs from March 2 through March 27. Folsom clubs, such as youth sports groups, school booster clubs, and other civic organizations, are eligible to sell “safe and sane” fireworks to the public during the Fourth of July holiday season as a way to raise money for their Folsom-based organization.
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Folsom’s Rules of the Trail

February 23, 2015 
Folsom is home to a robust trails system, with more than 38 miles of trails for walkers, runners and cyclists. Many consider the trail system to be one of Folsom's most cherished assets, as it provides recreational and fitness opportunities for thousands of people each year. With warmer weather around the corner, we offer a refresher on basic trails etiquette.
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Family Fun Ride March 28

February 23, 2015 
Join your neighbors, friends and the community for a tour of Folsom’s popular and ever-expanding trail system guided by Jim Konopka, the City of Folsom’s Trail Coordinator, and Jim Kirstein of Friends of the Folsom Parkways. This 17-mile ride is mostly flat, and traverses many of the popular trails in and around the city. All ages are welcome; the ride is non-competitive. Registration now open.
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Folsom Accepting Applications for Public Safety Citizens’ Academy

February 2, 2015 

The City of Folsom is accepting applications for the Folsom Public Safety Citizens’ Academy, a program designed to educate the community about various aspects of Folsom’s public safety agencies. Police and fire personnel will cover topics ranging from crime scene investigations and K9 demonstrations to fire response and emergency services. The 11-week Academy begins March 11. Applications are due by Feb. 20.

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City Hosts Live Skype Event with Sister City Crespano del Grappa, Italy

January 22, 2015 
Learn more about the City of Folsom’s Italian Sister City Crespano del Grappa at a community event on Saturday, Jan. 31. Participants will have an opportunity to talk directly with citizens of Crespano del Grappa via Skype, and learn more about the city and its culture through presentations and slideshows. The event will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Folsom Council Chambers located at City Hall at 50 Natoma Street in Folsom.
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Please note Monday holiday closure

January 12, 2015 
City Hall, the Folsom Public Library, Senior & Arts Center and Folsom Sports Complex will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in recognition of the Martin Luther King holiday. Police, fire, trash and recycling services will not be impacted.

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A new tool to help you save water

January 7, 2015 
Folsom is launching a voluntary one-year, no-cost pilot program to provide easy access to your water use data via computer, tablet or mobile phone. Sign-up for Dropcountr and you'll be able to see how much water you use every day, and compare your consumption to water users of similar family and lot size.
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View E. Bidwell St Corridor Plan

January 5, 2015 
The Draft Final Plan for the East Bidwell Street Complete Streets Corridor is now available for viewing HERE. The East Bidwell Corridor extends from US 50 to Sutter Street and connections some of Folsom's most vital economic and social resources. The draft plan will be presented at the Jan. 27th City Council meeting.

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Recycle trees, packaging & more

December 19, 2014 
Recycle holiday packaging materials by placing the items in your blue recycling cart. Cut small Christmas trees and put in your green waste cart (be sure lid closes completely). Bring larger trees to the annual tree drop-off event at Rodeo Park on Jan. 3 & 4.
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Wondering what to do with sandbags?

December 19, 2014 
Residents picked up more than 22,000 sand bags at two Folsom locations in preparation for mid-December storms. Public Works officials encourage you to keep the sand bags through the winter rain season and use as needed. Store out of direct sunlight so the sun does not destroy the plastic bags. You may also opt to return the bags to the marked dumpster behind City Hall (next to the sand bag pick-up site).

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Council elects mayor & vice mayor

December 9, 2014 
The Folsom City Council elected Andy Morin as mayor and Steve Miklos as vice mayor during a Special City Council meeting on Dec. 8. They will serve one year terms effective immediately.
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Prepare for severe rain/wind storm

December 9, 2014 
The Sacramento National Weather Service has issued an alert for a potentially dangerous rain and wind storm late Wednesday and through Thursday afternoon. The City is preparing for the storm and public safety officials encourage residents to do the same. Storm preparation tips and important links and phone numbers follow.
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City provides free sandbags

December 4, 2014 
The City is providing free sandbags and sand at two locations -- the far side of the parking lot behind City Hall and the Senior & Arts Center, 48 Natoma St., and Fire Station 36, 9700 Oak Avenue Parkway (near Baldwin Dam Rd.) Shovels are available for use at both sites. By end of the day Wednesday, residents had picked up more than 22,000 bags filled with 240 tons of sand. Sand and bags are still available!

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Santa's Sleigh coming your way!

