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What Have They Done Lately? Construction Halt on Elk Grove Promenade Now in its Sixth Year

What Have They Done Lately? Construction Halt on Elk Grove Promenade Now in its Sixth Year

On or about July 25, 2008, construction on the Elk Grove Promenade came to an abrupt stop. The unanticipated and sudden stop of construction precipitated the Great Recession's credit crunch and the bankruptcy of the mall's developer, Chicago-based General Growth.

In the six years since then there has been much speculation on what will become of the half-built structure on the city's far south side. Notwithstanding the rumors and sometimes humorous suggestions on future uses for the abandoned structure (see video below), the mall's current owner, Howard Hughes Company (HHC), has most recently announced the facility would be converted to an outlet shopping center.This east facing sloping roof shows visible deterioration.  ... Read More

A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner

A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner
A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner
09-06-2014 - 09-06-2014
Sacramento Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education
http://www.sacfarmbureau.org/winemakersdinner.html
Admission: $75
 
(916) 685-6958
 
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California Fracking Moratorium Bill Defeated by Oil Industry Lobby, Money

California Fracking Moratorium Bill Defeated by Oil Industry Lobby, Money

By Dan Bacher | May 29, 2014 | 
The California State Senate failed to pass SB 1132, legislation authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno that would have stopped hydraulic fracturing and other dangerous well stimulation methods while the state studied their risks.
The defeat of the legislation was undoubtedly due to the huge amounts of money dumped into lobbying the Legislature by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento, and oil companies... Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fracking Moratorium Bill

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fracking Moratorium Bill

By Dan Bacher | May 24, 2013 | 
In spite of the millions spent by Big Oil on lobbying in Sacramento every year, the California Senate Appropriations Committee today voted 4 to 2 to approve a bill, SB 1132, to place a moratorium on fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in the state.
SB 1132, authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno, now moves to a vote on the Senate floor. Senators Gaines and Walters voted against the bill while Senators De León, Padilla, Hill and Steinberg voted to advance the bill to the floor.
The bill moved forward the same week that the U.S. Energy Administration reduced its previous estimate of recoverable oil in California by 96 percent.
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Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

By Laura Braden

Whether you’re leaning in, banning bossy or opting out, there’s a new group focused on supporting and promoting local businesswomen: the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Facebook, Twitter)... Read More

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Today, Elk Grove Subaru in partnership with Subaru of America presented the Sacramento SPCA with a check for $9,333.10 at its dealership located at 8581 Laguna Grove Drive. The money was raised during Subaru’s fifth annual “Share the Love” event held late last year.

“Share the Love” is an annual initiative allowing customers who purchase or lease a new Subaru to decide which charities would receive a donation from the company.

The list of charities included the ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels, the National Park Foundation, and Teach for America. As part of the program, individual Subaru retailers were allowed to add a sixth charity to the mix. Elk Grove Subaru, of the Lasher Auto Group, chose the Sacramento SPCA.