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Bacon lovers rejoice

Bacon lovers rejoice

Mark your calendars and start hitting the gym, the third annual Bacon Fest Sacramento is near!

Bacon Fest Sacramento III will take place from Jan. 20 to 26, 2014 at various restaurants in the Sacramento area.

The event includes Sacramentos most excellent chefs and restaurateurs, plus all the bacon lovers from the region and beyond.

Bacon Fest's mission is to celebrate this region's awesome culinary scene! All our chefs make their bacon in house with top-tier ingredients. The events are affordable so that Sacramentans of all income levels can participate. It's farm-to-fork and you don't have to fork over a ton of dough.

Plus, it's bacon!

FIND OUT MORE: Details on the week's main events will be released online at at www.facebook.com/SacramentoBaconFest and on Twitter at @SacBaconFest in early December.

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

As the holidays approach, remember, it is time for the “Annual Turkey Drive” hosted by the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and City of Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Detrick.

With many individuals, families, and seniors in the Elk Grove area struggling to make financial ends meet, we are asking for community assistance to help with donations so that we may provide them with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  

We are asking for the following donations:

Frozen Turkeys (12-16 lbs. preferred)
Canned cranberry sauce
Stuffing mix
Instant mashed potatoes
Canned/dry gravy
Canned vegetables
Canned pie filling
Canned fruits

Donations can be dropped off at Elk Grove Food Bank Services at 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140 from November 12th – 22nd (Monday – Friday) 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 23rd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stonelake Club Drive for the Philippines

Stonelake Club Drive for the Philippines

Haiyan or Yolanda has left a damage of apocalyptic proportion in the Philippines. Let us be proactive and help our brother and sisters who have been left homeless, hungry and distraught.

Please join us for a picnic at the park on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

Stonelake Clubhouse Park

300 Riparian Drive, Elk Grove CA

For questions please call:

Cynthia at 916.690.2822 and Lynette at 917.208.8070

Your monetary donations will go directly to the following foundations in Bantayan Island and Leyte.

Three H Childhood Academy

Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez Foundation

c/o Rotary Club of Cebu.

Please bring a dish to share.

Together we can do this!!!

See how one girl will help more than 100 people stay warm this winter

See how one girl will help more than 100 people stay warm this winter

Allison Bush, Miss Elk Grove, provided Elk Grove Food Bank Services Clothes Closet with more than 100 new and gently used coats for children and adults on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.  Allison was recently named Miss Elk Grove within her age group for 2013/2014, and also ranked in the top five of the 2013 Miss California Junior Pre Teen competition for Northern California.

The Elk Grove Clothes Closet provides students with school clothes, mothers with baby clothes, men and women re-entering the work force with business attire or families struggling to make ends meet with clothing for the winter.  The Clothes Closet currently serves more than 2,000 people a month with serviceable clothing.

Allison set up collection sites at various locations throughout Elk Grove including Edna Batey Elementary School, Cities of Elk Grove and Pleasant Grove, Folsom Ready Mix, Encore! Studio of Performing Arts, Fusion Fitness and Dance, and Cold Stone Creamery.

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

MGA KABABAYAN

Old Town Elk Grove Triennial Update Community Meeting set for Nov. 14

Old Town Elk Grove Triennial Update Community Meeting set for Nov. 14

Elk Grove, CA – The City of Elk Grove will host a community meeting on Nov. 14 about the Old Town Elk Grove Special Planning Area document.

A Special Planning Area, or SPA, is a master planning document that regulates properties within a defined area having unique environmental, historic, architectural or other features which require special conditions not provided through the application of standard zone regulations. 

The City updates the Old Town SPA every three years and completed the most recent update in May 2010. The 2010 update resulted in significant, effective changes to the document including modifications to the land use, parking and signs sections.  During the 2010 workshops participants also developed vision statements addressing land use, site design, signs, and architecture standards.

Stranger Danger Alert - EGUSD School District

Stranger Danger Alert - EGUSD School District

ELK GROVE, CA - The Elk Grove Police Department is investigating another report of a stranger approaching and offering a ride to a youth in our community. The incident took place at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, near the corner of Matina Drive and Gilliam Drive.

A Toby Johnson Middle School student was walking home from a relative's house when a man pulled up alongside him and asked if he wanted a ride. The boy went onto the bike trail and the man drove away. The student did the right thing and reported the incident when he got home. His father reported the incident to the Elk Grove Police Department.

The man described as an African-American adult in his 40's with close-shaved hair, a scar under his right eye, a thin moustache and patches of facial hair. He was driving a full-sized utility-style van, with two front doors and a 3rd sliding door. The van appeared to be model from between 2000 to 2013.