Editor’s note: this story is a part of an ongoing collaboration between the Elk Grove Citizen and seniors in the journalism program at California State University, Sacramento. These young writers are students of Philip Reese, an assistant professor and Sacramento Bee reporter. For more infor…

A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and his K9 partner were fatally shot during a standoff with a burglary suspect at Cal Expo’s parking lot on Jan. 18. The suspect died after authorities returned fire.


Sacramento Republic FC announced Jan. 8 that goalkeeper Tomas Gomez would join the Indomitable Club for its 2021 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Their season was supposed to start last week. Instead, the Monterey Trail Mustangs are crossing their fingers just to resume workouts next week after a hiatus that has been over a month long was extended this week when the Elk Grove Unified School District notified schools that all in-person…


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