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Food givaway today in West Sac

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

The Yolo County Food Bank will distribute free food to eligible West Sacramento and Clarksburg residents on Tuesday, September 18.

Hours and locations are: 9-10 a.m. at the County Building, 500 Jefferson Blvd.; 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd.; 11-noon at the Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Dr.; and noon-1 p.m. at the Clarksburg Firehouse. Please bring a bag and attend only one location.

For information, call the (530) 668-0690.

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Oldtimer Lou Arges dead at 90

LOU ARGES, West Sacramento's "Pipe King"

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT 17, 2012 —

Lou Arges, a well-known West Sacramento property owner and businessman, died in his home on Sept. 11 at the age of 90.

Arges was a sheepherder, farmer and businessman. His business interests included “The Pipe King” pipe sales spot on Jefferson Blvd. in Southport, which for a number of years provide pipe for construction purposes. The business earned Arges himself the nickname “Pipe King.”

He stayed active in his retirement, building a large house on his Southport property and working the land.

Arges was an avid hunter and fisherman, frequenting the Sierra Nevadas and the wilderness of Idaho and Montana.

[adrotate group=”9″] He is survived by children Demetre and Tambi, brother Phillip, sister Katherine, grandsons Julian and Benjamin, and by other relatives and friends.

A “celebration of life” service is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule Street. Friends are invited.

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Oldtimer Lou Arges dead at 90

LOU ARGES, West Sacramento's "Pipe King"

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT 17, 2012 —

Lou Arges, a well-known West Sacramento property owner and businessman, died in his home on Sept. 11 at the age of 90.

Arges was a sheepherder, farmer and businessman. His business interests included “The Pipe King” pipe sales spot on Jefferson Blvd. in Southport, which for a number of years provide pipe for construction purposes. The business earned Arges himself the nickname “Pipe King.”

He stayed active in his retirement, building a large house on his Southport property and working the land.

Arges was an avid hunter and fisherman, frequenting the Sierra Nevadas and the wilderness of Idaho and Montana.

[adrotate group=”9″] He is survived by children Demetre and Tambi, brother Phillip, sister Katherine, grandsons Julian and Benjamin, and by other relatives and friends.

A “celebration of life” service is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule Street. Friends are invited.

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Bagdazian joins WS school board

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 12, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

West Sacramento’s school board on Wednesday interviewed a number of candidates to fill the board seat vacated by Sandra Vargas.

After a round of questions, the board voted 4-0 to ask Elizabeth Bagdazian to serve the final two-years-plus of that school board term.

“I’ve been involved (in the community) on a number of levels for many years,” Bagdazian later told the News-Ledger. “I’ve been participating in numerous programs. My daughter is 22 now and graduated in 2008 from here. I am in a place now where I felt I could table some of my other projects and make more of a direct impact.”

[adrotate group=”7″]  Herself a graduate of River City High School in 1979, Bagdazian has been a volunteer in the county library’s adult literacy program and a member of the local chapter of the Soroptimist International women’s service organization.

She is a government relations policy analyst for a private company that works in government relations and lobbying.

On what does Bagdazian hope to focus on as a member of the Washington Unified School District Board of Trustees?

“I’m pretty big on literacy and language arts,” she answered. “I think right now what’s on everyone’s mind are the ballot measures (seeking to raise tax revenues to help fund California’s schools). If they fail, we’re looking at some pretty hard choices in the district.”

How has the board been doing lately?

“I think, for the most part, they’re effective,” said Bagdazian. “The district has made some pretty good strides with API (student test scores), that’s undeniable.”

Bagdazian currently has a couple of relatives going to school in WUSD; one nephew at River City High School and another at Bridgeway Island Elementary. She lives in central West Sacramento.

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Interns support the D.A.’s office

INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS (standing at left) accept the thanks of the Yolo Co. Board of Supervisors (courtesy photo)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT. 5, 2012 —

From the County of Yolo

Last month, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors honored 20 interns and volunteers currently serving in the Yolo County District Attorney’s office.

College students, law students, retirees or those looking for experience can volunteer in the District Attorney’s office anywhere from ten hours a week to full time; some volunteer for three months and some for years, reports a County spokesperson.  The office asks for a minimum commitment of three months with legal interns agreeing to serve through the summer and fall.  As with many departments in Yolo County, the District Attorney’s workforce has decreased by approximately 25 percent over the last four years due to budgetary constraints.  The use of interns and volunteers has allowed the office to complete its work and has partially filled the gap resulting from a reduced staff.

[adrotate group=”10″]    Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig started the formal legal internship component of the program shortly after taking office in 2007.  The program is very competitive, with 80 applications submitted from McGeorge and UC Davis law schools for five positions this year.

The legal interns are involved in a wide variety of cases, including misdemeanor and felony, reports Yolo County.  A typical day for a legal intern involves drafting motions and memoranda of points and authorities and conducting research on complicated legal issues.

Beyond the legal interns, some of the other volunteers assist professional staff with clerical duties while others work with investigators, victim advocates and the information technology manager.  Most volunteers are in college with hopes to become advocates or prosecutors.  Some have just finished high school while others are retired.

One volunteer, Dorothy Pearson, is a retired police officer from the Davis and Sacramento Police departments.  She works with the High-Tech Forensics Unit.

“The volunteer program has been a huge success,” said Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig in a press release.  “The measure of success for us is when our volunteers feel an abiding conviction that they want a career in prosecution and a position in this office.  I only wish we had jobs for all of them.”

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Gold medal in transplant games

DAVID ANDERSON (center, with his bronze- and silver-medal winning competitors) is alive due to heart transplant, and took the gold medal in table tennis in USA Transplant Games

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 12, 2012 —

David Anderson of West Sacramento won a gold medal in men’s table tennis at the biannual “Transplant Games of America,” held this year in July in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Anderson’s life was saved by a transplanted heart that came from a 21-year old Monterey man killed in a car crash in 2007.

Two years later, Anderson and his wife met the young donor’s parents to thank them for their son’s gift of life. It was “one of the most emotionally charged experiences of their lives,” the reported in a joint written comment.

[adrotate group=”7″]   The Transplant Games are meant to bring together organ recipients and families of deceased donors, raising awareness for organ donation and celebrating the lives that are helped.

Olympic-style events include swimming, track, basketball, volleyball, golf and basketball.

Anderson will compete in next year’s World Transplant Games in Durbin, South Africa.

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Recycle your old computers

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

Got some old computers & electronic appliances?

Old electronic devices may be recycled at an “e-waste” day at San Pedro Park (708 N. Hobson Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 15. Bring your old TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, small appliances, etc.

Drop them off inside the park’s big gate and get a cold bottle of water. The event benefits the San Pedro Association. For information, email Dennis Freitas at dcfreitas@aol.com or call 421-5768.

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