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Basic computers: a class for seniors Tuesday in West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

A “computer basics for seniors” class is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept, 3, at the local library, 1212 Merkley Avenue. Pre-registration, library card and library PIN are required. Visit the library to sign up.

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More business news from West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 —

Festivities around the opening of the Japan-based Nippon Shokken food seasonings plant in Southport weren’t the only thing in West Sacramento business news this month.

According to various media reports:

—  Petco opened one of two new Sacramento-area stores on Aug. 19 near Ikea in West Sacramento. The pet-supply store operates from 11,500 square feet in the RiverPoint Marketplace, near Reed Avenue and I-80.  And:

—  A Norway-based French fry processing firm announced plans to build a 60,000-square foot facility on Embarcadero Drive in the Riverside Commerce Center of West Sacramento, also near I-80 and Reed Avenue.

TOMRA Sorting USA hopes to open in March, with a 12-year lease from Harsch Investment Properties. West Sacramento’s Brown Construction Inc. is the builder in this build-to-suit deal. TOMRA expects to expand from about 45 to 70 employees upon this expansion.

—  Yolo County’s landfill recently announced a program designed to save local farmers money – an estimated $45,000 annually for every thousand acres farmed, reports county spokeswoman Beth Gabor.

Instead of disposing of plastic ag waste by paying fees to drop it in the landfill, farmers have a new option. The county has partnered with Encore Farming Solutions to create a recycling program. Items such as irrigation drip tape, almond film plastic, mulch film plastic, greenhouse plastic and strawberry fumigation tarp can now be recycled into plastic bags, at no cost to the farmer.  The farms do have to roll or bale the material before it goes to Encore.

For more information, ag firms may call Yolo County Recycling Coordinator Pamela Hedrick at (530) 666-8856, or email her at phedrick@yolocounty.org.

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Free ‘Harry Potter’ film fest starts Saturday at West Sacramento library

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER OF WEST SACRAMENTO —

You can watch every “Harry Potter” movie for free – and fortunately, you don’t have to do it all in one sitting. Viewings are planned at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, in the library at 1212 Merkley Avenue. Enter through Platform 9 ¾.

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Japanese factory starts up in Southport

Flanked by company mascots at the Southport grand opening are, left to right: Tetsuya Ozawa, president of Nihon Shokken Holdings Co., Ltd. (parent company of Nippon Shokken USA; Nippon Shokken chairman Kazuhiko Ozawa; and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon (photo by the News-Ledger)

Flanked by company mascots at the Southport grand opening are, left to right: Tetsuya Ozawa, president of Nihon Shokken Holdings Co., Ltd. (parent company of Nippon Shokken USA; Nippon Shokken chairman Kazuhiko Ozawa; and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon (photo by the News-Ledger)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 —

A handful of West Sacramento officials joined dozens of Japanese employees of the Nippon Shokken company on Monday for the festive grand opening of the Japanese-blend food seasoning plant at 2970 Ramco Street, near Southport Parkway.

The plant is meant to help serve the company’s American market. It will employ up to about 400 people, say city officials.

Attendees were invited to tour the new plant after the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Media were invited to a press conference, but not to the tour of the production facilities.

 

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Update on West Sac street work: some old gas pipes are ‘pre-1955’

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 —

Last week, the News-Ledger reported on streetwork in West Sacramento that just got underway as PG&E starts replacing old gas pipes in the city. The work is scheduled for the West Capitol Avenue area, as well as portions of Westacre Road, Jefferson Boulevard and 15th Street. It’s scheduled to cause some traffic impacts until it’s done around late November.

Since publishing that article, the News-Ledger has received some additional answers from PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris.

“We will be replacing 3.19 miles of 16-inch steel transmission line,” she said by email. “Letters have been sent to customers within 2,500 feet of the work location, notifying them of our plans.”

Just how old are the “old” pipes?

“The pipe ranges in age – it dates to pre-1955 pipe,” said Morris.

The utility company plans to vent and clear the pipe, tentatively, on Oct. 13.

Morris corrected the News-Ledger’s earlier report that had said “few” disruptions in gas service were expected.

“Just to be clear, we do not anticipate disruptions to service.”

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‘Mother of all raffles’ back in West Sac

ABOVE: Representatives from local groups show off the symbolic “checks” they earned by participating in last year’s “All Charities Raffle.” They earned about $47,000 for their local groups. (News-Ledger photo courtesy of Verna Sulpizio)

ABOVE: Representatives from local groups show off the symbolic “checks” they earned by participating in last year’s “All Charities Raffle.” They earned about $47,000 for their local groups. (News-Ledger photo courtesy of Verna Sulpizio)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The annual “All Charities Raffle” has returned to West Sacramento. The event is organized by the West Sacramento Foundation, which arranges for raffle prizes and prints tickets for local sports groups and nonprofits to sell as a fundraiser. Each of these groups keeps $9 of every ticket’s $10 price.

A large number of local groups have tickets to sell. Interested West Sacramento organizations may call Charles Moore, (916) 417-5623, for more information. You can also visit www.WestSacFoundation.org for more information.

This year’s prizes include the use of condos in Hawaii and Mexico, hotel and B&B stays in resort areas, a Whitey’s Jolly Kone combo every day for a year, use of a 20-person luxury suite at Raley Field for one River Cats game, a $500 IKEA gift card, a gas grill, bikes and more.

The raffle will be held during a spaghetti dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Holy Cross Church, 1321 Anna Street. $5 dinner price.

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New pro soccer team schedules tryouts

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Sacramento Republic FC will hold player tryouts on Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 19-20 at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex on the frontage road near Davis. Players 18 and up will receive “full evaluation” from Republic FC coaching staff. Lunch and a T-shirt provided. $200 registration fee for each tryout. Pre-register online; visit  www.SacRepublicFC.com.

The new United Soccer Leagues (USL) professional team will play at Raley Field beginning next year.

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