December 2, 2014 
Police and Fire staff and volunteers will guide Santa as he travels through Folsom neighborhoods and stops to greet children at designated locations beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17. Please note that for safety reasons, Santa and Mrs. Claus will only stop at designated points along the route.
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Wild Nights & Holiday Lights at Zoo Sanctuary

December 1, 2014 
Folsom's Zoo Sanctuary will be ablaze with lights from 5 - 8 p.m. Dec. 17-23. Enjoy thousands of lights, decorated trees, carolers, seasonal refreshments, Santa Claus and Santa Paws, and rides on the miniature scale live steam Starlight Express train. (916) 355-7285

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Thanksgiving holiday closures

November 18, 2014 
City Hall, Folsom Public Library, Senior & Arts Center and Sports Complex will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 & 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Police, fire, trash and recycling services will be not impacted by the holiday closures.

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Thanksgiving Feast for Zoo Animals

November 12, 2014 
Thanksgiving Day is a great time to visit the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. Watch the animals receive unique holiday meals, including special pumpkin pie. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and regular Zoo admission fees apply. Zoo Sanctuary Info

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Historic District Tree Lighting Friday Eve

November 12, 2014 
Be sure to arrive early for the annual Historic District Tree Lighting on Friday evening. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in the public plaza by the ice skating rink. Details are posted at www.historicfolsom.org.

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Howell, Morin & Miklos re-elected

November 5, 2014 
Folsom voters re-elected Mayor Kerri Howell and Council Members Andy Morin and Steve Miklos to serve four-year terms on the Folsom City Council. See results


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Veterans Day holiday closures

November 3, 2014 
City Hall and Folsom Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in recognition of the Veterans Day holiday. Police, fire and trash services will not be impacted. The Nov. 11 City Council Meeting is postponed to Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

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Future of East Bidwell Corridor

October 30, 2014 
The public is invited to attend an open house to review and comment on the Draft Plan for the East Bidwell Street Corridor - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St.
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Community Service Day is Big Success

October 28, 2014 
Special thanks go out to the 1,000 plus volunteers who participated in Folsom's first Community Service Day, and to all the residents who supported the food drive project. Volunteers collected more than 41 tons of food for Twin Lakes Food Bank, packed 500 care packages for troops stationed overseas, and many other projects.
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Smoke testing of sewer collection system

October 14, 2014 
The City's Environmental & Water Resources Department will conduct smoke testing of the Folsom's sanitary sewer collection system over the next few months. The project contractor will distribute household notices within the neighborhoods being tested both a week and 24-48 hours before the actual tests. Learn More

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Support Food Drive Oct. 25 - Rain or Shine!

October 9, 2014 
Every local resident can participate in Folsom's first Community Service Day by donating non-perishable food for the food drive benefiting Twin Lakes Food Bank families. Please fill the donation bag left on your doorstep and leave it within view of the street by 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers will pick up donations rain or shine.
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Diwali Celebration Fireworks

October 1, 2014 
Safe 'n' Sane fireworks may be discharged in the City of Folsom in conjunction with the Diwali Celebration from Thursday, Oct. 23 to Monday, Oct. 27. Prior approval from the Folsom Fire Department is required.
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City Council Candidate Forum Oct. 11

September 25, 2014 
The League of Women Voters invites the public to attend Local Election Forums on Saturday, Oct. 11. Folsom City Council candidates are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. in the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chamber, 700 H St., Room 1450. The forum will be cablecast live on Metro Cable 14.

Folsom to file lawsuit on Mather Airport Master Plan

September 17, 2014 
During a Special Closed Session meeting Sept. 16, the Folsom City Council expressed unanimous support to file a lawsuit challenging the recent approval of the Mather Master Plan and related documents by Sacramento County. The lawsuit cites a failure to consider significant noise impacts on Folsom residents and neighbors.
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Johnny Cash Overcrossing opens Saturday

September 17, 2014 
Dedication and ribbon cutting ceremonies for Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail and Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing are set for Saturday morning, Oct. 4, at the intersection of Folsom Lake Crossing and East Natoma Street. Roseanne Cash will attend the ceremonies for the project that honors the memory of her father, one of the world’s most famous country musicians. She is performing at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College on Friday evening.
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Donations needed for military care packages

September 16, 2014 
As part of the Folsom Community Service Day, Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms are collecting donations of food and personal care items to fill 500 care packages that will be packed on Oct. 25. Here's how you can help!


