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Bera vs Ose

Next Tuesday voters in Elk Grove will be choosing their next congressional representative……The 7th district race pits the incumbent, Dr. Ami Bera, who’s just completing his first term in office against former 3 term congressman, Doug Ose……This is one of the most expensive congressional races in the country and you’ve probably seen many of the ads that have been running on News10 and elsewhere seemingly forever…….However---if you get your information from the ads alone you are getting shortchanged----this week both Bera and Ose sat down with me in the News10 studio for an interview-----you can see those interviews right here



Run Because You Can

“Run Because You Can” is happening this Sunday at Crocker Park in Sacramento but this is an event put on by Elk Grove resident, Randy Seevers……Back in December 2007 Randy, his wife Beth, and their family and friends wanted to inspire people with the story of their son, Rhett, who died at the age of 7 from severe cerebral palsy……Because of his disability Rhett was unable to walk, run, or jump no matter how hard he tried and after his passing Randy and Beth dedicated their memory of Rhett to emphasizing fitness and movement to help others do what their boy wanted to do so badly but was unable to…..Sunday’s run is a big fundraiser for the Running for Rhett youth fitness program----the race is a great course going by the State Capitol and Tower Bridge then through Old Sacramento and along the river before winding up at Crocker Park where there will be a fair of vendors to help everyone enjoy the day……There is still time to register by going here http://www.runbecauseyoucan.org/  

Franklin vs Elk Grove This Week

Friday night isn’t just any night for high school football in Elk Grove-----this week it is the big match-up between Franklin High School and Elk Grove High School…..This one is for crosstown bragging rights as many of the kids playing for both schools have been playing with or against each other for most of their life in youth football, Cal Ripken baseball, soccer, basketball or some other sport…..What makes this year’s game even better is that a possible playoff berth is at stake----both Franklin and Elk Grove have already suffered Delta League losses to Grant and Jesuit so the winner this week will have the inside track to a third place finish…..Kick off is set for 7:15 Friday night at Elk Grove High School.

Support Elk Grove Food Bank Services

The push is continues in Elk Grove for the “Fall Harvest Food and Clothing Drive” for Elk Grove Food Bank Services …..For the last 15 days and up until October 27th local businesses have been collecting food  and clothing donations to fill the empty shelves at EGFBS……As we approach the holiday season the need for help continues and you can really make a difference in the lives of some of those desperate for help with one easy step------Support your local businesses and donate if you can.

Free Catalytic Converter Etching Event

Catalytic converter thefts have been in the news for some time------apparently there’s some decent money in it for thieves but the Elk Grove Police Department is doing what it can to cut down on the crime…..This week---Thursday, October 23rd, the EGPD is partnering with Jiffy Lube for a free Catalytic converter etching event… The event is called “Etch and Catch and your vehicle’s license plate number will be etched onto your catalytic converter..…It’s happening at 9611 Auto Center Drive from 5pm to 7pm----there will be a second event on Sunday, November 2nd from 12pm to 2pm   




Fatal Accident In Elk Grove

Elk Grove Police had to briefly close the intersection of Elk Grove Blvd and Bruceville Road last night about 10 pm after a fatal accident there……..An unidentified man dressed in dark clothing ran across the road from north to south in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a tow truck……The tow truck driver immediately pulled over and called 911-----the victim was taken by medical personnel to the hospital where he died---he’s yet to be identified…..The tow truck driver was not injured in the collision and alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor but the investigation continues.

School Board Candidate Forum

It certainly doesn’t get the attention of a city council race but right now the campaign is underway for a seat on the Elk Grove Unified School District board……..Trustee Jeanette Amavisca has been on the board for three decades but she’s leaving the Trustee Area 2 spot open and four people are running for it…….Tim Gorsulowsky, James Letoa, Nick Webster, and Dr. Crystal Martinez-Alire all are vying for your vote November 4th----they will be taking part in a candidate forum Thursday night, October 16th, 7pm at the Cosumnes Community Services District headquarters at 8820 Elk Grove Blvd.