Since You Asked: Why was parking lot closed during Gold Sox games?
Q: The parking lot at 16th and C streets in Marysville by Appeal-Democrat Park has been vacant and closed during Gold Sox games this year when, in past years, it was open for spectator parking. Without this lot, finding parking has been inconvenient. What is the story behind the lot not being available for parking during Gold Sox games? Will the lot be available to fans next season?
A: The parking lot was closed this season to allow the Camptonville Academy to begin site improvements for a future construction project at that location, authorities said.
Dave Lamon, Marysville's city services director, said the new building will be a resource center for the charter school.
A residential development project at the site fell through, clearing the way for the school's project, Lamon said.
It's still not clear if fans will be able to park at the site in the future, but team officials are hopeful, according to Tom Lininger, managing partner of the Gold Sox.
"We are in discussions and, if everything goes well, we hope fans will be able to use the parking lot next season," Lininger said.
Parking at Appeal-Democrat Park has been an issue for fans and for residents in the area, particularly in the 1300 block of D Street. With few options available, many fans have parked in front of homes on the street, creating congestion in the residential neighborhood during home games.
UPDATE: Engel's campaign signs come down.
More than two months after the June election, former judicial candidate Julius Engel has finally removed his campaign signs from the Yuba County landscape.
"As far as I know, it's all been taken care of, now," Engel said late last week.
The aspiring judge from Sacramento lost a three-way race in June for the Yuba County bench. Public Defender Ben Wirtschafter won the race and will take the bench in January.
In Yuba County, political signs are required to come down 10 days after the election. Marysville gives campaigns 15 days for sign removal.
However, there is no penalty for ignoring the deadline.
Engel said he hired a private company to remove the signs.
Since You Asked is published on Mondays. Send questions to reporter Rob Parsons at the Appeal-Democrat, 1530 Ellis Lake Drive, Marysville, CA 95901, email him at rparsons@appealdemocrat. com or call 749-4785.