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Food, wine, art & classic boats: a fundraiser for the local Sea Scouts


Live music, wine tasting, food, local art and fantastic classic boats will be part of “Vessels & Vines,” a fundraiser for the Sacramento Delta Youth Maritime Association (Sea Scouts) starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Sacramento Marina. For information, call Nate Eckler at 775-3732 or visit or

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Just a drill: helicopters, USCG cutter at the port today


The City of West Sacramento announces a law enforcement drill this afternoon at the Port of West Sacramento:

“The United States Coast Guard, in conjunction with various Northern California law enforcement agencies, will be conducting on-the-water training exercises at the Port of West Sacramento, Wednesday, Oct. 2, noon until 6 p.m.

“The activities, occurring in the turning basin at the Port and along the upper reaches of the ship channel, will include a Coast Guard cutter, helicopters, and several police boats. To businesses and residences neighboring the Port, there’s no cause for alarm. The exercise is for training purposes only.”

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Wine & treats, for a good cause


The fourth annual “Wine & Art Faire” fundraiser held at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg returns from 1-7 p.m. on Oct. 6. The event benefits the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society.

Over 50 authors, musicians, artists and craftspeople will gather at the site to show their creations. Wine tasting is provided by Delta-area wineries at the Old Sugar Mill, and there will be music by local groups. See the displays & taste the wares for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The Old Sugar Mill is located at 35265 Willow Avenue, in Clarksburg. Visit www.Carvalho or, email, or call 744-1625 or 275-8719.


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Workers hurt in West Sac street project


Two men working for a PG&E subcontractor were badly hurt early last Wednesday in a pipe replacement project.

The accident happened at about 4 a.m. near Jefferson Boulevard and 15th Street – part of a major project in which old gas pipe is being removed and replaced.

Reports say a large metal part such as a plate to support a trench slipped from a lifting device and hit the men.  One responding police officer reported:

“Two male workers had been injured by a steel piling that had come unhooked and fallen from the lift.”

One worker had what appeared to be a broken and swollen leg, reported the officer. Another had “obvious head trauma” and was unconscious. Both went to nearby hospitals. At press time, there was no word of their condition.

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