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7 Steps For Protecting Your Home and Your Family From Wintertime Hazards

Posted on: November 12, 2018

7 steps

With our weather finally cooling off, it’s a good time to think about protecting yourself and your home as we settle in for winter. Guest blogger Paul Denkin, of tells us how, with the following tips:

Your home is a safe haven from the cares and worries of the outside world. That’s one reason why you love it. But did you know that many of the dangers you fear most can occur while you’re sitting inside your house? In this post, we’ll look at six ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from these home-based hazards.

Step #1: Clean That Creosote Creosote is a smelly, sticky compound that builds up in your chimney like plaque in your arteries. Ignoring this dangerous substance can cause chimney fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other deadly issues. The only way to eliminate this ticking time bomb is to call a professional chimney sweeper. So-called “creosote cleaning fire logs” have only a minimal effect. Never rely on them to safeguard you from this hazard.


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Folsom Candidates Make Final Plea for Votes

Posted on: November 4, 2018



On Tuesday, voters will decide which 3 of 12 candidates running, will be joining Ernie Sheldon and Roger Gaylord to serve on the Folsom City Council for the next 4 years. To say this has been a contentious campaign would be an understatement.

Hit-pieces, smear campaigns, accusations of corruption and incompetence, have left many unsure about who or what to believe, and more importantly, who to vote for. reached out to all of the candidates, offering them the chance to make one final plea for your vote. Here are the responses of those who chose to participate, posted in the order in which they will appear on the ballot.

Yedukondalu (YK) Chalamcherla – I came to the United States during the Y2K scare. My job was to fix software glitches. My first visit to Folsom was in October 2002, My family fell in love with this community immediately, and we bought a house, couple of years later we permanently relocated from BayArea. I have been married for 22 years. Our two daughters have grown up in this community. The older is at CalPoly and the younger at Vista. Our family is complete with our rescued dog Dharma.