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Fix 50 Will Impact Elk Grove Residents

Residents of Elk Grove who work in Sacramento are going to be greatly impacted next week when the Fix 50 project gets underway……….The Fix 50 project will address the deteriorating  condition of the WX/Crosstown Freeway----the section of freeway that for a short distance combines Interstate 80 with Highway 50 just east of the Sacramento River----by repairing and replacing the surface of the roadway…….The project is being done in phases with the eastbound lanes addressed first----Up to three lanes of eastbound Highway 50 between 18th and 24th streets will be closed for construction from April 22-May 21……After that up to three lanes of westbound Highway 50 between 18th and 24th streets will be closed for construction from May 27 through June 25……Cal Trans is suggesting you plan for as much as an hour delay---let’s hope it’s less than that……For more information here is a link http://www.news10.net/story/news/traffic/2014/04/15/what-lanes-closed-be...

Mall Plans For Elk Grove

Elk Grove is a little closer, at last, to using what was originally intended to be the Promenade Mall……Mayor Gary Davis says HHC (Howard Hughes Corporation) has submitted its’ plan to turn the partially built mall into an outlet mall that would also feature a 14 screen movie theatre and several dining establishments…….The plan will consist of a couple of phases with the first stage including a reconfiguring of what already has been built and has been left untouched for several years…….Originally the Promenade Mall was going to open in November 2008------no target date for the new outlet mall has been announced.

Soap Box Success

It was a traffic inconvenience for some but for others the All American Soap Box Derby competition in Elk Grove over the weekend was a major hit………Both Saturday and Sunday virtually from 9am to 6pm Elk Grove Blvd was closed just west of Franklin Blvd to serve as the course for the  big event-----at times the traffic backed up considerably on Franklin as people tried to make their way around it----but while  “real” drivers may have been a bit unhappy the drivers of the soap box entries couldn’t have been happier……..For two days they ran heats in age groups ranging from 7 to 18----they had parent pit crews as part of the event as well……..For long-time residents of Elk Grove it was a blast from the past------Soap Box competitions were a regular occurrence here  about forty years ago.

 

Stretch Run For Elk Grove Schools

Easter break is almost here for schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District……. After today students at Cosumnes Oaks High School and the other district schools on traditional schedules  get a week off from class and in many cases a chance to vacation with their families-----who knows some of the kids might even open a school book or two during the break……The scary part is that after the break there’s only six weeks left in the school year-----the school year comes to an end May 30th.

Franklin High Baseball

The Franklin High School baseball team has quietly gotten off to another good start…….Coach Brian Kilby’s Wildcats have started out the season strong----they are 9-4 overall and more important 4-2 in Delta Valley League play which is arguably the toughest baseball league in the valley………Franklin has already posted wins over Elk Grove (the defending Sac-Joaquin Section champs) and Davis (currently the number one team in the Sacramento Bee’s regional ranking)………..The Wildcats are led by senior pitcher Cameron Keup and three year varsity starter junior infielder Hank LaForte…..Big game today for Franklin----they will be on the road for their third meeting of the year with Davis---first pitch at 4:15.

Missing Boy In Elk Grove

Elk Grove police are asking for your help trying to find 12 year old Jamari Nelson who went missing around 4pm Tuesday afternoon……..Nelson is considered at risk because of his age------he’s 5 feet 5 inches tall 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes…..He was last seen at his home in the 9300 block of Willow Pond Circle…..If you’ve seen him or know where he is you are asked to call the EGPD dispatch center at 691-5246.