A Day in the Life of A Palestinian Immigrant

A Day in the Life of A Palestinian Immigrant

By Stacy Grow A stay-at-home mother of three children, West Sacramento resident Nasreen F.’s life is currently filled with caring for her children and home. Born and raised near Jerusalem in a More »

Our Lady of Grace Parish Honors Sister Michael Henry on her 80th Birthday

Our Lady of Grace Parish Honors Sister Michael Henry on her 80th Birthday

By Jan Dalske for the News Ledger Parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Parish in West Sacramento gathered in the church hall last month to celebrate Sister Michael Henry’s 80th Birthday. Sister More »

Residents are invited to the 2017 Recreation Center open house

Residents are invited to the 2017 Recreation Center open house

By Jan Dalske for the News Ledger Have you been to the City of West Sacramento’s Recreation Center? Now is the time to visit. Come with your family or bring a friend. More »

 

Learn more about foster parenting: workshop on Tuesday in West Sacramento

CHERIE SCHROEDER Yolo Foster Care Educator (News-Ledger file photo/2009)

CHERIE SCHROEDER
Yolo Foster Care Educator
(News-Ledger file photo/2009)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — June 19, 2013 —

West Sacramentans are invited to learn more about becoming a foster parent.

“Most people have a false impression of foster children,” reported Cherie Schroeder of the Foster & Kinship Care Education Program at Woodland Community College.

“They are kids who at no fault of their own are placed into care, usually because someone in their immediate family has not been able to keep them protected and safe,” she added in a press release.  “Often, placement is related to their parent’s addiction, lack of stable housing and/or lifestyle.  Kids in care often have been hurt and neglected, many going without proper shelter, food, clothing, or medical intervention.”

“Truly, our goal is to place local foster children in the best family possible; to have several foster homes to choose from and to make a ‘best fit’” said Schroeder. “Do you have room in your home and in your heart to help a vulnerable child? Good foster families leave a lasting legacy, one that changes the course of a child’s life, and hopefully serves to break the cycle of abuse and neglect.”

Learn more at an information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, in the community room of the Arthur F. Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento. Or attend a workshop at 6:30 p.m. on July 9 at Woodland Community College, Building 700, Room 727.

For more information, visit www.yolofostercare.com or call (530) 574-1964.

 

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Drama camp for young actors next month in West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Something else for your little drama queen (or king) to do this summer: they can join the young actors’ workshop, and learn basic acting skills regardless of experience or talent. Open to youth age 10-18. $90,and classes go from July 8 to Aug. 2. Call 617-4620.

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WS Early College Prep launches first class of high school grads

BRADLY BURKS-PALMER, valedictorian of the first graduating class at the West Sacramento Early College Prep charter school in West Sacramento. (Photo courtesy of Vicki Daly, WSECP)

BRADLY BURKS-PALMER, valedictorian of the first graduating class at the West Sacramento Early College Prep charter school in West Sacramento. (Photo courtesy of Vicki Daly, WSECP)

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 19, 2013 —

The West Sacramento Early College Prep charter school graduated its first group of high schoolers in a ceremony June 9 at UC Davis.

YAHAIRA PARTIDA SOLIS gets some help with the ‘cap’ portion of her ‘cap and gown.’ (photo courtesy of Vicki Daly, WSECP)

YAHAIRA PARTIDA SOLIS gets some help with the ‘cap’ portion of her ‘cap and gown.’ (photo courtesy of Vicki Daly, WSECP)

The young school began teaching only the lower grades but has since filled out to become a grade 6-12 school. Partners include the UC Davis School of Education, Sacramento City College, and UC Davis. It was intended to make college more achievable for families that otherwise might not pursue that opportunity for their kids.

 

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But will the popcorn get wet? Swim in Rec Pool while watching a movie

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The Recreation Center in Southport (next to River City High School on Raider Lane) offers the film “Wreck It Ralph” for its “Cinema at Sundown” program at sundown on June 27.

For details, call 617-4770.

Free to Rec Center pass holders. Others: $6 for adults, $4.50 for children and students. Swim in the pool while watching the movie!

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