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History Happened Here | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

Each year, I try to recognize some of the graduates of our schools who have done remarkable things in the world, nation, state, and the Elk Grove area. I want.

Irma Kathy Greco, née Buchajczuk | Obituaries  Elk Grove Citizen

Irma Kathy Greco, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 45 years of age. Irma was a ...

Elk Grove teen creates blue line bracelets to honor fallen Sacramento Officer Tara O'Sullivan KXTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 17-year-old high school student visited the funeral of Sacramento Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan to give black and blue bracelets to ...

Gun found under gym bleachers at Elk Grove High School leads to two arrests  Sacramento Bee

Two students were arrested at Elk Grove High School on Thursday after a handgun and ammunition were found under the bleachers in the school's gym, ...

Ford Donates Car to Elk Grove High School  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Martina is out at Elk Grove High School checking out the car Ford donated to school's Automotive Technology Pathway, a Career Technical Education (CTE) ...

Elk Grove high school band volunteer charged with sexually assaulting student  Sacramento Bee

An Elk Grove man who volunteered for the Laguna Creek High School band was arrested after sexually assaulting a student.

Local high school students join worldwide protest | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Two dozen local high school students held picket signs and walked to Elk Grove City Hall to raise public awareness of the climate change issue on March 15.

Elk Grove High School Auto Show  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Martina got to spend her Friday morning at her old high school! The Elk Grove High School auto shop program an auto show with the Sacramento Area Mustang ...

Fred Owen touched the lives of many | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Fred Owen, a former Elk Grove sports coach known for his kindness to others, was celebrated last weekend at a gathering that drew more than 100 people.

Elk Grove's Fireworks King | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

Lynden King, the fireworks king of Elk Grove, returns this year to the city of Elk Grove's Salute to the Red, White and Blue festival at Elk Grove Regional Park.

Thundering Herd looks to regain consistency against upcoming opponents in league schedule  Elk Grove Citizen

Between section titles and first-round Major League Baseball draft picks, Elk Grove High School's baseball program has been the cream of the crop in the ...

In Your Neighborhood: Elk Grove  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Olivia and Martina spent the morning in Elk Grove exploring some local businesses as well as hanging out at Elk Grove High School as they prepare for tonight's ...

Elk Grove Police Say Suspects Who Committed Two Robberies in 40 Minutes Arrested  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Update: The Elk Grove Police Department says investigators believe all suspects involved in Thursday's robberies on Tralee Way and Elk Grove Boulevard have ...

Local high school students back plastic pollution bills  Elk Grove Citizen

A group of local high school students and other community members gathered at Elk Grove Regional Park on June 6 in support of two bills in the state ...

Elk Grove School District calls off school Friday due to poor air quality KXTV

The Elk Grove Unified School District announced the closure of all its school sites for Friday.

Elk Grove man's military surprise ends in tears of joy  KCRA Sacramento

An Elk Grove graduate was brought to tears by a special moment during her graduation ceremony.

Six inducted into EG Hall of Fame | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Six honorees on Nov. 13 were inducted into the 2018 class of the Elk Grove Hall of Fame.

Bounty on the Boulevard's restaurant partners give back to the community  Elk Grove Citizen

The 2nd annual “Bounty on the Boulevard is already sold out!

New Sidewalk Plan To Uproot Decades-Old Trees In Elk Grove  CBS Sacramento

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Decades-old trees may be ripped from their roots to provide a sidewalk for pedestrians, and some homeowners aren't too happy about.

School library to be named after John Zehnder  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove school board on May 7 voted to name an elementary school library after John Zehnder Sr. This library will be dedicated to him at the Elk Grove.

Soccer and football athletes sign D1 and D2 scholarships  Elk Grove Citizen

Jacob Trach and Zach Larrier have seen one another on the football field for the past four seasons.

Brewery proposed for Old Town | News  Elk Grove Citizen

A brewery named after local woodpeckers is being proposed for Old Town Elk Grove. The Elk Grove Planning Commission on Feb. 21 will review the Hungry ...

Playing the perfect beat | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

The Sacramento Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps will host their 8th annual Drum Corps International (DCI) Capital Classic on Friday, July 5, at 7 p.m. at ...

Gus Kanelos, founder of EG Elks Lodge, passes away  Elk Grove Citizen

Gus Kanelos, a Florin historian and the founder of Elk Grove Elks Lodge No. 2577, died at the age of 90 on March 9.

Three daytime robberies reported within an hour Thursday in Elk Grove, police say  Sacramento Bee

Elk Grove police say three robberies occurred within about 40 minutes on Thursday afternoon involving multiple suspects, all of whom were outstanding as of ...

