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City offers manager nearly $300,000 to resign. She took it.

Longtime City Manager Laura S. Gill helped Elk Grove weather a recession and grow to 170,000 residents, but now its city council wants a new city manager who can bring in employers. On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the city signed off on a severance payment of $297,053, as well as any additional pay and accrued leave Gill had accumulated. In return she waived her right to sue the city.

Take a stress break with these therapy dogs and their kid patients

Ella Petrinovich, 13, center, and Krystol Newton, 14, right, pet Eddy, a Pomeranian, as they participate in a de-stress with therapy dogs activity at the Elk Grove library on Tuesday, May 15.
Renée C. Byer