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Gas prices still on the decline

Gas prices still on the decline

Erica Trujillo, Staff

February 25, 2016

The United States gas prices are declining significantly depending on where you live. The average Cal...

Decades of Darkness takes on new life in the dark

Decades of Darkness is open all of Halloween week

Quincie Pruitt, Staff

October 28, 2015

During the day, the West Sacramento Vierra Farms offers a family friendly environment where kids can ride...

The half-built shell of the Elk Grove Promenade shopping mall has remained untouched since construction was halted in 2008. Now owned by the Howard Hughes Corp., the proposed shopping center faces further delays.

Competitor files lawsuit in attempt to block Elk Grove mall project

April 24, 2015

There have been hopes for a mall to open in Elk Grove since the early 2000s, and yet here we are in 2015 with the site for the mall still a vacant construction zone. In October 2014, the Elk Grove City Council approved plans to revamp the long vacant mall project by the Howard Hughes Corporation, who now owns the land where the shell of the former planned mall still stands.

VITA on campus offers free tax support

Damon Hickman, Staff Writer

March 16, 2014

Lower-income families and individuals are being offered the opportunity to receive free tax assistance, provided by the accounting department at Cosumnes River College. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, being led this semester by accounting professor Allison Hamaker, started providing free tax assistance on Feb....

The story of a team that isn't there

The story of a team that isn’t there

December 12, 2013

HISTORY As 2013 comes to an end, sports fans all across the country will be preparing for the United...

Now is the time for CRC football

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013

The band, the atmosphere, the tailgating, all things that are in Cosumnes River College’s reach, but sadly aren’t a reality. With the recent renovation of CRC’s stadium, complete with turf, additional seating and of course decked out in the blue and orange of CRC, questions have surfaced about the use of it. While ...

Patrons given poor service, food at Original Mike’s Diner

Elizabeth Witt, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013

I’ve always loved 50s-style diners. Colorful booths, classic artwork and sweet music always gives me that savory, nostalgic feeling. Restaurants like Johnny Rocket’s or The Original Mel’s have that great classic American atmosphere and have pretty good choices in American foods as well. About 10 minutes from campus is a sm...

Local bar and grill boasts good food and atmosphere

Amari Gaffney, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

About 10 minutes away from campus there is a little honeycomb hideout with good food and excellent service. Located on Sheldon Road and Elk Grove Blvd, the Sheldon Bar and Grill provides students with an easy “food away” in a quiet area. When you first walk in there is a presidential style podium with a more than friendly hostess...

Kabob and Gyro Grill, located on Laguna Blvd, serves a lamb platter consisting of thinly marinated slices of lamb over basmati rice, and served with a side of salad, hummus, tzatziki (cucumber sauce) and a hot piece of pita bread on Oct 24.

Restaurant serves up great meals for fair price

November 3, 2013

Looking for great and inexpensive Middle Eastern food with an American flair? Then Kabob and Gyro Gri...

Prop skeletons sit around a table in a hauntingly decorated room at the Elk Grove Historical Society's new haunted house. This October marks the Historical Society's first invitation to their haunted experience.

Local haunted house opens doors, spooks community

October 18, 2013

Inside you will find undead banjo players, a radioactive pumpkin, a mad scientist’s laboratory and even an ...

Crowds lined up at the Big Wheels vehicle event to get a better look at the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  The 27-foot giant made its first appearance in the area at the event held at the Elk Grove Franklin Library on Sept. 2

Elk Grove library features more than books

October 5, 2013

One would normally find the parking lot of a library to be filled with your everyday, ordinary cars, but th...

A competitor jumps over a bar in the finals of the competition.

Competition promotes fitness in Elk Grove

October 2, 2013

People in the community of Elk Grove came together to promote health and fitness in the 4th Annual 2...

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse lights up the corner of Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Springs Drive on Sept. 18.

Restaurant offers good atmosphere, average food

September 20, 2013

Though I'll admit that my expectations of BJ's Brewhouse were fairly low because, generally speaking, I'm not mu...

Spivia (right) and Yvonne (left) Manning sit in the shade and sell their produce at the Elk Grove Farmers Market on Aug. 31.

Elk Grove Farmers Market provides fresh fruit and more for the community

September 6, 2013

With the rear hatch popped, they sat quietly together in the back of their jeep. There was a week’s w...

No more hangovers as crude comedy trilogy takes a final bow

No more hangovers as crude comedy trilogy takes a final bow

May 29, 2013

After four years and three movies full of debauchery, more nudity than you can shake a fist at and t...

Former student continues education from behind bars

Former student continues education from behind bars

May 17, 2013

Behind the barricades of concrete and barbed wire circling the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility on ...

The age old tale of Barbie and the body proportions of women

The age old tale of Barbie and the body proportions of women

April 27, 2013

Many young girls love to play with Barbie dolls, dressing her up, brushing her hair and playing out a v...

Folk heavy album still provides a diverse range of sounds

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

April 12, 2013

With “Garston Parade,”  local band The Vietnams have crafted an impressive debut album that covers a diverse range of genres and sounds, from folk medleys to blues riffs. Their first album, released on iTunes and other online resources Jan. 25 for $10.98, demonstrates a great deal of musical knowledge and finesse. The a...

Hookah bar provides friendly staff and variety of flavors for Sacramento night life

Hookah bar provides friendly staff and variety of flavors for Sacramento night life

February 17, 2013

Relaxing atmosphere, great service and affordable hookah are now just a stone's throw away from Cosumnes...

Elk Grove’s Multicultural Festival unites the diverse city

Ashley Boucher, Connection Staff

August 30, 2012

Weaving in and out of the colorful crowd Elk Grove has grown to have, Azteca dancers moved making the bells strapped to their ankles rattle with each step. They chanted along with the beating drums, sharing their one dance, one music style and one culture for their neighbors of Elk Grove. One unique culture after another...

Students engage in various Thanksgiving traditions

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

Holiday decorations are popping up in every neighborhood as students at Cosumnes River College anxiously await the four day Thanksgiving weekend. Many students said they are looking forward to watching football, pigging out, drinking beer and doing absolutely nothing. CRC students interviewed said they don’t have the logistical issu...

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