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Best of Elk Grove Party

Best of Elk Grove Party
Best of Elk Grove Party
09-12-2014 - 09-12-2014
Pirate's Island Partners
http://www.bestofelkgrove.org/
Admission: Adult Online $15 Adult Door $20 Youth Online $5 Youth Door $10 Family 4 Pack Online $40 Family 4 Pack Door $50
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Nominate Human Services Heroes

Nominate Human Services Heroes

Nominate individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication, involvement and commitment to human services throughout Sacramento County. 

Bay Delta Conservation Plan opponents ask Brown to release water bond language

Bay Delta Conservation Plan opponents ask Brown to release water bond language

By Dan Bacher | August 9, 2014 |

In an email sent to his campaign supporters on August 5, Governor Jerry Brown called for a “no frills, no pork” $6 billion bond that would be “tunnels neutral.” 

Opponents of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s proposed $67 billion tunnels quickly challenged the claim that the bond is” tunnels neutral” – and called for Brown to release the language of his water bond.

Brown explained the reasons for his pared down bond in his email, one of only three his campaign staff have sent out to supporters during his reelection campaign:
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Cosumnes Community Services District to Scale Back Watering at Elk Grove Parks

Cosumnes Community Services District to Scale Back Watering at Elk Grove Parks

In response to the recent water conservation mandate from the State of California, the Cosumnes Community Services District (CCSD) announced today a significant reduction in watering schedules for the parks they manage.

Starting this Friday, the CCSD will water landscape turf and plants three days a week and close four spraygrounds that do not have water recirculation systems. Those parks, Backer Park, Kunsting Park, Stephenson Park, and Wright Park, will close July 31 rather than on their scheduled closing of September 15. ... Read More

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

Volunteers of America Saves Voiceless Heroes

Volunteers of America Saves Voiceless Heroes

Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada (VOA), is “helping America’s most vulnerable” rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Among these vulnerable individuals are veterans who are experiencing a difficult time transitioning from military to civilian life. From assisting in employment opportunities, to providing stable housing, VOA continues their search for veterans who are homeless or soon-to-be homeless and is need of support in Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer counties.

A large number of men and women who have served our country are currently living on the streets. In most cases, these homeless veterans are unaware that organizations such as VOA provide services specifically designed for those in their current situation.

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