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.

The Elk Grove City Council on Aug. 12 will decide whether to take any action against Mayor Steve Ly in regard to allegations by local women who claim they were harassed by his associates or supporters.

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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.

The Elk Grove City Council on July 22 unanimously adopted a resolution establishing an expenditure budget for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security (CARES) Act funding allocated to the city from the state of California.

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The Elk Grove Unified School District board on July 21 reviewed their district’s new education plan that will have 67,000 students stay at home and undergo “distance learning” at the start of the new school year that begins on Aug. 3.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office announced on July 21 that investigators in Elk Grove uncovered a large operation that involved the theft and sale of catalytic converters.

The Elk Grove city staff last week launched the “Erase Food Waste” campaign to encourage people to not waste edible foods and to be mindful of how they store food.

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The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) board on July 15 unanimously voted to abandon their effort to have an additional half-cent transportation sales tax measure placed on this November’s ballot.

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