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Superhero Theme Announced for 2015 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Superhero Theme Announced for 2015 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Elk Grove, Calif. – Grab your cape and gear up for the 21st Annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival! The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) event organizers have revealed that this year’s festival will be jam-packed with superheroes! You and your sidekick are invited to Elk Grove’s largest family festival, set to take place on October 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Elk Grove Regional Park (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road).

With the festival less than two months away, CSD staff and participating businesses are activating their super powers to return festival favorites and present new attractions, including:

Pumpkin Growers, Assemble!

Weighing in at nearly one ton, you’ve never seen pumpkins like this before. Watch the monstrous, orange orbs hit the scales on Saturday morning. Entry forms for the pumpkin and produce weigh-off are currently available at yourcsd.com/pumpkinfestival.

The World’s Mightiest Scarecrows!

Elk Grove to Celebrate Diversity With Fourth Annual Multicultural Festival

Elk Grove to Celebrate Diversity With Fourth Annual Multicultural Festival

The City of Elk Grove will celebrate its well-document ethnic and racial diversity this weekend when it holds the fourth annual Multicultural Festival.

The event, which will be held this Saturday at the Elk Grove Regional Park, will feature a wide array of music, art, dance and of course food. There are 20 planned presentations from Mexican, Hmong, Brazilian, Azteca, Indian, Marshallese, Greek, Chinese, West African & Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino and Punjabi groups with musical performances from Kumandee, Innersoul and Latin Touch. ... Read More

Elk Grove car dealer, customers pitch in on water conservation

Elk Grove car dealer, customers pitch in on water conservation

Faced with a historic drought, people throughout California are pitching in to conserve water. These conservation efforts were reflected recently when it was reported Californians have reduced year-over-year water consumption by 27 percent. One Elk Grove business and its customers that have vowed to help in the effort is Elk Grove Toyota... Read More

Black and white ruffled lemur youngsters on exhibit at Sacramento Zoo

Black and white ruffled lemur youngsters on exhibit at Sacramento Zoo

At just over two months old, the two female Black and White Ruffed Lemur babies are now on exhibit with their extended family. ... Read More

New Asst. City Manager Found in Elk Grove's Backyard

New Asst. City Manager Found in Elk Grove's Backyard

In its search for a new Assistant City Manager, the City of Elk Grove had to look no further than to its southern neighbor Galt.Elk Grove's new AssistantCity Manager, Jason Behrmann. 
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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

Elk Grove Rates as Best in Sacramento Region For Young Couples

Elk Grove Rates as Best in Sacramento Region For Young Couples

Elk Grove is the best city in the Sacramento region for young couples according to a ranking released last week.
The rankings, which was compiled by real estate brokerage website Movoto, placed Elk Grove at the top of 11 cities in the region for young couple. Elk Grove outpaced other notable regional cities such as Roseville, Rocklin and Folsom... Read More