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Roadwork questions? Open house tonight

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV 12, 2013 —

PG&E customers in West Sacramento are invited to an open house to learn more about the ongoing pipeline replacement project in their neighborhood. PG&E is hosting an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to discuss this work with customers and provide information about available energy audits, energy efficiency and rates.

  Drop in Hampton Inn & Suites, 800 Stillwater Rd., 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Further questions and comments can be directed to PG&E’s Nav Dosange, 1-(530) 634-6493 or NKD4@pge.com.

The News-Ledger published a pair of earlier articles about the street project. You can find the first article here, with a followup and more details here.

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‘Fairytale Theater’ comes to West Sac stage

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Fairytale Theater comes to the Black Box Theater in the West Sacramento Community Center (1075 West Capitol Avenue) through the holidays.

Watch “Holka Polka” and journey through a land where witches, wizards and royalty come together to find out who cast the sleeping spell on the prince. Saturdays at noon, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 & 21, and Jan. 11.

View “Peggy the Pint-Size Pirate” and see if the pirates can keep Peggy from becoming one of them because she’s too small, and see how she fairs against the evil sea monster. Saturdays at noon on Dec. 14, Jan. 4 & 18.

Tickets are $5 from www.westsacfun.org, or from the community center in advance. Tickets will be available at the door if they’re still available.

 

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What do you do with an old courthouse?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 —

News-Ledger Staff

What would you do with this landmark courthouse building erected in 1917? Would you convert it to office space? A museum? A school? Some sort of public market?

Now that Yolo County is constructing a replacement court, the old structure in Woodland will lose its original purpose. So county officials are looking to “consider alternative and innovative approaches to the reuse of the facility,” reports spokesperson Beth Gabor.

Yolo County Courthouse, finished in 1917 and seen here in 2011 (public domain photo/Wikipedia Commons)

Yolo County Courthouse, finished in 1917 and seen here in 2011 (public domain photo/Wikipedia Commons)

So, just what will you have to work with?

You get a building on the National Registry of Historic Places that was designed with Greek and Roman influences, encompasses 50,000 square feet and sits on 2.75 acres along Court Street, a block away from Woodland’s main drag.

“Yolo County’s objective is to consider this property in its suburban context as a fully utilized and valued asset that invites innovative design,” said Gabor. “Potential use could involve a lease of the property from the county. Any future use would need to take into account historic preservation restrictions and environmental conditions.”

Gabor quotes Mindi Nunez, deputy county administrator:

“We intend to use the ideas received from citizens, developers and others for planning purposes to make strategic decisions regarding future use of this property.”

Interested parties can arrange a tour by calling (530) 666-8426.

Ideas may be submitted by email (mindi.nunes@yolocounty.org) or mail (Office of the Yolo County Administrator, Attn: Mindi Nunes, 625 Court St., Suite 202, Woodland CA 95695).

For more information on submitting ideas, visit www.yolocounty.org.

Ideas are due by November 25.

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Second hit-and-run suspect turns herself in

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV 8, 2013 —

“Person of interest” Pamela McKee turned herself in to police late last night, reports the West Sacramento Police Department.

PAMELA McKEE: turned herself into police late last night after a police search

PAMELA McKEE: turned herself into police late last night after a police search

McKee was believed to be in the RV that struck and killed 55-year old Michael Ray Anderson at a Sacramento Avenue shopping center on Tuesday evening.

She was booked into Yolo County Jail on one count of murder.

The other suspect in the case, Joshua Neil Anthon (a 31-year old from Rio Linda) turned himself in to police earlier yesterday evening, and also faces one count of murder.

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