In Memoriam: James Folmer, 70

Mar 1, 2024



James Folmer, founding editor of Century Group Media's Redlands (California) Community News, died Jan. 14, 2024, at Redlands Community Hospital from complications of colon cancer, the newspaper reported. He was 70.

His 50-year career included stints with The Californian in Temecula, Vista Press, Escondido Times Advocate, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts and The Desert Sun in Palm Springs.

Folmer was the founding editor of the Redlands Community News, which launched in 2019.

”It was an absolute honor for him to be your editor,” daughter Jessica Ducsay said in the remembrance. “He always said he wanted to write until the day he died, and he just about did — even working partly throughout his recent cancer treatments.”