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Open house tonight for PG&E street work: company will replace gas lines

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 20, 2013 —

(Editor’s note: The News-Ledger newspaper expects to have some additional information on this topic in its Aug. 21 edition.)

PG&E has announced it will be working to replace underground natural gas lines in parts of West Sacramento through late November. The company is expecting the work to cause few disruptions in gas service.

Crews will be working to replace pipes under West Capitol Avenue (Northport Drive to Westacre Road), Westacre Road (Merkley Avenue to Jefferson Blvd.), Jefferson Boulevard to 15th Street, and 15th Street to the Sacramento River.

“At times, you may smell gas and hear a loud, steady noise as we vent natural gas from the pipeline using safe and common techniques,” said a PG&E advisory sent to property owners along the route. “Although this is normal when crews are working, we encourage anyone who has concerns about the smell of gas to call us 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000.

The work will close one lane in each direction on West Capitol. One lane will be left open at Harbor and West Capitol, reports PG&E, and and traffic will be diverted to one side of the median on West Capitol between Glide and Poplar avenues.

Other lane diversions will take place on Merkley and Jefferson (between Park and 15th) during construction.  A lane will be closed on Jefferson near the freeway. A detour will be available for Westacre Road and West Capitol.

“Although access to some driveways may occasionally be affected,” reported PG&E, “crews can provide access within a few minutes of your request.”

Local motorists are asked to allow a little extra time for their trips during the construction period.

Interested people may attend a project workshop from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, Galleria rooms 157-160.

 

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Tomatoes again lead Yolo’s cash crops — but can you guess the next top 5?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 14, 2013 —

From Beth Gabor
County of Yolo

Last week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2012 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2012.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2012 was $645,766,504; an all-time high and an increase of 17.5% from 2011.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner John Young, in a press release.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.  When the multiplier effect of related industries is considered, agriculture contributes well over $1.5 billion to the economy of Yolo County.”

Processing tomatoes remain Yolo County’s lead  ing commodity with a gross value of $111,566,739, up from $106,792,881 in 2011. Although harvested acres were fewer than in 2011, the commodity increased in value due to a slightly increased price for the 2012 cropping season.

Wine grapes, rice, alfalfa hay and walnuts remain in the top five commodities according to gross value, with wine grapes moving to the number two position ahead of rice.  Almonds edged into sixth position in gross value ahead of organic production.  Nevertheless, the gross value of organic production increased by nearly 33% to just over $40,000,000 for 2012.  Field corn, sunflower seed and wheat round out the top ten commodities for 2012.

For more information on the acreage, production and gross valuation of agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2012, visit: www.yolocounty.org > Departments > Agriculture and Weights & Measures) or contact the Yolo County Agriculture Department at (530) 666-8140.

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Free food in West Sacramento, Clarksburg

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The Food Bank of Yolo County will give away free food to eligible West Sacramento and Clarksburg residents on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Distribution times include 9-10 a.m. at the county building, 500 Jefferson Blvd.; 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd.; 11-noon at Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Dr.; and noon to 1 p.m. at the Clarksburg Firehouse. Please bring a bag and attend only one site.

For information, call (530) 668-0690.

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West Sac breaks ground for apartments near Tower Bridge and Raley Field

Pictured at the groundbreaking, left to right: City Manager Martin Tuttle; Community Development Director Charline Hamilton; The Wolff Company’s Development Team Manager Dan Nethercott; The River Cats’ Dinger; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; and David Mogavero, Principal Architect, Mogavero Notestine Associates. (Information & photo courtesy of Art Schroeder, City of West Sacramento)

Pictured at the groundbreaking, left to right: City Manager Martin Tuttle; Community Development Director Charline Hamilton; The Wolff Company’s Development Team Manager Dan Nethercott; The River Cats’ Dinger; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; and David Mogavero, Principal Architect, Mogavero Notestine Associates.
(Information & photo courtesy of Art Schroeder, City of West Sacramento)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 14, 2013 —

The Wolff Company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 8, at the West Sacramento location of their new development, The Capitol Yards. The new apartment project represents an important piece of the City of West Sacramento’s plan for a redeveloped riverfront.

The project is located at 777  5th St., near Raley Field, the Tower Bridge and the ziggurat building. The first phase, with 270 apartment units, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014.

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