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Heads up! E. Bidwell Street road work

September 8, 2014 
Road work is scheduled on East Bidwell Street between Blue Ravine and Oak Avenue Parkway from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Work includes asphalt grinding and paving, concrete sidewalk installation, traffic signal interconnect installation and repaving. At least one lane will be open to traffic in both directions at all times.
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Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony

September 5, 2014 
Police Chief Cynthia Renaud and Fire Chief Ron Phillips invite the community to the City of Folsom's 13th Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Veterans Memorial next to Folsom Public Library.


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Labor Day holiday closures

August 25, 2014 
City Hall, the Folsom Public Library and Senior and Arts Center will be closed in honor of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Police, fire and trash services will not be impacted.

Water Conservation & Drought Workshop

August 21, 2014 
The public is invited to attend a Water Conservation & Drought Workshop featuring state, regional and city representatives, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at the Folsom Community Center.
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New Businesses Coming to Folsom

August 20, 2014 
New businesses continue to open at Palladio and other sites around Folsom. Read the list of recently opened and soon-to-come businesses here.

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Help name Folsom's newest park

August 20, 2014 
Beginning Sept. 1, you may submit name recommendations for Folsom's newest park, to be located at the intersection of Blue Ravine Road and Parkway Drive. Per City policy, all parks must be named after an individual or family that has made a significant contribution to the Folsom community.
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Folsom City Council Candidates

August 11, 2014 
Seven candidates have qualified for the November ballot, when registered voters will elect three City Council members. Candidates are Roger Gaylord, Kerri Howell, Jennifer Lane, Sandra Lunceford, Steve Miklos, Andy Morin and Chad Vander Veen. Read more

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Motorist Alert: Parkshore Drive Road Closure

July 29, 2014 

Contractors will be conducting road modifications on Parkshore Drive beginning August 4th. Parkshore Drive will be closed between Plaza Drive and Coolidge Drive for the duration of the project, Aug. 4th through Sept. 8th.

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Please note Blue Ravine Road lane closures

July 22, 2014 
Due to a sewer improvement project, some lanes of Blue Ravine Road between Riley and E. Bidwell will be closed around-the-clock from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1. One lane will be open in each direction at all times. Watch for slow-downs and approach the work area with caution. Bicyclists are encouraged to use the nearest bike trail. Questions about the project may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Roger Kohne at rkohne@folsom.ca.us.

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Folsom achieves 22.4% water savings prior to new State mandates

July 17, 2014 
The City of Folsom’s water conservation ordinance is in compliance with the new State regulations, and City officials do not anticipate any changes to Folsom's current enforcement program. The State's $500 fine is optional. The actual text reads "fines of up to $500" and at this time City officials do not plan to increase fines to that level.
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Community Service Day SATURDAY

July 16, 2014 
Folsom's first City-wide Community Service Day is set for Saturday. Some outdoor projects will be postponed due to rain. All other projects will take place as planned. Read more


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Friday holiday closures

June 30, 2014 
City Hall, Folsom Public Library and the Senior & Arts Center will be closed Friday in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Police, fire and trash services will not be impacted. The Folsom Aquatic Center will be open from 1 - 5 p.m. for cool family fun. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Speak up about transportation issues

June 19, 2014 
Would you like to see light rail services expanded, bus services improved, potholes fixed, traffic signals synchronized, or new bridges or roadways built? The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) is seeking public input to help determine future countywide transportation priorities. Take the online survey at the SacramentoGO website -- www.sacramentogo.org.

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Register your neighborhood for National Night Out -- Tuesday, Aug. 5

June 19, 2014 
Each year Folsom Police partners with the community for National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention activities. If your neighborhood is involved in the Folsom Police Neighborhood Watch program and is planning a National Night celebration on Aug. 5, let us know and City and Public Safety leaders will stop by to say thanks for your help in keeping Folsom safe. Email rkracher@folsom.ca.us to learn more.

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Learn more about Folsom's high quality drinking water

June 5, 2014 
Information about the quality of local drinking water, where it comes from and the importance of protecting drinking water sources is now available. Consumer Confidence Report

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Memorial Day Holiday Closures

May 20, 2014 
City Hall, Folsom Public Library, and Senior and Arts Center will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police, Fire, trash and recycling services will not be impacted.


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Summer camps for kids - registration open

May 16, 2014 
Keep kids and teens busy and active this summer by enrolling in Park & Recreation's summer camps. There's something for every interest, from engineering and science to arts and crafts, zoo animals, tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, filmmaking and much more. Registration Info


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Read latest issue of News@95630

May 16, 2014 
Read the current issue of News@95630 and sign-up to receive free copies of future issues in your email inbox.

