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Help fill the library at West Sac’s high school: donate a few bucks for books


Help the school library at River City High School encourage young readers: donate a few dollars for the purchase of new books. You may mail a check to River City High School Bookkeeper, Attn: Library Donations, 1 Raider Lane, West Sacramento CA 95691. Or you may donate online at

Staff is asking for donations by December 31.

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Need a little help? ‘Community Giveaway Day’ returns this Saturday


The Yolo County Children’s Alliance will host its annual “West Sacramento Community Giveaway Day” on Saturday, November 23, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Westfield Village Elementary School, 508 Poplar Avenue.

The Children’s Alliance and community partners will provide about 400 low-income families with free food (a Thanksgiving dinner), clothing, blankets, jackets, baby items, and toys for the kids.

To help avoid long lines, the Children’s Alliance has preregistered more than 300 families for the community give-away.  As supplies last, unregistered families will be served beginning at 10 a.m.  Once the food and other items are gone, families will be referred to other agencies that can provide help.

KATIE VILLEGAS, executive director of the Yolo County Children's Alliance, which is putting together Saturday's event (News-Ledger file photo)

KATIE VILLEGAS, executive director of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, which is putting together Saturday’s event (News-Ledger file photo)

“Approximately 2400 Yolo County children live at or below the poverty level, said Katie Villegas, executive director of the alliance, in a press release. “Many children begin each school year without essential items such as healthy food, warm clothing or suitable shoes. The West Sacramento Community Give-Away Day is one of the many ways we help support and strengthen Yolo’s working families.”

To donate online go to: or send a check to the Yolo County Children’s Alliance 600 A Street, Suite Y, Davis, CA 95616.    The event is co-hosted by the Yolo Food Bank, Kaiser Permanente, First 5 Yolo, West Sacramento Foundation, St. Joseph’s Mobile Mall and Grocery Outlet.


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Local tribe and Yolo Food Bank partner to offer Thanksgiving meals


The Yolo Food Bank (with support from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation) will distribute 1,500 meals this Thanksgiving. Yolo households needing help may receive a package including a turkey, fresh produce and non-perishable goods.

The Food Bank will partner with the Yolo County Children’s Alliance to distribute the food boxes in West Sacramento – call (530) 668-0690 for information.

Distribution in Woodland will take place 8 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 23, at 233 Harter Avenue, and will continue until supplies are gone.

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Fire Chief takes Sonoma County job

Alfred 'Al' Terrell: Fire Chief in West Sacramento for five years (courtesy of WSFD)

Alfred ‘Al’ Terrell: Fire Chief in West Sacramento for five years (courtesy of WSFD)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — News-Ledger Staff

West Sacramento Fire Chief Al Terrell has accepted a job  as chief of the Sonoma County Fire Services Department. Terrell, who has been the head of West Sacramento’s fire department since 2008, will serve his last day here on Nov. 29.

West Sacramento’s city council has appointed Rick Martinez, former fire chief for SacMetro, as an interim fire chief beginning on Dec. 2.

The city has begun the process of recruiting applicants for the chief’s job.

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