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Father/daughter dance in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The City of West Sacramento is offering its annual father/daughter dance this month.

The theme is “Denim and Diamonds,” and participants are invited to attend from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on either Friday, Feb. 15, or Saturday, Feb. 16. The event will be held at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue.

Dinner buffet & DJ.

[adrotate group=”9″]   $40 per father and $20 for each daughter (daughters 3 & under, free). Pre-registration required. Visit the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, to register.

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Five crash crash in ‘state streets’

Five crash crash in 'state streets'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 6, 2013 —

West Sacramento firefighters responded on Jan. 24 to a five-car accident at the intersection of Alameda Street and Virginia Avenue.

One injury was reported — the patient was taken away by ambulance — and “damage was done to several trees, yards and vehicles,” reports the Fire Department.

(Photo courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department)

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Feb. 19 is last day to register

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

West Sacramento voters will choose a new school board member at a special election on March 5.

Last day to register to vote in time for the Washington Unified School District race is Feb. 19. You must be 18, a County of Yolo resident at least 15 days before the resident, a U.S. citizen, and you must complete a registration affidavit. For information, contact the Yolo County Elections Department, 625 Court St., Room B05, Woodland, CA 95695, or call (530) 666-8133 or 1-800-649-9943.

The News-Ledger traditionally invites each candidate to sit down for an interview to be published in the newspaper. Those interviews began publishing in the Jan. 23 News-Ledger and will continue until approximately Feb. 20. For information on subscribing to the News-Ledger, call (916) 371-8030.

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‘Disney on Ice’ ticket giveaway

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 6, 2013 —

The News-Ledger will have a few free tickets to give away in the next week.

The tickets will be for the “Disney on Ice” show on Feb. 14-15 at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly Arco Arena) in Sacramento. If you’re interested in winning the tickets, watch our Facebook web page at www.Facebook.com/TheNewsLedger. If you’re not a Facebook member, consider asking a friend who is a Facebook member to keep a close eye on that page.

The giveaway will most likely happen very fast, probably on Monday.

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Convicted: purse snatcher who maced three Samaritans in shopping center

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 6, 2013 —

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on Monday, a Yolo County jury found 29-year old Thomas Jones IV guilty of robbing an elderly woman in a West Sacramento parking lot and using a can of mace on three bystanders who had attempted to intervene.

According to the D.A.’s office:

In the afternoon of October 27, the elderly, disabled victim went to the Little Ceasars Pizza near the corner of West Capitol Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard.  Jones rode his bicycle up to the victim from behind and took her purse.  The commotion and the victim’s screams for help brought three employees out of a nearby business. they chased Jones as he tried to escape with the purse.

The employees chased Jones across West Capitol Avenue and cornered him in a loading dock.  When the employees attempted to detain Jones, he used a large can of pepper spray on them.  Jones escaped again, but was found minutes later in an empty parking lot with the victim’s purse.

[adrotate group=”7″]   The jury convicted Jones after a day of deliberation.

“Thomas Jones chose his victim because she was vulnerable,” commented Deputy District Attorney Ryan Couzens, in a press release.  In the same release, District Attorney Jeff Reisig praised the efforts of the good Samaritans:  “The courage these three men showed was extraordinary.  They went above and beyond.”

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on March 15 by Judge Janet Gaard of the Yolo County Superior Court.

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RCHS student volunteers help younger kids with their reading

Above, front: Lana Harman of the library with RCHS Interact Club members Lily He and Marwand Kochai, and (back row) Sara Malakzay and Jessica Ngo.

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 23, 2013 —

River City High School’s community service club, called the ‘Interact Club,’ is now working with the local library branch on a program to help kids read.

[adrotate group=”9″]   In the ‘Reading Buddies’ program, two Interact Club members will spend time listening to first- and second-graders practice their reading skills. Each reading session will last 15 minutes.

The program starts Feb. 15, from 4-5 p.m. at the Arthur F. Turner Branch Library in West Sacramento.

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Latino group talks about youth issues

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) invites interested people to a membership meeting on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Turner branch library, 1212 Merkley Avenue.

The organization hopes to become more involved in local youth activities, particularly in Bryte and Broderick. For information, contact Sharl Castorena, 838-0531.

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