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Can Folsom High Three-Peat?

The winningest football program in California, and perhaps in the United States, has won the State Football Championship 4 times in the last...

Can Folsom High Three-Peat?

The winningest football program in California, and perhaps in the United States, has won the State Football Championship 4 times in the last 9 years, including the last two in a row. A win in 2019 will give them 5 out of 10 state titles and three in a row. Can they do it?

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Winningest Football Coach Retires

Text to the letter to players from Coach Richardson

It is with many emotions that I announce my decision to resign as Head Football Coach at Folsom High School. I began and amazing journey coaching at Folsom High School 24 years ago. The past 14 years as Head Coach have been very special to me and to my family, and I am very proud of our programs many accomplishments over that period. These accomplishments include:

  • 4 State Championships
  • 7 Section Championships
  • 9 League Championships
  • 2017 Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year
  • 2010 California Coaches Association State Coach of the Year
  • 2010 MaxPreps National Player of the Year (Dano Graves)
  • 2013 and 2014 Gatorade State Player of the Year (Jake Browning)

  • These accomplishments were only made possible through the hard work and perseverance of a group of dedicated players and coaches that bought into a common goal and took tremendous pride in representing Folsom High School. I thank all players and staff, both past and present– it has been my privilege to serve as your Head Coach. I am a strong believer that this game has always been about more than just what happens on the field. It is about developing young men who learn the value of hard work, determination, accountability and self-discipline.

    Through Folsom Football, I am proud to say our players learned what it meant to make an unwavering commitment to something that will serve as a lifelong memory they will carry into adulthood. Our players formed an unbreakable brotherhood that I was honored to have been a part of. Folsom Football instilled life lessons: Stick together, work together, set goals together and continue to persevere through the tough times to enjoy the benefits often waiting on the other side.

    I also want to thank our administration, school district, front office staff, Folsom High teachers and alumni. You are simply the best. The support shown by this group throughout my 14 years as Head Coach has been so appreciated and so special. Your passion and commitment to our high school, and specifically for our football program, clearly played a role in the success we were able to enjoy as the Bulldog Nation.

    I want to thank the City of Folsom and the community members who supported our football program through the years. When our players took the field, we had tremendous pride representing this amazing city we live in. I’m forever grateful for the love and sense of pride that embodied all the people who have supported Folsom Football through the years.

    Kelly and I feel extremely blessed to have been a part of this great chapter in the book of Folsom Football. The appreciation and love we have for the Bulldog Nation is immeasurable. We have been blessed to get to know some of the finest young men in America and we love them dearly. We are humbled and grateful to the families of these players and we will never forget the priceless friendships we have formed along the way.

    Long live the Bulldog Nation.

    Folsom Lake Company Helps Families in Sacramento Region Have Fun Together

    Where can families go and have all ages have fun? How about a car racing! The All American Speedway on the Roseville fairgrounds is just the ticket! Lots of excitement, noise, something to view farther away than just the cell phone screen. Real stuff.

    Folsom Lake Asphalt is as excited as kids about the NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST on Saturday, October 13th. Folsom Lake Asphalt has been building, repairing, maintaining, fixing and keeping asphalt in condition throughout the Sacramento area prime for nearly 40 years, so it’s no wonder that they have affection for the track. They sponsor their own race car.

    Families can feel safe and have fun together with the thrill of the track. Placer County Fairgrounds, where the track is located, was renamed @the Grounds after Placer Valley Tourism took over management of the 61-acre property nearly a year ago and began a renovation project of more than $40 million for the repair and updating of existing buildings and parking lots.

    Busy Folsom Exec Gets Help from Mobile Oil Change Service

    Imagine. Your boss called a lunch meeting the day you planned on taking your car to the shop for a quick oil change and lube. Drat! Cancel that. Can't go after work; soccer practice and gymnastics class back to back for the kids. Pizza on the way home. The rest of the week is just as busy.

    I am so fortunate to have found Premiere Mobile Tire, which also comes to me for oil changes, even in Folsom. You heard that right! They will come to your home or office and get your car maintained without you having to make any changes in YOUR day.

    At the change of seasons, it is a good idea to look at what needs to be done for good main tenance of your cars. Taking time for routine maintenance, like oil changes, can be costly in time. But not doing it is costly, too. We depend on them for so much, especially for families where both parents work. There are so many basic life support services are mobile. We get groceries and prepared food delivered; there are mobile veterinarians, dry cleaning delivery, it just makes sense that the car services are mobile now, too!
    What an easy way to have oil changes come to me, and even get my tires replaced. Thank you, Premiere Mobile Tire!

    Oh NO! Flat Tire on the Sacramento Freeway.

