West Sacramento Deputy Fire Chief hopes to inspire more diverse fire crews as she takes over as Fire Chief in Woodland

West Sacramento Deputy Fire Chief hopes to inspire more diverse fire crews as she takes over as Fire Chief in Woodland

By Daniel Wilson Early in her career, West Sacramento Deputy Fire Chief Rebecca Ramirez, who will take over as the first female fire chief for the Woodland Fire Department on Feb. 27, More »

A Day in the Life of A Palestinian Immigrant

A Day in the Life of A Palestinian Immigrant

By Stacy Grow A stay-at-home mother of three children, West Sacramento resident Nasreen F.’s life is currently filled with caring for her children and home. Born and raised near Jerusalem in a More »

Our Lady of Grace Parish Honors Sister Michael Henry on her 80th Birthday

Our Lady of Grace Parish Honors Sister Michael Henry on her 80th Birthday

By Jan Dalske for the News Ledger Parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Parish in West Sacramento gathered in the church hall last month to celebrate Sister Michael Henry’s 80th Birthday. Sister More »

 

Man critically injured after chase: possible self-inflicted gunshot wound

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 2, 2013 —

West Sacramento police report that a local man may have shot himself in the head after a police pursuit yesterday morning. Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department said the incident started when an officer tried to pull over a 1980 Chevrolet pickup truck for a vehicle code violation at about 10:15 p.m. on Sunday.

“The driver fled and a pursuit ensued lasting under three minutes,” said Sockman in a press statement. “The pickup stopped in the 800-block of Beardsley (Drive) and the driver, later identified as Justin Farley, 35 year old, from West Sacramento, ran into a residence with a possible gun in his hand.  The residence turned out to be Farley’s home.  A short time later another resident ran out of the house and stated Farley had shot himself.  Officers entered the residence to find Farley with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.”

Farley underwent surgery for “life-threatening” injuries, Sockman said.

“A semi-auto handgun was recovered from the scene,” he added. “Investigators from the West Sacramento Police Department and the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office responded to conduct the investigation. ”

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Driver killed in West Sacramento accident

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 30, 2013 –

A 63-year old man from Mountain View was killed this morning in a single-vehicle accident in West Sacramento. Reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department:

“Today, November 30, 2013, at approximately 10:50 a.m, officers responded to eastbound Tower Bridge Gateway and the Railroad overcrossing (near 5th Street) for an accident with injuries.  Officers arrived to find a single vehicle into the overpass pillar. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle.  West Sacramento Fire Department had to use cutting and prying tools to remove the driver.”

The driver was taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.  The investigation of the accident is in its early stages, said Sockman in a press release.

“The driver’s identity is being withheld until family members can be notified,” he added.

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‘Letters to the Editor’: save the trees, adopt a dog or cat

NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — NOV 20, 2013 —

Below are a pair of letters from the News-Ledger’s print edition, Nov. 20, 2013. To see everything in the newspaper, please subscribe. Call (916) 371-8030.

A row of 13 sycamore or London plane trees near the Tower Bridge is threatened by a developer's plan. Letter-writer Lana Paulhamus and her group seek to save them. (News-Ledger photo)

A row of 13 sycamore or London plane trees near the Tower Bridge is threatened by a developer’s plan. Letter-writer Lana Paulhamus and her group seek to save them. (News-Ledger photo)

Save the trees
Fifteen people attended the tour of threatened sycamore trees on Nov. 15 at the Tower Bridge Gateway.
John Lichter, the arborist whose company performed the first arborist report on the sycamores admits that the trees were misidentified in the first report. A new arborist report done by the same company will be available after Nov. 25.
LANA PAULHAMUS
West Sacramento Conservancy
West Sacramento

Find a friend
November is “Adopt a Senior Pet” month. In cat adoptions, at the Yolo County Animal Shelter there are several sweet seniors waiting for you.
Princess (10 yr. old tri tabby with white) and Buddy (8 yrs handsome tuxedo boy) came to the shelter when their owner died.  Their lives have been turned upside down and they only want what they had before – a loving home with a sunny spot just their own.  They do not have to be adopted together.
Pumpkin (calico mix) and Annie (tortie) both 5 years old, really love holding and petting.  Adopt one of these beautiful girls and they will reward you with loyalty and love for many years.
And last, but by no means least, are four of the most handsome, most affectionate boys you will ever meet. Offer Blue (6 yrs blue point Himalayan) your hand and he will not stop rubbing and rolling over. He lives for attention. Daniel (5yrs,male tabby)  and Six Toes (6yrs,tabby poly dactyl) are big boys who love a lap. While they do enjoy batting around the occasional ping pong ball, they are most focused on the comfy life – sitting on laps, treats, petting and a soft bed. Gary (orange tabby) is only 2 yrs old but he too appreciates a quiet lap with lots of attention.
Read more of the story of each of these fabulous felines on Petfinder.com or visit them at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Rd, Woodland (916 375 6492)  All senior cats are $5.00 to adopt.
JUDY SMITH
Shelter Volunteer, Yolo County Animal Shelter

 

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Holiday tree lighting, celebration in West Sacramento on December 6

Santa arrives in front of city hall for the 2010 lighting of the Christmas tree. The popular event draws hundreds, and offers music and refreshments (News-Ledger photo)

Santa arrives in front of city hall for the 2010 lighting of the Christmas tree. The popular event draws hundreds, and offers music and refreshments (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER —

The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the annual ceremony for the lighting of the city’s holiday tree in front of West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue.

The event will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. The program includes music and carols from the RCHS choir, West Sacramento Community Choir and Russian Evangelical Baptist Church Youth Choir. Santa will arrive for family photos beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.westsacramentochamber.com or call 371-7042.

 

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