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Steve Hansen extended his lead in the Sacramento City Council District 4 race with the latest vote count Thursday, now leading Joe Yee by 160 votes. On Tuesday, Hansen led by 108 votes. Hansen now has 10,715 votes to Yee's 10,555. According to Brad Buyse, campaign manager for Sacramento County elections, there are still approximately 7,800 vote-by-mail ballots to be counted, and work hasn't even begun on counting and verifying the provisional ballots, of which there are about 31,000. That work will begin Wednesday and continue on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. "We've never had so many provisionals turned in at the polls," he said. "We normally get about 5,000 to 7,000. This is just a
Lowbrau owners Michael Hargis and Clay Nutting say they expect to open their German-style beer hall and sausage restaurant in the first few weeks of December, if construction stays on track. The restaurant will take the 20th and K streets location of the former Lounge on 20, which closed earlier this year after an extensive redesign failed to draw fine-dining customers in the numbers needed to make it succeed. Hargis and Nutting say they have a markedly different concept, with the communal tables, larger square bar and decor that’s a cross between modern and Bavarian styling designed to foster a sense of community at affordable prices. “We were really lucky,” Hargis said Tuesday. “We’ve
Fat Face cafe will leave Bows & Arrows vintage boutique Nov. 30, being replaced by a new operator looking to stretch his legs in the restaurant business by bringing in more hot plates and late-night eats. One of the major draws to Fat Face, according to Bows & Arrows co-owner Trisha Rhomberg, were the popsicles. “Since she’s been at Bows, her popsicles blew up, and they’re in demand everywhere, and they’re kind of like her hot seller, her golden little goose egg, and so she’s doing the right thing by focusing all of her energy into expanding that part of the business,” Rhomberg said. Fat Face owner Jaymes Luu shared the news with her fans in a letter she posted on her Facebook page. “I
Steve Hansen now leads Joe Yee by 108 votes in the District 4 City Council race. On Friday's update, Yee had a 46-vote lead, taking away Hansen's earlier lead. Updates can be expected every other business day until the final count is tallied. It’s undetermined when the final vote tally will be finished, and the county has 28 days from the date of the election to produce a winner. "There are still thousands of ballots left to count," Yee said. "I am going to be patient and let the County continue to count. I look forward to the next update on Thursday." Hansen expressed a similar sentiment in a message to his supporters posted on his web page. "There are still many votes left to be c
Joe Yee leads Steve Hansen by 46 votes for the District 4 City Council seat after the latest ballot count update released Friday afternoon. It’s undetermined when the final vote tally will be finished, and the county has 28 days from the date of the election to produce a winner. "Today's update is good news, however there is still about 130,000 ballots to count, countywide," Yee said. "I'm hopeful, but there are still a few weeks to go before this election is certified." Most of the 130,000 ballots Yee referenced will not be from District 4 voters, but outstanding District 4 votes could change the close race. "This is a small swing, and it's important not to read read much into the ups