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Elk Grove Winter Soccer Camp

The Elk Grove United Soccer Club is holding a winter camp next month for boys and girls ages 5 to 13 and Sacramento Republic FC’s MVP Ro Ro Lopez will be taking part…….The camp is happening from December 26th to December 29th from 10am to 3pm at Cosumnes River College under the guidance of Jason Corbally the technical director for EHUSC…….Lopez will be handing out medals at the completion of the camp which has got to be a thrill for many young soccer players……Registration is $100 per player----call (775) 301-9084 to sign up.

Think-Shop-Live Elk Grove

The Think---Shop----Live Elk Grove campaign is underway………..This is the project where residents are encouraged to do their holiday shopping at local businesses and if you do it could pay off for you……….Part of the campaign is a contest with the grand prize of $2000------you enter the contest by visiting Elk Grove businesses and filling out the entry forms for the raffle and the more businesses you visit the better your chances to win……..Of course by keeping your money in Elk Grove we all win as the boost in sales taxes helps us all……For more information visit

Future Train Station For Elk Grove

The Elk Grove train station of the future will be at the south end of town if and when it comes to fruition……..The possibility of putting a station on Elk Grove-Florin Road has been shelved because it would be too expensive----the land would have costly but even more would have been spent on bridges and improvements for that site…….Instead the city will now study property it already owns near Grant Line Road and Highway 99 for the station…..There’s no hard time frame for this project----city officials would like to see it done in about a five year period but no promised have yet been made by Amtrak.

Elk Grove City Council Now Complete

Darren Suen has been named to replace Jim Cooper on the Elk Grove City Council……By a unanimous vote of 4-0 Suen was selected to represent Distict 1 which includes half of Laguna and Laguna West…..Suen is a civil engineer with the California Department of Water Resources and has served on the Franklin-Laguna Community Planning Advisory Council and he was also the city’s designed community participant on the Sacramento Transportation Air Quality Collaborative…….Cooper resigned after being elected to the State Assembly-----Suen joins Steve Ly (elected in the November to represent District 4) as the two newest members of the council.

 

Planning Commission Meeting Tonight

The Elk Grove Planning Commission meets tonight and the plans to put up four antenna towers will be discussed………One antenna----a 60 footer----would go at 9715 Railroad St. just south of Elk Grove Blvd-----the other three would be 40 foot towers in the same general area…..The commission meets tonight at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers at 8400 Laguna Palms Way.  

John Ehrhardt School Fundraiser

You can do two things at one time this Saturday in Elk Grove-----support a local school and knock out some holiday shopping at the same time….The Parent Teacher Organization at John Ehrhardt Elementary School is holding a Craft and Gift Faire December 6th from 10am to 4pm in the school multi-purpose room…..There will be all kinds of vendors presenting their goods and raffle drawings will be held every half hour………It’s happening at 8900 Old Creek Drive in Elk Grove this Saturday.

 

The Passing of an Elk Grove Historian, Tom Russell

The Passing of an Elk Grove Historian, Tom Russell

By Connie Conley | December 1, 2014 |On Saturday, November 29th, while helping his wife Sandi and others at Elk Grove's annual Dickens Faire, Tom Russell collapsed.  Hours later he passed away at Mercy Hospital. 

For those of you who never had the pleasure of meeting Tom, he was a genuine, caring human being with a calm spirit. He loved the city of Elk Grove. Tom loved its history, and he spent years of his life keeping our history alive for generations to come... Read More