Elk Grove police will meet with residents of the city’s west side at a community forum 6 p.m. Thursday at Elk Grove City Council Chambers.

The gathering in the Valley High School library Wednesday to welcome Elk Grove Unified’s new superintendent, Christopher Hoffman, had the feel of a homecoming rally.

Elk Grove Unified School District’s board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to hire a local resident and Valley High School graduate as its new superintendent.

A superintendent from the El Dorado Union High School District is the finalist for the top job in the Elk Grove Unified School District, both districts announced Monday.

A car plowed into an Elk Grove preschool Tuesday morning.

Elk Grove leaders voted this week to build a competitive swimming venue in this sports-mad city where not a single school has a pool and residents complain that children have too few opportunities to swim.

A family of four was displaced by a fire that destroyed an Elk Grove home early Friday morning.

Six years after construction on a regional mall was halted due to the recession, Elk Grove has released plans for transforming the site into a retail outlet mall, the Outlet Collection at Elk Grove.

Jeanette Amavisca won’t be on the Nov. 4 ballot. Neither will Priscilla Cox.

Randy Starbuck heard an earful from the chamber floor and the City Council dais.

Baguettes owners Larry and Paula Hunley soon will be opening at their new location in Elk Grove: 8351 Elk Grove Blvd.

Residents, teachers and students in the Elk Grove Unified School District are all looking for the same characteristics in a new superintendent, according to report from McPherson & Jacobson LLC, an executive search firm hired by the district.

Elk Grove Superintendent Steven Ladd was surprised Tuesday night when the school board voted unanimously to name the Cosumnes Oaks High School culinary arts institute after him.

Randy Starbuck, hired as Elk Grove’s economic development director in September 2011, is leaving that post as of Oct. 17.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this garden continues to grow strong with its local support.

Two arson fires set close to each other are being investigated in Elk Grove.

Sacramento’s strong bid for a Major League Soccer franchise could get competition from its own backyard.

Elk Grove is buying a 100-acre parcel south of the city with an eye toward building a long-sought complex that would draw Major League Soccer to the city.

A collective gasp filled the air of the Elliott Ranch Elementary School multipurpose room Wednesday morning as the countdown to a live downlink with the International Space Station began.

Police officers across the country are reporting an increase in encounters with mentally ill people who are deemed a threat to themselves or others. Following a rash of fatal police shootings of people having psychiatric episodes, California law enforcement agencies are training officers in techniques to help quell volatile situations without bloodshed.

Police have filed possession of marijuana charges against a woman from Elk Grove and two Pittsburgh Steelers running backs following a traffic stop.

Nisha Grayson didn’t travel to Goa, India, to vacation. She wanted to understand how her life began, and what it might have been like if she had not been given up for adoption.

Elk Grove Unified expects to name a replacement for retiring Superintendent Steven Ladd by the end of September.

A 40-year-old Elk Grove man was struck by a vehicle and killed along Interstate 80 late Saturday night in Davis. California Highway Patrol officials identified the deceased as Larry Vidaurry.

From bronze windsurfers to cream-colored infants, Sacramentans of all shades and ages withstood the hot black concrete of a Rite Aid parking lot Tuesday to get a free skin cancer screening from a mobile dermatology clinic.

The Elk Grove Police Department is extending an offer to citizens who want to learn the ins-and-outs of policing.

Elk Grove Councilman Steven Detrick was flagged for his second political violation this year after using nearly $100,000 in campaign funds to cover his son’s legal bills.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s “Road to Healthy Skin” tour will stop in Elk Grove on Tuesday to offer free skin cancer screenings in its customized 38-foot recreational vehicle.

A two-alarm fire that broke out in Elk Grove this afternoon displaced a family of two adults and three children, according to Cosumnes Fire Department officials.

A two-alarm grass fire at Laguna Star and Fieldale drives near Elk Grove’s Laguna Creek area has been contained after burning between 3 and 4 acres.

The Elk Grove Unified School District board has scheduled a series of community meetings this week to gather information about the attributes residents want in a new superintendent.

A man initially identified as a “person of interest” in the July 24 death of 75-year-old Xihao Huang on an Elk Grove walking trail has been arrested on suspicion of homicide in the case.

Ten percent of this coffee house’s profits go to Courage Worldwide, a Rocklin-based organization that provides shelter and aid to victims of sex trafficking and child prostitution. The shop’s slogan: “Drink great coffee. Change the world.”

An Elk Grove woman was struck in the face when a stranger entered her home just before 7:30a.m. Wednesday, ransacking her house and taking several possessions.

Fourteen undercover stings conducted around the state this week resulted in 94 people facing misdemeanor charges for contracting without a license, including one Elk Grove woman known as the “Sweetheart Swindler.”

Cosumnes Fire Department personnel and Elk Grove police responded to a vehicle accident at a car wash that sent five people to the hospital, one in critical condition.

Jarrett Heather, a software developer at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, produced the visuals for “Word Crimes,” a music video from Weird Al Yankovic.

The city of Elk Grove announced that it has become the first Northern California city to implement the national safety database Smart911 in an effort to improve emergency services for residents.

Elk Grove’s plan to develop acres of open land on the city’s southern edge into a business hub is moving forward.

In an effort to promote driver safety among teenage motorists, the Elk Grove Police Department will offer a July 29 presentation of the program “Moment of Impact.”

As the State Fair began last week, 18 Elk Grove High School students showed off sheep and other animals they spent the past year raising in one of the area’s largest agriculture education programs.

Seattle-based Best in Class Education Center, a national supplemental education chain that focuses on enahancing the math and English skills of young students, will host grand-opening festivities Thursday (July 10) at its new site in Elk Grove.

Elk Grove Police arrested eight people for buying alcohol for minors in the past several weeks as part of the Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation.

Elk Grove SWAT officers have taken a 32-year-old man into custody after finding him in the trunk of a car at a home where he had holed up Wednesday afternoon.

Elk Grove McDonald’s franchise owner Steven Ramirez to chair the Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2015

A man with a lengthy criminal history is headed back to prison for robbing an Elk Grove doughnut shop.

Elk Grove will give its first-ever ceremonial key to the city today to Kyle Larson, days before the NASCAR phenom takes to the track this weekend at Sonoma.

Despite initial hopes that Elk Grove’s anticipated outlet mall could open by late next year, city officials now project it may not open until at least 2017.

Two adult males carrying handguns tied up three employees during a robbery at a T-Mobile store Saturday morning, according to the Elk Grove Police Department.

Inside a brightly lit Laguna Creek High School trailer, Griffin Henderson was hard at work last week putting the final touches on a boat he said was “designed to cut through water with a knife.”

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