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California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.

Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade Street Closure Advisory

Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade Street Closure Advisory

This Wednesday Elk Grove will hold its annual Veterans Day Parade. A new parade route has been introduced to improve safety for participants and spectators.

Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. at the Elk Grove Shopping Center located at 9108 Elk Grove-Florin Road. Beginning at 11 a.m., the parade will follow the new route, proceeding south on Elk Grove-Florin Road to Elk Grove Regional Park.  The parade route will require that the following streets be closed from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m... Read More

Elk Grove City Council Approves Reduced Speeds in City

Elk Grove City Council Approves Reduced Speeds in City

In the coming months, motorist in Elk Grove will be subjected to reduced speeds on many of the city's main roads.

Although the city council unanimously approved all the changes recommended by the city's engineering staff at last night's regular meeting, there was extensive discussion of particular segments recommended for speed reductions. Vice Mayor Pat Hume and Council Member Steve Detrick expressed concern that certain roads had segments such as Elk Grove-Florin and Waterman roads has differing speed limits. ... Read More

Cooper's Ride Share DMV Pull Notice Bill Sent to Governor

Cooper's Ride Share DMV Pull Notice Bill Sent to Governor

A bill sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) that would require ride sharing services to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicle Pull Notice program was sent to Governor Jerry Brown August 31.

Assembly Bill 1422 would require services such as Uber and Lyft to enroll all of its drivers in the DMV's pull notice program. That program automatically notifies employers when an enrolled participant is involved in an accident, convicted of DUI, or any other actions taken against their driving privileges... Read More

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

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