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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

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

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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RCHS tennis at top of conference

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 27, 2013 —

From River City High School

A pair of hard-fought wins against their closest competitors has the River City High School Tennis Team alone at the top of the Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) standings.  The Raiders defeated Vista del Lago 6 to 3 and Cosumnes Oaks 7 to 2 to improve to 6-0 in the SVC and 12-0 overall in 2013.

[adrotate group=”9″]  Five of the day’s nine matches went the distance against Vista del Lago, and the host Raiders took four of those five contests to give the visitors their first loss this season.  Vista del Lago earned quick wins in both boys singles matches, but RC got two girls doubles victories from Sarah Yang and Sonia Bola at #1 (7-5,6-4) and Nicole Melido and Julia Quenga at #2 (6-1,6-4) to even up the overall match.

In mixed doubles, Lina Vang and Muradan Chhay overcame a first set loss to win 6-7(4),6-2,(10-7).  The squads split the boys doubles matches as RC’s Michael Lee and Matthew Tagupa lost 4-6,7-6(5),(5-10) at #1 while Amran Khan and Akshay Prabhakar won 1-6,6-3,(10-8) at #2.

With RC up 4 to 3 overall, it came down to two marathon girls singles matches and both Cindy Oseguera and Lily He battled for third-set Raider victories.  Oseguera won 6-3,4-6,7-6(4) at #1 and He won 7-5,4-6,6-3 at #2.

Two days later, River City welcomed Cosumnes Oaks to West Sacramento and emerged with another win.  Oseguera and He breezed through their girls singles matches this time, dropping only four games combined.  And while the Raiders’ boys singles players struggled again, the hosts swept all five doubles contests.  In girls doubles, Yang and Bola won 6-1,6-3 at #1 and Melido and Quenga were perfect, 6-0,6-0 at #2.  Vang and Chhay triumphed 6-1,6-3 in mixed.  The day’s closest contests resulted in wins for Lee and Tagupa 5-7,6-2,(10-3) at #1 boys doubles and for Khan and Prabhakar 6-3,5-7,(12-10) at #2.

RC now has a break from SVC competition but has tough matches against Marysville of the Golden Empire League and Placer of the Pioneer Valley League scheduled for this week.  The next SVC match for the Raiders will be at Union Mine on Tuesday, April 2nd.

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