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We’ve been burgled —

PUBLISHER’S NOTE — JUNE 25, 2012 —

BY STEVE MARSCHKE

Well, the News-Ledger office on West Capitol Avenue had some bad luck Sunday night.

Some thieves evidently broke in and made off with a little bit of “this and that,” including some business checks and two office computers. The computers were more valuable for their data than for the hardware itself, and due to theirloss, we expect to print a little bit late this Wednesday, and we don’t expect local subscribers to get their Wednesday newspapers until Thursday.

On the plus side, just a few hours after we discovered the break-in, some of West Sacramento’s police had put at least two people into handcuffs in connection with the burglary. This happened due to some good work by the nice folks at US Bank in West Sacramento, more good work by local police, and with the help of some sheer, dumb luck.

We’ll tell you that story sometime in the future, after the police investigation winds up.

But in the meantime, we’re using a new computer and re-installing the specialized publishing and mailing software we need to get the News-Ledger out, and we regret to say the paper will be late this week.

Incidentally, Independence Day this year will be that rare day when there is no mail service on a Wednesday.  So our July 4 edition will also be delivered by mail on a Thursday.

After that? Back to normal, we hope!

 

Eight locals on new grand jury

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 —

The Yolo County Superior Court has chosen 33 citizens to serve on the grand jury for a year, beginning July 1. The grand jury has the power to indict suspected criminals, and also can respond to citizen complaints about public agencies by conducting an investigation. Below are the new jurors:

From West Sacramento: Jessica Appling, Jeanne Binns, Scotty Desper, Bert Fulwider, Gloria Harrington, Reuben Jimenez, Jorge Morales, and Iris Newton.

[adrotate group=”7″]   From Woodland: Charlotte Beal, Helen Bouslaugh, Laura Caruso-Kofoid, Rebecca Challender, George Gartung, Christopher Griffith, Ted Holtry, Joshua Jones, Jane Naekel, Roberta Paul, Paul Penrose, Erik Shank, Jeanine Weeks.

From Davis: George Hague, Ahna Heller, Paul Jacobs, Margaret Ong, Erik Shank, Etecia Spencer, Alia Tsang, Dennis Turnipseed, Audrey Vaughn, Dave Zavatson.
From Winters: Alea German and John Sexton.

From Esparto: William Cox.

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Get rid of household chemicals, etc.

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The Yolo County landfill will take in your household hazardous wastes on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The program is open to Yolo County residents (include West Sacramento residents), who may bring such waste items as batteries; fluorescent bulbs or tubes; used motor oil and filters; cleaning supplies; lighter fluid; antifreeze; aerosols; garden pesticides and herbicides; latex or oil based paints; solvents; poisons; electrical switches/relays; pilot light sensors; mercury thermostats, old medicines but not controlled substances and containerized syringes.

[adrotate group=”7″] These items, when suitable, are then available to other members of the public, free, for re-use.

For more information, call (530) 666-8856 or visit www.yolocounty.org.

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Free oil filter exchange in West Sac

[adrotate group=”10″] NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 —

Yolo County residents can exchange their old used motor oil filter for a comparable new one, free, on Saturday, June 23.

Bring your old filter to any AutoZone or O’Reilly Auto Parts store in West Sacramento or Woodland on June 23 (there’s an AutoZone in West Sac at 1400 West Capitol Avenue/corner of Jefferson Blvd.). Limit, two per customer.

For more info, call the Yolo County Environmental Services Division, (916) 617-4590.

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Tonight’s band: the ‘Fortunate Few’

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE —

The Thursday night farmers market in West Sacramento returns at 4:30 p.m. today.

[adrotate group=”7″] Scheduled entertainment will be a live performance of the ‘Fortunate Few,’ described as “honky-tonk blues-a-billy” or “country, rockabilly and a touch of punk.”

The free performance begins at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of sponsor Swabbie’s On the River restaurant.

The market is held at 1271 West Capitol Avenue.

Swabbie’s is sponsoring live music at the market and at the city’s River Walk concert series. For all of the restaurant’s events, including these, see the link here.

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Car crashes into West Sac home

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

A Park Boulevard house had an unwelcome intruder on Friday night – a Toyota Rav4, to be specific.

Just after 11 p.m., West Sacramento police responded to the home on the 1800-block of Park for the report of a traffic collision.

“A vehicle had struck a parked car and then a residence,” said Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department. “It struck the laundry room, breaking through the exterior wall and hitting a washer and dryer. It apparently caused a gas leak.”

[adrotate group=”9″]   Two people were in the house, he added, but neither was hurt.

The driver of the Toyota, 21-year old Mahlon Pick of West Sacramento, was arrested for suspected DUI and for driving with a suspended license. He and a female passenger mentioned they felt some pain after the collisions, but neither asked to be taken to the hospital.

“Witnesses reported the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed prior to the collision,” Steele told the News-Ledger. “The suspect was traveling southbound on Park, crossed to one side of the roadway and almost hit a tree, then counter-steered to the other side and collided with the rear of the vehicle and struck the house.”

[adrotate group=”10″]    The vehicle that was struck, a Honda belonging to the same victims, suffered major damage like the house, said Steele.

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Railroad buys port land for new loop

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —

Sierra Northern Railroad has purchased 18.82 acres of land from the Port of West Sacramento to support a new rail track loop and the planned SacPort BioFuels facility.

Purchase price was about $1.5 million, port director Mike Luken told the News-Ledger.

[adrotate group=”7″]   The port and Sierra Northern will jointly develop the new rail loop, with help from a $960,000 grant from the Federal Rail Administration to the port.

“The new loop track is a huge advance for the Port,” said Mike McGowan, a port commission chairman and county supervisor, in a press release. “We’ll be able to unload rail cars more quickly and efficiently, and reduce rail impacts in West Sacramento.”

The proposed SacPort BioFuels facility aims to show how locally generated, non-recyclable waste can be converted into locally made, locally used renewable fuels, said a port press release.

It will employ about 60 people at build-out.

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