Elk Grove High School baseball coach Jeff Carlson steps down  The Sacramento Bee

After 18 seasons and multiple championships, Jeff Carlson has resigned as the baseball coach at Elk Grove High School after crafting one of the great coaching ...

Walk to Remember: Large crowd gathers for event's final year  Elk Grove Citizen

Patriotism was strong in the air on April 6, as community members and others gathered at Elk Grove Regional Park to participate in the 10th annual Walk to ...

Community pays tribute to Officer O'Sullivan | News  Elk Grove Citizen

The heavy traffic and lunchtime bustle of Old Town Elk Grove halted around noon on June 21. Several community members heard on the Internet that ...

For Corporal Heintz | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

Elk Grove city officials dedicated a new street to U.S. Army Cpl. Wayne Heintz, an Elk Grove High School graduate who died while fighting in the Vietnam War in ...

How a regional upstart overcame the loss of 3 key players to ACL injuries and got better  Sacramento Bee

Despite losing three key players to knee injuries, first-year coach Trisha Campbell has Elk Grove girls basketball soaring — and other news and notes from the ...

Chalmers Gage dies at 100 | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Richard Chalmers Gage Sr. saw many things in 100 years of life in Elk Grove.

Dale Wilfred Sassman Sr. | Obituaries  Elk Grove Citizen

Dale Wilfred Sassman Sr. passed away on 2/8/2019 surrounded by an abundance of love.

Four suspects arrested for April 25 robberies | News  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove police announced on April 30 they arrested four suspects who were allegedly involved in two street robberies that targeted pedestrians, ages 13 ...

She decried racism at her Elk Grove high school. Hundreds came out to support her  Sacramento Bee

Meeting at Sheldon High School on Tuesday, January 16, called after Pleasant Grove High School senior Rachael Francois talked to The Sacramento Bee ...

City Council approves music sculpture for civic center  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove City Council on June 12 unanimously approved a music sculpture for the city's future civic center.

Sacramento Raceway could close in 2020, owner says | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Dave Smith, the longtime owner of the Sacramento Raceway, said that his popular motor sport facility could close as early as next year.

Elk Grove High School Teacher Arrested On Sex Charges  Capital Public Radio News

A teacher at Sheldon High School is under arrest on sex charges involving a student.

Three Elk Grove High products get the MLB call. Why it was extra emotional for one  The Sacramento Bee

Rowdy Tellez was one of three one-time Elk Grove High School baseball stars who this week was promoted to the MLB. Tellez was called up by the Blue Jays, ...

Man holding grill lighter detained after officer fires shot at him in Elk Grove, police say  Sacramento Bee

A suspect was detained following an officer-involved shooting, Elk Grove Police Department said in a tweet Thursday morning.

New street dedicated to fallen Vietnam War soldier  Elk Grove Citizen

A new neighborhood's street was named after a local U.S. Army corporal who was killed in the Vietnam War 51 years ago. Wayne Heintz Street was dedicated ...

Sacramento Raceway could close in 2020, says owner | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Dave Smith, the longtime owner of the Sacramento Raceway, said that his popular motor sport facility could close as early as next year.

First inductees named for Elk Grove Hall of Fame  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove Community Council this week announced the inaugural inductees of the Elk Grove Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony will be held at The Falls ...

Concussion protocols & new technology help keeps students safe  KCRA Sacramento

Elk Grove Unified High School District has added athletic trainers at every high school to help keeps students safe and healthy during sports activities.

Rainiers' Freitas enjoys road series playing at home against River Cats  Elk Grove Citizen

Davis Freitas was back in his hometown over the April 4-7 road series against the Sacramento River Cats, but it didn't take a trip back home to Elk Grove in.

David Simpson ends Citizen column | News  Elk Grove Citizen

David Simpson is moving on after informing readers about community events in his Citizen column for the past 32 years.

A passion for the sound | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

Elk Grove native Monik Vega has released her new music video and single, “Love's Contagious” from the “Simply Complicated” compact disc. Last month, Mystic ...

Local students join nationwide protest against school shootings  Elk Grove Citizen

Students at several Elk Grove schools on March 14 left class at 10 a.m. to join nationwide rallies against gun violence. The National School Walkout's organizers ...

Local race car driver receives the Key to the City  Elk Grove Citizen

International Motorsports Association driver Joey Hand on Feb. 27 was presented with a Key to the City.

Brenton R. Stetson | Obituaries  Elk Grove Citizen

Brenton Robert Stetson, 65, died April 9, 2019. He was born Sept. 24, 1953 as the first of six children to Bob and Peggy Stetson of Elk Grove.

National Signing Day: Students across region announce university picks KXTV

ABC10 was there as students from several districts in the area made their decisions.

City Council reviews proposed 5G wireless tech for Elk Grove  Elk Grove Citizen

During a special meeting of the Elk Grove City Council on Nov. 28, they considered the possible impact of bringing enhanced wireless technology to the city.