    Perhaps one of the scariest things to happen is having a flat tire or tire blow-out on the freeway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has several recommendations:

    What should I do if I have a tire blowout while driving?

    The goal in any blowout is to keep the vehicle balanced and controllable. Do not panic. Any overreaction – including slamming on the brakes or abruptly removing your foot from the accelerator – can result in a loss of control over the vehicle. Instead, you should take the following steps:
    Hold the steering wheel with both hands.
    • Maintain your vehicle speed if possible and if it’s safe to do so.
    • Gradually release the accelerator.
    • Correct the steering as necessary to stabilize your vehicle and regain control. Look where you want the vehicle to go and steer in that direction.
    • Once your vehicle has stabilized, continue to slow down and pull off the road where and when you judge it’s safe to do so.
    THAT'S the rub! It is NOT safe for you to change your tire on the freeway, period! 
    How about at work? Well, here's another question: how much does your time and clothing cost? Don't want to ruin both? Of course ! Call Uncle George! Oh, on vacation. Shoots!! 
    The key question is: do you WANT to change your tire now? Of course not. It takes valuable time and effort out of your day. SOMEbody must do that! Lucky YOU! So much service comes to YOU these days: grocery and restaurants deliver, why not tires?!
    To the rescue -  Premier Mobile Tire had the same idea. When you need it most is often the least convenient, right? You have a client meeting, go to your car, and shoots! Flat time! You have two choices, really: get grungy in that gutter, or call Premiere Mobile Tire. 916-371-1121.
    I bet I know the answer. That's what I'd say, too. My Uncle George is always on vacation!

    One of the best urban trails in the country - The American River Bike Trail

    It’s so easy to forget about one of our region’s great treasures — the American River Bike Trail — or more properly, the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail, accessible from Discovery Park at the Garden Highway. The American River Bike Trail hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail runs for 32 miles between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento and Folsom Lake's southwestern banks at Beal's Point.

    The trail has been in the news for several reasons. The Jibboom Street Bridge, in Discovery Park, right on the edge of Old Sacramento, has been closed since they are repairing the 1931 bridge and it’s not scheduled to open until May 31. In 2017, there were safety concerns due to violence along the trail. Most of the activity happened in the first four or five miles where increasing numbers of homeless people were living. Sacramento Supervisors last August approved a $5 million plan to beef up patrols along the parkway and clean up homeless encampments after dozens of citizens packed the chambers. Sacramento is creating more options for homeless people. Mayor Steinberg hopes to keep open a winter triage warehouse that houses more than 250 people and create more centers.

    This year on the trail, there is a regular presence of rangers. They even staff an information table handing out excellent free trail maps that mark phones, rest rooms, camp sites, picnic areas and vehicle access with parking. It is recommended to have a partner on the trail.

    You feel like you are in wilderness much of the time. Along the trail we saw deer, turkey, squirrels, egrets and ducks — many bird species. Great horned owl and hawks are very visible in the just-leafing-out trees. In the past I have seen coyote, otters, salmon spawning and coveys of California quail. One year on March 31, pipevine swallowtail butterflies were in profusion along all 32 miles of the trail.

    The Southern Maidu lived along that trail as long as 3,000 years ago. Jedidiah Smith was the first explorer to come over the mountains and reach California in 1827. He was impressed with the turbulence of the river and the grizzly. You’ll find the location of John Sutter’s grist mill.

    Take advantage of one of the best urban trails in the country.

    The two-lane trail is completely paved, with mile markers, trailside maps, water fountains, restrooms and telephones along the way. There are also plenty of places to stop to eat, rest or enjoy the scenery. Most of the trail is shaded and level, although the route does traverse some rolling terrain. Along the way you'll pass through several parks and swimming areas, as well as through the suburban enclaves of Sacramento.

    About 2 miles of the trail is on-road in a designated bike lane. In addition, the popular trail is shared by many different users, including in-line skaters and equestrians.

    Check out the dining options along the Garden Highway, like Chevy's and Pearl on the River after your ride.
    • Excerpted from the Davis Enterprise Column, Jean Jackman, At The Pond; and TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
    • brought to you by Barron Law http://lawbarron.com/

    Johnny Cash Trail

    The Johnny Cash Trail connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian over-crossing, beautifully inspired by the architecture of nearby Folsom Prison. With the bike trail infrastructure in place, the City of Folsom plans to create a world-class linear public art experience that will celebrate and honor the legendary Johnny Cash, his music, and his history with the City of Folsom.

    Along the trail, eight larger-than-life public art pieces will tell the story of Johnny Cash, his connection to Folsom Prison, and his epic musical career. Visitors will have an opportunity to enrich the experience using smartphone apps and audio designed to bring each art piece to life as it incorporates Cash’s music, historical documentary information, and interactive elements.
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