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Sacramento Transit Authority to Spend $600k For Study on Possible Ballot Measure

Sacramento Transit Authority to Spend $600k For Study on Possible Ballot Measure

At their regular meeting, the Sacramento Transit Authority board of directors approved a $600,000 expenditure to study the feasibility of asking Sacramento County voters to increase sales taxes to fund various transportation and infrastructure needs. 

The expenditure will be used to conduct surveys and constituent outreach by the Sacramento-based political and campaign consulting firm of  Duffy and Capitolo. Those findings will help STA directors by July 2016 whether or not to place a county-wide sales tax increase proposal on the November 2016 general election ballot. ... Read More

City of Elk Grove to Seek Old Town Plaza Design Input at Monthly Food Truck Event

City of Elk Grove to Seek Old Town Plaza Design Input at Monthly Food Truck Event

Mixing business and pleasure, The City of Elk Grove will present and seek design ideas at next week's monthly food truck event in Old Town Elk Grove. 

The monthly food truck event, which is held on the city-owned lot in Old Town Elk Grove now called the Old Town Plaza, will also host a pop-up workshop on ideas for residents to provide input on how the lot should be used. Since its purchase from Union Pacific Railroad, the lot has been used as an ice rink, a concert venue and has become the unofficial site of the annual Old Town Chili-Cookoff and Beer Brewing contest.    ... Read More

Day of Education for Wedding Pros August 24

Day of Education for Wedding Pros August 24

"Tragedy to Triumph," presented by Charleton Churchill) who was in Nepal  to photograph a wedding at Mt Everest basecamp when the earthquake hit) is the Keynote for the Sacramento Association for Wedding Professionals Conference and Trade Show.

The conference is Monday, August 24, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mack Powell Event Center (in the Sacramento Association of Realtor Building).

This day of education for all professionals in the Wedding industry, includes training on getting the most out of advertising, profiting from owning a wedding business, working well with other professionals, balancing running a business with having a personal life, grass roots marketing, and customer service.

Conference fees include all seminars, breakfast, lunch, trade show, parking and networking.

Businesses see green in painting dry lawns

Businesses see green in painting dry lawns

The grass is always greener — at least until there’s a severe drought that prompts water restrictions and causes landscaping to turn brown... Read More

Elk Grove Unveils Plans For Multi-Million Dollar Facility at Weekend Workshop

Elk Grove Unveils Plans For Multi-Million Dollar Facility at Weekend Workshop

Before a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday morning, the City of Elk Grove unveiled a concept site plan for their proposed soccer complex.

The public workshop was attended by over a hundred people in the city council chambers at Elk Grove City Hall to hear what the city plans are for the 99-acre site that lies outside current city limits. The land was purchased for an above market price of $4.3 million in September, 2014 with money siphoned from the city's drainage fund as the city pursued a $100-million professional soccer stadium in hopes landing a Major League Soccer expansion franchise... Read More

Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Experts from the University of California, Davis, are available to media to discuss the drought and water-supply issues affecting California.

DROUGHT AND WILDFIRES Wildfire, climate and plant communities

Mark Schwartz, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, can discuss the impact of climate change on wildfires, as well as where and when plant communities are predicted to exhibit stress as a consequence of unusual climatic conditions, including wildfire. His work to help better predict fire behavior and forest vulnerabilities informs decisions about fire management, including prescribed fire, fuels reduction, and management responses to wildfire events. Contact: Mark Schwartz, John Muir Institute of the Environment, (530) 752-0671, mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS Economic impact on agriculture and consumers

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The Elk is Back - 'The Grove' Gets its Elk, 'Sliced Bread' Celebration All in One Day!

The Elk is Back - 'The Grove' Gets its Elk, 'Sliced Bread' Celebration All in One Day!

As Mayor Gary Davis said when he and two of his current Elk Grove City Council members enabled the erection of the first of several massive billboard that will dot the two freeways running through town, this first one certainly is "quirky," and that is being nice... Read More