West Sacramento Receives Awards for Barn Project and Economic Development

West Sacramento Receives Awards for Barn Project and Economic Development

The city of West Sacramento received the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council’s ( GSAC) inaugural “Paving the Way” award recognizing a public agency for “Exceptional Economic Development Results” at the GSAC annual More »

Santa to arrive on fire truck: Here’s St. Nick’s schedule

Santa to arrive on fire truck: Here’s St. Nick’s schedule

The West Sacramento Fire Department, in conjunction with the West Sacramento Firefighters’ Association, is preparing for the annual “Santa Run” through West Sacramento. With the help of many off-duty firefighter “elves,” Santa More »

Toys For Tots collection efforts now underway

Toys For Tots collection efforts now underway

Since 1948, The Marine Corps League, Toys for Tots Foundation has been around for the distribution of toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign More »

 

Low adoption fees for ‘Kitty Palooza’

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The animal services section of the Yolo County Sheriff’s office is holding “Kitty Palooza” through July.

Special low adoption fees include $15 for a cat six months or younger or two for $25; or $5 for an older at. Dogs will be adoptable at $50, with pit bulls and their mixes at $25. These reduced fees include spaying & neutering surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and morel. The shelter is located at 140 Tony Diaz Drive, Woodland. Visitors are invited to help the shelter by bringing a bag of non-clumping kitty litter when visiting. For more information, go to www.yolocountysheriff.com, animal services division.

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Starting a business in West Sac?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 3, 2013 —

The Sacramento chapter of SCORE invites you to a class on how to start a new business. The class sessions will be held at the West Sacramento library branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays beginning July 9. Registration required, phone the library at 375-6465.

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DUI checkpoint tonight, say police

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 5, 2013 —

The West Sacramento Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight (July 5) beginning at 7:00 p.m., reports W.S.P.D. Lieutenant Tod Sockman. The checkpoint is scheduled to go until 3 a.m.

Sockman did not announce the location of the checkpoint within the city. His department’s policy is to announce the checkpoints in advance as a drunk-driving deterrent, without providing advance notice of the location.

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be screened for signs of intoxication, and their licenses may be checked as well. Those suspected of being under the influence may be pulled aside for additional scrutiny, including a field sobriety test.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives (in West Sacramento)  and resulted in 34 injury crashes harming 44 of our friends and neighbors,” said Lt. Sockman in a press statement.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to West Sacramento Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Yolo: ‘compliance check’ for sex offenders

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 3, 2013 —

Law enforcement agents throughout the county conducted a compliance sweep of over 110 registered sex offenders — arresting ten of them for  violations such as possession of pornography, possessing children’s clothing,  or failing to register at a current address.   Investigators seized 22 computers and other “smart” devices used by the registered offenders, taking them for further study of their contents.

Overall, 86 percent of the offenders were found in compliance with their requirements.

Fifteen agencies participated — including the Yolo County District Attorney’s office, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, and the Sacramento Valley High Tech Task Force, along with the FBI.

“The fact that nearly nine out of ten of our sex offenders were in compliance shows that collectively we have been successful on a daily basis of supervising sex offenders in the county,” said D.A. Jeff Reisig in a press release. “But each year during ‘Operation Vigilance,’ we catch a number of these offenders through face to face contacts and because of the efforts of  our highly trained computer forensic experts.”

At least five of those arrested in the sweep were West Sacramento residents.

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