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Elk Grove Unveils Plans For Multi-Million Dollar Facility at Weekend Workshop

Elk Grove Unveils Plans For Multi-Million Dollar Facility at Weekend Workshop

Before a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday morning, the City of Elk Grove unveiled a concept site plan for their proposed soccer complex.

The public workshop was attended by over a hundred people in the city council chambers at Elk Grove City Hall to hear what the city plans are for the 99-acre site that lies outside current city limits. The land was purchased for an above market price of $4.3 million in September, 2014 with money siphoned from the city's drainage fund as the city pursued a $100-million professional soccer stadium in hopes landing a Major League Soccer expansion franchise... Read More

Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Experts from the University of California, Davis, are available to media to discuss the drought and water-supply issues affecting California.

DROUGHT AND WILDFIRES Wildfire, climate and plant communities

Mark Schwartz, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, can discuss the impact of climate change on wildfires, as well as where and when plant communities are predicted to exhibit stress as a consequence of unusual climatic conditions, including wildfire. His work to help better predict fire behavior and forest vulnerabilities informs decisions about fire management, including prescribed fire, fuels reduction, and management responses to wildfire events. Contact: Mark Schwartz, John Muir Institute of the Environment, (530) 752-0671, mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS Economic impact on agriculture and consumers

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The Elk is Back - 'The Grove' Gets its Elk, 'Sliced Bread' Celebration All in One Day!

The Elk is Back - 'The Grove' Gets its Elk, 'Sliced Bread' Celebration All in One Day!

As Mayor Gary Davis said when he and two of his current Elk Grove City Council members enabled the erection of the first of several massive billboard that will dot the two freeways running through town, this first one certainly is "quirky," and that is being nice... Read More

A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner

A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner
A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner
08-29-2015 - 08-29-2015
Sacramento County Farm Bureau
http://sacfarmbureau.org/winemakersdinner.html
Admission: Individual Tickets $85 Table Sponsorship $1,000
 
(916) 685-6958
staff@sacfarmbureau.org
http://sacfarmbureau.org/winemakersdinner.html
Start Time(s): Sat 6:30pm Appetizers 5:30pm
The Sacramento Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education is celebrating Sacramento Countys bountiful harvest with A Toast to Education winemakers dinner 
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City of Elk Grove to Analyze, Pursue Unspecified Entertainment Facility

City of Elk Grove to Analyze, Pursue Unspecified Entertainment Facility

The City of Elk Grove will be entering an exclusive negotiation agreement (ENA) to pursue development of an entertainment center, according to this week's city council's consent calendar.

The agreement between Elk Grove and Sacramento Area Event Facility Group, LLC, headed by Sacramento attorney Richard Hyde, will allow that group to analyze sites for potential entertainment sites and negotiate a franchise agreement regarding the development and use of an entertainment facility. The ENA prohibits SAEFG from developing a Major League Soccer facility or a regional soccer facility... Read More

With No Deliberation, Elk Grove City Council Approves $279 Million Budget

With No Deliberation, Elk Grove City Council Approves $279 Million Budget

With no deliberation, the Elk Grove City Council approved a $279 million annual budget at their regular meeting last night. 

The budget for fiscal year 2016, which starts on July 1, includes $62.8 million for general fund expenditures. General fund expenditures cover day-to-day operating cost such as payroll with the balance of the $279 million earmarked for capital improvement projects... Read More

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.