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At-risk elderly man is sought:

TONY SAVALA: "at risk" 73-year old man was last seen Wednesday morning near a Merkley Avenue senior housing complex

WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 12, 2012 —

West Sacramento police are looking for help finding a 73-year old man suffering from dementia. According to Sgt. Nathan Steele of the police department:

“On 10-12-12 the West Sacramento Police Department received a report of an at risk 73 year old missing male.  The missing person Tony Savala was last seen 10-10-12 at approximately 1100 a.m at the Margaret McDowell Senior Center located at 1525 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, Ca.

“Mr. Savala is not from West Sacramento and is unfamiliar with the area.  Mr. Savala suffers from dementia and other medical conditions which require medications.  Mr. Savala was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown leather shoes, a silver watch and possibly a blue hat with a union logo.  It is believed that Mr. Savala may be on foot in the area.

“Mr. Savala is a Hispanic male, 5-11, 200 lbs, brown eyes and grey hair.  Please see the attached photo.  Anyone with information on the location of Mr. Savala is requested to contact West Sacramento Police Dispatch at 916-375-6474. ”

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Elena Villegas lobbies the governor

ELENA VILLEGAS (second from right) with a group of fellow college students asking Governor Jerry Brown (left front) to keep state colleges and universities affordable

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 —

West Sacramento’s Elena Villegas (second from right) was part of a group that met with Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 to promote keeping the state’s community colleges affordable to students.
Brown is pictured at the left front.
Villegas is a community college student active with groups advocating for public college and university students. She attends Sacramento City College’s campuses in Sacramento and West Sacramento.

Courtesy photo

Open house at W.S. firehouse:

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

You’re invited to “open house” at Fire Station 45 in Southport, on Lake Washington Blvd. just east of Jefferson, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 13. There will be a kids’ jump house, face painting, equipment demonstrations, car seat checks, blood pressure checks, a chance to take a photo with “Sparky” the Dalmatian, and other things to do.

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Judge sends West Sacramento man to jail for nonpayment of child support

 FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 —

Yolo County spokeswoman Beth Gabor announced that a West Sacramento man was jailed for a child support issue.

On the afternoon of September 25, Keith Michael Reese, Sr. was remanded into custody for violation of an order to seek work regarding his child support case.

Reese was originally charged with 18 counts of contempt in connection with his failure to pay his back child support, alleged to be in excess of $68,000.  In June, Reese pled guilty to four counts of contempt and was sentenced to 400 hours of community service.

On June 19, Resse failed to appear for a review hearing and warrant was issued for his arrest, said Gabor

On September 25, Reese appeared before Commissioner Umonzio and was sentenced to 8 days in jail which he began serving immediately.

Gabor added that the Yolo County Department of Child Support Services is trying to increase collections for children who are in need of support.  In August, the department began a campaign to work on cases where no payment has been received within the year.  Over 1,000 defendants were contacted and urged to get in touch with the Yolo County Department of Child Support Services to avoid legal action.  Those, who did not comply will face increasingly serious consequences, she said.

The Yolo County Department of Child Support Services encourages defendants who are having difficulty meeting their child support obligations to contact the office to work out arrangements with their case worker.  They may call (866) 901-3212.

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Recent ‘letters to the editor’:

  Following are a couple of letters-to-the-editor received by the West Sacramento News-Ledger recently. They are from the newspaper’s Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 editions, respectively.

  The News-Ledger is West Sacramento’s weekly, longstanding hometown paper.

Cell phone abuse
Everyday I see more and more motorists brazenly texting or talking on  their cellphones. Either they are slowing to a crawl, distracted by  their phone activity, or blithely speeding or drifting into the next lane.

  Anyone who has truly important reasons for texting or phoning en  route would be riding in the back seat of a town car or limousine.

Seems to me that the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento PD,  or West Sacramento PD could post a  motorcycle officer for one hour  per day, at any point along any major thoroughfare,  and rake in enough fines to alleviate any budget problems.

JACK CHANDLER
West Sacramento

 

Thanks!
On behalf of the many members of the San Pedro Association, I wish to thank the W.S. News-Ledger for the excellent coverage provided this past year.  Announcements about upcoming events to be held at the San Pedro Park located in the old Bryte District have been published as well as photos of special happenings.    This group was originally founded in 1922 by immigrant families from Madeira Island, Portugal.

When the current San Pedro Park was established after WWII, the entire communities of Bryte, Broderick and West Sacramento participated in the two day event.  Due to a lack of volunteers, the public event was discontinued in 1980 but this past June, the second and third generation of the original Madeiran families worked together to once again provide a similar two day event.  It was a great celebration!

This past September weekend, a fundraiser was held by asking local residents to “Drop Off E-Waste” at the San Pedro Park gate.  Many local residents responded and when ask, they all replied they saw the notice in the Local Scene section of the W.S. News-Ledger.  The result of recycling E-Waste cleans up the neighborhood and also benefits the treasury of the San Pedro Association.

Thank you, Editor Steve Marschke, for responding to our request for publicity.

SHARON & DENNIS FREITAS, Chairpersons
E-Waste Drop Off Event, San Pedro Park
WEST SACRAMENTO

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

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

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

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 8, 2012 —

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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