News

Sacramento County’s public health staff announced this week that COVID-19  testing sites will be offered via drive-thru services in south Sacramento County.  Visitors must register online or call for an appointment before they can receive free testing.

Marie Jachino, executive director of Elk Grove Food Bank Services, this week said that the 16th annual Run 4 Hunger was a success, despite the absence of a large crowd of runners, joggers and walkers gathering at Elk Grove Regional Park.

Pat Perez, a former Elk Grove Community Services District (CSD) director, said on Aug. 4 that he will not join Elk Grove’s mayoral race. He pulled nomination papers for the position on July 29 while he was exploring a potential run.

Cosumnes Fire Chief Mike McLaughlin will end his 32 years of fire service when he retires in December. The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) announced his planned retirement on July 22.

Sports

J.D. Davis (Elk Grove High School alum) of the New York Mets went 2 for 3 with a two-run home run, two RBI and two runs on July 28 in the Mets’ 8-3 win over Boston.

The leading scorer for the four-time defending Big West Conference champion UC Davis women’s basketball team in 2019-20 will be taking her game to Europe as recent graduate Katie Toole has signed her first professional contract with RACA Granada of the Spanish Liga Femenina 2.

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Outfront Media Sports, and Concordia University Irvine announced the signing of a six-year strategic partnership on Aug. 5. Under terms of the agreement, Concordia University Irvine’s Master’s in Coaching and Athletics Administration will serv…

Lifestyle

Are you stuck at home and staring at a blank wall? Dear reader, you know the feeling. It’s time for some updating with some color, perhaps.  

Last week, I wrote about people who recently bought History Happened Here (HHH) books, and I focused on three who had connections to Sloughhouse – the Davis Ranch that goes back to the days of Gold and the Rhoads and Grimshaw families; Megan Dalton, a descendant of the Rhoads family; and Osc…

Viewers from around the world can learn about Elk Grove’s culturally diverse community next month when the city of Elk Grove will host a slew of online events as part of Cultural Diversity Awareness Month. The festivities will last from Aug. 1-30.

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