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Police seek man in Mechanics Bank robbery

Police seek man in Mechanics Bank robbery

ELK GROVE - Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man involved in an armed bank robbery on Valentine's Day.

The robbery happened around 1 p.m. at the Mechanics Bank at 8235 Laguna Boulevard Monday, according to Elk Grove police spokesman Chris Trim. The man approached a bank teller, pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. Trim said the teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash before the man fled the bank on foot.

According to witnesses on scene, the man hopped on a bicycle on drove away heading westbound on Laguna Boulevard.

The suspect was described as a black adult, about 40 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 130-150 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie, black jacket with gray lining, black pants and carrying a blue day pack.

I Love Bel-Air

I love my Bel-Air grocery store and not just because my son works there (and am I grateful for his part time job)......when we first moved to Elk Grove in 1989 there were only two supermarkets in town----a Lucky's and a Bel-Air and both were on the east side of highway 99.........when the Bel-Air on Laguna Blvd opened in the early 1990's we were in heaven having it so close by and we've been regulars there ever since......now I know they don't have the lowest prices on many of the items but if you pick and choose according to sales you can make it comparable to some of the lower priced stores......the meat and produce at Bel Air may cost a little more than at other stores but my wife insists the quality isn't close and I learned long ago not to argue with my wife (too much at least).....but the real clincher at Bel Air is the people------I go by almost every day on my way home from work and it feels like family-----I know the bag boys and girls, the checkers, and the managers a

CSD Pee Wee Soccer registration begins March 7

CSD Pee Wee Soccer registration begins March 7

ELK GROVE - The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) will be accepting registration starting March 7 for its Pee Wee Soccer League.

League play is open to boys and girls in two divisions: ages 3-4 years and ages 5-6 years. The league will be offered at Laguna Community Park, 9014 Bruceville Road, or Morse Park, 5540 Bellaterra Drive.

CSD's Pee Wee Soccer League teaches boys and girls the fundamentals of soccer, good sportsmanship, and teamwork in a fun, recreational environment. Boys and girls play on the same teams. In this league all players will receive a soccer jersey, team picture, individual picture, trophy and eight games.

Games are scheduled on Saturdays from June 11 through Aug. 1 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. and will be played at the park you registered for. Children must meet age requirements for each division by league picture day on June 4.

Cost is $90 per player if registered on or before May 8.

Cold winds, rain expected through Friday

Cold winds, rain expected through Friday

It's only going to get colder! News10 meteorologist Monica Woods said a powerful cold front is just offshore getting ready to move through the area Tuesday afternoon. Expect strong winds and heavy rain later in the day.

A Wind Advisory is in place for the Valley until 6 p.m. with gusts up to 45 mph.

Valley highs will be near 60 Tuesday then drop to the 50s Wednesday. The cold front will also create an unstable atmosphere on Wednesday with a chance of Valley thunderstorms. Some of those storms could contain some small hail.

Rain showers will continue on and off through Thursday and Friday. Most areas will see up to 1-2" of rain by Friday.

ACLU plans to attend police meeting after shooting of unarmed man

ACLU plans to attend police meeting after shooting of unarmed man

ELK GROVE - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Sacramento Monday said it is "concerned" about the shooting of an unarmed suspect by Elk Grove police while he was handcuffed in patrol car, and will send representatives to unoffically attend a community meeting by police Tuesday.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Elk Grove City Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way.

The Sacramento ACLU has said it will reserve judgement, but Monday stated "We are concerned when we hear about these types of police shootings. We encourage independent citizen reviews of such incidents."

The Jan. 30 shooting occurred after police responded to a routine domestic violence complaint.

City unveils 'Ask Elk Grove' community resource

City unveils 'Ask Elk Grove' community resource

ELK GROVE - The City of Elk Grove launched a new customer service program Monday that better connects the community with local governmental resources and information with a single point of contact.

The program, titled "Ask Elk Grove," seeks to minimize call transfers by connecting residents with specially-trained customer service representatives ready to assist with non-emergency city service requests, from potholes and stray animals to street lights and trash collection.

"The City of Elk Grove is committed to providing responsive, quality service to Elk Grove’s residents, businesses and visitors," said Mayor Steven Detrick. "The Ask Elk Grove program offers more tools to get information about the city directly and efficiently. One call truly does it all!"

Ask Elk Grove will allow residents to contact the city four ways:

· Dial 916-691-CITY (2489), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.

Woman killed in early morning car accident

Woman killed in early morning car accident

ELK GROVE - A woman was killed and two others injured after their car crashed into several trees and overturned early Monday morning.

The accident happened just before 1:30 a.m. in the 8400 block of Power Inn Road, said Elk Grove police spokesman Chris Trim. Officers determined the 1995 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Power Inn Road when the dirver lost control and drove off the roadway colliding with several trees before landing upside down, said Trim.

A woman, whose name was not released, in the backseat was killed on scene. A male driver and another man in the car, were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Trim.

It was unclear whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the fatal accident.

Elk Grove Soccer.......it's the kids!

No resolution yet on the split between the Elk Grove-Everton FC and the newly created FC Elk Grove.......as I posted a couple weeks back when the new FCEG came about the hope was the EGEFC could continue to exist under the new umbrella but that wasn't to be......when i expressed hope that the two sides might still be able to work it out it was quickly realized that neither side really had it's heart in a reconcilliation.....while I continue to gather information regarding the not so amicable split ( and will address that in a future posting) I was reminded why we as parents are trying to do so much for our children-----it makes them happy......we had an end of the season team party for my 13 year old over the weekend and that was the reminder------to see the joy on the boys faces as we saluted them for a good season was a real highlight.......yes there are headaches from time to time in organized sports (doesn't really matter what sport) with coaching conflicts, parent conflict

Sunshine here for the weekend; Rain rolls in Monday

Sunshine here for the weekend; Rain rolls in Monday

Sunshine is here to stay...at least for the weekend, so enjoy it while you can! News10 meteorologist Mellisa Paul says major weather changes are headed our way starting on Valentine's Day.

Saturday will be sunny and mild with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 30s, making for very pleasant weather. Sunday we'll start to see some changes with more clouds rolling in.

Paul said a block in the jet stream, or storm track, will break down and allow a flood of moisture to come ashore early next week. Monday will start dry but showers may develop by the evening. Rain will last on and off Tuesday before steadier rain clouds move in for Wednesday. Showers will also linger into Thursday and Friday.

Valentine fun for your pets

Valentine fun for your pets

You’re not the only one excited for a romantic Valentine’s Day – your pet needs some loving too.

Unleashed by PETCO is dedicated to helping pets and pet parents find true love at Valentine’s Day Parties at their stores throughout Sacramento.

All Unleashed by PETCO locations have scheduled a variety of fun events for pets and pet parents to enjoy. Come to the Puppy Love Singles Mixer or find the “the one” at the cat adoptions taking place at the Unleashed by PETCO in Greenhaven.

Perhaps prove your bond in a Kissing Contest and take them for a spin at the Sadie “Paw”kins Dance at the Unleashed in Elk Grove.