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The Saturday Skinny: How to stay motivated to lose weight

A little more than a year ago, losing 100 pounds seemed like a daunting, and nearly impossible, task. As someone who had tried diet plans, pills, gimmicks, shakes and just about ev ...

The Saturday Skinny: How I got started with my own weight loss program

In early February, I wrote a column in the Telegraph describing how I had lost 60 pounds. The response I received was overwhelming. People wanted to know how I did it and they want ...

Editor's View: Joe Hoffman is running for judge seat in El Dorado County

Joe Hoffman, local barrister, is seeking the gavel of an El Dorado County Superior Court judgeship. Already a “judge pro tem,” Hoffman threw his proverbial hat in the ring last ...

Editor's View: Struggling Folsom mom's plight hits nerve

FOLSOM, CA - I consider myself someone who chronicles life in a small town. From my early days at the Merced-Sun Star until now, my focus hasn’t changed. During this time of year ...

Editor's View: Crazy election for locals

As the post-election dust settles, it’s time to look at how that night went. In El Dorado Hills, I stopped by Roger Niello’s party at Sienna Restaurant. Niello was unsuccessfu ...

Editor's View: City salaries are up for all to see

It’s refreshing to cover a city so open about its policies and finances. When the Telegraph started delving into the pay for city department heads, the information wasn’t diffi ...

Editor's View: Day at the office takes editor afar

Sometimes, the job of an editor takes me outside my comfort zone. That’s the zone that includes a steaming pot of hot coffee, my comfortable desk chair and e-mail. That’s the z ...

Editor's view: Shoppers seek ways to spend

While on the wild hunt for lunch last week, I was shocked when I hit the 800 block of Sutter Street. While I knew, in theory, the sidewalks and shed roofs would be removed, reality ...

Editor's View: Reader asks 'Whose side are you on?'

I’ve had two readers call regarding our purported political leanings as a newspaper. One, named Chris, believes we’re a liberal, leftist anti-American paper. Another, who did ...

Editor's View: Bears, parties and deals make for full week

This has been some week. For starters, I attended a Folsom Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. There were lots of docents who volunteered their time to st ...

Editor's View: When 5 o'clock whistle blows, crew clears

A Sunday stroll down Sutter Street in Folsom found quite a few folks out enjoying the warm weather and the offerings of local merchants. I also have to hand it to the construction ...

Editor's View: Fire chief recalls life-saving act

Dan Haverty, Folsom’s fire chief, didn’t let his organ donation anniversary go by without some recognition. It was on April 1, 2005, that he donated part of his liver to Bisho ...

Editor's View: Sutter Street shop to shutter

Teresa Yost, owner of As Time Goes By on Sutter Street in Folsom, is calling it quits. After working 22 years on the street, she said it’s time to move on to other things. She ...

Editor's View: History, business coming together on Sutter Street

Jerry Bernau, with Bernau Development, recently gave an overview presentation of the plans for Sutter Street’s Historic Folsom Station. Bernau said the development should be tur ...

Editor's View: Group serves area newcomers

After a holiday break from penning this weekly column, it’s time to get back into things. Ruth Anderson moved to Folsom a little more than a year-and-a-half ago based on a photo ...