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EGUSD Trustee Honored as Ninth Assembly District's Woman of the Year

EGUSD Trustee Honored as Ninth Assembly District's Woman of the Year

In a ceremony held last Monday at the State Capitol, Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen was honored as the California Assembly's Ninth District Woman of the Year.

“I am proud to honor Bobbie as Woman of the Year,” Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said. “She is an active and diligent leader in our community, dedicated to improving the lives of families.” 

“I am honored to have been selected Woman of the Year,” Singh-Allen said. “Assembly member Cooper and I have worked together for over 15 years in Elk Grove for the betterment of our community. Getting recognized for that work is humbling. I look forward to collaborating in the future, particularly on education issues. ” ... Read More

School bus struck by projectile fired from slingshot; student injured

An Elk Grove student suffered minor injuries from broken glass Wednesday when a school bus was struck by a projectile fired from a slingshot, Elk Grove Unified School District officials said.

DUI suspect arrested in motorcyclist death

A 27-year-old man from Exeter was booked for a DUI and vehicular manslaughter after killing a motorcyclist early Saturday morning on Highway 99 in Elk Grove, California Highway Patrol said.

The suspect was taken to CHP offices where he tested positive for illegal narcotics. He was then booked into Sacramento County Jail. CHP did not release the suspect's identity.

Around 1:30 a.m. the suspect, driving northbound on Hwy. 99 collided with a 2014 Nissan driven by a 42-year-old Stockton resident.

The suspect then hit the 46-year-old motorcyclist, pushing him onto the guardrail near Grant Line Road. CHP said the motorcyclist died at the scene.

The second driver was taken to Kaiser South Sacramento with minor injuries.

Initial reports of the incident did not connect the two crashes, nor did they mention a DUI suspect.

Arrest made in murder of Elk Grove woman

Law enforcement has a man in custody wanted in the slaying of a 37-year-old Elk Grove woman last year.

U.S Marshals tracked suspect Moises Valdez to Mexico where local authorities arrested him and turned him over to Marshals at the Arizona border last Thursday. A warrant had been issued for Valdez's capture for the Nov. 2, 2014 murder of Marissa Pineda De Almanza. Pineda De Almanza was found dead in her Terracina at Laguna Creek apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.

Valdez is in Yuma County Jail and is expected to be extradited to California to face charges.


Elk Grove special needs students get their own prom


Students with disabilities in Elk Grove who might otherwise not get to go their school proms were not denied that rite Saturday night, thanks to some thoughtful classmates.

Students from three Elk Grove high schools organized and held a prom just for special needs students. The students baked desserts, transformed a gymnasium to reflect an 'Under the Sea' theme with a drop ceiling, decorated tables with board games, played DJ and took photos. They also made sure each student had a buddy date.

Why some Sacramento-area customers had to reset clocks a second time Sunday

If you went to bed Saturday night after moving your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time and then awoke to find them blinking 12:00, it wasn't you.

A power outage in the south Sacramento, Elk Grove and Laguna areas of Sacramento County left thousands without electricity Sunday morning.

Sacramento Municipal Utility district said the outage was caused a vehicle hitting and damaging a power pole at Franklin Boulevard and Bassett Way about 8:15 a.m.

The utility said more than 13,975 customers were initially affected. A little before 10:30 a.m. all bur seven customers had power back, according to SMUD.

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old boy found

Elk Grove police say a 12-year-old boy who disappeared after leaving a friend's home Thursday evening has been found.

William Mann was spotted by a citizen at a McDonald's restaurant at Gerber Road and Power Inn Road late Friday morning, according to police.

The boy is in good health, police said.