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Power outage in Folsom leaves more than 2,000 people without power

SMUD reported Tuesday morning that more than 2,000 customers were affected by a power outage.

The outage, which affected a total of 2,500 customers in the Blue Ravine and Prewett areas, began at 8:41 a.m. with restoration time estimated to finish at 11:15 a.m. By 11:37 a.m. SMUD tweeted out that power had been fully restored to Folsom customers affected by the outage.

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Folsom prison therapist faces smuggling and conspiracy charges


Thirty-year-old Kimberly Vickers wiped away tears as she was called to face the charges against her.

Vickers is accused of smuggling cellphones, heroin and needles into California State Prison, Sacramento between May and August.

She appeared before Judge Laurel White in Sacramento Superior Court Monday morning.

According to court records, Vickers worked as a recreation therapist at the prison, and at least one of the inmates she is accused of helping was one of her clients.

Morin, Miklos Elected Folsom Mayor, Vice Mayor

Morin, Miklos Elected Folsom Mayor, Vice Mayor

Morin, Miklos Elected Folsom Mayor, Vice Mayor

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. ... Read More

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville earn prestigious cancer care accreditation

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville earn prestigious cancer care accreditation

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Accreditation with commendation to the cancer programs at the Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville.

The medical centers have been designated as Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs by The Commission on Cancer (CoC).

To earn voluntary (CoC) accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. 

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

STOCKTON — Over the past 35 years, the northern San Joaquin Valley, including San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties, has become increasingly tied to the economy of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the explosive growth in the numbers of Central Valley workers who commute north and west every day... Read More

Students, parents still searching for answers in boy's suicide

Many students at Folsom middle and high schools are mourning the death of 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu, who committed suicide because of bullying, according to friends and family.

Folsom High School students have decided to take a stand, creating a pledge promising to fight against bullying.

"It's really hard for someone that is getting bullied to go through," Junior Lily Fernandez said.

Parents though, are asking for much more.

"For this to happen at the middle school level is unbelievable," parent Julianne Sturdivant said. "I'm deeply angry, but I'm trying to funnel that into positive solutions."

Sturdivant is a mother of two and is extremely disappointed in the district's response to Ronin's death. She thinks bullying isn't a priority for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.

Sly Park residents prepare for massive storm.

POLLOCK PINES - Pollock Pines and other foothill communities braced for high winds and rain as a severe winter storm moves in Wednesday.

"People are stocking up on getting their gas cans filled, with their generators and snow blowers and you know, getting ready," said Jeff Cole, owner of Sly Park Resort in Pollock Pines.

Many residents reconsidered putting up holiday decorations until after the high winds hit.

"They were saying the winds a gonna be so strong that they will knock a lot of the outside decorations down, so they said to hold off, maybe until after the storm," Cole said.

Fred Lauridson of Pollock Pines had stockpiles of wood and gasoline to run his two generators. "Probably about 50 to 60 gallons of gas between my boat and having a motorcycle," Lauridson said.