Get ready for the Fourth! Here’s where to get your fireworks

Get ready for the Fourth! Here’s where to get your fireworks

The West Sacramento City Council adopted Ordinance 11-2 which regulates the possession, sale, and use of fireworks within city limits. The State of California approved Safe and Sane Fireworks are permitted to More »

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 »

 

Water polo team heads to Junior Olympics

West Sacramento Water Polo Club, 2013

West Sacramento Water Polo Club, 2013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 3, 2013 —

The West Sac Water Polo Clubhas qualified for the 2013 Junior Olympics.

It’s a first for Ryan “Coach Moe” Mosley and the West Sac Water Polo Club.  After a grueling two days of exceptional water polo last month, the winning 18-and-under boys’ team locked in their ticket to Orange County to compete against teams from all across the United States.

In another club “first,” its 16-and-under boys team this year will have a chance to experience the increased levels of competition found at the Central Valley Junior Olympics Qualifier.

The two teams played a total of 12 games, spread over two days at three separate Olympic-quality high school aquatic facilities in the city of Clovis. The games were intense and exhausting, including the nail-biting overtime shoot-outs.

The 18-and under squad included  RCHS students Austin “Junior” Stewart, Christopher Irish, Hunter Hartman, Jeret Tiller, Lucas Talbott, Adam Rodgers, and goalie Stetson Tate.

The younger squad featured RCHS students as well as members of the West Sacramento Dolphins swim team, including Bret Bachmeier, Johnathan Keilman, Julian Wright, Brennen Whipple, Quinn Riedel, Ryan Dela Rosa, Tyler “Eggnog” Packham, and goalie Cameron Guiliano-Puzi.
The team is raising money for the trip to Orange County for the 2013 Junior Olympics, July 26-30.

The team trains at the Rec Center pool in Southport.

For information, visit www.westsacwaterpolo.com.

  Heather Wright and the West Sacramento Water Polo Club provided the information and photo for this report.

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Low adoption fees for ‘Kitty Palooza’

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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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