First dentist of West Sacramento passes away at age 96

First dentist of West Sacramento passes away at age 96

By Daniel Wilson dwilson@dwilsononline.com The first dentist to ever practice in the West Sacramento region Dr. Oliver E. Quam died on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Auburn. He was 96 years old. More »

Delta winery, Bogle Vineyards, planted vines inside Raley Field

Delta winery, Bogle Vineyards, planted vines inside Raley Field

By Monica Stark The Sacramento River Cats and Bogle Vineyards have teamed up to install the country’s first-ever wine grape vineyard inside a professional sports stadium on Thursday, May 25. A special More »

Earth Day celebrated in West Sacramento with fifth annual festival

Earth Day celebrated in West Sacramento with fifth annual festival

Photo courtesy Neighbors and friends gathered at city hall on Sunday, April 23 for the Fifth Annual West Sacramento Earth Day Festival. Treated to vendors offering information on resource and money saving More »

 

Heading to the river? West Sac fire stations will lend you a kids’ life jacket

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Heading to the river? Taking kids? State law requires every child younger than 13 on a boat, and everybody on a personal watercraft or a towed craft, be wearing a life jacket. Authorities also strongly recommend a life jacket for kids and others playing in or near local rivers. You can borrow life jackets for the day at West Sacramento’s fire stations:

Station 41, 132 15th Street, 617-4741.
Station 42, 3585 Jefferson Blvd., 617-4742.
Station 43, 1561 Harbor Blvd., 617-4743.
Station 44, 905 Fremont St., 617-4744.
Station 45, 2040 Lake Washington Blvd., 617-4600.

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Puzzled by ‘Obamacare?’ Workshops scheduled for individuals, businesses

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 —

Learn more about the new health care laws and how they affect you as an individual or your small business. Attend a workshop about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (called “Obamacare” by many) at one of four scheduled workshops held at the local library, 1212 Merkley Avenue: 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept 4; or 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept 17, Oct. 3 or Oct. 15. Free. Sponsored the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

For info on “Covered California,” see www.CoveredCA.com or call (888) 975-1142.

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Japanese food plant opens in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 22, 2013 —

The Japanese food product company Nippon Shokken is celebrating the opening of its first American plant on Monday with a tour of the facility.

The company produces blended Japanese seasonings and food products. It began construction on the 70,000-square foot plant in February, 2012, at 2970 Ramco Street in West Sacramento. The plant in the Southport Business Park is capable of employing up to 400 people at full capacity, reports Art Schroeder of the City of West Sacramento.

Last year, company officials said they expect to begin with a hundred employees and a production capacity of 2,400 tons per year.

Kazuhiko Ozawa, Chairman of Nippon Shokken, with West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon as they exchange official gifts at the plant's groundbreaking last year (News-Ledger photo)

Kazuhiko Ozawa, Chairman of Nippon Shokken, with West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon as they exchange official gifts at the plant’s groundbreaking last year (News-Ledger photo)

Chairman Kazuhiko Ozawa said at the time that the Japanese company chose West Sacramento in part because of the “bounty of quality water, which is essential for production of seasonings, and to have the utmost land of well-built infrastructure.”

Check-in for the tour is at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.

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Free family movie Sunday in West Sac

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A free presentation of the movie “The Avengers” is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Aug. 25 (doors open at 1:30) at the community center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. Families welcome. Concessions will be sold at “affordable” prices. Dress up as a super hero and receive a special treat.

 

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