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Tuesday: meet the new boss

MARTIN TUTTLE, new city manager of West Sacramento (CalTrans photo)

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

You’re invited to meet Martin Tuttle, new city manager of West Sacramento, at an event scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the community room of River Bend Manor, 664 Cummins Way.

The event is sponsored by the Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network (www.bryteandbroderick.org). Also on the agenda is discussion of the availability of healthy food in the northern neighborhoods of Bryte and Broderick, with a guest from the Yolo County Health Department to discuss an analysis.

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‘Burger Battle’ cookoff at Raley Field

[adrotate group=”9″] FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

Raley Field will host the “Sacramento Burger Battle,” pitting local chefs against each other to find the region’s best burger and support the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

“The Eatery” of West Sacramento’s Southport area is on the list of competing restaurants.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Visit http://sacburgerbattle.com.

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Tour the Sea Scout ship

The MORRIS: flagship of West Sacramento's Sea Scout program. You can step on board this weekend. (courtesy photo)

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT. 8, 2012 —

The West Sacramento Sea Scouts will host open house of the Cutter Morris in Old Sacramento this weekend, on Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 9-12.

The Morris is the world’s largest Sea Scout training vessel. She operated as a Coast Guard Cutter from 1927-1970, and measuring in at 125′, she is the largest Sea Scout training vessel in the world. She is operated by the Sacramento Delta Youth Maritime Association (www.youthmaritime.com), based out of West Sacramento, CA. The vessel has been in Sea Scouting since 1971, and recently has undergone a $2 million refit.  Former Sea Scouts from this program actually served on her during the Cuban Missile crisis.

She will be moored this weekend at the Old Sacramento Public Dock for public tours. Crew members of the Neptune will be on hand to answer questions and give tours.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Eckler, Director, at 916-775-3732 or by e-mail at nate@youthmaritime.com.

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Cheap books& movies this weekend

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

The West Sacramento Friends of the Library will host a book sale on Sat., Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, from 10-3 at the Arthur F. Turner Library Branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue.

The sale will start with hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents, children’s books for 10 to 25 cents, and VHS movies, audio books and special-priced books. On Sunday, items will go for $2 per bagful.

For information or to volunteer, call 375-6465 ext. 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

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9/11 memorial flag display returns

JOHN VINSON at an earlier edition of his annual flag memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (News-Ledger file photo)

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

Former West Sacramento resident John Vinson reports that he will shortly begin installing hundreds of American flags at the corner of South River Road and Jefferson Boulevard in Southport.

Vinson creates the annual flag display as a remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The flags will go up beginning Friday, Sept. 7, and will come down at sundown on Sept. 11, said Vinson.

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College info for RCHS seniors

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

River City High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend an information session at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 6) in the F common room. The topic will be college info and admissions requirements.

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Pedestrian killed by police car

WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 5, 2012 —

A police chase resulted in a patrol car striking and killing a pedestrian in West Sacramento last night.

According to a press release from Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department:

“On September 04, 2012 at approximately 8:30 PM an officer was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Another officer activated his emergency lights and siren to respond and assist. While en route to assist, that officer struck a pedestrian near West Capitol Avenue and Pine Street who was walking in the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.”

[adrotate group=”9″]”California Highway Patrol investigated the fatal accident,” Sockman continued. “The suspect in the pursuit, a 17 year old male juvenile from West Sacramento, collided with a parked vehicle near the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue and fled on foot. He was detained by a citizen until officers arrived on scene and arrested him. The driver of the stolen vehicle will be booked at the Yolo County Juvenile Hall on felony stolen vehicle charges and murder resulting from the death of the pedestrian.”

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