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  • JIm Crow in Elk Grove
    JIm Crow in Elk Grove The history of Jim Crow laws in the United States is among many blemishes on America's legacy. Although hard-fought civil rights activist got them removed, vestiges, and the attitude and justification still remain. Even though Elk Grove is touted for its diversity, the same justification that enabled Jim Crow, is still alive in the city.
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  • Is Elk Grove stonewalling requests for Darren Suen's email?
    Is Elk Grove stonewalling requests for Darren Suen's email? Have you ever been stonewalled or the subject of ghosting? Elk Grove resident Kathy Engle discusses public document requests she has made with the city of Elk Grove that give the appearance she is being stonewalled A request made on June 26th seeking emails from council member Darren Suen for only a two week period has not been fulfilled even though it was requested almost three months ago We will also discuss Engle’s other unfulfilled document requests as well.
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  • Barbershop's difficulties dealing with City Council, CNU
    Barbershop's difficulties dealing with City Council, CNU In this edition of Elk Grove News Podcasts, we continue our discussions with business owners in Elk Grove’s Stonelake Landing shopping center whose enterprise are being negatively affected by their landlord, California Northstate University and their proposed $900-million hospital project Steav Jordan is the co-owner of Barberz Dreme barbershop. Jordan will tell us about his attempts to reach the Elk Grove city council expressing his concerns as well as difficulties in dealing with his landlord, California Northstate University.
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  • Taking pride in straightness?
    Taking pride in straightness? By Dan Schmitt Recently, a few of my more progressive and liberal Facebook friends have been somewhat agitated over the “Straight Pride Movement” and the parades and marches and rallies members of the movement are having across our country. Frankly, I’m a little baffled by the movement myself. Apparently, the Straight Pride Movement was formed as a backlash against the LGBT Pride Movement. I guess the Straight Pride people feel sort of left out and are agitated themselves that they’re not getting the respect and equality they feel they deserve.
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  • Sharpies for Elk Grove city council, staff
    Sharpies for Elk Grove city council, staff Our readers have been an invaluable source of tips, stories and sarcasm. This week a reader made a worthy suggestion for the city of Elk Grove. It was done in the context of Trump’s sharpie incident. If you’re listening to this podcast, you know the topic.
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  • California Northstate 'disingenuous' says business owner
    California Northstate 'disingenuous' says business owner Since the December 2018 announcement by California Northstate University of their plans to build a 400-bed hospital on the west side of Elk Grove, the project has been mired in a quagmire of controversy. In this edition we talk with Matt Weaver who owns a business in the Stonelake Landing shopping center, which is owned by California Northstate University, about plans to demolishing the facility and kill several small businesses, several of which are minority-owned enterprises. Weaver discusses his attempt to deal with California North state and how it has motivated him to consider more political involvement. Weaver also discusses the involvement of former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis.
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  • On Labor Day remember workers, organizers who fought for you
    On Labor Day remember workers, organizers who fought for you Although Labor Day has to come to mean the traditional end of summer for most Americans, Maureen Craft says we should not forget the real meaning of the holiday. Maureen Craft is an Elk Grove resident and 2020 candidate for the Elk Grove City Council District 3.
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  • Elk Grove's next domino to fall
    Elk Grove's next domino to fall This week four Elk Grove city council members swallowed a bitter pill. Actually, that pill was jammed down their throats. A potential costly lawsuit forced them to acknowledge they have willingly violated civil rights and are now compelled to hold by district city council elections.
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  • Hidden land deals, million dollar shell games & civil rights
    Hidden land deals, million dollar shell games & civil rights For their Wednesday August 28 meeting, the Elk Grove city council has a packed agenda. Some of the items include the purchase of several hundred acres of land outside current city limits in their closed session Millions of dollars of purchases hidden in the consent calender And dealing with the threat of a lawsuit for their violation of civil rights. I’m Dan Goughety and thank you for listening to this edition of Elk Grove News Podcast. Joining us today is Lynn Wheat, a watchdog of the Elk Grove city council who will paint a more complete picture of what’s going on at city hall.
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  • Students defeat DART, bigger battle looms with Elk Grove
    Students defeat DART, bigger battle looms with Elk Grove This week students from Cosumnes Oakes and Elk Grove high schools scored another victory in their quest to ban styrofoam products in Elk Grove. In the coming months, they will encounter a far tougher assignment.
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