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Folsom prisoners create special Super Bowl 50 license plate

Inmates at Folsom Prison created 450 license plates being used this week on official Super Bowl 50 cars in the Bay Area. 

The black and gold plates were paid for by the Super Bowl host committee, and are not available to the public. They will be used on official vehicles, and are only allowed to be in use on California's roadways until February 12. 

The California DMV was contacted at the beginning of the year with the special order. Although there is no specific criteria for creating special plates, the DMV said they have only done this on two previous occasions: for vehicles participating in the annual Tournament of Roses parade and in 2013 for a special marketing campaign by Land Rover. In all of these cases, the parties involved paid for the plates to be created.

Folsom Dam may shift from saving water to dumping it

It’s almost unimaginable.

On Dec. 4, Folsom Lake hit a record low level of 348 feet above sea level — 135,679 acre feet, just 14 percent of capacity.

Less than two months later, the reservoir is quickly approaching its normal level for late January.  Folsom Lake now stands at 405 feet in elevation holding 412,000 acre feet of water.  That's still just 42 percent of capacity and 81 percent of average for this date, but federal operators may soon need to start dumping water.

To protect lives and property downriver from flooding in case a series of big storms arrives, the Bureau of Reclamation is not allowed to let the lake rise to more than 577,000 acre feet this time of year, which is 59 percent of total capacity. The bureau hasn't had to do this in five years. 


The surface of Folsom Lake rose to 400 feet above sea level

Folsom Lake hit an important milestone over the weekend:  Even though most of the slips at the marina are still mired in mud, it could be just a matter of days before hundreds of boats can come out of dry storage in the marina parking lot. 

Leaking dam in Folsom project stabilized

A leaking temporary cofferdam at the Folsom Lake Spillway Project has been stabilized Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Crews had been working to remove construction equipment and vehicles throughout the day.

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown warned stakeholders not to get giddy over increased revenues as he released his 2016-17 budget proposal, a plan that calls for shoring up California’s rainy day fund and increasing education spending... Read More

Hoverboard causes fire in Folsom home

A hoverboard by Smart Balance Wheel caught fire and caused one family in Folsom $5,000 in property damage. According to the Folsom Fire Department, firefighters arrived to a house fire Saturday along Palomino Court where they found a burning hoverboard inside the home.

Woman dies after being stabbed by husband in Folsom

A woman died after her husband stabbed her in Folsom, Folsom police reported Monday morning.

Justin Anthony Jesus, 28 of Orangevale was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on murder charges and domestic violence.

Folsom police said that officers received a 911 call about a fight in the front yard of a residence in the 100 block of Gallagher Court.

When officers arrived they found a woman who had been stabbed. She wa transported to Sutter Roseville hospital where she later died, Folsom police said.

The suspect was not at the scene when the officers arrived but he was eventually found hiding in the yard of a nearby residence.

He was later identified as the victim's husband, Folsom police said. The victim's name has not been released.

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