Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is expected to take another step toward financing its expansion and relocation this week when the City Council votes on a $2.5 million grant.
The grant, if approved by the council at its Thursday night meeting, would help fill out the $25.7 million financing package the theater company has been assembling for the past few years.
B Street wants to move from its namesake location to roomier quarters near Sutter Health’s main medical campus at the east end of midtown. There it plans to build a 250-seat main stage and 365-seat secondary theater. Sutter has donated land valued at nearly $6 million toward the project.
While its been raising funds from donors and theatergoers for years, B Street achieved a major breakthrough when it was cleared for an $8.4 million loan in May from the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank.
The I-Bank loan is contingent on several other funding sources, including the city’s share. At the same time, the city is making its contribution contingent on the rest of the funding coming together.
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Nimbus Hatchery fish ladder to open today
The public will have a chance beginning today to witness the annual spectacle of the American River salmon run.
About 10:40 a.m., the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will open the fish ladder at Nimbus Hatchery on American River. This allows fall-run Chinook salmon migrating upstream from the Pacific Ocean to enter the hatchery, and it also provides an excellent viewing opportunity for the public.
Nimbus Hatchery was built in 1958 as mitigation for the construction of dams that prevented fall-run salmon from accessing their historic spawning habitat upstream. Instead, fish swim into the hatchery, where their eggs are harvested to produce several million salmon each year. The hatchery will collect more than a half-million eggs in the first week alone.
These fish are released to the wild when they are 2 to 4 inches long. They spend three to four years in the ocean before returning upriver to spawn again. Along the way, many are harvested by commercial fishermen to provide salmon for stores and restaurants.
The hatchery, at 2001 Nimbus Road in Gold River, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a visitor center and playground.
Info: (916) 358-2820
Police to sponsor Q&A about shooting
Auburn police tonight will hold a limited question-and-answer session related to the killing of two deputies and the wounding of others.
The meeting for Auburn-area residents, which will also include school officials, will be held at 6 p.m. at Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn.
A brief overview will start the gathering. The organizers will then field questions. Because of the ongoing investigation, some information related to the killings will not be discussed.
Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was shot and killed Oct. 24 in the parking lot of a Motel 6 on Arden Way. The man suspected of killing Oliver, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamontes, has also been charged in the shooting death of Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. that same day in Auburn. The suspect’s wife, Janelle Monroy, also has been charged.
Meetings will examine RT security program
Regional Transit will hold two community meetings this week to present its Security Peer Review report and discuss RT’s security program.
RT officials seek the public’s comments and concerns as part of an effort to improve the safety and security of passengers using the RT system.
Each meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the presentation scheduled from 6 to 6:20 p.m. Before and after the presentation, people will have an opportunity to visit information stations focusing on specific topics: police services staffing and deployment, technology, fare enforcement, station design, rider experience, and other observations and recommendations.
The first meeting will be Wednesday on the second floor of the Mills Building, 2900 Mather Field Road, Rancho Cordova, next to the Mather Field/Mills light-rail station. The second meeting is scheduled Thursday at the Samuel Pannell Meadowview Community Center, conference rooms A/B, 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento. Supplemental bus service will be available from the Meadowview Station to the community center. Another meeting is planned Nov. 12 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, East Room, 828 I St., Sacramento.
Plans for veterans hall in Elk Grove to be discussed
A community meeting to discuss plans to build a veterans hall at Elk Grove’s future civic center site will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
City officials say the facility will serve as a gathering place for veterans and the surrounding community, accommodating special events and meetings, while paying tribute to the contributions of those who have served the country. It will be on the south side of Elk Grove Boulevard and east of Big Horn Boulevard. Groundbreaking for the project could occur next year. The community will have an opportunity Wednesday to help identify needs and priorities for the facility.
Local veterans organizations will join city officials in the exploratory meeting, which will be held in the City Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way.
State of the City talk Thursday in Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova Mayor Dan Skoglund will deliver the 2014 State of the City Address at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive. Admission is free. A complimentary dessert reception will be presented by Koreana Plaza International Market.
Chili cook-off to benefit Firefighters Burn Institute
The Firefighters Burn Institute will sponsor a chili cook-off from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento.
Guests will taste and vote for their favorite chili recipe, while enjoying beer and wine tasting, dessert, a silent auction, raffle and live music with dancing. All proceeds will benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute. Tickets are $25, $15 for children 12 and younger, and $30 at the door.