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State Senator Dr Richard Pan On News10@9

The Elk Grove Unified School District is one of the largest in California is one of those most affected by sick students so a lot of attention is being paid to the effort in Sacramento requiring all school children to be vaccinated if they want to attend class…….This week the State Senate Education Committee voted 7-2 to move forward a bill that would eliminate religious and personal belief exemptions but  would still permit a medical exemption signed by a doctor……The next step is the Senate Judiciary Committee which will discuss the bill next Tuesday at 1:30……The author of the bill, State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, will be on News10@9 this morning to talk about the measure---tune in.

Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night In Elk Grove

The Elk Grove Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety/Driver's License checkpoint on Friday, April 24, 2015 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m…….. The checkpoint will focus on removing impaired drivers, as well as unlicensed drivers from the roadways.  Educational materials covering the dangers of driving under the influence will also be handed out to motorists….The public is encouraged to call the Elk Grove Police Department at (916) 714-5111 (emergency line) or 911 if they observe a suspected impaired driver….Funding for the sobriety checkpoint is provided through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant that was made available by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  For additional information, please contact Sergeant Dan Schnepple at (916) 478-8116.

 

Elk Grove Shooting

Elk Grove police are investigating an armed robbery and shooting just before 10:30 Tuesday night......A man was robbed and shot on Hume Court, north of Elk Grove Boulevard, near Highway 99......The man was shot in the upper body, and he was taken to the hospital----his condition is unknown.....Two  suspects took off running from the scene.....if you have any information - call Elk Grove police---- 478-8000

Mike Johnson Back With Franklin Football

Mike Johnson is back as head football coach at Franklin High School after what turned out to be a three month break from the job…..Johnson became the first coach for the Wildcats when he was hired back in 2002 and except for one year away---2008----he’s been on the sideline ever since……He’d announced he would step away from football for the 2015-2016 season and instead serve as coach for the Franklin girls basketball team and former UC Davis assistant Mark Johnson (no relation) took over but shortly after accepting the post he changed his mind…….The football position stayed vacant for close to three months before Mike Johnson reconsidered----now he will be both football and girls basketball coach at least for one year.

Safety Town

Safety Town is coming to Elk Grove Elementary School July 13th……This is a nationally recognize3d program that teaches children entering kindergarten in the fall basic safety awareness and accident prevention through hands-on learning activities…….They’re talking about bike safety, pedestrian safety, school bus safety, basic fire prevention, poison prevention, and home and water safety…….Registration is $25 and enrollment is limited to 50 kids…..For more information go to www.elkgrovepd.org

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Change is coming to the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant at 8521 Laguna Station Road and it will soon affect Elk Grove commuters traveling on Laguna Blvd……..The 8 year $1.5+ billion dollar upgrade project is scheduled to break ground next month….The plan means approximately 600 construction jobs but many of  those workers will be traveling on  Laguna Blvd to get to the project site……At this point those involved are trying to minimize the impact as they consider adjustments to the signal timing on Laguna Blvd as well as staggering the work shift hours so they don’t conflict with all the other drivers making their way to I-5-----stay tuned.  

Water Rules In Elk Grove

As the weather heats up this week the temptation to water your yard will be stronger so you need to know when you can turn on the sprinklers……If you are a customer of the Elk Grove Water District you’re allowed to irrigate a maximum of two days a week-----odd number addresses irrigate Tuesdays and Fridays----even number addresses irrigate Mondays and Thursdays…..If you are a customer of the Sacramento County Water Agency these are the limitations-----odd number addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between the hours of 8pm and 6am-----even number addresses get Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays---no watering is permited on Mondays.