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Caution issued for city dog park


The City of West Sacramento on Friday issued a warning about a possible canine parvovirus threat at the dog park on Stone Boulevard.

A local dog was reported to have developed the contagious disease. The dog had frequented the Sam Combs Dog Park, 205 Stone Blvd.

“Following the advice of veterinarians, city staff completed steps to minimize the further spread of the virus,” said statement on the City website. “Unvaccinated animals should avoid using Sam Combs Park at the present time. Consult your vet for more information. Canine Parvovirus is not known to infect humans.”

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Low adoption fees for ‘Kitty Palooza’


The animal services section of the Yolo County Sheriff’s office is holding “Kitty Palooza” through July.

Special low adoption fees include $15 for a cat six months or younger or two for $25; or $5 for an older at. Dogs will be adoptable at $50, with pit bulls and their mixes at $25. These reduced fees include spaying & neutering surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and morel. The shelter is located at 140 Tony Diaz Drive, Woodland. Visitors are invited to help the shelter by bringing a bag of non-clumping kitty litter when visiting. For more information, go to, animal services division.

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Starting a business in West Sac?


The Sacramento chapter of SCORE invites you to a class on how to start a new business. The class sessions will be held at the West Sacramento library branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays beginning July 9. Registration required, phone the library at 375-6465.

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DUI checkpoint tonight, say police


The West Sacramento Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight (July 5) beginning at 7:00 p.m., reports W.S.P.D. Lieutenant Tod Sockman. The checkpoint is scheduled to go until 3 a.m.

Sockman did not announce the location of the checkpoint within the city. His department’s policy is to announce the checkpoints in advance as a drunk-driving deterrent, without providing advance notice of the location.

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be screened for signs of intoxication, and their licenses may be checked as well. Those suspected of being under the influence may be pulled aside for additional scrutiny, including a field sobriety test.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives (in West Sacramento)  and resulted in 34 injury crashes harming 44 of our friends and neighbors,” said Lt. Sockman in a press statement.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to West Sacramento Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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