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Boat parade Sunday on the river


The Sacramento Yacht Club has announced that its annual “opening day” boat parade will be held Sunday, May 5, on the Sacramento River. Best viewing spots include the Old Sacramento waterfront and the River Walk Park in West Sacramento (near the ziggurat building and Tower Bridge).

The yacht club is headquartered on South River Road in Southport, West Sacramento.

  The parade starts at the club after a noon “blessing of the fleet.” Boats will then proceed up river under the Tower Bridge and past Old Sacramento. They will turn around at the Virgin Sturgeon restaurant and return to the club.

Boats will be specially decorated for the event and will vie for club prizes.  This year’s parade has a “Cinco de Mayo” theme.

Boaters wishing to participate may call (916) 371-5058.

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Free: kids ‘play date’ at Raley Field


“Mommy & Me” is a periodic play date for kids at the Raley Field. There’s one on schedule for this Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon.

Kids six and under are invited, along with their parents. There will be bounce houses, base-running, pictures with Dinger, snacks and more. Registration starts at 9 a.m.

For more information, see www.raleyfield.com.

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Gold gets the best of Oakland

The Gold’s Oscar Sandoval tries to get a shot past Oakland’s goalie. (Photo by Eric Harding, www.ebharding.com)

The Gold’s Oscar Sandoval tries to get a shot past Oakland’s goalie.
(Photo by Eric Harding, www.ebharding.com)


The Sacramento Gold semi-pro soccer team hosted the Oakland CD Aguiluchos at River City High School’s playing field on Saturday, April 6.

The Gold took the 3-0 win in West Sacramento.

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Car goes into river, rescuers respond


Fresh on the heels of an accident in which a West Sacramento woman drove her car into the river and drowned while phoning for help on March 13, dispatchers on the 911 system handled a more recent report of a car going into the Sacramento River.

The latest call came in at about 9:50 p.m. on March 30, from near South River Road and Burrows Road in southern West Sacramento.

“The witnesses stated they saw a four-door sedan floating down river with its headlights on,” reported the West Sacramento Fire Department. They also reported seeing what looked like the lit-up screen of a cell phone inside the car.

  That led to the strong suspicion that someone was still inside.

Firefighters responded in vehicles and a rescue boat searched for the vehicle, helped by the CHP, sheriff’s department and DART (Drowning and Accident Rescue Team) divers.  After an hour without finding the car, and then switched from “rescue” to “recovery” mode.

At about 2:30 a.m., hindered by strong currents and bad weather, the search was called off.

The car was later found and pulled from the river, empty. It turned out the car had been reported stolen.


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