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Feds to Probe Misuse of State Funds for Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels

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Apr 12, 2016
Feds to Probe Misuse of State Funds for Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels


By Dan Bacher | April 12, 2016 | 


The Department of Interior’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into the possible illegal use of millions of dollars by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in preparing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels Plan. 

The...

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The Strange Relationships Between Contributors, Elk Grove City Council Members

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Apr 11, 2016
The Strange Relationships Between Contributors, Elk Grove City Council Members


April 11, 2016 |

In one of the most widely cited quotes on politics and money, the late Assembly Speaker and California political heavyweight Jesse "Big Daddy" Unruh famously said that "Money is the mothers milk of politics."

While Unruh's quote has proven to be prophetic in light of billions of...

Elk Grove News
Merle Haggard and the Politics of Salmon

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Apr 10, 2016
Merle Haggard and the Politics of Salmon



By Dan Bacher | April 10, 2016

During the battle to save the pristine salmon and steelhead habitat of Headwaters Forest in 1998, I got a phone call one morning from Mike Sherwood, then the California Director of the Sierra Club. He told me that country legend Merle Haggard (who...

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Screening of Acclaimed ‘Project 22′ Documentary Benefiting Veterans Being Held in Elk Grove

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Apr 9, 2016
Screening of Acclaimed ‘Project 22′ Documentary Benefiting Veterans Being Held in Elk Grove



April 9, 2016 |

To help raise awareness of the plight facing recent American combat veterans, a screening of the documentary movie PROJECT 22 will be held this Thursday in Elk Grove.

A non-profit documentary, PROJECT 22, co-directed by combat veterans, responsibly explores challenges warriors encounter and serves as a catalog...

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Assembly Members Cooley, Cooper to Speak at Elk Grove Dem Club Meeting

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Apr 8, 2016
Assembly Members Cooley, Cooper to Speak at Elk Grove Dem Club Meeting



April 8, 2016 |

At next Tuesday's monthly meeting of the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club, two area Democratic members of the California Assembly will be the featured guests.

Speaking to the group will be Elk Grove's Jim Cooper and Ken Cooley of Rancho Cordova. Cooper is in the second year of his...

Elk Grove News
‘Greater Than Three’ Meeting Spurs Open, Frank Discussion on Elk Grove Issues

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Apr 8, 2016
‘Greater Than Three’ Meeting Spurs Open, Frank Discussion on Elk Grove Issues

April 8, 2016 |

In a town hall meeting setting held Wednesday night at City Hall, three members of the Elk Grove City Council listened to pointed comments and discussed several topics with about 30 people in a forum called Greater Than Three.
Elk Grove City Council Member Darren...

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Planning Commission Approves Elk Grove’s First Tattoo Parlor, Second Dutch Bros. Coffee

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Apr 7, 2016
Planning Commission Approves Elk Grove’s First Tattoo Parlor, Second Dutch Bros. Coffee

Emerald Tattoo and Piercing in Elk Grove

April 7, 2016 |

In what is a first, the Elk Grove Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit (CUP) tonight for the city's first tattoo parlor.

Before a standing-room-only crowd at the Elk Grove City Council Chambers, the planning...

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Elk Grove Police Arrest Parolee Suspected of Drug Possession, Violating Parole

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Apr 7, 2016
Elk Grove Police Arrest Parolee Suspected of Drug Possession, Violating Parole


April 7, 2016 |

A parolee was arrested yesterday morning after he reportedly was seen throwing a bag from his motorcycle.

Elk Grove Police stopped 38-year old Christopher Michael Spray (pictured above) of Sacramento on the 9600 block of East Stockton Boulevard for a vehicle code violation. Before he was stopped,...

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Elk Grove Police Enforcing ‘Zero Tolerance’ Today on Distracted Driving

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Apr 7, 2016
Elk Grove Police Enforcing ‘Zero Tolerance’ Today on Distracted Driving


April 7, 2016 |

As part of the national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, The Elk Grove Police Department will be joining a statewide today effort focusing on distracted driving. In California, Police, Sheriff and CHP officials are joining the Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

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Amidst Recent Sacramento-area Overdose Deaths, Cooper Introduces Opioid Control Legislation

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Apr 6, 2016
Amidst Recent Sacramento-area Overdose Deaths, Cooper Introduces Opioid Control Legislation



April 6, 2016 |

Amidst a recent spate of 42 overdoses in the Sacramento region that has claimed ten lives, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) has introduced Assembly Bill 2592 to establish the Opioid Abuse Prevention Pilot Program. The intent of the legislation is to increase the level...

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