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Aquatic Center Open

May 13, 2014 
Summer fun has begun at the Folsom Aquatic Center and continues daily throughout the summer. Enjoy three pools, high and low diving boards, large inflatable toys, snack bar and plenty of lounging space. Hours, admission fees & more info here.

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Learn about your city government May 21

May 5, 2014 
Folsom's annual Public Works/Public Participation Day offers an array of fun activities and useful information for children and adults. The free event runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 21, in City Lions Park.
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Wanted: Poll workers for upcoming elections

May 2, 2014 
Sacramento County is recruiting poll workers for election days -- June 3 and/or Nov. 4. Earn money while assisting your neighbors and giving back to your community. Call Voter Registration & Elections at (916) 875-6100 or visit www.elections.saccounty.net.

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Big Cycling Event Coming to Folsom May 12

April 15, 2014 
Folsom will host the Individual Time Trials for America's largest and most prestigious cycling event on Monday, May 12. The world's top cyclists will be in town, providing a unique and exciting opportunity to showcase our community before a world-wide television audience. Please be prepared for traffic impacts. Route, road closures, traffic, parking & more!

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Motorist Alert! Highway 50 Traffic Delays

April 13, 2014 
Caltrans is alerting motorists that the Fix50 W/X Viaduct project on Highway 50 begins April 22 and continues through June 25. Visit the project website -- www.fix50.com -- for daily project updates, or check out the Fix50 Survival Guide.

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City Council adopts FY 2014-15 Budget

April 9, 2014 
The Folsom City Council adopted a $68.2 million Operating/General Fund Budget and $25.9 million Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 during the April 22 City Council meeting.
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Sign-up for Water Conservation Challenge!

April 2, 2014 
Folsom is competing against cities of similar size in a nationwide Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation campaign. Residents in winning cities have a chance to take home hundreds of eco-friendly prizes including a Toyota Prius Plug-in, water saving home products and home improvement gift cards. It's quick and easy to take the water conservation pledge at http://www.mywaterpledge.com/. On-line pledges will be accepted through April 30.





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Traffic Alert: Folsom Lake Crossing March 3-7

February 28, 2014 
Motorists traveling west-bound on Folsom Lake Crossing will see a partial lane closure from March 3 - 7 due to construction work on the Joint Federal Dam Spillway Project. Please observe warning signs.

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Meet Johnny Cash's daughter at ground breaking for Johnny Cash Overcrossing

February 24, 2014 
The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Johnny Cash Trail and Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, near the intersection of Folsom Lake Crossing Road and East Natoma Street. Cindy Cash, daughter of the famed musician, will attend. Johnny Cash tribute artist Drew Young of the Walking Phoenixes will provide entertainment.
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Folsom Time Trial Route Announcement

February 18, 2014 
Folsom's May 12th Stage 2 Time Trial Route for America's largest and most prestigious cycling race will start and end in the Historic District, and will feature Folsom's bridges and lakes. See the route map . . .
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City closures on Presidents' Day

February 10, 2014 
City Hall, Folsom Public Library, Senior and Arts Center and other City services will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in honor of the Presidents' holiday. Police, Fire and Trash/Recycling services will not be impacted by the holiday closure.

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Please keep your sprinklers off!

February 6, 2014 
City water conservation experts encourage everyone to keep irrigation sprinklers in the "off" mode as recent storms provided all the water Folsom landscapes will need for the next few weeks. While reservoir levels are up a bit as a result of recent rain, they are no where near normal levels, and it is critical that conservation efforts continue.

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Outdoor & Indoor Water Savings Tips

January 21, 2014 
Folsom and the rest of the state are experiencing drought conditions. Please do your part to conserve this precious natural resource by limiting landscape watering to two days per week (or less if possible), and by following these water saving tips.
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Get involved! Sign-up for Citizen's Academy

January 21, 2014 
The Folsom Police & Fire Departments invite you to participate in the fun and informative 2014 Citizen's Academy. Classes begin March 12 and continue weekly through mid-May. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 21.
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Sign up for Covered California @ Folsom Library

January 21, 2014 
Community outreach specialists and certified enrollment counselors from Insured California will share information and help you enroll using the Covered California website. Schedule an appointment for upcoming enrollment sessions at Folsom Public Library.
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Questions about Covered California?

January 9, 2014 
Covered California outreach specialist Roza Melendez will share information about Covered California and the Affordable Care Act from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Meeting Room at Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St. Topics will include plan requirements, benefits and assistance using the online calculator.