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Connect with West Sac police, get neighborhood alerts & other info


Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department announced recently that the department is making new ventures into “social media” and communications.

Using the “Nixie” system, citizens can sign up to receive information from police as a text message on their cell phone or by email. Citizens can also find notifications from W.S.P.D. at

“Messages may include traffic alerts, at-risk missing persons, road hazards, as well as other relevant safety and community event information,” said Steele in a press release.

  The messages can target people within a quarter-mile radius of a targeted area, “giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood,” he added. “Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.

Get information and register at

The department has also launched a new “app” for Android or iPhone smartphones.

The MYPD app, produced by Wired Blue, allows you to access all of the local police department’s social media platforms, submit crime tips including photos or GPS location, access the W.S.P.D. phone directory, provide feedback to the department, participate in surveys, and go to the W.S.P.D. web page for information such as crime statistics.

You can get download the MYPD App by Wired Blue free from the Android Marketplace or iPhone App Store.

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Rotary honors three club members

Buzz Jones of PIP Printing, Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance and Walt James, who owns a plastering company. The three were honored with an award named after the founder of Rotary International (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

West Sacramento’s “Centennial Rotary Club” (one of two local Rotary chapters) has presented three of its most active members with Paul Harris Foundation Awards, in honor of their support for the club’s work.

Rotary engages in a lot of community projects in West Sacramento.

According to club president-elect Don Schatzel, their contributions have been large and consistent.

  Treasurer Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance has made “huge” contributions keeping the accounts in order, Walt James has been running things as club president, and Buzz Jones of PIP Printing “runs the club” as secretary, commented Schatzel.

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Woodie Guthrie show on stage


A “City Theatre” production of “Woodie Guthrie’s American Song” is on stage at the Black Box Theater in the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W Capitol Avenue.

The play celebrates one of America’s greatest songwriters and storytellers, with a cast of 24 and a live band. Guthrie was a folk singer who stood up for America’s underdogs, and whose songs include “This Land is Your Land” and other classics.

Shows are at 8 p.m. on March 30, 31, April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, and at 2 p.m. on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 28 & 29. $15 general ($13 for 2 p.m. shows) with some discounts available. Visit or call 558-2228.

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Curious about fostering kids?


Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent?

Attend a free introductory workshop from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Woodland Community College, Room 727.  For information, call (530) 574-1964 or visit Spanish-speakers may call Marcia, 956-9299.

Committee: don’t sell school land

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 —

A citizen’s committee charged with studying the real estate owned by Washington Unified School District has recommended that the district not sell off any “surplus” property at this time.

But the committee recommended that WUSD “evaluate the advantage of consolidation of site usage or joint facility usage to make any future liquidation easier.”

“For example,” it told district officials, “if the District Administrative Offices (at 930 Westacre Road) were moved from their current location, the city block they vacate would become more marketable for development. . . (T)he District Offices, the Yolo Education Center, and surrounding properties hold a higher potential for development based on the proximity to transit and city services.”

  Committee members were Carrie Buchmiller, Dani Langford, Ron Morazzini, Karri Pina, Diane Smith, Matthew Wilkins, Patricia Flint, Larry Langford, Don Stauffer, Henry Walker and Dave Blake.

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Dinner to support breast cancer fight

Join “Eat for the Cure” on April 1 and have dinner to help fight cancer.

Moxie Salon at 1029 Jefferson is sponsoring a steak/chicken/hot dog event to benefit “Team Wonder Boobies” and its efforts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Sacramento Valley Race for the Cure. $20/filet mignon, $15/chicken, or $5 for the kids dinner, 4-8 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 905 Drever Street.

For tickets, call Dawn at Moxie Salon, 371-4906, or Colleen Hart, 505-6082.

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Support Cub Scouts, save some cash


West Sacramento Cub Scout Pack 49 would like to sell you a discount card to help support their camping plans this summer.

The $10 cards feature such deals as “buy one, get one free” and other offers from West Sacramento sponsors such as Round Table Pizza, Eagle Café, Taco Bell, Subway, Carl’s Jr., Golden Tans, Sport Clips, Big Kahuna, Kozmo’z Salon, Vince’s Italian Restaurant, The Eatery, and more. Contact your favorite Cub Scout or email