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RCHS player signs ‘letter of intent’

River City High senior Antonio Perea is front and center as he signs his “letter of intent” to accept a scholarship and play football at Dordt College in Iowa. He’s flanked by parents Teresa and Tony Perea. Behind him are (left to right) RCHS assistant football coaches Jimenez and Baker and head coach Steve DaPrato.

River City High senior Antonio Perea is front and center as he signs his “letter of intent” to accept a scholarship and play football at Dordt College in Iowa. He’s flanked by parents Teresa and Tony Perea. Behind him are (left to right) RCHS assistant football coaches Jimenez and Baker and head coach Steve DaPrato.

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 24, 2013 —

River City High senior Antonio Perea has accepted a football scholarship at Dordt College in Iowa. Perea made 46 tackles for RCHS last season and assisted on 79, with five forced fumbles, three pass break-ups and an interception. At 5’ 9”, 170 pounds, he has plaid defensive back and linebacker and was an All-Metro honorable mention this season.

Currently, he plans to study criminal justice at the college.

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Farmers Market has a start date

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 24, 2013 —

Wondering when the West Sacramento Farmers Market is opening up for the season?

The market will return for the spring and summer months on Thursday, June 6, at a slightly different location on the 1100-block of West Capitol avenue, near the civic center. Watch the News-Ledger for final details about this year’s market.  Or visit the market (if you’re a Facebook member) here.

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Earth Day in West Sacramento

earth day photo

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 24, 2013 —

Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 20,  at the West Sacramento Community Center included environmentally-related information booths, a bounce house and a visit from Radio Disney. Above, representative Merit Cutler of “Farm Fresh to You” in the Capay Valley (left) chats with a visitor to her table.  The festival, sponsored by the City of West Sacramento, was the first of its kind. Close to a hundred people were on hand when the News-Ledger dropped by on Saturday afternoon.
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DUI checkpoint in West Sac tonight

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 26, 2013 —

The West Sacramento Police Department announces it will hold a “DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint” tonight between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location in West Sacramento.

“Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or other drug impairment,” said Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the W.S.P.D. in a press release. “Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.”

The department believes that well-publicized, frequent DUI checkpoints reduce drinking-related car crashes.

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