Author: Alan Gray

Four Arrests After Clerks Sell Alcohol To Minors In Folsom

Folsom Police Officers joined ABC agents to conduct a program called a Decoy Alcohol Purchase Operation yesterday, May 7, 2014. This operation can lead to the arrest of clerks and servers who sell alcohol to people under 21 years old. Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will attempt to purchase alcohol from an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. The minor does not use false identification. During the operation, four businesses provided alcohol to the minor out of eight businesses checked. The four businesses which sold alcohol were Fresh Mex Express Mexican Grill on Prairie City Road, Peacock Indian Restaurant on Prairie City Road, CVS on East Bidwell Street and Whole Foods on Palladio Parkway. “When 50% of businesses checked sell alcohol to a minor, that number is unacceptable,” said Sgt. Eric Heichlinger from the Folsom Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. Heichlinger added that the Folsom Police Department partners with ABC to provide free training to licensed establishments on how to avoid selling alcohol to minors. The next training class is May 27th at the Folsom Police Department. For more information about the training, contact Peggy Parker at 916-228-2545. Any employee who provides alcohol to a minor is cited. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1000 fine and 24 hours of community service. The operation resulted in...

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International Guitar Night In Folsom

Folsom’s Three Stages hosts The International Guitar Night on its American tour, Thursday, January 23, with local and international stars. International Guitar Night founder, Brian Gore, will be joined by Italy’s Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina. Pino Forastiere and Mike Dawes are contemporary steel string guitarists, who play a unique mix of melody, improvisation and hand percussion using the strings, the fretboard and the guitar body. Quique is a master of many South American melodies and rhythms on both guitar and charango. The International Guitar Night is the premier touring guitar festival, each...

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Abstracts in Fiber and Paint Art Exhibition

Abstract art dates back to the early 1900’s when artists began to paint abstract art as a result of a deliberate artistic and philosophical development.  Two acclaimed artists’ work in different media will be showcased in this time-honored style in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, “Abstracts in Fiber and Paint.”  Joe Strickland will exhibit his newest series of paintings in mixed-media, and Joan Dyer will show her unique fabric art. The exhibit opens on January 24 and continues through March 6, 2014. Joe Strickland has been recognized for his unique use of multiple...

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Crashing Into Starbucks On East Bidwell

Folsom Police and Fire were at Starbucks this afternoon, around 3pm. It was the scene of a vehicle collision through the glass window of the building at 603 A East Bidwell Street. At approximately 2:50 pm, nine people suffered minor injuries, and two were quickly transported to area hospitals. At the time, police said impairment did not appear to be a factor in the crash. The driver of the Lexus SUV was parking her vehicle when the vehicle accelerated over a parking barrier onto East Bidwell Drive then back toward the building. The car crashed through a side window...

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Folsom Blues Breakout Cool Down With Sutter Street Pub Crawl

The Blues Breakout lets you escape the Folsom Prison Blues, the weekend of October 18 and 19, for the -Cash & Carter weekend of the year. Folsom, the unofficial home of Johnny Cash has the Ring of Fire shows at 3 Stages 10/18, 19, 20; and Liquid Carbo-loading at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar 10/18. Those who are into more engergetic things can run a smokin-fast course around Lake Natoma to the finish with Johnny Cash tribute bands. The Folsom Farmers Market in rocking Historic Folsom on the 19th. Murray Weaver, at the Powerhouse Pub says “Come check...

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