Elk Grove News

NASCAR & Auto Racing

Social media sings praises of Elk Grove native Kyle Larson after Fontana sweep

Elk Grove native Kyle Larson won the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, sweeping the race weekend at Fontana. There was plenty of praise for Larson across Twitter on Sunday. Here’s a sample:

Capitol Alert

Ami Bera’s call to reach across aisle gets cold response at Sacramento town hall

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, held a town hall meeting at Unity of Sacramento church on Saturday. Local chapters of organizing groups like Indivisible and Moms on the Left showed up in force to push Bera on votes aligned with congressional Republicans that they said betrayed the Democratic Party’s progressive base on issues like sanctuary cities, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and regulating Wall Street.

Transportation

Rough weather puts rails at risk in Northern California

Rail tracks near Elk Grove, where a train carrying tomato cans derailed last week, are expected to be repaired by Thursday, allowing Amtrak trains on the line again and giving track owner Union Pacific an assist as it struggles to move freight during one of the wettest winters on record. But the derailment and the failure of tracks elsewhere in Northern California this winter offer a reminder of how extreme weather can disrupt train operations and pose safety risks.

Videos

Liberal protesters, Trump supporters meet at Bera town hall

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, held a rowdy, but largely supportive, town hall meeting in Sacramento.
Alexi Koseff The Sacramento Bee
Liberal protesters, Trump supporters meet at Bera town hall 1:28

Liberal protesters, Trump supporters meet at Bera town hall

Union Pacific train derails into water south of Elk Grove 1:02

Union Pacific train derails into water south of Elk Grove

Scene from freight train derailment in Elk Grove that sent cars into river 0:37

Scene from freight train derailment in Elk Grove that sent cars into river

Journey to the Dumpling co-owner 'obsessed' with soup dumplings 0:46

Journey to the Dumpling co-owner 'obsessed' with soup dumplings