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Open Letter to Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis

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Mar 30, 2015
Open Letter to Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis

By Connie Conley | March 29, 2015 |

This letter in is response to your public statement posted on Elk Grove News (EGN) regarding the wasting of taxpayers’ money by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD).  [As most know, the CSD is a special district which handles parks, recreation and fire services for the...

Appeal Democrat
Marysville High program encourages positive behavior

Fights dropped by 35 percent, drug incidents by 20 percent and referrals by half in the first year after Marysville High School chose to be part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports ...

Elk Grove News
And the Winner of Whose Voice Is This…

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Mar 29, 2015
And the Winner of Whose Voice Is This…

March 29, 2015 |

We are pleased to announce a winner for our Whose Voice Is This contest we ran starting last Sunday.

There were 17 entries and 11 contestants correctly identified the voice recorded. Our winner by a random drawing is Gladys Apolinar of Elk Grove.

Elk Grove News
Should City of Elk Grove Ban Employee Travel to Indiana? Does Our City Council Have The Courage to Take a Stand?

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Mar 29, 2015
Should City of Elk Grove Ban Employee Travel to Indiana? Does Our City Council Have The Courage to Take a Stand?


March 29, 2015 |

Call it the signature seen around the world.

During a private ceremony last week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the so-called  Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. Almost immediately, the State of Indiana, businesses specifically, felt the effects.

Although there are differing opinions on what the actual...

Bamboo and More
Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria, CA

Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria, CA

Since our recent trip to Southern California was a family vacation, I only visited two nurseries and only bought one plant (a kangaroo paw hybrid called ‘Red Cross’). I know, it’s a shocker, but there simply wasn’t time (or room in the car) for more.

The first nursery I checked out was...

YubaNet.com
Warm and dry – maybe a chance of rain next weekend

Mar 29, 2015
Warm and dry – maybe a chance of rain next weekend

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
The Bee launches improved commenting online

The Bee launches improved commenting online

“Open commenting is back at sacbee.com,” the Editor writes this morning. “Last Tuesday, The Sacramento Bee rolled out a new registration system that opens commenting to readers who do not subscribe. It is not, however, our system of old, which … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Enjoy your Easter week

Enjoy your Easter week

I grew up in the Episcopal Church, and I still love the songs of the Easter season. For whatever reason, we have been out of town on some religious holidays, including Easter and Christmas, over fifty some years. I try … Continue reading

Elk Grove News
Activists ‘Shut Down’ Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento

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Mar 29, 2015
Activists ‘Shut Down’ Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento



By Dan Bacher | March 29 ,2015 | 

Environmental and human rights activists, holding plastic “torches” and “pitchforks,” formed human barricades at both entrances to the Nestlé Waters bottling plant in Sacramento at 5:00 a.m. on Friday March 20, effectively shutting down the company's operations for the day. 

Members of the...

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Does the Community Support Yard Waste Bins?

Mar 29, 2015
Sunday Commentary II: Does the Community Support Yard Waste Bins?

As one who has encouraged the city to get behind the use of social engagement and other such tools to facilitate public dialogue I am somewhat sympathetic to the city here. One the other hand, pumping up survey results to bolster public policy in a town like Davis is fraught with risk. The Vanguard...

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