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Elk Grove police plan DUI checkpoint April 9

Elk Grove police plan DUI checkpoint April 9

ELK GROVE - The Elk Grove Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint within the city limits on Saturday, April 9, from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

The checkpoint will focus on removing impaired drivers, as well as unlicensed drivers from the roadways. Educational materials covering the dangers of driving under the influence will also be handed out to motorists. The public is encouraged to call the police department at (916) 714-5111 (emergency line) or 911 if they see a suspected drunk driver.

Funding for the sobriety checkpoint is provided through a DUI Enforcement and Awareness Grant made available by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

New AAA iPhone app maps way to cheaper gas

New AAA iPhone app maps way to cheaper gas

California gas prices are almost 90 cents more now than they were at this time last year, but AAA has a solution to try and ease pain at the pump. Those with an Apple iPhone can download the free AAA TripTik® Mobile application, the first free app to offer access to frequently updated gas prices.

“AAA TripTik Mobile is a GPS-based app with maps showing gas station locations, points of interest, hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are near a driver’s location. Drivers can also punch in a location of their choice and get the same type of information,” explained AAA Northern California spokesperson Matt Skryja. “Among the details that users can access are updated prices for all available grades of gasoline. Drivers can also sort gas stations alphabetically or by distance.”

Hotel and restaurant information includes AAA’s Diamond Ratings based on professional in-person inspections. There’s also an option to call for lodging reservations with the touch of a button.

Traffic advisory: East Stockton Blvd. closed Friday evening

Traffic advisory: East Stockton Blvd. closed Friday evening

ELK GROVE - On Friday, March 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., East Stockton Boulevard between Geneva Pointe Drive and Sheldon Place Drive, will be closed to all vehicle traffic for an organized event in the area.

Motorists traveling southbound on Power Inn Road will be detoured at Geneva Pointe Drive. Motorists heading northbound on East Stockton Boulevard will be detoured at Sheldon Place Drive.

Elk Grove reduces roadway impact fees

Elk Grove reduces roadway impact fees

ELK GROVE - Due to annual inflation adjustments, the City of Elk Grove will be reducing roadway impact fees by more than 7 percent.

The city's Capital Facilities and Roadway development impact fees are tied to annual inflation adjustments updated annually on March 1. Each fee program is tied to its own index based on the components of the program. While the CFFs are increasing by 4.09 percent based on CPI, the roadway fees are decreasing by 7.39 percent, based on a Caltrans statewide index of highway and road construction costs.

Fees will be reduced between $150 and $400 for a single family residential unit.

Elk Grove opens first fast-fill CNG station in Sac County

Elk Grove opens first fast-fill CNG station in Sac County

ELK GROVE - The City of Elk Grove has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to officially open the first fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station in southern Sacramento County.

The station will be used to fuel the city’s fleet of 43 CNG buses and will be open to other transit agencies and the general public 24 hours a day.

The new fast-fill station, located at 9050 Elkmont Drive near the City of Elk Grove’s Corporation Yard, will offer the city a significant cost savings due to considerable reductions in fueling time and wear and tear on vehicles.

The new station provides a fast-fill at full pressure in just under 10 minutes with no travel time required.

Elk Grove Ford to open with celebration

Elk Grove Ford to open with celebration

ELK GROVE - City officials will celebrate the grand opening of Elk Grove Ford at 9645 Auto Center Drive on Friday, Jan. 28, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Elk Grove's mayor and city councilmembers will join representatives from the dealership, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and local community to commemorate the opening.

The new dealership will continue the festivities throughout the weekend including NASCAR race car displays, radio remotes, giveaways and activities for the family.

For more information about the event, visit www.elkgroveford.com.