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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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Poodle mix sought after Southport bite

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT 21, 2013 —

The Animal Services Section of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help in finding the dog involved in a biting incident Thursday morning in Southport.

According to spokesman Mark Persons of the sheriff’s department, a man noticed the apparent stray near Lake Washington Boulevard and Redwood Avenue.

“The victim approached the dog in an attempt to get information from the tag on its collar,” said Persons in a press release. “At that point, the dog bit the victim, causing moderate injury. Animal Services received the bite report from the victim, and a search of the area has failed to locate the dog.”

Typically, if a biting dog can’t be located and screened for rabies, the bite victim must undergo extensive treatment for possible rabies exposure.

“The biting dog is described as a small poodle mix, 10-15 pounds, with curly white hair and (is) possibly named ‘Tracy’,” reported Persons.

He asked anyone with possible knowledge of the dog to contact the Animal Services Section at (530) 668-5287 or animal.bite@yolocounty.org.

Anyone with knowledge of the biting dog who conceals such knowledge could be guilty of a misdemeanor, added Persons.

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‘Home invasion’ robbery in Southport

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT 18, 2013 —

West Sacramento police report what they’ve called a ‘home invasion’ robbery that occurred this morning in Southport.

“On September 18, 2013 at approximately 2:30 am, two men, described as black male adults, entered a residence in the 3600 block of Cooper Island Road, through an open back door,” said Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department, in a press release.  “The suspects bound the two victims and beat the male victim with a pool stick.  The suspects stole an unknown amount of cash and fled the residence.  The incident is still under investigation.”

Anyone with possible information is asked to call the  West Sacramento Police Department’s Investigations Division at 916-617-4915.

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Food giveaway Tuesday in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The Yolo County Food Bank will hand out free food in West Sacramento and Clarksburg on Tuesday, September 17. The event will take place at the West Sacramento County Building, 500 Jefferson, from 9-10 a.m.; Trinity Presbyterian Church at 1500 Park Blvd. from 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Dr., from 11-noon; and the Clarksburg Firehouse from noon to 1 p.m. Please visit only one site, and bring a bag.

For information, call (530) 668-0690.

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