Make way for another West Sac brewery:

Make way for another West Sac brewery:

Revision Brewing Company signs Mussetter distributor as first distributor By Monica Stark editor@news-ledger.com Come late summer, early fall, there will be a fifth brewery in town. Revision Brewing Company, to be located More »

Washington Unified Loses Assistant Superintendent

Washington Unified Loses Assistant Superintendent

By Michele Townsend This article is going to be a little bit different for me, as it touches my heart and my home, as it should yours. I have one child that More »

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Start of Annual CAASPP Testing

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Start of Annual CAASPP Testing

Last week, at Bridgeway Island Elementary, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that students have begun taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, the state’s computer-based, online assessments More »

 

Get rid of household chemicals, etc.

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The Yolo County landfill will take in your household hazardous wastes on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The program is open to Yolo County residents (include West Sacramento residents), who may bring such waste items as batteries; fluorescent bulbs or tubes; used motor oil and filters; cleaning supplies; lighter fluid; antifreeze; aerosols; garden pesticides and herbicides; latex or oil based paints; solvents; poisons; electrical switches/relays; pilot light sensors; mercury thermostats, old medicines but not controlled substances and containerized syringes.

[adrotate group=”7″] These items, when suitable, are then available to other members of the public, free, for re-use.

For more information, call (530) 666-8856 or visit www.yolocounty.org.

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Free oil filter exchange in West Sac

[adrotate group=”10″] NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 —

Yolo County residents can exchange their old used motor oil filter for a comparable new one, free, on Saturday, June 23.

Bring your old filter to any AutoZone or O’Reilly Auto Parts store in West Sacramento or Woodland on June 23 (there’s an AutoZone in West Sac at 1400 West Capitol Avenue/corner of Jefferson Blvd.). Limit, two per customer.

For more info, call the Yolo County Environmental Services Division, (916) 617-4590.

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Tonight’s band: the ‘Fortunate Few’

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE —

The Thursday night farmers market in West Sacramento returns at 4:30 p.m. today.

[adrotate group=”7″] Scheduled entertainment will be a live performance of the ‘Fortunate Few,’ described as “honky-tonk blues-a-billy” or “country, rockabilly and a touch of punk.”

The free performance begins at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of sponsor Swabbie’s On the River restaurant.

The market is held at 1271 West Capitol Avenue.

Swabbie’s is sponsoring live music at the market and at the city’s River Walk concert series. For all of the restaurant’s events, including these, see the link here.

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Car crashes into West Sac home

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

A Park Boulevard house had an unwelcome intruder on Friday night – a Toyota Rav4, to be specific.

Just after 11 p.m., West Sacramento police responded to the home on the 1800-block of Park for the report of a traffic collision.

“A vehicle had struck a parked car and then a residence,” said Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department. “It struck the laundry room, breaking through the exterior wall and hitting a washer and dryer. It apparently caused a gas leak.”

[adrotate group=”9″]   Two people were in the house, he added, but neither was hurt.

The driver of the Toyota, 21-year old Mahlon Pick of West Sacramento, was arrested for suspected DUI and for driving with a suspended license. He and a female passenger mentioned they felt some pain after the collisions, but neither asked to be taken to the hospital.

“Witnesses reported the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed prior to the collision,” Steele told the News-Ledger. “The suspect was traveling southbound on Park, crossed to one side of the roadway and almost hit a tree, then counter-steered to the other side and collided with the rear of the vehicle and struck the house.”

[adrotate group=”10″]    The vehicle that was struck, a Honda belonging to the same victims, suffered major damage like the house, said Steele.

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Ramirez gone from ‘Cats & A’s

MANNY RAMIREZ: superstar slugger played with River Cats while attempting to return to majors (courtesy of Oakland A's)

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 —

The Oakland A’s organization granted outfielder Manny Ramirez his release the organization last week.

Ramirez, a former star player, with  returned from his suspension from major league baseball to play 17 games with the triple-A River Cats minor league team based in West Sacramento. After a slow start, he brought his batting average to .302 with three doubles, 14 RBI, 17 stikeouts, five walks and no home runs.

But the A’s did not open a spot in their major league outfield for him.

Ramirez is now a free agent who says he hopes to play in the major leagues again if there’s an opportunity.

Meanwhile, the A’s came off a couple of high-scoring losses to the Tacoma Rainiers over the weekend. On Saturday at Raley Field, the Rainiers prevailed 11-5, led by a 3-for-4 night at the plate by Chris Carter that included Carter’s 11th home run of the season.

[adrotate group=”7″]   On Saturday, The Rainers won 12-10 in a season-record four hour, seven minute game.

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Railroad buys port land for new loop

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —

Sierra Northern Railroad has purchased 18.82 acres of land from the Port of West Sacramento to support a new rail track loop and the planned SacPort BioFuels facility.

Purchase price was about $1.5 million, port director Mike Luken told the News-Ledger.

[adrotate group=”7″]   The port and Sierra Northern will jointly develop the new rail loop, with help from a $960,000 grant from the Federal Rail Administration to the port.

“The new loop track is a huge advance for the Port,” said Mike McGowan, a port commission chairman and county supervisor, in a press release. “We’ll be able to unload rail cars more quickly and efficiently, and reduce rail impacts in West Sacramento.”

The proposed SacPort BioFuels facility aims to show how locally generated, non-recyclable waste can be converted into locally made, locally used renewable fuels, said a port press release.

It will employ about 60 people at build-out.

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Support your local theater group

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — 

The West Sacramento Theater Company needs volunteer ticket sellers, ushers, crew members or walk-on actors (to play police officers) for its upcoming July production of “Four Pennies,” which will play Fridays-Sundays from July 6 to July 29.

Email wsct@hotmail.com if you can help on any of these dates.

Visit the theater troop at www.westsactheater.com.

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