Westmore Oaks 6th graders built solar suitcases for Kenyan students

Westmore Oaks 6th graders built solar suitcases for Kenyan students

By Monica Stark Sixty students in Ms. Garcia’s science club elective at Westmore Oaks built six solar suitcases and sent two of them off to a school in Kenya—a learning experience that More »

“Subtile” unveiling: Public art piece unveiled in the Bridge District

“Subtile” unveiling: Public art piece unveiled in the Bridge District

By Michele Townsend On Thursday, Nov. 30, Mayor Cabaldon enthusiastically represented the City of West Sacramento in the official unveiling of a new public art piece titled SUBTILE (pronounced: subtle). This art More »

West Sacramento Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Dec 1

West Sacramento Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Dec 1

The annual holiday tree lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 in front of city hall as the streets will transform into an event all generations in West Sacramento will enjoy More »


Safely dispose of unwanted meds


Do you have some old, leftover or otherwise unneeded prescription drugs?

Safely and responsibly dispose of them by bringing them to the West Sacramento Police Department tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 26) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Department employees will accept them from you in the WSPD community room.

Visit the event at 550 Jefferson Boulevard: north of Safeway and west on Triangle Court to enter the police parking lot.

The event is part of the national “Prescription Take-Back Day,” reports Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the WSPD.

Unwanted prescription drugs dropped off last year at the West Sacramento Police Department (courtesy photo)

Unwanted prescription drugs dropped off last year at the West Sacramento Police Department (courtesy photo)

“Last year, over 60 pounds of unwanted medications were collected at the West Sacramento Police Department,” Sockman said by email.

On a related note, the News-Ledger was recently told that West Sacramento’s Jefferson Pharmacy at 1029 Jefferson Boulevard offers a bin for members of the public to drop off their unwanted prescription medications for proper disposal. The website www.dontrushtoflush.org  asks people not to put old medications down the toilet or into the garbage. Instead, they counsel, take these meds to an approved collection site.

Before dropping the meds off at a bin like the one at Jefferson Pharmacy, consumers are encouraged to scratch off or black-out personal information on the labels, put pills in a clear zipper bag (keep liquids and creams in original containers), recycle the containers separately, and bring the bags of pills or the liquids or creams to the pharmacy bin.

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Money questions? Free financial workshop Saturday in West Sacramento


Questions about your money?

Visit the free “Greater Sacramento Financial Planning Day” event, hosted at West Sacramento City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Consult with experts. Feel free to bring financial paperwork related to your questions as you talk to financial planners.

Free registration at www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/GreaterSacramento, or by calling 1-877-861-7826. Register in advance.

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New Japanese food company coming to Southport in West Sac


West Sacramento officials announced today that a Japanese company plans to build a 25,000-square foot production facility and U.S. headquarters in the Southport Business Park in West Sacramento.

The identity of the company will be announced at a press conference tomorrow, with representatives from the Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization (SACTO) and Ridge Capital in attendance to welcome managers from the company.

Ridge Capital manages the business park; SACTO is given credit for helping to recruit the company.

Southport Business Park is located along Ramco Boulevard just south of the barge canal.

City spokesman Art Schroeder said the new company is a good fit with Mayor Christopher Cabaldon’s effort to develop the city as a “global food hub.” Other food-related facilities in West Sacramento include planned or new developments by Japan’s Nippon Shokken, Norway’s Tomra Sorting Solutions, and Germany’s Bayer CropScience. They join Tony’s Fine Foods, Nor Cal Beverage and the Raley’s headquarters.

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What’s going in near Lowe’s?


A couple of readers have noticed the earth-moving work now underway next to Taco Bell and the Lowe’s center in Southport. The new earth moving work is on the north side of the complex, near the bridge.

A new restaurant or two, perhaps?

Not so, a city planning department rep told the News-Ledger yesterday.

“This is going to be for a self-storage facility,” she said. “West Sacramento Self Storage.”


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