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By Dan Schmitt | Back in my bartending days in the early 70s, I knew a history professor who was a regular patron at the bar, especially during happy hours. The good professor, with other happy hour imbibers, would discuss all sorts of issues of the day. One heated topic was a discussion about economics, specifically communism, socialism, and capit…
 
Elk Grove voters approved Measure E, which increased consumer taxes by at least 23 million dollars annually. As part of the Measure, Mayor Bobbie Singh Allen and her four councilmen promised to form a citizen’s oversight committee. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support
 
This week Americans held their breath after learning about the injury of NFL player Damar Hamlin. The Buffalo Bills player suffered cardiac arrest on the field, and is thankfully recovering. The incident is a reminder of the life threatening risks for football players on all levels. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support…
 
A couple of critical lessons attorneys learn are always to collect your client’s fee upfront, and when litigating, never ask a question you don’t know the answer to. This brings us to Elk Grove's two new city council members, Rod Brewer and Sergio Robles. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support…
 
By Dan Schmitt | Last week, my wife and I, along with two friends Steve and Linda, saw the play “The Lost Claus” at the B Street Theater in midtown Sacramento. It was a delightful comedy about Santa, who is progressively being slowed down by the weight of living nearly 2000 years, and his elves, who are becoming increasingly exasperated by the burd…
 
Elk Grove voters have approved Measure E, a one percent sales tax increase for most purchases in the city. Elected officials and city executives made many promises, but will taxpayers know how the money is being spent on their behalf? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support…
 
As the 2022 elections draw to a close and candidates await the results of several close races, we met with former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly. On this edition of Elk Grove News podcasts, we discuss this and more with the Ly, like many of us, has been watching this election cycle with keen interest. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove…
 
This year, the will be at least two new Elk Grove City Council members. For certain, there will be new representatives in District 2 and District 4. Last week District 4 candidates Giezi Bermudez and Sergio Robles were invited to make a recording regarding their candidacies. Below you will find the submission by Mr. Bermudez. Mr. Robles did not res…
 
It is very clear to me that we are in the process of losing our 233-year-old experiment in democracy. The Republican Party, led by Donald Trump, is attempting to systematically unravel our nation’s democracy and replace it with a one-party government that can remain in power indefinitely. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/s…
 
Many Elk Grove residents live in Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Ward 4. This year, Ward 4 voters can choose between challenger Derek Cressman and incumbent Rosanna Herber. Both candidates were invited and submitted audio messages about their respective campaigns. We thank Mr. Cressman and Ms. Herber for focusing on their campaigns and parti…
 
Many Elk Grove residents live in Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Ward 4. This year, Ward 4 voters can choose between incumbent Rosanna Herber and challenger Derek Cressman. Both candidates were invited and submitted audio messages about their respective campaigns. We thank Mr. Cressman and Ms. Herber for focusing on their campaigns and parti…
 
This year, Elk Grove will have at least two new city council members representing Districts 2 and 4. In this three-part Elk Grove News Podcasts series, we are interviewing the three District 2 candidates. In this edition, we talk with Michelle Kile. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support…
 
This year, Elk Grove will have at least two new city council members representing Districts 2 and 4. In this three-part Elk Grove News Podcasts series we are interviewing the three District 2 candidates. In this edition, we talk with Felipe Martin. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support…
 
On Thursday, September 22, the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association – APAPA – co-hosted a town hall forum featuring California Assembly District 10 candidate Elk Grove City Council member Stephanie Nguyen. The town hall was held at APAPAs Sacramento office. On this edition of Elk Grove News Podcast, we have a recording of the …
 
On Wednesday, August 17th, the City of Elk Grove held a special city council meeting and workshop on the proposed relocation of the Sacramento Zoo to Elk Grove. The session lasted about two hours, which included about an hour of workshop activities. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support…
 
By Dan Schmitt | Breakfast eaten and the bus boarded, Alberto stood on the sidewalk outside the hotel, face expressionless, and waved to us in a rather perfunctory manner followed by a low, tepid “Ciao.” At that moment, it seemed a more dejected man in all of Italy would have been impossible to find. On the other hand, Dario, our bus driver seemed …
 
In January 2020, The City of Elk Grove, California became a compassionate city. At least on paper. During their January 8th meeting, the Sacramento suburb issued a proclamation advanced by a group called Compassionate Elk Grove. On this edition of Elk Grove News Podcast, we will take a look at Elk Grove’s proclamation of compassion through a specif…
 
As expected, this week the Elk Grove City Council rejected a supportive housing project to lift people out of homelessness. Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen, Vice Mayor Darren Suen and Council members Pat Hume, Stephanie Nguyen and Kevin Spease exposed their political cowardice and kowtowed to fear and ignorance. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm…
 
By Dan Schmitt | In 1867, Mark Twain journeyed a year throughout Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. During his travels, Twain wrote a collection of letters which were later to become one of his more important books, The Innocents Abroad. Towards the end of the book, Twain mused about the value of travel with these words, "Travel is fatal…
 
Over the last few months, the City of Elk Grove and the Cosumnes Community Services District have sent slick mailers to Elk Grove residents. Why are these being sent? We will examine seemingly unrelated material and explain what is behind this campaign. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elk-grove-news/support…
 
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