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Fire takes barn & vehicles

courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department

courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department

 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 18, 2013 —

West Sacramento and Sacramento firefighters both responded to a challenging fire in rural Southport on September 6. They found a “fully involved” detached garage and barn — with no fire hydrants nearby at the Hilary Avenue location.

Firefighters shuttled fire from a water tender vehicle, and kept the fire from spreading to nearby homes. The barn was lost, along with four vehicles and various equipment, with damage estimated at $150,000.

 

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Recycle those old tires on Wednesday

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT 23, 2013 —

From the County of Yolo —

  Yolo County is hosting a free tire recycling event at the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, on September 25, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Yolo County residents and farmers are encouraged to turn in their used passenger car, truck or tractor tires during this free event, made possible through a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).  Participants may bring in up to nine tires to be recycled free of charge.

  Things to remember when participating in this tire recycling event:

 ▪          There is a limit of no more than nine tires without a hauling exemption (see further information below).  For more information on restrictions, contact Pam Hedrick, Yolo County Recycling Coordinator at (530) 666-8856.

 ▪          Business-generated tires will not be accepted through this program.

 ▪          Tires that will be accepted include all passenger car, truck and tractor tires with or without rims and that are air filled with no solid areas.

 ▪          Tires that can not be accepted include heavy equipment tires, tires with a diameter greater than 60 inches and tire bins full of tires.

 ▪          Residents, farmers and ranchers may contact the Yolo County Environmental Health Department at (530) 666-8646 to obtain a hauling exemption allowing for transport of up to 20 tires per vehicle.  Per grant requirements, no one can bring more than 40 total tires per event.  Utilizing the hauling this allows for two trips to be made per event.

   The next tire amnesty event will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Esparto Recycling and Solid Waste Facility, located at 27075 County Road 19A in Esparto.

Car crash victim’s name is released

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT 23, 2013 —

The name of the woman killed in a car crash early Saturday morning in West Sacramento has been released.

She was Hope Angeli Castellano, a 26-year old from West Sacramento, reports Mark Persons, spokesman for the Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner’s office.

Castellana was believed to be the rear passenger in a Toyota Prius involved in a rollover accident at about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 21. The car left the roadway and turned over once, ejecting Casetellano, who was not believed to be wearing a seatbelt at the time. She died of multiple blunt force injuries, said Persons.

Two men in the vehicle were injured in the same accident.

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Tower Bridge shuts down for banquet dinner and for a ‘cattle drive’

FROM THE  NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 18, 2013 —

The Tower Bridge will shut down and forks will go up on Sunday, September 29, for the first-ever banquet dinner served on the Tower Bridge. The event is sponsored by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau as the culmination of that city’s first “Farm to Fork” week celebrating local food sourcing.

The 600 available tickets for the event sold out within eight hours, reported a visitors bureau spokeswoman.

Diners on the bridge will enjoy a four-course meal including such treats as summer squash and chimichurri sauce, roasted whole pig strewn with blistered summer peppers, smoked white sturgeon with beans, and endive with pears. The food will be prepared by “top chefs” from Sacramento. With Mayor Kevin Johnson’s support, Sacramento is seeking to become the “capital” of the “Farm to Fork” movement.

The bridge will close to traffic from 1-10 p.m. to accommodate the “inaugural” event.

Another “Farm to Fork” event might not be a first, but it’s certainly something the Tower Bridge hasn’t seen in a few years:

On Monday, September 23, the Flying U Ranch of Yuba County will present a cattle drive that will go from West Sacramento over the iconic Tower Bridge into Sacramento and down Capitol Mall. The drive will take place between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Interested spectators are encouraged to stand on the median along Capitol Mall to watch the 40 to 50 longhorn steer and cattle go by.

For more information on these and other events involved in Sacramento’s first “Farm to Fork Week,” visit www.farmtoforkcapital.com or call 808-5978.

 

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