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Tong Selected as New Elk Grove Planning Commissioner

Tong Selected as New Elk Grove Planning Commissioner

At Wednesday night's Elk Grove City Council meeting, a new member of the Elk Grove Planning Commission was selected and promptly sworn-in. 

The newest commissioner is Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis' original nominee, Amy Tong. The long time Elk Grove resident was appointed to the Commission following the resignation of Nancy Chaires, ... Read More

Laguna Sunrise Rotary Club Helps Elk Grove Food Bank

Laguna Sunrise Rotary Club Helps Elk Grove Food Bank

Saturday members of the Laguna Sunrise Rotary club, and their families, helped sort food at the Elk Grove Food Bank Services. As donations arrived, some LSRC members sorted canned goods onto their appropriate shelves. Others checked expiration dates, filled and loaded boxes for future pickups.

The Rotary idea of friendship, fellowship, and service to others has spread to six continents. The name "Rotary" was chosen because the Club met in rotation at each member's place of business.

The Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS) provides meals to over 4500 clients per month. Over the past 40 years, EGFBS has distributed an estimated 4,543,000 meals. Their Emergency Food Distribution program provides a three-day food supply to families and individuals.  They are always looking for assistance:  Time, Money or Food. Ask how YOU can help.

EGN Contributor Dan Bacher Honored

EGN Contributor Dan Bacher Honored

Dan Bacher, a regular contributor to Elk Grove News and a host of other websites and publications, will be inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame. The induction for Bacher, and two others, will be part of the Sacramento International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo, which runs Thursday through next Sunday.
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Elk Grove Vice Mayor Pat Hume Elected Chair of Southeast Connector JPA

Elk Grove Vice Mayor Pat Hume Elected Chair of Southeast Connector JPA

Elk Grove Vice Mayor Pat Hume was elected Chairman of the Capitol Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board of Directors at their regular monthly meeting

Hume, who has been on the Elk Grove City Council since 2006 and was elected unopposed to a third term in November, has served on the JPA's board as the city's representative since 2007. Folsom City Council Member Jeff Starsky has been elected vice chair... Read More

Elk Grove Swears-in Two New Members, Two Incumbents to City Council

Elk Grove Swears-in Two New Members, Two Incumbents to City Council

In a crowd not seen since its incorporation in 2000, the city council chambers at the Elk Grove City Hall were overflowing with well-wishers tonight for the swearing-in ceremony of four Elk Grove City Council Members.

The four taking the oath were incumbent members Mayor Gary Davis and Pat Hume, both of whom were reelected unopposed. Also taking their oath were District 4 City Council Member Steve Ly, who was elected to a four-year term, and Darren Suen, who was appointed to the two-year term to fill the District 1 vacancy created upon former Elk Grove City Council Member Jim Cooper, who was elected to the Ninth District of the California State Assembly... Read More

The Passing of an Elk Grove Historian, Tom Russell

The Passing of an Elk Grove Historian, Tom Russell

By Connie Conley | December 1, 2014 |On Saturday, November 29th, while helping his wife Sandi and others at Elk Grove's annual Dickens Faire, Tom Russell collapsed.  Hours later he passed away at Mercy Hospital. 

For those of you who never had the pleasure of meeting Tom, he was a genuine, caring human being with a calm spirit. He loved the city of Elk Grove. Tom loved its history, and he spent years of his life keeping our history alive for generations to come... Read More