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Curious about fostering kids?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

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 www.yolofostercare.com. 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

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

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 WestSacPack49@gmail.com.

Felony suspect caught after chase

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MARCH 27, 2012 —

Just after going to press with tomorrow’s News-Ledger, we learned that there’s an update to one of this week’s news stories.

Last Wednesday, West Sacramento police asked for help from the public catching a man who was seen in a stolen F-150 pickup truck, and then led them on a brief chase including a stint going the wrong way on a freeway, a car accident and a foot chase (you can see that story here.)

Last night, they think they caught him. The story involves another stolen white Ford F150 pickup, another brief car chase and another foot chase.

Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department told the News-Ledger today that things started last night on West Capitol Avenue.

“Last night at approximately 10:30 p.m., one of our officers located a stolen F-150 white pickup. He attempted a vehicle stop. There was a brief chase.”

When the chase reached Enterprise and Industrial boulevards, the officer used a “pursuit intervention technique” or “PIT” when speeds were deemed slow enough.

“At low speeds, a patrol vehicle attempts to tap the rear end of the (suspect) vehicle and cause it to spin out,” explained Steele. “The vehicle spun out. The driver fled on foot, but was captured after a brief foot chase.”

In custody is 34 year old Lino Garcia Jr. of the Napa/Solano area, said Steele.  He is charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and with felony evasion. He also has a felony warrant out of Napa.

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Sting: eight arrested in West Sacramento for buying alcohol for underage decoys

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 —

The West Sacramento Police Department joined about 100 agencies statewide in “Operation Shoulder Tap,” a decoy operation meant to catch adults who buy alcohol for minors.

  Local police visited 12 locations for the project on Friday, March 16.

“Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol,” explained Sgt. Nathan Steele of the W.S.P.D., in a press release. “The minor indicates in some way that he or she is underage, and cannot purchase the alcohol. If the adults agree to purchase alcohol for the minor, officers then arrest and cite them for furnishing alcohol to the minor. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1,000 fine and 24 hours of community service.”

Eight adults were arrested from among the 78 subjects contacted during the decoy operation.

It was the first such statewide sting in California history, reports the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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Horse club pitches in, cleans up

Kevin Baker tries to organize the collected refuse and make some more room in the garbage bin (photo courtesy of Julie Dennis, WSTRA)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 —

From Don Schatzel
West Sacramento Trail
Riders Association

The West Sacramento Trail Riders Association completed their annual clean-up of the ”Honda Hills” area by the corner of Jefferson Blvd. and South River Road on Feb. 26.

The group is , an organization of community members dedicated to the love of horses and the protection and preservation of rural lands

WSTRA President Jason Williams announced that over 20 club members dedicated more than 100 hours, plus the use of their trucks, trailers and tractors to pick-up over 40 yards of trash, couches, mattresses, wood, bottles, cans, carpet remnants and 82 tires from the publicly-owned area.

  “We do this several times a year and we are happy to be able to clean up this area to beautify our community,” said Williams.  “It is hard work but a fun activity for our WSTRA members.”

The Baker boys take a break in the foreground. Rich Littleton works the tractor, Brenda Morazzini handles the rake, and Kevin Baker is in the refuse container. At right are Penny Schatzel and Tammy Zonneveld. Photo courtesy of Julie Dennis, WSTRA

For additional information and pictures about WSTRA search for “WestSacramentoTrail-RidersAssociation” on Facebook.  The group meets on the first Monday each month at Wicked West Pizza at 7 p.m., and new members are welcome.

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