The California Fire Chiefs Association honored Cosumnes Fire Chief Mike McLaughlin as the Fire Chief of the Year. They surprised him with the announcement and the Ronny Jack Coleman Award during their meeting in Elk Grove on Sept. 10. McLaughlin’s family joined the surprise.

Assembly Member Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, and Eric Rigard, his Republican challenger in this November’s election, last week shared their views on California’s new, COVID-19 reopening system, the state’s eviction moratorium, and school reopenings.

Joel Broussard, a 2016 Elk Grove mayoral candidate, was fatally injured in an 11-vehicle collision on Interstate 5, near Florin Road on Sept. 8. He was 39 and the father of four children.

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Editor's note: The Citizen staff learned on Sept. 17 that Bobbie Singh-Allen's campaign misattributed a recording at the Sept. 15 press conference. Mia Foster did not make the recorded remarks at the Elk Grove City Council's Sept. 9 meeting. The statement was made by Mai Tou. 

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The Elk Grove Unified School District on Aug. 28 responded to a letter from an Elk Grove City Council candidate who demanded that district officials take action against comments made by one of its trustees, Bobbie Singh-Allen.

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Elk Grove Police Chief Tim Albright said there has been an increase in domestic violence cases in Elk Grove this year. He addressed the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on the city and its police force during a public safety update that he delivered on Sept. 3.

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Joel Broussard, a 2016 Elk Grove mayoral candidate, was fatally injured in an 11-vehicle collision on Interstate-5 near Florin Road on Sept. 8. He was 39 and the father of four children.

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