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Flu clinic Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Yolo County Health Department will be holding the following free seasonal influenza vaccination clinics this fall:

— Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Westmore Oaks School, 1100 Clarendon Road in West Sacramento

— Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Avenue in Winters

— Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Esparto Fire Department, 16960 Yolo Avenue in Esparto

— Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Douglass Middle School, 52 Granada Drive in Woodland

The Health Department will also be providing flu shots at the Davis Senior Center Health Fair on Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 646 A Street in Davis.  A $10 administrative fee will be charged, which may be waived in some cases.

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Missing girl located safe


Late Saturday, West Sacramento police asked for help in locating 15-year old Alyssa Burraston, missing after being last seen in town on Thursday.

The girl has been found safe and returned home, WSPD reports today.

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Gov. reverses parole for West Sac man


Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Sept. 21 that Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. has reversed a parole board decision to grant parole to West Sacramento convicted murderer Roger Moore.

In March, 1981, Roger Moore and Charles Williams robbed and beat to death Paul Ward, a 68-year-old amputee confined to a wheelchair. Ward’s half naked body was later found in a West Sacramento parking lot.

After a jury trial, a Yolo County Superior Court judge sentenced Moore to life in prison for murder and robbery.  This April, the Board of Parole Hearings found Moore suitable for parole, and scheduled a tentative release date from state prison.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office challenged the Board’s decision to release him, arguing that Moore had shown lack of insight into why he committed the crime, he had a mental illness, and he had no good plans for a post-parole life.

The governor issued his decision on September 14.   In reversing the Parole Board, Governor Brown stated, “When considered as a whole, I find the evidence I have discussed shows why he currently poses a danger to society if released from prison.”

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig praised Governor Brown’s decision.

“We are pleased that Governor Brown agrees that Moore’s release at this time would be irresponsible,” said Reisig in a press release.  “We just can’t release vicious killers like this into our society under these circumstances.”

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Girl missing from West Sacramento:

Alyssa Burraston: teen was last seen in West Sacramento on Thursday


This report came from the West Sacramento Police Department last night. Circumstances of the girl’s disappearance were not specified:

The West Sacramento Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing 15-year old girl last seen in West Sacramento at about 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 4.

The missing person is Alyssa Burraston,  who is white, 5′ 5″ tall,  approximately 105 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and jean shorts.

Anyone who has information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact the West Sacramento Police Dispatch at (916) 372-3375.

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Food, wine & music to support kids


Help celebrate ten years of the Yolo County Childrens Alliance, at a night of food, wine and music at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Visit to purchase tickets. Or donate to the “10 for 10” campaign, with a possible $10 donation to honor each of the years YCCA has been at work.

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RC V-ball fights to second place

ABOVE: RCHS volleyball team after a strong second-place finish at a Carmichael tournament on Saturday


The River City High School girls volleyball team took second place in the Carmichael Invitational Volleyball Tournament (“Green” division) on Saturday.

 The West Sacramento girls played tough all day, with amazing teamwork and consistency, reports its coach.

The Lady Raiders won five straight matches to make it to the final championship round. After dropping the first set in the championship match, the RCHS team rallied back to win the second set.

They lost the final set by a close 12-15 score.

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Army Pvt. Geno M. Parker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Parker is the son of Jason Parker of Norfolk Avenue, West Sacramento.

He is a 2011 graduate of River City High School.


  Air Force Reserve Airman Alexander M. Brookins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

He is a 2010 graduate of River City High School, West Sacramento, Calif.


Air Force Airman Perrin A. Stegall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Stegall is the son of Jeffery Stegall of Bacon Island Street, West Sacramento.

He is a 2011 graduate of River City High School, West Sacramento.


Army Pvt. Chin C. Saefong has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Saefong is the nephew of Liew Saefong of Hobson Avenue, West Sacramento, and brother of Chang Saefong of Boundary Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

He is a 2008 graduate of Yolo High School, West Sacramento.

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