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West Sac CERT volunteers honored

 ABOVE: ‘Bronze’ emergency response volunteers Carol Davis, Buzz Jones, Joel Miller, Vyckie Lee, Alton Stewart, Sendy Cay and T.S. Elliott (Mike Tagupa is not pictured).


ABOVE: ‘Bronze’ emergency response volunteers Carol Davis, Buzz Jones, Joel Miller, Vyckie Lee, Alton Stewart, Sendy Cay and T.S. Elliott (Mike Tagupa is not pictured).

RIGHT : ‘Gold’ volunteer Randy Frank (at right) has donated more than 500 hours of his time to the Community Emergency Response Team in West Sacramento. Here, he’s congratulated by Battalion Chief Rebecca Ramirez as Fire Chief  Al Terrell looks on.  (Photos and information courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department

RIGHT : ‘Gold’ volunteer Randy Frank (at right) has donated more than 500 hours of his time to the Community Emergency Response Team in West Sacramento. Here, he’s congratulated by Battalion Chief Rebecca Ramirez as Fire Chief Al Terrell looks on.
(Photos and information courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 —

As part of the annual awards ceremony for the West Sacramento police and fire departments this month, the WSFD honored a group of citizen volunteers who have trained as ‘CERTs.’

These “Community Emergency Response Team” volunteers are trained to help their families and community in the event of a community, and to support police and fire services.

[adrotate group=”7″] Eight of West Sacramento’s CERTs were recognized at the ceremony for achieving “bronze” status — donating at least 100 hours of community service.

Another, Randy Frank,earned a “gold” award for exceeding 500 volunteer hours.

[adrotate group=”9″]   The fire department’s CERT program is about to begin another round of recruitment and training. See the back page of this week’s News-Ledger for information.

 

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Man killed in Evergreen Ave. accident

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — April 11, 2013 —

West Sacramento police say they’re investigating the death of a truck driver Wednesday morning at a business on the 3000-block of Evergreen Avenue.

Police, firefighters and CHP officers responded to the scene at about 11 a.m. on April 10.

“They found a semi-tractor, which appeared to have crashed through a chain link fence of the business and stopped at the side of I-80, just west of the Harbor Blvd. entrance,” said a press statement from Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department. “Pinned under the tractor, which was still running, the victim was found and pronounced dead at the scene. ”

The man was identified by the Yolo County Coroner’s office as 36-year old Vitali Dobick. West Sacramento police say he was from Rancho Cordova; the Yolo County Coroner’s office lists him as a Sacramento-area resident.  Dobick was an employee of the business, and he had been killed by the vehicle assigned to him at work, said Lt. Sockman.

An autopsy is planned for later today, reported Mark Persons of the Yolo County Coroner’s office.

[adrotate group=”7″]   “The circumstances are still unknown (as to) how the tractor ran over the victim,” said Sockman. “There were no other persons located at the scene.”

The apparent accident is under investigation.

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Alvarez graduates USAF basic training

Airman Jaime Alvarez, a 2010 graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento

Airman Jaime Alvarez, a 2010 graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 —

Air Force Airman Jaime F. Alvarez graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies.     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

[adrotate group=”9″]     Alvarez is the son of Diane and Larry Herlihy of West Sacramento.

He is a 2010 graduate of River City High School.

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Buy a book, support local literacy

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 —

To raise funds for the Yolo Reads literacy program, and as a kick-off to National Library Week, Barnes & Noble Booksellers is partnering with the Yolo County Library to host a Bookfair at their Arden Fair store Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

[adrotate group=”9″]    During the Bookfair, the Yolo County Library will be on display and sponsoring two events.  A special library-themed storytime will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 in the Children’s Department of the Barnes & Noble Arden Fair store, and a local authors panel discussion and signing will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Additionally, throughout the weekend, materials on other Yolo County Library events and resources will be made available.  More information about the Bookfair is available at all Yolo County Library branch locations (visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org for branch locations).

During the Bookfair, Barnes & Noble will contribute at least five percent of every sale made to the Yolo Reads literacy program when “Yolo Reads” is mentioned at checkout.  One can also support the Yolo Reads literacy program by shopping Barnes & Noble online at: www.bn.com/bookfairs during National Library Week, April 12 through April 17, and including the Bookfair voucher ID# 11035896 when paying.

For information, contact Assistant Yolo County Librarian Elizabeth Gray at elizabeth.gray@yolocounty.org or (530) 666-8084, or visit www.yolocountylibary.org and ‘like’ the Yolo County Library on Facebook www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

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