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Teddy Herrera to finish 11,000-mile bike trek at Elk Grove fitness event March 27

Teddy Herrera to finish 11,000-mile bike trek at Elk Grove fitness event March 27

ELK GROVE - Teddy Herrera, a 24-year-old Elk Grove resident, will conclude his 11,000-mile bicycle trek on behalf of Across America for Childhood Obesity, at this year’s 8th Annual Nutrition Fuels Fitness event in Elk Grove on March 27 at 8 a.m. The Nutrition Fuels Fitness event is co-sponsored by Northern Area Dietetic Association and the Cosumnes Community Services District.

Herrera started his journey to raise awareness about childhood obesity on June 5, 2010 with $36 and no prior training. To date, he has logged 9,000 miles and normally rides about 75 to 100 miles a day. Herrera cycled from California, Denver, Chicago, Boston and New York from June through September and then headed south through the fall and winter months. On scheduled breaks Herrera speaks with children at local schools in the area promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The Nutrition Fuels Fitness event features a 5K and 10K fun run and a Free Family Fun Festival to celebrate National Nutrition Month.

Assemblywoman Huber to host Neighborhood coffee in Elk Grove

Assemblywoman Huber to host Neighborhood coffee in Elk Grove

ELK GROVE - Assemblywoman Alyson Huber will once again host a series of neighborhood coffees as her second term in office gets underway. She invites all residents of the 10th Assembly District to come join her for a cup of coffee and discuss state issues.

Residents are encouraged to bring their questions, ideas and solutions regarding state legislative issues that affect the community.

The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Starbucks at 7701 Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove (near McDonald's).

Huber will continue to hold office hours as she has for the past two years in Amador County and El Dorado Hills. More information can be found online or by calling the Rancho Cordova district office at (916) 464-1910. Residents can also schedule an appointment at the district office.

Real (Funny) Housewives of Rio Linda Travel to Elk Grove March 4 for Special One Night Performance

Real (Funny) Housewives of Rio Linda Travel to Elk Grove March 4 for Special One Night Performance

ELK GROVE – Bring your bunco gals, your book club babes, and your “besties” for an evening of estrogen charged hilarity. The Cosumnes Legacy Foundation is pleased to host the Real (funny) Housewives of Rio Linda for a special, one night Elk Grove comedy performance on Friday, March 4 at the Laguna Town Hall, 3020 Renwick Avenue.

Experience an evening with these five feisty housewives -- Cheryl "The Soccer Mom," Kimmie Kay, Kristen Frisk, Sinderella, and Stephanie Garcia. The girls “get real” and cover topics from baby weight and jobs to the healthcare system. With previous appearances on News10, Good Day Sacramento, Laughs Unlimited, and more, the housewives are building a loyal local following.

This show is intended for an adult audience, 21 and older only. So put on your big girl panties and be prepared because some material may be considered highly inappropriate.

Seating begins at 6:00 p.m.

Internet Safety Video Contest winners announced

ELK GROVE - Winners of the Elk Grove Unified School District's (EGUSD) Internet Safety Video Contest have been announced. Students in grades 4-12 were invited to produce a video that promotes the safe and ethical use of the Internet. Winners were selected at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

The contest, in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney's Office, is a component of the district's Internet Safety Initiative involving an approach to educate staff, parents and students about cyberbulling, online predator strategies and other online safety issues.

The initiative includes professional development and parent classes about Internet safety and Web 2.0 technology, an Internet safety blog and cyber ethics for staff.

The students were recognized at the EGUSD Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

Country music singer Grant Langston hits Elk Grove

Country music singer Grant Langston hits Elk Grove

 

ELK GROVE - Country music singer Grant Langston and his band, The Supermodels, will perform live at The Wranger Bar, located at 8945 Grant Line Road, on Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22 starting at 9 p.m.

Langston (an Alabama native) and his band, fuse together a mix of the California Bakersfield sound, outlaw country and a bit of rock 'n roll. Langston has opened alongside notables such as Dale Watson, Lowen & Navarro and Drivin' and Cryin' and recently returned from a successful UK tour.

Their 5th album "Stand Up Man, was relased in 2009 to critical acclaim and made the Euro-American charts while their song, "Divorce Number One" charted on Southern Thunder Radio.

For a limited time, by emailing Langston in advance, you can buy a show ticket and choose either a t-shirt or CD to go along with a purchased ticket.