Aug 132014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUGUST 13, 2014 — The City of West Sacramento and the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services are joining with other agencies in  Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties in a “mass notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important community news, the agencies say. The system is meant […]

Jun 122014
Not working or underemployed due to the drought? Help available

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 — Yolo Food Bank has launched a program to help those in the county left unemployed or underemployed because of the state-wide drought. Many agricultural jobs, for example, have suffered during this year’s water shortage. Through the “Drought Food Assistance Program,” the food bank will distribute prepacked food […]

May 192013
Firefighters put out trailer fire, take part in simulated West Sacramento flood

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 15, 2013 — West Sacramento’s firefighters responded to a burning travel trailer (above) on May 5. The trailer at 744 Walnut Street was being used as a residence. They controlled the fire in about 10 minutes, but the trailer and its contents were determined to be “a total loss,” reports […]

Dec 042012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Fire Department is looking for volunteers to serve on its Certified Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Citizens are trained to assist in a disaster, learning skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations. The next round of training begins Jan. 15. For information, […]