10 Most Popular Elk Grove News Stories January - June 2023

Here is the list of Elk Grove News' 10 most popular stories during the first six months of 2023. 

Not surprisingly, stories about Elk Grove City Councilmember Sergio Robles' drunk driving arrest were among the most popular. Among the top 10, Robles' drunk driving stories occupied spots 10 through seven. 

Another story that reached the top five was Elk Grove's Oak Rose lawsuit debacle. The other top five stories might surprise even long-time readers. 

See the list on the next page


10.  Robles spins, downplays Elk Grove drunk driving arrest; Rep. Ami Bera's office avoids commenting on Robles DUI troubles; May 22

Will Robles continue his social media shenanigans? While the long-term political effects of the first Elk Grove City Council member to be arrested and booked into Sacramento County Jail while holding office are yet to be determined, there is one thing for sure - that elected representative has tried to downplay their alleged drunk driving.

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9.  Social media video shows Elk Grove City Councilmember Sergio Robles celebrating before DUI arrest; May 22

A social media video (see below) shows Elk Grove City Councilmember in a celebratory mood hours before he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. 

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8.  Elk Grove City Council members Brewer, Suen pictured with colleague Sergio Robles before his DUI arrest; May 21

Earlier this afternoon, Elk Grove District 4 City Councilmember Sergio Robles announced he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. 

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7.  Councilmember Sergio Robles arrested by Elk Grove Police on DUI charges, located passed out in vehicle in parking lot; May 21

In a follow-up to the admission by Elk Grove City Councilmember Sergio Robles that he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, late this afternoon, Elk Grove Police confirmed the arrest of Robles. The statement said:

6.  Critic blasts Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen over handling of Hmong-American Day; May 11

During the Wednesday, May 10 Elk Grove City Council meeting, Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen was blasted for her handling of a proclamation honoring Hmong American Day. 

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5.  Elk Grove News Minute -  Queen Cat Singh-Allen and her four mice men; May 21

Even with her abhorrible rhetoric, Marjorie Taylor Greene is fulfilling one of her duties as a member of Congress. She is independently expressing her values and those of her constituents. 

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4.  We've heard AG Rob Bonta's arguments, what was Elk Grove's city attorney argument for denial of the Oak Rose project? May 5

A little over six weeks ago, it was revealed the City of Elk Grove was under scrutiny by the Governor of California, the California Attorney General, and the California Department of Housing and Community Development for allegedly violating various state housing laws. 

3.  Cosumnes Community Services general manager Joshua Green leaves district for position at Sky River Casino; April 3 

In an announcement issued this morning, Cosumnes Community Services District's general manager has resigned to take a position with the Wilton Rancheria's Sky River Casino in Elk Grove.

2.  Public works director for Elk Grove accepted gifts during 2022; April 3

During 2022 Elk Grove's public works director accepted gifts of dinner and golf from three different sources. Jeff Werner accepted three gifts valued at $350. The gifts came from the following entities: 

1.  Parent returns to Elk Grove School board, displays images from book found in school library she said are objectionable; May 5

During the Tuesday, May 2 Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee meeting, a mother of district students displayed a book with what she characterized as objectionable images. The display was made during the public comment section on non-agenda items. 


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