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Old Town Dickens Faire On Saturday

Elk Grove really moves into the holiday mode this Saturday, November 29th, with the Old Town Elk Grove Dickens Faire………It all starts at 10am Saturday with the CSD firefighters crew traditional rescue of Santa Claus stranded on a rooftop near Elk Grove Blvd and Walnut Avenue…….After that there will be concerts, food, Christmas crafts, and street magicians with a parade of lights taking place at 6pm followed by a the lighting of the community Christmas tree….Traffic will be closed on Elk Grove Blvd from Waterman to Elk Grove-Florin Road so that everyone can safely enjoy the festivities.

Holiday Patrols Increased

Elk Grove police are stepping up their patrols in local shopping centers as we enter the holiday season……..Starting Friday, November 28th and running until December 23rd the EGPD there will be an increase in the number of officers…..Those officers will be patrolling all of the local shopping areas throughout Elk Grove as part of a proactive approach designed to reduce crime, increase visibility and educate the community on how to be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday shopping season…..These patrols will be conducted by officers in marked patrol vehicles, unmarked vehicles and on foot…….

Toby Johnson Passes Away

Elk Grove has lost an icon-----Toby Johnson passed away last week at the age of 97……..Johnson was involved in education and local politics for much of his life serving as a superintendent and principal in multiple districts for many year and as Sacramento County Supervisor for 16 years…….For many people in Elk Grove their knowledge of Toby is connected to the middle school named after him------Our two oldest sons graduated from Toby Johnson Middle School a few years ago and both of them were fortunate enough to meet him while they were attending TJMS……He was a good man who gave back greatly to his community-----our thoughts are with his family.

 

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.