Elk Grove police are asking the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who reportedly posed as a Sacramento Municipal Utility District worker to gain entry to a residence.

Soap box derby competitor Alejandro Noche, 9, above, of Lincoln concentrates before a race Sunday in Elk Grove. At right, David Stagnaro checks on Jeremy Johnston, 11, as he and Wyatt Coffing, 10, square off for their race. Below right, Miranda Ricks, 12, in front, competes with Amanda McVey, 11. Community organizers brought the All American Soap Box Derby competition back to to Elk Grove over the weekend, prompting closures of Elk Grove Boulevard. The two-day, family-oriented event featured amateur racing heats with soap box racers ages 7 to 18 and their parent “pit crews.” The races revive a tradition that was popular in Elk Grove in the 1970s.

Third-grader Duncan Nakamoto of Elk Grove was surprised Friday morning upon learning he had won $100,000 toward his college fund in the “Big Dreams Start Small” national scholarship contest.

The driver of the FedEx truck that veered into a bus carrying high schoolers near Orland Thursday was a family man, sports fan and “a kind soul,” a family member said. Meanwhile, the driver of another vehicle involved in the crash said the FedEx truck was on fire before the collision.

Howard Hughes Corp. will convert the former Promenade site into The Outlet Collection at Elk Grove. Almost a year after first raising the idea with Elk Grove officials, the Dallas developer filed formal development plans with the city Friday to resume construction at the site off Highway 99.

Elk Grove wants to build a train station to serve commuters in the fast-growing city, with hopes of turning dirt on the project in summer 2015.

Elk Grove police are asking the public’s help in locating 12-year-old boy who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon.

Elk Grove’s pending withdrawal from a habitat conservation plan has further delayed a decades-old proposal to protect sensitive plants and wildlife in the county when developers build new projects, officials said this week.

Popular websites already help consumers connect with private owners to rent vacation homes, parking spaces and vehicles. Elk Grove is using a new social media venture for a more charitable purpose: connecting residents in need with excess food that would otherwise go to waste.

Empty storefronts once pocked the city’s wide commercial thoroughfares after major chains such as Borders and Circuit City collapsed in the retail crash. Today, a retailer would be hard-pressed to find sales space in the city.

Elk Grove police are at the scene of a single-vehicle crash and report at least two people injured.

New revisions to the substation’s power supply system and server room, as well as to masonry and duct work, have added more than $260,000 and a month’s delay to the center’s construction, according to a March report to the county Board of Supervisors. That follows earlier cost increases totaling more than $147,000.

Green Acres Nursery & Supply is planting roots in Elk Grove with plans to open a new location in 2015.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly setting fires in restrooms at Elk Grove High School.

A 40-year-old Elk Grove man died Wednesday evening when the car he was driving was struck by a train on Calvine Road near Vintage Park Drive in south Sacramento County.

A fire in a feed store in Galt killed up to 150 young chickens Saturday, the Cosumnes Fire Department reported via Twitter.

It’s the last remaining expanse of land open for development in Elk Grove’s urban core, and what gets built there could shape the future direction of Sacramento County’s second-largest city.

Donations of prom dresses and accessories are sought as part a volunteer effort to make sure all girls at Galt high schools have access to affordable dresses for their prom.

Elk Grove police are searching for two suspects in a shooting that occurred this evening in the 9800 block of Dartmoor Court.

Elk Grove leaders over the weekend abruptly backed out of a proposed sister-city relationship with a Nigerian city after learning of escalating sectarian violence and human rights atrocities in its region.

Elk Grove has never had an enterprise zone, one of 40 economically struggling areas around California that offer special tax credits for businesses. It also never has had a redevelopment project, a local program meant to fight blight by subsidizing new development.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services, a fixture in the city for 40 years, is expanding its reach into south Sacramento neighborhoods north of the city limits.

An Elk Grove man on vacation in Yuma County, Arizona, is missing, according to authorities.

Elk Grove neighborhoods could soon glow under LED light if leaders move ahead with a plan to replace traditional street lamps with the energy-saving technology, joining other cities that are switching to save money and electricity.

Elk Grove police ask the community’s help in finding a 79-year-old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred about 12:30 p.m. when a vehicle traveling on Highway 99 went off the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The Sacramento County coroner’s office has released the name of the motorcyclist who died Thursday on Bradshaw road when his vehicle hit a big rig trailer.

Elk Grove is calling on residents to voluntarily cut back their water use by 20 percent, joining cities across the region that are girding for drought.

A federal jury today found an Elk Grove man guilty in a $36 million investment fraud scheme.

Fire Chief Mike McLaughlin confirmed Tuesday he has taken a job in Elk Grove and will leave the Merced Fire Department on Feb. 2.

The city meets the country on Grant Line Road in southeastern Sacramento County: Subdivisions, restaurants and other developments lie to the west of the two-lane asphalt divide, while vineyards, grazing fields and other farmland lie to the east.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury on Friday rejected a discrimination lawsuit filed against the city of Galt by its former parks director, who claimed he was laid off because of his age.

An Elk Grove resident was injured this afternoon in a house fire thought to have been sparked by a halogen light.

Galt’s former parks director is seeking more than $1.3 million in damages for the emotional turmoil he says he suffered when the city laid him off toward the end of the economic downturn two years ago.

About 5,000 people visited the Elk Grove Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday for the final day of the seventh annual Elk Grove Nativity Scene.

A team of gunmen burst into an Elk Grove jewelry store Friday evening, making off with cash and merchandise.

Nineteen people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of growing marijuana plants in 20 homes in Elk Grove and Sacramento, as part of a large-scale bust headed by the Elk Grove Police’s Street Crime Unit.

The name of an Elk Grove man who was killed Thursday when his car hit a pickup truck parked in the road south of Yuba City was released.

An Elk Grove man was killed when his car slammed into pickup truck parked in the road south of Yuba City.

Julie Newton loved Tinkerbell and stock cars, Disney and Daytona in equal measure. She doted on family and friends and always seemed ready for another adventure – a trip to Jamaica was closing in on the calendar.

Elk Grove City Council voted to withdraw its application to expand its planning boundaries by 30 percent.

Elk Grove, the large Sacramento suburb often viewed as a bedroom community, is hoping to overcome its sleepy image with a focus on large events to attract new visitors and a sleek website costing $45,000 to promote tourism in the city.

The California Highway Patrol has determined that speed and driver intoxication were the causes of a solo car accident on southbound Highway 99 early Saturday morning which claimed three lives, including a victim from Elk Grove.

A bipolar Elk Grove teen is missing and considered at risk, police say.

Defendants argued the 1,700 marijuana plants seized by authorities were for medicinal use.

Cosumnes Fire Department officials say an explosion in the back yard of an Elk Grove home occurred this afternoon as a 20-year-old engineering student was trying to build a rocket motor for a class project.

Marine Cpl. Gurpreet Singh’s family walked to honor their fallen son and brother. Jazmin Love-Wright came with a call to serve. Leo Cloninger came simply to say thank you.

The Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission votes 5-2 against the city’s application to expand its planning area by 8,000 acres to the south.

Elk Grove police report that a 74-year-old man who went missing Thursday has been found and is safe.

Elk Grove’s bid to expand its boundaries by 30 percent was shot down by a local planning agency late Wednesday.

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