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Elk Grove's National Night Out

Elk Grove is gearing up for the 31st Annual National Night Out ……..Close to twenty communities within Elk Grove will be teaming up with the Elk Grove Police Department next Tuesday, August 5th to take part……..National Night Out aims to improve crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local crime prevention programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to crooks that we are fighting back…..Next Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm  residents are asked to spend the evening outside with their neighbors and police officers.  The National Night Out party is a simple way for people to meet one another, have fun and explore how they might work together to improve the safety and quality of their neighborhoods.  For additional information about National Night Out, please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Denise Costello at (916) 478-8117



Replacing Dr. Ladd

The search is on to replace Dr. Steven Ladd as superintendent of the Elk Grove Unified School District……….Earlier this year Ladd announced he will be retiring in September after serving in the position for almost ten years……The plan is to hold a series of special board meetings in the search for a successor-------those meetings are set for August 12th, September 3rd, and September 9th…….There will also be some community and district outreach meeting to get input as to what type of qualifications the new superintendent should have-----an online survey will also be available if you’d like to weigh in.  


Cosumnes Firefighters Service Fee

If you have a medical emergency in Elk Grove that requiring a  call from Cosumnes firefighters you will be charged a service fee…….The Community Services District has voted 4-1 in favor of the “First Responder Fee” and it will go into effect starting next month… Starting Aug. 15, firefighters on either engine or truck companies can charge a $143 fee for medical services….. This fee will be evenly divided if there is an incident involving several patients…… Firefighters can also charge the fee at incidents outside the district that covers Elk Grove and Galt…...While there seemed to be philosophical opposition from the board to the new fee the reality is that it is needed to restore services that have been cut because of the recession……..The new fee is expected to generate more than $400,000 a year.   

Best Of Elk Grove

Elk Grove has a lot to offer but many people don’t even know about some of the best things the city has to offer which is where the “Best of Elk Grove” can really help…..The Best of Elk Grove competition started in 2009 to bring awareness to all the great small businesses in the city and with each year it has grown considerably………The nomination process is now underway and will continue through August 3rd…….Once the nominees are selected the voting takes place from August 18th to August 31st and the winners will be announced at the Best of Elk Grove Party/Fundraiser/Awards Ceremony at the Laguna Town Hall on Friday, September 12th……To take part go to their website http://www.bestofelkgrove.org/home/4554900750

Strauss Festival Starts Tomorrow

The 27th Annual Strauss Festival of Elk Grove gets underway tomorrow……….This annual event brings the spirit of the legendary composer Johann Strauss to Elk Grove Regional Park and that means lots of visitors……..The four night event has drawn thousands of people over the year as it is one of the most popular events in Elk Grove……Performances start at 7:30 each night with a prelude a Strauss Island------Fireworks will wrap up each night’s event…..Admission is free but it will cost you $10 for parking…..For more  information go to www.StraussFestival.com   



Elk Grove Police Want You!

The Elk Grove Police Department wants you-------as a member of the next Citizens’ Academy……..The Citizens’ Academy is a 13 week program designed to teach and inform you about the various aspects of municipal policing----it covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, code enforcement, and animal control…….It is free----the meetings will be Tuesday nights from 6pm to 9pm at the Elk Grove Police Department, 8400 Laguna Palms Way, starting September 2nd……If you are interested call Officer Dave Monti (916) 478-8126 or go to the website www.elkgrovepd.org    


Board approves emergency water rules as Brown promotes tunnels and fracking

Board approves emergency water rules as Brown promotes tunnels and fracking

By Dan Bacher | July 19, 2014 |

As the State Water Resources Control Board approved new emergency regulations to fine residential “water hogs” up to $500 a day, Californians Against Fracking urged Governor Jerry Brown to ban the environmentally destructive, water intensive oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”... Read More