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Mother's Day treat: Homemade scones

I have never been a big fan of scones.  They have always been a bit dry for my taste.  That all changed thanks to Barbara Bowers of Rose Mountain Manor in Colfax, CA.  Barbara and her wonderful recipe were featued on News10 Midday and News10.net back in October of 2002.  From that point on, this recipe has been a staple for special events and just because. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tabelspoons softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fruit*

Directions

Blend Bisquick and sugar. Cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture.  Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry mix.  Stir with a fork until just mixed (do not overmix).  Drop into four piles onto a baking sheet.  Cut into four pieces each with about one-eight inch between.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for

Folsom burglary suspect nabbed after high speed pursuit

FOLSOM, CA - A Folsom police pursuit overnight ended with officers arresting a man they say is a suspect in several recent robberies.

Sgt. Jason Browning said Eric Joseph Souza, 29, of Mather, was caught after he fled the stolen car he was in and tried to swim across a pond near Highway 50.

A patrol officer spotted the car, a stolen Acura Integra, on Blue Ravine Road near Oak Avenue Parkway just moments after a witness reported the vehicle swerving on Blue Ravine around midnight. Browning said the patrol officer tried to make a traffic stop on the Integra but the car sped off, reaching speeds near 100 miles an hour.

The driver crashed while trying to turn from Oak Avenue Parkway to Iron Point Road. Officers said the driver, Souza, ran from the car through a field and into the pond. A Citrus Heights police canine team assisted Folsom police in catching Souza.

Army Corps releases documents about racial slur on grave markers

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released numerous documents that contain a racial slur referring to African-American pioneers.

The "N-word" was etched on their graves in 1954.

"What we have here is the grave marker of one of 36 human beings who were relocated to Folsom Lake, which was created by Folsom Dam, " founder of the Mormon Island Cemetery ProjectMichael Harris said.

For 10 years Harris has led the fight to get the slur taken off of the grave markers. The bodies were moved from Negro Hill Cemetery to Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery off Green Valley Road by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Corps spokeswoman DeDe Cordell tracked down documents regarding the transfer. 

"Very surprised, embarrassed and ashamed," Cordell said. "We all had the same reaction. You've got to be kidding me."

Contributor of the Month: Laura Scarborough

Contributor of the Month: Laura Scarborough

“I’m one of those people who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, so juggling is out of the question,” Laura Scarborough said.

Laura Scarborough’s blog, Adventures in Juggling, is about a Manteca mom’s life with a husband, five kids, one of which has special needs, three pets and being a RN at the neo-natal intensive care unit, NICU.

“We started in 2005, back then it was a kind of a curiosity.”

Laura started journaling after her son Daniel was born. Daniel was born premature and has autism [CORRECTION: Daniel was born premature and has many struggles related to his extreme premature birth, Laura said in her blog].

It's Termite Swarm Season Again!

It's Termite Swarm Season Again!

Of all the wood-destroying organisms that pest control professionals deal with, termites are the most infamous.  They are responsible for billions of damage to homes and businesses in Northern California and throughout the world.

Populations of termite colonies are comprised of the queen, workers and soldiers.  All are female.  In the spring a mature colony will produce winged reproductive of both sexes, called alates.  This is the only time of year when males are present.  There are two termite species that infest structures in our region: Dry wood and Subterranean.  Of the two, the subterranean species causes the most damage to structures spring and sometimes Fall are the seasons when these insects are noticed more readily, as the alates (sometimes confused with flying ants) emerge from mud tubes created by mature colonies.  This emergence usually happens in the evening, just prior to dusk.  The alates fly and mate.  After

How do you feel now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

How do you feel  now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

After much effort from all sides, it boils down to the Maloofs stating that the Kings will play the next season in Sacramento.

Good?  Bad?  Too much attention given to the subject?  How will this impact you at the local level?

Let us know.

Submit your article to writer@news10.net and let us know what community you live in.  Start you paragraph with "Now that the Kings are staying for another year...

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How do you feel now that Osama bin Laden is dead?

How do you feel now that Osama bin Laden is dead?

Politicians are delivering official statements.  There's celebration in the streets of various cities.  But, what's your personal take?

Is celebrating appropriate?  Are you in shock?  Do you know someone who died on 9/11? Someone who's military and has been on the front line? Are you fearful or relieved moving forward?  How does this story impact is at the local level?  

Let us know.

Submit your article to writer@news10.net .  Let us know what community you live in and start your article with "Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, ...

By the way, you can also post a comment at http://www.facebook.com/News10

Folsom Hosts AMGEN Tour of California Viewing Party

Folsom Hosts AMGEN Tour of California Viewing Party

Cycling aficionados will gather in Historic Folsom to watch competitors in America’s largest cycling event, the AMGEN Tour of California, race through town on Tuesday morning, May 17.

Folsom is hosting a viewing party on Historic Sutter Street near the intersection of Riley between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.  The racers will cross the picturesque Rainbow Bridge, the entrance to the Historic District, at approximately 10:45 a.m. 

“We anticipate a large crowd to cheer on the cyclists at this premier viewing location,” says Folsom’s Parks and Recreation Director Robert Goss.  He notes that the Sutter/Riley intersection is also the site of the first designated sprint point for the day – the “Folsom Prison Breakaway Sprint.”  The first racer to reach the designated point will receive a $1,000 cash prize donated by local businesses and the Folsom Tourism Bureau.   

 “We’ll have a DJ, color commentator, entertainment, vendors and a r

VIDEO: Folsom Handcar Derby celebrates 20th anniversary

FOLSOM, CA - It is a surprising sight for commuters driving along East Bidwell Street in Folsom as they find themselves racing against a human powered handcar.

For the past several years, the abandon tracks along Bidwell have become home to the Folsom Handcar Derby, which is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this weekend.

"It is something I just enjoy," Derby founder Gary Putman said. "I just kept with it, and I know if I quit the sport will quit, so I keep going."

Five people make up one team in the handcar derby. One person pushes at the start, while the other four pump the car down the track. The timed race stretches 800 feet lasting around 30 seconds with the car reaching speeds up to 28 miles per hour.

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

 Saturday - May 21, 2011 [ Tomorrow ! ]


www.folsomchilicookoff.com


We have 12 Teams each cooking 3-gallons of Chili