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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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9/11 flag display stirs in the breeze

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT. 11, 2013 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

The popular annual flag display came back to West Sacramento on Saturday, Sept. 7. But the 9/11 memorial contains some flag stories within the flag story.

The flags’ size and their grouping all make a point, explained Nancy Vinson, wife of chief flag organizer John Vinson.

For instance, the large flags:

“There are 300 – one for about each 10 victims (of the September 11, 2001 attacks). They’re in 13 rows – one for each of the original colonies. And the small flags, there’s one for each person lost at each attack site.”

That adds up to over 3,000 flags overall.

One group of flags is dedicated to those killed when one hijacked plane hit the Pentagon during the terrorist attack.

“There are 125 flags, for those that worked in the Pentagon and died there,” said Vinson. “Inside, there are 59 – for those who were on the plane that hit the Pentagon.”

There’s a grouping for police from the New York Police Department and the city’s port authority (60 flags), and one for the firefighters killed that day (343, many of whom went into the doomed twin towers in New York).

Then there is the group of 40 slightly larger flags in one group at the display.

“This is Flight 93,” said Vinson. “These flags are a little bit bigger. The reason, John says, is because they were the first heroes. They were the first people to fight back (against their hijackers). They actually diverted their plane from its hijacked course, where it was probably going to hit the Capitol building or the White House or some other target on the East Coast.”

And there’s something new at the flag display this year: a group of four flags honoring those who lost their lives to the bombs at the Boston Marathon in April.

This banner carries a slogan featuring the Twin Towers in New York, and the signatures of scores of veterans and firefighters. Flanking it are John and Nancy Vinson. (News-Ledger photo)

This banner carries a slogan featuring the Twin Towers in New York, and the signatures of scores of veterans and firefighters. Flanking it are John and Nancy Vinson.
(News-Ledger photo)

The annual flag display also shows off a banner to which any passing service veteran or firefighter is invited to sign. Dozens have, including vets from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as at least one from World War II.

John Vinson, a Sacramento contractor, reports that the flag display went up with help from a group of volunteers – including some from the local fire department’s “CERT” (Community Emergency Response Team) program. It’s scheduled to come down Thursday morning, September 12 – leaving today as the last day for visitors to take a look.

Last year, John Vinson’s flag display drew over 2,000 visitors. For many, it’s become an annual event every year..

Last Wednesday – the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks – the site at Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road was scheduled to host a horn player from “Buglers Across America.” Early in the morning, at the exact moments of each of the hijacked airplanes’ impacts, the bugler was scheduled to ring out a rendition of “Taps.”

 

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