Since You Asked: What's happening with Sikh temple stabbing?
Q: What is happening with the case of the two temple directors charged with stabbing people at the Sikh Temple?
A: Both defendants — Mangal Singh Sanghera and Parminder Kooner — are due back May 8 in Sutter County Superior Court to set a preliminary hearing.
Attorneys have asked for more time to review case files and evidence in connection with the Nov. 10 melee outside the Sikh Temple on Tierra Buena Road in Sutter County.
Sanghera, 43, is charged with stabbing Balbir Bains, 46 in the stomach. Kooner, 47, is charged with stabbing Ajaib Malhi, 30, in the back.
Both defendants have pleaded not guilty.
A brawl broke out in the temple courtyard around 6:30 p.m. after a board of directors meeting ended. Dozens of men were involved in the clash.
Many involved said the violence was sparked by an ongoing dispute between two factions fighting for control of the 73-member board of directors.
Another lane on Tharp?
Q: Are there any plans to put another traffic lane on Tharp Road?
A: Yes, but adding the additional traffic lane is tied directly to development along Tharp Road as part of the so-called "Harter Specific Plan," according to Diana Langley, deputy director of Yuba City public works.
"Originally, that section of Tharp was supposed to be developed after year 10 when a business park went in, but that has not happened yet," Langley said.
Development slowed dramatically after the national economy hit the skids in 2008.
The plan was adopted in October of 2004 and included the Walmart development, Langley said.
Authorities hope private businesses will build in the area from Tharp, west of Harter Parkway and from Highway 20 to Butte House Road.
So, there is no real timetable for the additional lane on Tharp Road. It all depends on development restarting in that area of Yuba City.