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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

The School Calendar Is In

It may be the middle of summer but it is already time to start thinking about our children going back to school…..We received our summer newsletter from Cosumnes Oaks High School and among the more valuable tidbits of information in the message from Principal Patrick McDougall ----the dates…….Not only is the first day of school already on the calendar in our house but so too are the dates for picture day, homecoming football game, and the homecoming dance…….Too many years we’ve been caught with conflicting dates but not this year------the important school dates are now on the calendar and we can plan accordingly………The information should be there for your school too-----go on line to check it out.  

Smart911 Comes To Elk Grove

Elk Grove has become the first city in Northern California to implement the national safety database, Smart911, to improve 911 services for residents…….Smart911 allows residents to create a Safety Profile of vital personal and household information that can be viewed by a 9-1-1 dispatcher when an emergency call is made……..The dispatcher will know who lives there, what medical conditions the residents there face, what  medicines they are taking, what pets are in the house and any other pertinent information----- information that could save lives and usually isn’t available in an emergency situation…….The system is used in more than half the states across the country and now Elk Grove has joined the list of those using Smart911.     

Moment of Impact Comes To Elk Grove

Summertime is the most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers and the Elk Grove Police Department is doing its' part to get out an important safety message……. A special presentation of the award-winning program, “Moment of Impact” will be held on July 29th to focus on the "impact" after making a selfish decision behind the wheel……The consequences

Waterskier Brian Detrick Moving Up

Another major honor for a local honor skier as Brian Detrick is now ranked 8th in the world in slalom skiing……….The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation is out with their latest rankings and Detrick has moved up ten spots in the rankings since the start of the 2014 season…….Brian has already placed second at the Australian Open and third at the Moomba Masters with both of those finishes moving him up in the Elite Skier World rankings----Congratulations to Brian Detrick!


Save Water Or Spend Money

Residents of Elk Grove may soon have another reason to be water conscious-------a $500 fine……The State Water Resources Control Board will consider today a proposal to fine people wasting water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses up to $500 by using a sliding scale that starts with warnings and increases for repeat violations…..The consensus seems to be that we can’t waste time or water any longer as the situation is drastic-----The SWRCB has received dozens and dozens of comments after the proposal was first announced.