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 »

Council Member Bill Kristoff Retires After Thirty Years of Service

Council Member Bill Kristoff Retires After Thirty Years of Service

By Jan Dalske for the News Ledger Bill Kristoff will officially retire on November 16th when he attends his last city council meeting. His friends, family and colleagues came together recently at More »

 

Farmers Market reports a good start

DONEICE WOODY of Henry’s Bullfrong Bees, a Winters purveyor of honey (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 23, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Attendance Thursday at the first farmers market of the season was good, reports Meaghan Perelli of the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, the market’s sponsor.

“We probably had about 800 people through the course of the night — just as many as opening day last year,” she told the News-Ledger.

The market continues on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to dusk at 1271 West Capitol. This week’s market will not feature live entertainment, but will bring some more produce — and shortcake.

[adrotate group=”9″]    “We’re expecting more farmers this week,” said Perelli. “Rhythm & Blueberries will be there. They’re a blueberry grower, and they didn’t have enough crop last week. Feather River Farms will be coming back. The Eatery, a local restaurant, will be joining us this week. I believe they will do some kind of shortcake dessert.”

Denice Seals of the Chamber at the market information booth (News-Ledger photo)

 

Dan Gannon of West Sacramento's own "Humble Roots Farm" (center, with hat) talks to customers (News-Ledger photo)

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‘Learn to Row’ day comes to Port

Competitors in a 2010 rowing regatta at the Port of Sacramento, hosted by the local River City Rowing Club (PHOTO BY ERIC HARDING, www.ebharding.com)

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

Ever wanted to join those folks you see rowing those long skinny boats on the Port of Sacramento and the barge canal? The local River City Rowing Club is holding a free introduction to the sport from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

You can view a video by clicking here.

Visit www.rivercityrowing.org and click on “Learn to Row” for more information.

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RC student honored for volunteering

FROM LEFT: Lewis Bair, Executive Director of Computers4Kids, with honoree Carlos Robles and with Meg Stallard, President of Yolo Community Foundation. (courtesy photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 23, 2012 —

From the Yolo Community Foundation

Carlos Robles, a senior at River City High School, was awarded one of four Yolo Youth Service Awards (YoYoSA) by the Yolo Community Foundation for his work with Computers 4 Kids.

[adrotate group=”9″]   “Robles’ application stood out because of his combination of technical know-how, hard work and ability to work with people,” said Babs Sandeen of West Sacramento, a member of the YoYoSa selection committee, in a press release. “It is amazing what high school students do for nonprofit organizations.”

The award consists of a $1000 scholarship to the student and $500 to the nonprofit with which the student worked.  Computers 4 Kids refurbishes donated computers and teaches students in the 4th to 8th grades how to use them.  It has provided hundreds of elementary students with free computers since it started 6 years ago.

[adrotate group=”7″]   Robles wrote in his application, “It’s great to see a student’s smile when they walk out with their first personal computer ever.  We also get a lot of positive feedback from parents.”

The other awardees were Agustin Villagomez of Winters (RISE,Inc.), Brenna Mockler of Davis (Migrant Education) and Alina Lusebrink of Davis (Acme Theatre Company).

Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor, presented each awardee with a certificate of honor from the Supervisors.  Representatives of Mike Thompson, Lois Wolk and Mariko Yamada also presented certificates.

Robles is planning to attend UC Davis and study computer science.

Yolo Community Foundation’s mission is to promote charitable giving in Yolo County.  More information is available at www.yolocf.org.

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Two trucks burn up

Aftermath of what appears to be an accidental fire in an industrial part of West Sacramento (courtesy of W.S. Fire Dept.)

[adrotate group=”7″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 23, 2012 —

On May 16, West Sacramento firefighters responded to the vicinity of Galveston and Canal streets after two big-rigs caught fire. The fire appeared to be accidental but of undetermined causes, reports W.S.F.D.

Damage was estimated at about $200,000.

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Cops ticketing in seat belt crackdown

[adrotate group=”9″] NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 25, 2012 —

The West Sacramento Police Department announced last week it will participate in the statewide “Click it or Ticket” campaign this summer to target seat belt scofflaws.

The department promises to “help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock,” in the campaign that runs May 21 through June 3.

A ticket for a first-time seat belt violation costs $142.

Fifty-one percent of the people killed in auto crashes nationwide in 2010 were not wearing seat belts at the time they were killed, said the department.

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WUSD explores November school bond

[adrotate group=”10″] NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 23, 2012  —

The Washington Unified School District’s board of trustees will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at city hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave.

Among the many agenda items will be a presentation on the steps needed to place a general obligation school bond on the November ballot.

The presentation will be given by Jonathan Edwards of Government Financial Strategies, the district’s financial advisor.

Details of any bond measure are still yet to be worked out.

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Bring that fiddle or banjo

[adrotate group=”9″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER

Bluegrass and country musicians looking to jam are invited to jam sessions held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. $2 at the door.

Call 617-4620 or visit www.westsacfun.org for information.

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