Did Pleasant Grove principal willingly retire, or was he forced out?  Sacramento Bee

Henry "Hank" Meyer, Jr., the principal who was caught up in a firestorm of criticism after recent allegations of racism at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, ...

City Council opts for sponsoring MLK Day event over hosting local parade  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove City Council on Nov. 14 directed the city staff to sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Sacramento.

Busing to be restored for Florin High | News  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove school board last month approved funding to restore busing for Florin High School.

New details emerge in Elk Grove coach controversy  KCRA Sacramento

Details released Wednesday shine a new light on the controversy involving a shed and an Elk Grove High School football coach. Advertisement. Recommended.

Principal protests treatment of son at high school  Elk Grove Citizen

An elementary school principal on Nov. 7 spoke to the Elk Grove school board in protest of law enforcement's treatment of her son at his high school. She said ...

EG Power Sports shop to have new home  Elk Grove Citizen

An Elk Grove business is planning to relocate to its third location in 17 years.

Blue Jays' Tellez in familiar place at first base  Elk Grove Citizen

Stepping onto the field at Oracle Park as a Major League player was a highlight for the Rowdy Tellez last week as he was in town with the Toronto Blue.

Crime Briefs | News  Elk Grove Citizen

DUI suspect allegedly injures three pedestrians. Elk Grove police arrested a 22-year-old woman who allegedly struck and injured three pedestrians in Sheldon ...

Bulletin Board | Sports  Elk Grove Citizen

Sheldon Franklin Summer Jam. The 12th annual Sheldon-Franklin Summer Jam begins Friday, June 21 and will continue thru Sunday, June 23. The event ...

Activists confront school board on student treatment | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Parents and activists on May 15 confronted the Elk Grove school board about how students were treated by law enforcement officers at Cosumnes Oaks High ...

Elk Grove's guitar guru | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

For those interested in finding a special gift for a serious guitar player this holiday season, one idea is to consider Kauer Guitars.

Memories of Elk Grove Elementary | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

It is celebration time for our historic Elk Grove Elementary School. In December 1992, 25 years ago, the school moved to its present site at Crowell Drive from its ...

Local achievements recognized as Ross, Briggs inducted into SJS Hall of Fame  Elk Grove Citizen

Two of the four athletes that were inducted into the 2018 Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame have several things in common: they were extraordinary athletes in ...

New EG senior center to open this summer  Elk Grove Citizen

Sarah Bontrager, the city's housing and public services manager, this week told the Citizen that Elk Grove's future senior center is on schedule to open this ...

Sheldon tops Elk Grove hoops as both head to playoffs  Elk Grove Citizen

As the regular season comes to an end, and the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs are on the horizon, the Sheldon Huskies knew they needed a strong ...

EGHS student wins car for perfect attendance | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

Taryn Leach of Elk Grove High School on May 5 won a new car for having perfect class attendance.

Neighbors lead effort to restore north EG parks  Elk Grove Citizen

Ten years passed since an 8.6-acre park was dedicated to Carl and Joyce Amundson in north Elk Grove.

Elk Grove wrestlers compete at Fargo Nationals | Sports  Elk Grove Citizen

Peter Ming and Hassan Khan from Elk Grove High School recently wrestled at what is considered the toughest high school tournament in the U.S. Fargo ...

Elk Grove completes comeback victory | Sports  Elk Grove Citizen

It was senior night at Cosumnes Oaks high school, and the Wolfpack seniors on the field and in the stands alike were looking for a big win against in-city rival Elk ...

EG Food Bank to receive $4M for permanent home  Elk Grove Citizen

With Gov. Gavin Newsom's signing of the $214.8 billion state budget on June 27, Elk Grove Food Bank Services will receive $4 million for a permanent home.

Elk Grove HS football coach rescinds resignation during meeting  KCRA Sacramento

Elk Grove parents: HS football coach was forced to resign​​

Bomb threat at an Elk Grove high school

Students at Cosumnes Oaks High School discovered anonymous graffiti in a restroom threatening a bomb on Wednesday, according to Elk Grove Unified ...

Elk Grove hires Burbank’s John Heffernan to lead high-powered football program  Sacramento Bee

Elk Grove High School, which dismissed Chris Nixon following the 2016 season, has hired Burbank's John Heffernan to coach its football team.

Suspect allegedly stabs two | News  Elk Grove Citizen

Elk Grove police arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly stabbed and wounded two people during the evening of April 19. The victims were hospitalized for ...

Why ‘basketball will never be the same without Larry’ for Elk Grove High girls  Sacramento Bee

A two-time Bee Coach of the Year, Elk Grove High girls basketball coach Larry Price died from lung failure early Monday morning. He coached with passion and ...

