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West Sac looks to public art to help unify Sac/West Sac streetcar line

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 14, 2014 —

The West Sacramento City Council voted last month to work with regional partners to apply for a public arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) . The “Our Town” grant of up to $200,000 would focus on bringing art pieces to the city’s Washington neighborhood and the future streetcar route connecting Sacramento and West Sacramento.

Also involved in the art planning project are the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, the City of Sacramento and Crocker Arts Museum.

“The ‘Our Town’ proposal envisions art installations as a place-making feature of the planned streetcar route and way-finding for bicyclists and pedestrians moving between West Sacramento’s waterfront neighborhoods and civic center and Sacramento’s railyards, capitol and museums,” said a staff report. “The cities would also use the funds to select one artist that will create two pieces which will engage, interact or connect with each other to be installed in each side of the river respectively. Another installation will be analyzed within the Washington District depending on the final grant award amount and budget.”

The plan being proposed to the NEA calls first for a consultant to work with the public and create a “curatorial vision” for the Washington district and streetcar area. No actual art pieces have yet been picked.

The city has already received a $400,000 grant for art from the state parks department, for art at the corner of Riverwalk and Tower Bridge Gateway, with a $200,000 local match.  These funds will be used as the “local match” needed for the proposed NEA grant.

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West Sac woman dies; possible suicide

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 19, 2014 —

A West Sacramento woman is dead after an incident that started on Yolo Street.

The following information comes direct and unconfirmed from police reports; the News-Ledger was not immediately able to get additional details:

Sometime before 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 40-year old Christina Lynn Munoz was in an argument at her home with 44-year old Leonardo Galvin.

“She produced a handgun and fired one round at him, missing,” reported an officer.

Munoz then left the scene and was later found dead in Sacramento with a gunshot wound to the head. Sacramento police are investigating.

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Boat crash puts five into river

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 —

Two boats collided south of the Clarksburg Marina Sunday afternoon, in an accident that sent several people to the hospital.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reports that “two small pleasure vessels” hit each other head on at about 3 p.m.

“Five out of the nine occupants from both vessels were ejected into the water. All the subjects were able to get back on board their boats with assistance from local fishermen.”

All nine received medical attention from firefighters and several went to the hospital for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

“Both vessels sustained major damage,” said the sheriff’s department. “None of the victims were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.”

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West Sac man dies in late-night accident

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

A West Sacramento man died in a multi-car crash following a Halloween party.

According to the CHP and local media reports, 24-year old Shane Holland was a passenger in a car involved in a crash about 1:25 a.m. on Saturday morning, at westbound I-80 near Roseville.

He was a passenger in a car that was part of a ride-share service called “Lyft.”

Driver Shanti Adhikari was driving Holland and another passenger in rainy conditions. Adhikari swerved his Camry to avoid a stalled Kia – which had been hit my another car earlier – but lost control  of the Camry, spun out and hit a tree. Holland died immediately; the other two in the car are reported to be recovering from their injuries.

The Kia had apparently been rear-ended by an unknown vehicle, causing it to spin out and stall in the middle lanes. The other car in that incident was not immediately located.

After the Camry crashed, the Kia’s driver tried to push his car off the road, but it was hit again by a pickup truck or SUV, and the driver was knocked to the ground. The pickup’s driver and a truck driver helped get those cars to the side of the road, and the Kia’s driver drove himself to the hospital for treatment for head injuries.

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