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Nightlife shines in El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills has had a reputation as a quiet suburb of Sacramento since it started growing in the 1980s. It was seen as a place where summer evening entertainment meant backyard barbecues and big-screen television programs. A night on the town required a trip to Folsom or Sacramento. This perception hasn’t been true for […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

“In the Pockets of Dreams”

Book: “In the Pockets of Dreams” Author: Wendy Schultz Publisher: Wendy Schultz, 2014 Available: Paperback at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, in print at amazon.com and in ebook format on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords and iBooks. A young man, an “ordinary Joe,” according to author Wendy Schultz, finds he can “read objects.” Through […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

During the dedication ceremony, the sound of a bouncing basketball could be heard as Folsom High School men’s basketball team played the first game in the gym. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom mayor highlights city’s bounce back

2015 Folsom Mayor Andy Morin drew a packed house for his State of the City address at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 22 at the Lake Natoma Inn. It was Morin’s fourth address, and he had the tone of a seasoned veteran. Folsom Chamber of Commerce President Jim den Dulk introduced the […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom opens Johnny Cash Trail

The Johnny Cash Trail crosses Folsom Lake Crossing at Natoma Street. The album from Johnny Cash’s two concerts in January 1968 at Folsom Prison put Folsom on the worldwide map. Photo by Roberta Long

On a perfect day for bicycling or walking, the city of Folsom opened the first phase of the Johnny Cash Trail and Overcrossing. A large crowd came to enjoy the Oct. 4 festivities and be first to travel the trail that runs from Folsom Lake Crossing to Prison Road alongside Lake Natoma. The inspiration for […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Harris Center fills calendar with great performances

The Harris Center for the Arts has lined up a calendar full of new and returning performers for the 2014-15 season. Located at Folsom Lake College, the three stages in the center will present more than 400 performances and others will be added throughout the season as they become available. Harris Center features local, national […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Amgen 2014 brings two days of bicycle racing to local area

Professional bicycle road racing is becoming more popular in the United States, and the Amgen Tour of California is the biggest bicycle race in North America. Patterned after the famous Tour de France, which began in 1903, the ninth annual Tour of California is relatively new. Like its French forebear, it is segmented into stages […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »