Elk Grove News

Business & Real Estate

Tribe wins major ruling on Elk Grove casino project

In a major boost for a proposed $400 million Indian casino in Elk Grove, the federal government has agreed to let the tribe acquire 36 acres of land in the suburb for the controversial project. The U.S. Department of the Interior, in a ruling made public Friday, said it will take the land “into trust” for the Wilton Rancheria Indian tribe. That decision would pave the way for the tribe to buy the land, at the south end of Elk Grove near Highway 99, from shopping mall developer Howard Hughes Corp.

Business & Real Estate

TV ad rips Elk Grove casino project. Who’s behind it?

The fight over a proposed Indian casino in Elk Grove is intensifying, with an obscure nonprofit group airing a blistering TV commercial saying the casino would inundate the suburb with drugs, prostitution, bankruptcies and other woes. The 30-second spot, which aired last weekend on KXTV-ABC 10, was sponsored by a Sacramento group called the Council on Prosperity and Accountability. The organization appears to have connections to the card club operator that is spearheading the pending voter referendum on the casino.

Crime - Sacto 911

Women charged with pimping teen

Destiny Tenaya Pettway, 25, and Maria Westley, 31, of Sacramento will return to Sacramento Superior Court on Jan. 5 on pimping and pandering charges. Disney Vang, 20, who police suspected of having been engaged in unlawful sexual activity with the teen, was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Main Jail. Jail records show Vang was released from custody Tuesday.

Videos

A look at Elk Grove's new brew pub

Sean Mohsenzadagen gives tour of Flatland Brewing, Elk Grove's latest brew pub.
Brad Brannan The Sacramento Bee
A look at Elk Grove's new brew pub 1:33

A look at Elk Grove's new brew pub

Man dies in three-vehicle crash in Elk Grove 1:06

Man dies in three-vehicle crash in Elk Grove

Elk Grove's Jamie Whitmore, cancer survivor and champion paracylist 1:42

Elk Grove's Jamie Whitmore, cancer survivor and champion paracylist

Leon 'Lil Kida' Burns of Elk Grove shows the skills that led him to winning 'So You Think You Can Dance' 2:45

Leon 'Lil Kida' Burns of Elk Grove shows the skills that led him to winning 'So You Think You Can Dance'