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Some West Sac neighborhoods take Christmas decorations seriously

TIM MUSIAL’S home on Fernwood Circle was blazing with colored lights for the Christmas season. So were the houses of his neighbors on this enthusiastic cul-de-sac, as well as many other homes in the neighborhoods of Bryte, Broderick, Southport and ‘Old West Sacramento.’ (News-Ledger photo)

TIM MUSIAL’S home on Fernwood Circle was blazing with colored lights for the Christmas season. So were the houses of his neighbors on this enthusiastic cul-de-sac, as well as many other homes in the neighborhoods of Bryte, Broderick, Southport and ‘Old West Sacramento.’
(News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

The holiday season can be a “showy” time of year in many West Sacramento neighborhoods.

The Fernwood Circle cul-de-sac in the central part of the city, not far from Park Boulevard, offers one such example. Neighbors there join together to offer a visual feast of Christmas lights for visitors.

“Every year, we’ll close the court off to vehicle traffic and we have Santa,” reports Tim Musial of Fernwood Circle. “People can come by and take pictures with Santa.”
The neighbors did just that on December 14.

Musial said the handful of homes in his court started their tradition of enthusiastically decorating for the holidays over a decade ago.

“Loren Alexander is the one who started it, about 11 years ago,” Musial told the News-Ledger. “I moved in about five years ago and just joined in.”

 

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Recycling a Christmas tree: three choices

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER OF WEST SACRAMENTO —

There are three ways for West Sacramento residents to recycle their used, formerly-live Christmas trees. Choose from among the following options after removing all decorations from the tree:

First, you may cut it into small enough (less than three-foot) sections and fit the pieces into your yard waste cart or bundled next to it, for pickup on your regular service day.

Secondly, you may take the tree to Whitey’s Jolly Kone between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 4. If you make a donation at the dropoff, it will benefit Cub Scout Pack 49. Whitey’s is located at 1300 Jefferson Boulevard.

Third, you may recycle your Christmas tree (limit two per person) to the Yolo County Landfill between Woodland and Davis. The landfill will also recycle your old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors now made obsolete by your new holiday gifts.   For more information, call (530) 666-8729 or visit www.yolocounty.org.

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Andrei Nevrov graduates from US Air Force basic training

Airman Andrei Nevrov, a graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento

Airman Andrei Nevrov, a graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 —

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Andrei Nevrov graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Nevrov is the son of Viatcheslav Nevrov of Carmichael.

He is a 1996 graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento. He earned an associate degree in 2008 from American River College.

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Marijuana-growing restrictions in West Sacramento: follow-up

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 —

An online reader of the News-Ledger complained that our Dec. 4 article detailing proposed new restrictions on growers of medical marijuana lacked enough context.

The article included a reference to data collected in West Sacramento since 2008. And it included a quote from a city staff report saying, in part, that “the number of complaints that specifically identify marijuana has doubled every year to 2012.”

The reader wanted to know if all that “doubling” had added up to a significant number of complaints – or if it was just a matter, say, of doubling just from “one” to “two.”

Here’s some more information:
According to the staff report, the city received 22 “marijuana related” complaints in 2008, rising to 112 complaints in 2012 and slipping to 92 in 2013.

The city received six calls for service regarding marijuana cultivation in 2008, rising to 27  calls in 2013.

Police were not called to any crime scenes involving marijuana cultivation in 2008, but did respond to five such calls in both 2012 and 2013.

To see the full report, look for the Dec. 5 agenda of the city planning commission at the city’s website. The report is at:

http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=9922

The planning commission on Dec. 5 approved the proposed new restrictions, commission member Charlie Moore told the News-Ledger. The rules would limit the size of indoor marijuana growing, prohibit cultivation within 600 feet of a school or child care center, and impose other requirements. The City of West Sacramento already prohibits outdoor marijuana cultivation.

The proposed new restrictions will return to the city council for a final vote.

The News-Ledger’s earlier article about this proposed ordinance can be found here.

 

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