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City of Elk Grove Big Truck Day

City of Elk Grove Big Truck Day

Celebrate National Public Works Week with the City of Elk Grove at Big Truck Day.  Honk the horn on the bus, get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, build a castle in the sand, play with GIANT bubbles, enjoy storytime, and learn about all of the vehicles involved in maintaining a City at this FREE event geared towards kids 2-6.  Food trucks and fun included!

 

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Worker shortage continues to plague construction industry

Worker shortage continues to plague construction industry

Construction, which boomed before the recession, has been slow at coming back, especially in the Central Valley. It’s not so much that demand for projects is low as that the industry is having trouble finding enough workers.

“There are fewer qualified laborers in today’s construction workforce,” said Chris Marr, director of business development for George Reed Construction in Modesto. “And it seems the attitude for doing hard work isn’t there in today’s younger generation.”

Construction is a major contributor to California’s economy and to that of the Central Valley. In 2014 the industry has contributed $75 billion, or 3.2 percent, of the state’s GDP of $2.3 trillion. Wages and salaries totaled $42.3 billion, according to a study by the Associated General Contractors of America... Read More

DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola

DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build a Staycation Pergola

Make your vacation, the staycation of a lifetime with the Staycation Pergola. This little beauty has plenty of room, privacy screens, and joists to hang fabric... and it will cost a fraction of that trip to the Bahamas! Make your favorite drink, let the wind blow throw your hair, and enjoy your masterpiece! 

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Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

For more information, go to daretoprepareday.com

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Elk Grove's Western Festival This Weekend, Traffic Advisory Issued For Parade

Elk Grove's Western Festival This Weekend, Traffic Advisory Issued For Parade

The 59th annual Western Festival kicks-off this Friday night in Elk Grove. 

Starting with Friday night's notorious "Suicide Night" amusement park opening, the three day festival held at Elk Grove Regional Park includes entertainment, food booths and barbecue competitions. The centerpiece of the festival takes place on Saturday morning with the parade... Read More

City of Elk Grove Bike & Bite

City of Elk Grove Bike & Bite

Set down your keys and dust off those handlebars for Bike & Bite, the City of Elk Grove's newes event.   We've partnered with Sacto MoFo's Food Truck Mania event to celebrate May is Bike Month with food truck coupons for those that arrive on 2 wheels.  Enjoy FREE bike valet service, a BMX bike stunt show, the May is Bike Month Energizer Station, complimentary bike check-ups courtesy of Elk Grove Bike Shop, vendors and more!   Admission is absolutely free and open to all ages!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Old Town Plaza, Elk Grove

9615 Railroad Avenue

Elk Grove,  Ca  95624

www.elkgrovecity.org

 

 

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.