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Ose's Water Plan Calls For Loosening Endangered Species Protection, Killing Brown's 'Twin Tunnels'

Ose's Water Plan Calls For Loosening Endangered Species Protection, Killing Brown's 'Twin Tunnels'

February 11, 2014 |
Congressional candidate Doug Ose issued a water plan today that includes a proposal to loosen endangered species laws and introduction of legislation to kill Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed twin peripheral tunnels.
Ose, a former three-term Republican Congressman representing Sacramento, is one of four candidates hoping to advance out of the June primary to a November run-off for the top two finishers. The seat is currently occupied by Dr. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) who is seeking reelection while there are two more Republicans in the race, Igor Burman and Elizabeth Emken. ... Read More

Want Shade? Plant a Tree

Want Shade? Plant a Tree

Want more shade next summer — and a cooler home? Plant a tree.

Fall is an ideal time to plant shade trees. The cooler weather and early rain help young trees put down roots and get off to a strong start.

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District offer free trees through their Sacramento Shade program. Mature trees can cut home cooling costs during hot summer months by as much as 60 percent.

Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza Earns Prestigious Helen Putnam Award

Elk Grove, CA – The League of California Cities has selected the City of Elk Grove as a 2013 Helen Putnam award winner for its innovative Rain Garden Plaza.  The prestigious award was announced at the League of California Cities Annual Conference in Sacramento.

The statewide Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program recognizes select California cities for outstanding efforts and innovative solutions that deliver the highest quality and level of service in the most effective manner possible. 

The Rain Garden Plaza opened in 2012 and is one of the most comprehensive rain gardens in California.  The park was designed to transform a small, unique open space to educate the community about eco-friendly landscaping and water conservation.

Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Elk Grove Hosts “Tweet Along” for Citywide Spring Cleaning Program May 7

Elk Grove Hosts “Tweet Along” for Citywide Spring Cleaning Program May 7

Elk Grove, CA – The City of Elk Grove’s annual citywide Spring Cleaning Program kicks off tomorrow, and the Code Enforcement Department and a team of volunteers will comb every street in Elk Grove to tackle blight and nuisances throughout the City. 

On Tuesday, May 7, the City of Elk Grove will host a Spring Cleaning “Tweet Along” via the City’s Twitter feed at @CityofElkGrove, offering instant real-time updates and photos from a team of Code Enforcement officers about the progress being made on our streets.  The goal of this virtual ride-along is to provide the public a better understanding how code enforcement serves the community, Elk Grove’s municipal code, and how the City and community can partner to maintain a high quality of life in Elk Grove. 

Stash Organic Trash

Stash Organic Trash

Sacramento -- A free Backyard Composting seminar Saturday morning, April 13, explains how to stash organic trash into backyard compost bins and keep it out of landfills.

Camellia Park Commnity Garden at 6650 Cougar Drive in South Sacramento is the place to be for the two early morning seminars at 8 and 9 a.m. to learn about composting organic trash into nutrient-rich soil perfect for enriching gardens.

Save a landfill -- create compost for fun and excitement.

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Sacramento -- Saturday, March 9th kicks off the first 2013 Backyard Composting Seminars at Southside Community Garden, 5th & W Streets in downtown Sacramento.  Session 1 is from 8-9 a.m. and Session 2 from 9-10 a.m. 

April 13th is the next session at Camellia Park Community Center, 6650 Cougar Drive in the South Sacramento area.  Session times are the same each week.  Please view flyer for future dates and locations.

Registration is FREE.  Although not required, please RSVP at http://Facebook.com/SacRecycle to help with staff planning.  Fed up with Facebook?  Please call 916-264-5011 or 311 for more information, or log onto http://sacrecycle.org for all kinds of useful stuff.