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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

2014 WEEKLY CHALLENGE #47: PICK YOUR DAY!

2014 Weekly Challenge #44: WHO are you Thankful for?

2014 Weekly Challenge #44: WHO are you Thankful for?

2014 Weekly Challenge #44: WHO are you Thankful for?

Our month of Thanks Giving continues!

Last week, we told the world (ok, Facebook) what we were thankful for.  This week's challenge is about giving thanks to someone who may or may not still be in your life who helped you. You may have never told them, but now is your opportunity.

Our Main Mama Lorri Ann says:  "Mine was Miss Machado, my 8th grade teacher.  She believed in me, and encouraged me as my English teacher to write and express myself. Having a chaotic and painful home life, I looked forward to her words of encouragement to me. She never knew how big an influence she was on my life."