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Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall

Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall

By Dan Bacher

It appears that California is not only running out of water during the drought, but it is running out of money to move that water because of mismanagement, according to the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). 

The environmental group accused the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) of facing a $60 million shortfall after failing to collect $125 million owed by water contractors. 

“Even as it continues to promote the ruinously expensive, environmentally destructive and ultimately unworkable Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the California Department of Water Resources has failed to collect $125 million for ongoing operations owed by water contractors, and now faces a $60 million shortfall,” according to a C-WIN media release. ... Read More

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Replacing Dr. Ladd

The search is on to replace Dr. Steven Ladd as superintendent of the Elk Grove Unified School District……….Earlier this year Ladd announced he will be retiring in September after serving in the position for almost ten years……The plan is to hold a series of special board meetings in the search for a successor-------those meetings are set for August 12th, September 3rd, and September 9th…….There will also be some community and district outreach meeting to get input as to what type of qualifications the new superintendent should have-----an online survey will also be available if you’d like to weigh in.  

 

Elk Grove's Taste of Farm-to-Fork

Elk Grove's Taste of Farm-to-Fork
Elk Grove's Taste of Farm-to-Fork
09-19-2014 - 09-19-2014
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Admission: $50 pp (includes food, beverages and souvenir wine glass) Ages 21+ only (Tickets go on sale Monday, July 28, at 10am)
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2-year-old boy drowns in Elk Grove


Elk Grove spokesman Chris Trim said a 2-year-old boy drowned during a church outing at Elk Grove Regional Park Saturday afternoon.

The child wandered away when the adults' attentions were focused on taking pictures. He was later found in the duck pond at the park, Trim said.

A lifeguard from the park's swim center began to perform CPR.

After firefighters responded and continued to perform CPR, the boy was transported to a nearby hospital where attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.


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Chicken-Veggie-Whatever In a Dish

Chicken-Veggie-Whatever In a Dish

This is the enthralling tale of one resourceful man overcoming his hunger by combining the contents of his refrigerator into sweet and sultry sustenance. This man is me.

Let me start off by saying that this is your typical “look-in-the-fridge-and-throw-what-you’ve-got-in-a-pot” recipe. Now, with that being said, the absolute key to doing this is to make sure you have some good stuff in your fridge. This makes it a lot easier to let your culinary creativity run unrestricted. If you’re not the creative type, feel free to check out my quirky recipe below.
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Elk Grove police investigate suspicious death on walking trail, identify victim.


A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Elk Grove Thursday, police say.

The Elk Grove Police Department reports the 75-year-old victim was discovered in a field off a walking trail at Whitelock Parkway and Bellaterra Drive.

The man was identified as Xihao Huang of Elk Grove Friday morning according to the Sacramento county coroner.

The man lived in the area and walking the path was part of his regular routine, investigators have learned. It's believed the victim left his home around 7 a.m. Family members became concerned when he did not return after several hours.

A relative found the man and called police.

Police said there was trauma on the body that would not have been caused by a fall or under natural circumstances.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office will be conducting an autopsy and releasing the victim's name.

Cosumnes Firefighters Service Fee

If you have a medical emergency in Elk Grove that requiring a  call from Cosumnes firefighters you will be charged a service fee…….The Community Services District has voted 4-1 in favor of the “First Responder Fee” and it will go into effect starting next month… Starting Aug. 15, firefighters on either engine or truck companies can charge a $143 fee for medical services….. This fee will be evenly divided if there is an incident involving several patients…… Firefighters can also charge the fee at incidents outside the district that covers Elk Grove and Galt…...While there seemed to be philosophical opposition from the board to the new fee the reality is that it is needed to restore services that have been cut because of the recession……..The new fee is expected to generate more than $400,000 a year.