The local flooding in the area and throughout Northern California was probably the top story for our area. The rural areas of Wilton and Franklin. The flooding also contributed to a train derailment just south of Elk Grove. The derailment made national news as Elk Grove Laguna News was first on the scene, with photos and video of the derailed cars. Our Facebook page, Elk Grove Laguna Forums, was live on scene of many of the biggest stories of the year in Elk Grove and the surrounding area. Other major news stories involved criminal activities. Bank robberies, violent crime, two homicides and more left some Elk Grove residents concerned about crime in the city. Also the Wilton Rancheria Casino was approved by the Federal and State government. Elk Grove hosted one of the stages of the Amgen Tour in May.
Here are some of the top stories from 2017 in chronological order