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Playoff football tonight

Playoff football tonight

Coach Mike Johnson and the Franklin High School football have a huge challenge ahead tonight when they take on the Folsom High Bulldogs in a second round matchup of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. The Wildcats are good - 7 wins and 4 losses this year and ranked 101st in California according to MaxPreps. Folsom is GREAT - 11 wins 0 losses and ranked 5th in California according to MaxPreps and 15th in the country according to USA Today. Franklin is the only Elk Grove school still alive in Division I - Elk Grove High School will host Wood tonight in a second round Division II game with both games set to start at 7pm.

City Council To Appoint Cooper's Replacement

Elk Grove will get a replacement for City Council member Jim Cooper sooner than expected…….By a vote of 4-1, Mayor Gary Davis dissenting,  the council decided a replacement for Cooper’s District 1 seat (who’s been elected to the State Assembly) will be appointed rather than calling for a special election………The council hopes to have a successor in place for the December 10th meeting at which time newly elected councilmember Steve Ly will be sworn in ….District 1 represents Laguna West and half of Laguna-----if you want to apply get your name into the mix at City hall as soon as possible.  

Pedestrian Hit And Killed On Elk Grove Blvd.

An unidentified man was struck twice by cars and killed near the intersection of Elk Grove Blvd. and Big Timber Drive last night………The man was trying to cross where there is no crosswalk from the south side to the north side of Elk Grove Blvd. around 5:40 Tuesday night when he was hit by a Toyota Camry----that driver pulled over to help…….While the pedestrian was down in the roadway another car----a Honda Civic----hit him as well….That driver also tried to help but the injuries were too severe……Both drivers have been cooperative with investigators and police don’t believe either of them was impaired at the time of the collision.

Elk Grove turkey drive

Elk Grove turkey drive

People in Elk Grove are being asked to help those in need in time for a Thanksgiving meal during the Annual Elk Grove Food Bank Turkey Drive.

Smart & Final Coming To Elk Grove

Smart & Final is coming to Elk Grove possibly as soon as next summer………The Elk Grove Planning Commission has approved what used to be a Bel Air store at Elk Grove Blvd and Williamson Drive as the new site for Smart & Final……That shopping center was built  more than 35 years ago so there will have to be improvements to the façade and the site in general but the representatives for Smart & Final believe the changes can be done in a timely fashion and they hope to be open in less than a year…..We’ll let you know when they start taking job applications.

Bera-Ose Still Undecided

Elk Grove still doesn’t know who it’s congressional representative will be for the next two years----the 7th district race between incumbent Ami Bera and his challenger Doug Ose remains undecided…..10 days after the election there is a difference of 700 votes between the two with Bera now in the lead after trailing by 3000 votes election night……..The count isn’t done yet----There are an estimated 10,000 mail-in ballots that still need to be counted and then another 9,000 provisional ballots that will have to be verified and processed as well…….We should get another update on the count this afternoon but it’s likely to be December before we get an official result.   


Season Ends For Cosumnes Oaks Soccer

The season has come to an end for the Cosumnes Oaks High School soccer team------the Wolf Pack beaten 2-1 by Merced last night in the semi-finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs…………After a scoreless first half both teams scored in the second half with Cosumnes Oaks’ Ethan Krebs  tying it up in the final moments of regulation……..They played two overtimes to decide it and with only minutes to go in the second extra session the Bears scored what turned out to be the game winner…….No second straight section title for the Wolf Pack but still a great season as they end with a record of 14-3-5