Shed intended as football team room may have led to coach, A.D.'s ouster  Elk Grove Citizen

A mostly-finished building, approximately 20 feet by 20 feet in size, sits behind a fence just south of the west bleachers at Elk Grove High School's Thunder ...

Summer is around the corner | News  Elk Grove Citizen

The city of Elk Grove is one month away from opening their long-awaited aquatics center.

Ashley Update: she's back on the court at EGHS  Elk Grove Citizen

It was three grueling months for Ashley Vanderpan, and three grueling months for her family, who sat at her bedside day after day after day. The Elk Grove High ...

Four Wildcats compete at CIF State Championships | Sports  Elk Grove Citizen

In the past few years, injuries seemed to permeate Andrew Calvert during wrestling season.

More school renovations underway  Elk Grove Citizen

Zehnder Ranch Elementary School last summer became the first elementary school to open in Elk Grove's growing Laguna Ridge area. Another elementary ...

Elk Grove legend John Zehnder Sr. dies at 91  Elk Grove Citizen

John Louis Zehnder Sr., a former Elk Grove fireman, rancher, dairyman, and patriarch of a prominent family, died on March 2 at age 91.

EG 14U softball wins championship | Sports  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove Girls Softball 14u B team capped their season by winning their third championship on Sunday the 23rd of June. They defeated the Five Cities ...

Long-awaited aquatics center to open May 25 | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

The Elk Grove Aquatics Center is having its grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 25. This facility neighbors the city's future civics center at 9701 Big Horn ...

Lifestyle Briefs - Retired teacher held second annual benefit for LGBT student scholarships  Elk Grove Citizen

As reported in the Citizen in Nov. 2015, longtime Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) teacher Ray Cavanagh created a scholarship in his name for ...

Cherry returns in head coach role for Lady Eagle softball  Elk Grove Citizen

Pleasant Grove Lady Eagles varsity softball coach Brian Cherry has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time.

Local School of Rock owners to open Roseville spot  Elk Grove Citizen

A little more than a year after opening a School of Rock location in Old Town Elk Grove, the business's owners are preparing to open their second location in ...

A look at Elk Grove Unified's racial achievement gap in math  Elk Grove Citizen

More than half of Elk Grove Unified School District's African American students are not meeting the state's math standards.

Once a Herd wrestler, always a Herd wrestler | Sports  Elk Grove Citizen

The Herd alumni wrestlers meet annually the day after Christmas to work out with the current Elk Grove High School wrestling team. (Top row, from left) Coach ...

Community News: Rodriguez band units split competition weekend  Fairfield Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — Members of the Rodriguez High School Entertainment Unit competed March 9 in two separate events. The L-Pattern and Field Conducting ...

Wildcats outscore Elk Grove in fourth to key win  Elk Grove Citizen

The Franklin Wildcats needed to outscore Elk Grove in the fourth quarter after both teams entered the fourth tied at 45, and they did, outscoring the Thundering ...

Student arrested after bringing weapon to Rocklin High School  Sacramento Bee

A Rocklin High School student was arrested after police said he brought a firearm to campus on Friday.

Wolfpack varsity girls advance to state x-country championships!  Elk Grove Citizen

After a week of uncertainty about whether the Sac-Joaquin Section Cross Country Championships would even occur, Natalie Harper crossed the finish line ...

Centenarian Chalmers Gage receives Key to the City  Elk Grove Citizen

Elk Grove native Richard Chalmers Gage Sr. was honored on his 100th birthday on July 15 with a key to the city. Mayor Steve Ly presented the honor to him.

Local Athlete Update | Sports |  Elk Grove Citizen

David Hernandez (Elk Grove High School graduate) of the Cincinnati Reds pitched one third of an inning on Aug. 21, giving up two earned runs on two hits, ...

Raymond Cavanagh – history plus | Lifestyle  Elk Grove Citizen

This is the story of EG Supergrad Raymond Cavanagh who has played a large role in the history of Elk Grove. But, first, here are some History Happenings ...

Election '18: Local candidates make their pitches at neighborhood meeting  Elk Grove Citizen

With less than one month until November's election, voters got another chance to learn about candidates vying to represent Elk Grove.

Parents, school officials disturbed by bullying video

A video of a bullying incident at an Elk Grove high school has launched an investigation by the school and police.

Local FFA, 4-H groups win big at county fair  Elk Grove Citizen

A slew of local students competed at the Sacramento County Fair over Memorial Day weekend. They brought home championships, memories and, in most ...

Nixon Era Over: EGUSD officials refuse to renew coaching contract  Elk Grove Citizen

After several weeks of uncertainty, there will now indeed be a new man coaching Elk Grove Thundering Herd football this fall.

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