With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s April 6 announcement that California’s economy could fully reopen in June, if current COVID-19 trends continue, various Elk Grove business operators last week shared their thoughts on that plan.

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If you were driving along Elk Grove Boulevard on the morning of April 10, you might have heard a cacophony of car horns honking. Far from road rage, this was the sound of area residents protesting bigotry against Asians and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

The federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act went into effect last month, and Elk Grove Unified School District officials now expect an estimated $119 million in one-time, relief funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A driver traveling on a motorized bicycle died after colliding with a truck on Willard Parkway during the afternoon of April 14. Elk Grove police investigators believe that the victim entered the street against a red light before the collision.

The Elk Grove police announced on April 5 that a suspect was taken into custody three weeks after he allegedly shot and killed a person in Laguna during an argument.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services is currently planning to break ground later this month for its future home at 9888 Kent St., just a short distance from its current facility at Dino Drive.

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The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) plans to expand in-person classes to four days a week, starting on April 6. This change was announced March 31 to the press.

The Elk Grove Planning Commission on March 18 unanimously approved plans for the Toscano Apartments, a 206-unit apartment complex that will be built in the Laguna West area.