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Explore electricity at Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

A visitor at the at Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Visitors Center checks out the display explaining how water makes electricity at the powerhouse. Photo by Roberta Long

In the history of the science of electricity, Folsom holds a prominent place. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin flew a kite with a key attached in a thunderstorm in Philadelphia, demonstrating that lightning is a source of electricity. Thomas Edison developed the incandescent lamp in 1878 in New Jersey. Edison used direct current, which only reached […]

No Comment / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Three run for two Folsom City Council seats

Two incumbents and one challenger will vie for two seats on the Folsom City Council at the Nov. 6 general election. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will take office on Dec. 10. The Folsom City Council is composed of five members elected at large. Each council member represents the entire city […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nail Palazzo offers affordable service in elegant atmosphere

Specially woven drapes can be closed to separate the pedicure and manicure areas at Nail Palazzo in Folsom. Photo by Roberta Long

As elegant as a palace, Nail Palazzo opened in June next to Chicago Fire in Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom. Custom-designed in a contemporary style, the pale taupe, gray and black motif invites both women and men to relax and enjoy a professional manicure, pedicure or waxing. Owner Tommy Le grew up in Stockton. He […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Chan House to showcase Folsom’s Chinese heritage

June Chan and her brother Howard grew up in the Chan House. June Chan is a tireless advocate for preservation of Chinese history and is the leader of the effort to convert the building to a historical museum with a garden as seen in the rendering she holds. Photo by Roberta Long

Visitors to the newly redeveloped Historic Sutter Street notice one building that seems overlooked. The small, yellow building near the Gold Line light rail station at 719 Sutter St. looks much as it did years ago. It is not forgotten and will soon become another nugget in the treasure that is Folsom’s Historic District. It […]

1 Comment / June 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates opening of Folsom Public Plaza

Mayor Kerri Howell welcomes people to the Folsom Public Plaza at the opening ceremony. Behind her, left to right: Councilmember Ernie Sheldon, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Councilmember Andy Morin, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and Councilmember Jeff Starsky. Photo by Roberta Long

Just in time for the outdoor season the city of Folsom recently celebrated the opening of the new urban park entertainment venue in Folsom’s Historic District. Construction crews had worked through several days of heavy rains to complete the project. The public plaza and amphitheater are seen as an outdoor living room, where people can […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom approves Capital SouthEast Connector alignment

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The Folsom City Council was the first of the five jurisdictions in the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority to pass a resolution approving the general alignment adopted by the JPA board of directors on March 7. The Folsom City Council voted unanimous support at its regular meeting on April 10. JPA Connector Executive Director […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Protelo business software provider opens in Palladio

Protelo President Christer Johansson and Business Development Manager Randall Ferre enjoy the colors of the sunset from their offices in Palladio. Photo by Roberta Long

Christer Johansson, president of Protelo, opened offices in Palladio in early March. Johansson came from Sweden, where he was a programmer, to work for a software company in Folsom in 1991. In 2008 he went on his own with a consulting company, Protelo, located on Blue Ravine Road. His focus was on helping companies improve […]

No Comment / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »