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New light rail expansion serves South Sac, community colleges and Elk Grove

New light rail expansion serves South Sac, community colleges and Elk Grove


Regional Transit's new light rail extension to Cosumnes River College is now up and running. The project finished early and came in under budget, just in time for the first day of school for many riders.

This expansion on the Blue Line is only four miles long, but it's a big deal for riders on the south side of Sacramento County trying to save time and money.

John Mohammed said riding light rail beat driving in traffic and parking downtown which gets to be very expensive. Mohammed is pretty happy about the light rail expansion. The CalTrans engineer from Elk Grove takes public transportation every day. And Monday, it just got a whole lot easier.

"The new light rail station is one mile from my house," Mohammed said.

Abdul Amjad is checking out the new expanded line today, the one that was designed with community college students in mind.

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Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

Superhero Theme Announced for 2015 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Superhero Theme Announced for 2015 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Elk Grove, Calif. – Grab your cape and gear up for the 21st Annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival! The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) event organizers have revealed that this year’s festival will be jam-packed with superheroes! You and your sidekick are invited to Elk Grove’s largest family festival, set to take place on October 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Elk Grove Regional Park (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road).

With the festival less than two months away, CSD staff and participating businesses are activating their super powers to return festival favorites and present new attractions, including:

Pumpkin Growers, Assemble!

Weighing in at nearly one ton, you’ve never seen pumpkins like this before. Watch the monstrous, orange orbs hit the scales on Saturday morning. Entry forms for the pumpkin and produce weigh-off are currently available at yourcsd.com/pumpkinfestival.

The World’s Mightiest Scarecrows!

Elk Grove-Florin Road Traffic Advisory - Tree Removal Scheduled for Next Week

Elk Grove-Florin Road Traffic Advisory - Tree Removal Scheduled for Next Week

Elk Grove motorist are being advised to expect traffic delays starting next Tuesday, August 25 on Elk Grove-Florin Road between Valley Oak Land and East Stockton Boulevard. The delays will be caused by the planned removal of several trees. 

According the to City of Elk Grove, up to 14 trees will be removed after two independent arborist determined they pose a public safety hazard due to disease. Earlier this month five trees were removed after they were determined to be an imminent safety hazard.
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Regional Transit Rolling Out 'Blue Carpet' For Grand Opening of CRC Blue Line Station

Regional Transit Rolling Out 'Blue Carpet' For Grand Opening of CRC Blue Line Station

Sacramento Regional Transit will be rolling out the Blue Carpet this Sunday and Monday to mark the grand opening of the long awaited Blue Line extension to Cosumnes River College (CRC). 

On Sunday festivities will be held at CRC from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature preview rides between the new station and the Meadowview Station, food trucks, live entertainment and kids activities. The activities will be held on the east side of the CRC campus near the Bruceville Road entrance. ... Read More

Elk Grove to Celebrate Diversity With Fourth Annual Multicultural Festival

Elk Grove to Celebrate Diversity With Fourth Annual Multicultural Festival

The City of Elk Grove will celebrate its well-document ethnic and racial diversity this weekend when it holds the fourth annual Multicultural Festival.

The event, which will be held this Saturday at the Elk Grove Regional Park, will feature a wide array of music, art, dance and of course food. There are 20 planned presentations from Mexican, Hmong, Brazilian, Azteca, Indian, Marshallese, Greek, Chinese, West African & Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino and Punjabi groups with musical performances from Kumandee, Innersoul and Latin Touch. ... Read More