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Folsom lends cash to affordable housing project

Folsom will gain 54 low-income and very low-income housing units thanks to the Folsom City Council/Redevelopment Agency’s approval of two loans at a Feb. 8 joint meeting. The Forestwood Family Apartments project, located at 9483 Greenback Lane, sits on 2.5 acres of infill property and will have a total of 55 units, which will come in one-, two- […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom fights for redevelopment agency

FOLSOM — The Folsom City Council members didn’t like having to do it, but at a special joint meeting of the City Council and redevelopment agency on Feb. 1, they agreed to take steps to protect the city’s redevelopment funds from poaching by the state of California. In doing so, they joined many other California […]

Comments Off / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom suffers from ‘fiscal fatigue,’ mayor says

Mayor Andy Morin

In his third State of the City speech Folsom Mayor Andy Morin found the city facing a completely different future than he did when he gave similar speeches in 2006 and 2007. In January of those years the outlook was brighter, though fiscal storm clouds were gathering. This year is more problematic, following a couple […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom recommits to affordable housing, just not ‘inclusionary’

After eight years of using inclusionary zoning to provide affordable housing in Folsom, the Folsom City Council decided it wasn’t working the way they thought it would. At the city council meeting on Jan. 11, the members unanimously voted to go in another direction. Rather than talk about “affordable” housing, City Council members focused on […]

Comments Off / January 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

For many, a ShelterBox is home

ShelterBoxes provide tents and other supplies necessary for survival following a disaster. Photo courtesy of ShelterBox

When a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving millions more homeless, the international disaster relief organization ShelterBox  delivered aid to alleviate the misery of families in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. A ShelterBox Response Team was dispatched on Jan. 13 and 930 ShelterBoxes were […]

Comments Off / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Officials reviewing options for Nimbus Hatchery fish passage

FishPassage-WEB

In 1955 the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation built the Nimbus Fish Hatchery at Gold River to mitigate the loss of spawning habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout caused by construction of the Nimbus Dam. The hatchery is located on the south bank of the American River one-quarter mile downstream from Nimbus Dam. The river […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park visionaries support walkable downtown, green energy

THEY LOVE FOUNTAINS — Steve and Nadine Petty both reach to put their dots on the fountain option. Along with a majority of other dot-stickers, they voted for fountains and sculptures in future Cameron Park parks and public areas. Photo by Roberta Long

If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear Cameron Park residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” The community has had a strong sense of identity since Larry and Ruth Cameron purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. The sign on Cameron park Drive says it best, […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »