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You’re invited to participate in a community art project in West Sacramento

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

YoloArts is sponsoring a community art project to which all West Sacramentans can contribute.

The “Grow Yolo Mandela Community Project” will offer workshops for community involvement, featuring media such as weavings, mosaics and pictures, through May. The finished “Mandala” will be unveiled at the West Sacramento Farmers Market in May. Visit the project on Facebook, www.facebook.com/YoloArts, or email the artists, Paula Wenzl Bellacera and Taylor Gutermute, at growyolomandala@yoloarts.org.

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Man & dog safe after Southport fire

Two vehicles were destroyed in the fire

Two vehicles were destroyed in the fire

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 —

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the Bridgeway Island neighborhood on the afternoon of March 19, finding a “fully involved” garage fire when they arrived.

A second alarm was called, drawing coverage from Sacramento and Davis, while firefighters on-scene went into the home to help a resident and his dog get out safely.

The house suffered major smoke damage, the garage took on major damage, and two cars were destroyed.

 

[adrotate group=”9″] Courtesy of the West Sacramento Fire Department

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Affordable housing comes to Bridge District

NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 —

A nonprofit housing developer has announced groundbreaking for a 70-unit affordable housing project to open in the fall of 2014 in West Sacramento’s Bridge District.

“The Rivermark” will go up at 959 Bridge Street (at 5th Street). The 188-acre Bridge District, near Raley Field, has been master-planned by the City of West Sacramento for a variety of urban uses, and the Rivermark will join “Ironworks” as a new housing project in the district.

The project is being developed by BRIDGE Housing (www.bridgehousing.com).
Groundbreaking at the site is scheduled for April 5.

Bridge Housing reports that the apartments “will be affordable to residents with annual incomes ranging from approximately $24,000 to $34,600 for a four-person household (30-50 percent of area median income).”

[adrotate group=”9″]  Rents will range from $370 to $925/month depending on income, household size and apartment size.

The project was designed by David Baker & Partners, and general contractor is Sunseri Construction, Inc.

The Rivermark is Bridge Housing’s first venture in West Sacramento.

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Star Wars Day’ in West Sacramento

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Vacuum your Chewbacca suit, or polish your Storm Trooper armor:

A “Star Wars Day” celebration is planned for 4-9 p.m. on Sat., May 4, at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. It will be a celebration of the culture of the movie series, with Star Wars toy appraisals, patrolling Storm Troopers, games, shows, memorabilia, children’s costume contest, and more. Co-sponsored by the City and Toyfusion.com.

[adrotate group=”7″] Take a photo with a costumed Star Wars character.  Food and beverages for sale at the La Bou kiosk and Papa Dale’s Driving Diner food truck. $6 adult admission, $5 for West Sac residents/seniors/military/teens; free for kids under 12. For information, go to the Facebook social networking site at  http://www.facebook.com/May4StarWarsWestSac or to www.starwarsday.ws.

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