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Your library card may earn you a Northern California museum discount


Your Yolo County library card can earn you free and low-cost passes to Northern California museums through the “Discover & Go” program. Visit

For general library information, visit or look for the library on Facebook.

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West Sac Girl Scouts step up for doggies

 Linda from Kritter Kamp and Girl Scout Troop 2203 members Hannah, Alexa, Athena, Allyson,Kennedy and Reese. (courtesy photo/Yvonne Cantrell)

Linda from Kritter Kamp and Girl Scout Troop 2203 members Hannah, Alexa, Athena, Allyson,Kennedy and Reese.
(courtesy photo/Yvonne Cantrell)

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 8, 2014 —

A West Sacramento Girl Scout troop has tried to make a difference in the lives of about 150 dogs awaiting adoption.

Members of the Scouts’ “Riverbank” unit joined those from other troops at a birthday party in honor of the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.  The West Sacramento scouts collected treats, toys and blankets for needy animals.

At the party – held Nov. 1 at Westmore Oaks Elementary School, the scouts presented their donations to a representative of Kritter Kamp for Elk Grove. A few days later, the girls visited the dog shelter to play with and walk some of the dogs.

“I am going to volunteer to come here and help the animals once I can drive,” said 10-year old scout Alexa.

The Riverbank unit in West Sacramento now has almost 20 girls.

For information on the Scouts, visit

For information on Kritter Kamp, including its adoptable dogs, visit or call (916) 691-1364.

  (Information in this report came from Yvonne Cantrell, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California.)

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Coroner ID’s man killed on freeway as 25-year old from Davis


The Yolo County Coroner’s office has identified the pedestrian killed on a West Sacramento freeway early morning as 25-year old Bryson Rush Labourdette, of Davis.

The coroner’s report still lists the cause and manner of death both as “pending,” but states that Labourdette apparently left his disabled car and “attempted to cross over highway on foot, and was struck by multiple vehicles.”

The accident occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday on westbound I-80, just before the Yolo Causeway.

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Man hit and killed: may have run into freeway traffic near Yolo Causeway


By Steve Marschke

News-Ledger Editor

  A man apparently walking on the freeway in West Sacramento early this morning was struck and killed. The accident caused extended lane closures and traffic delays.

  According to the California Highway Patrol incident log, a witness reported at 6:02 a.m. that there was a pedestrian “in dark clothes” walking on the right hand side of westbound I-80 near the Yolo Causeway.

  Five minutes later, another witness reported that the “running” pedestrian “possibly ran into traffic and got hit.” Others reported there was now a body in the middle lane of the freeway or on the “inside of the fast lane.”

  CHP records indicate a vehicle was ordered towed away as evidence in the investigation. The Highway Patrol predicted closed lanes would reopen around 10 a.m. today.

  Further information was not immediately available.

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