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Click it or Ticket

The Elk Grove Police Department is stepping up enforcement on seat belt use with the annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign underway now through May 31st.....Almost 500 people died in California in 2013 because they were not wearing a seat belt and were thrown from a vehicle......The fines for not wearng a seat belt start at $161 but the cost of not wearing one ----you don't even want to go there.

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Covered California says it has ‘solid financial foundation’

Covered California says it has ‘solid financial foundation’

SACRAMENTO — Covered California, the state’s health care exchange, released its budget plan for 2015-16 Wednesday morning.

The budget proposal calls for Covered California to start the new fiscal year with nearly $200 million in unrestricted reserves and the ability to use $100 million in federal establishment funds to complete its initial launch, the agency said in a press statement.

Over the next year, Covered California believes it will be able to transition relying only on the fees it collects from health insurance companies and the reserves it has saved when it was using federal funds.

“In the last two years, we established a solid foundation, and we are confident as we transition now from startup mode to ongoing operations,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee... Read More

Calvine Road to Be Closed For Track Repairs; Two e-Tran Routes Affected

Calvine Road to Be Closed For Track Repairs; Two e-Tran Routes Affected

Starting Monday, May 18 at 7 a.m., until 5p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, Calvine Road from Power Inn Road to Elk Grove Florin Road will be closed to through traffic. This closure has been requested by Union Pacific Railroad for urgent repairs needed for sections of railroad tracks. 
Information about the closure and detours is as follows:

  • The closure will affect all westbound and eastbound through traffic on Calvine Road -- between Power Inn Road & Elk Grove Florin Road -- including vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. 
  • The full closure of Calvine Road will only occur at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing between Barrymore Drive/Sheldon North Drive to Vintage Park Drive. Access for all property owners and residents will be maintained at all times.

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Elk Grove church fire under investigation


The Consumnes Fire Department is investigating a fire that started at the Elk Grove United Methodist Church on Friday morning.

Batillion Chief Sean Stumbaught said fire crews responded to a 911 call made by a women who said she smelled smoke and saw flames in a room adjacent to the church. According to Stumbaught, the room did not have sprinklers.

The fire was contained without injuries, but items for an upcoming rummage sale were lost.

Elk Grove La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Store Recognized Nationally

Elk Grove La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Store Recognized Nationally

During the recent High Point Furniture Market, La-Z-Boy recognized the owners and operators of its top performing La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries locations at an awards ceremony held in High Point, North Carolina. 

As a local highlight, the Elk Grove La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries -- owned and operated by Granite Bay residents Jim & Liz Reego -- was one of three stores recognized for top percent sales growth accounts based on percentage growth for 2014.  The Elk Grove La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries showroom is located at 8265 Laguna Blvd. (near Highway 99) and opened in 2005.

As background, the High Point Market (originally Southern Furniture Market), held in High Point, North Carolina, is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, measuring more than 10 million square feet encompassed in approximately 180 buildings throughout the area.

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A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

Have you noticed? All kinds of melons are showing up in our grocery stores...YAY!  A favorite summer treat, and you have lots of variety to choose from.  From honeydew to watermelon, they are so good and so good for you.  Try a sprinkle of cinnamon on your cantaloupe.  Throw some honeydew in your smoothie.  

Have you ever made a granita?  It is super easy and very satisfying summer treat.  Here is a great recipe from one of our partners, Whole Foods.