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Elk Grove council approves $132 million casino deal after ardent debate

Elk Grove City Council members unanimously voted Wednesday to approve a casino agreement with the Wilton Rancheria tribe that would pay the city at least $132 million over 20 years. The vote came after citizens engaged in an often vehement debate over whether the tribe’s proposed casino resort near Highway 99 will be a economic boon for the city or threaten its quality of life.

Local

Tribe, Elk Grove reach tentative agreement on $400 million Highway 99 casino

Wilton Rancheria has pledged $132 million to the Elk Grove community over 20 years to offset impacts from a new casino and 12-story hotel that would be built next to a planned outlet mall. The Elk Grove City Council will vote Wednesday night on a memorandum of understanding for the project, which could rival the Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Lincoln.

Hometown Report

After bad break, O’Rourke kicking and thriving at American River

Two years after breaking his femur in a high school football game, kicker Max O’Rourke is back on the field at American River College healthy and happy. After his 27-yarder beat Fresno City 38-35 in double overtime, he was mobbed by teammates as a sudden team hero. O’Rourke needed more than a year to regain the strength to kick without searing pain in his leg and hip.

Yolo County News

Kettle is sent to SoCal mission from Woodland

Nancy Santa Maria tells the story of a cauldron reputed to have been used as a big stewpot at the San Fernando mission. The cauldron has been cared for by the Santa Maria family for more than 100 years. It was recently taken by trailer from Woodland to the mission.

College Sports

UC Davis wide receiver Keelan Doss

UC Davis sophomore wide receiver Keelan Doss talks about the Aggies' Big Sky Conference home opener on Saturday against Weber State and what it will take to be successful this season after practice on Sept. 21, 2016 at Aggie Stadium.

College Sports

No stage fright for UC Davis’ big-play Keelan Doss

Keelan Doss leads a group of talented wide receivers for UC Davis this season and has performed at his best in front of big crowds, which UCD expects at Aggie Stadium on Saturday against Weber State in a Big Sky Conference opener. Doss leads the Aggies in highlight-reel plays as well as statistically with 17 catches for 251 yards and two touchdowns.

Videos

UC Davis football vs. Weber State

UC Davis coach Ron Gould and players Inoke Raikadroka and Chris Martin talk about team's dramatic but ultimately futile comeback.
Bill Paterson The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis football vs. Weber State 3:06

UC Davis football vs. Weber State

Kettle is sent to SoCal mission from Woodland 2:20

Kettle is sent to SoCal mission from Woodland

UC Davis wide receiver Keelan Doss 1:27

UC Davis wide receiver Keelan Doss

How to taste honey with UC Davis' Amina Harris 2:03

How to taste honey with UC Davis' Amina Harris