The community gathered on the evening of Nov. 27 for one of Elk Grove’s most anticipated annual events: the lighting of Old Town’s Christmas tree.

Two parents accuse a middle school principal and vice principal of racially discriminating against their African American daughter. They announced they were filing civil rights complaints during the Elk Grove Unified School District board’s Nov. 16 meeting.

Former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly on Nov. 18 resigned from the California Democratic Party, citing their lack of support for the Hmong community.

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) last week dismissed a complaint alleging that Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen violated multiple aspects of the Political Reform Act.

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Editor’s note: This story is the second in a series of articles written this fall by students in the journalism program at California State University, Sacramento. They are being taught by Phillip Reese, a Sacramento Bee reporter and an associate professor at CSUS. For more information about…

The Elk Grove police arrested a 19-year-old suspect who allegedly stabbed a person at a home in the Lakeside area on Nov. 17. Nearby Stone Lake Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure while authorities searched for the suspect.

The Elk Grove City Council on Nov. 10 unanimously voted to approve an ordinance allowing for neon signs to be used by Old Town Elk Grove businesses off of Elk Grove Boulevard.

The Elk Grove City Council on Nov. 10 unanimously adopted a resolution to have $1.2M in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated for local nonprofits through the city’s Nonprofit Grant Program.

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A transit union is embroiled in a conflict over their labor negotiations with the Elk Grove Unified School District, and its members plan to speak out at the school board’s Nov. 16 meeting.

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Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series of articles written this fall by students in the journalism program at California State University, Sacramento. They are being taught by Phillip Reese, a Sacramento Bee staff reporter and an associate professor at CSUS. For more information …

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