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New levee will meet federal standards set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

New levee will meet federal standards set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is set to close South River Road in Southport beginning April 6 to construct a setback levee as part of the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project, said Army Corps spokesman Tyler Stalker in a press release.

South River Road will be closed from Marina Green Drive (near Jefferson Boulevard) to Linden Road until November 2011, Stalker said. Property access within the road closure section will be maintained; but all through-traffic will be re-directed to Linden Road and Jefferson Boulevard.

City requests park naming nominations

City requests park naming nominations

Help name a new park in West Sacramento!

The City of West Sacramento invites the public to submit names for a park that will be constructed across Ballpark Drive from the Ironworks subdivision of the Bridge District Tower neighborhood.

Names being nominated must be submitted on a naming application form for consideration and processing by the Parks & Recreation Department. Completed forms must be received at the Parks & Recreation front desk, located in the new Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave., 1st floor, West Sacramento by 5 p.m. on April 15.

The Director of Parks & Recreation will screen nominations for appropriateness and possible conflicts. Inappropriate names would include those of infamous individuals, or those utilizing vulgar language. Conflicts would include applications for sites already having been named.

Redevelopment: Local money at work in West Sacramento

Redevelopment: Local money at work in West Sacramento

California's $25 billion+ budget deficit has sparked proposals by Governor Jerry Brown that include raising half what's needed by getting voter approval to extend tax hikes. Cuts would make up the other half.