Artwork for Joey Lopes Park

Artwork for Joey Lopes Park

By Thomas Farley thomasfarley@yahoo.com The art installation for Joey Lopes Park will be a knock-out. The City Council voted on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to accept a design from nationally known artist Michael More »

The Sail Inn is Back in Port

The Sail Inn is Back in Port

By Thomas Farley thomasfarley@yahoo.com The Sail Inn on Jefferson Boulevard is being reopened and rechristened as the Sail Inn Grotto & Bar. Launch date is late February. All aboard. The old Sail More »

Shores of Hope partnered with Raley’s Food for Families to provide food to West Sac families

Shores of Hope partnered with Raley’s Food for Families to provide food to West Sac families

On Saturday, Jan. 16, Shores of Hope served families in need and distributed more than 300 bags of groceries thanks to a partnership with the Raley’s Food for Families program. The line More »

 

Food giveaway this Tuesday

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The Yolo County Food Bank will distribute free food to eligible West Sacramento and Clarksburg residents on March 20.

The schedule includes the West Sacramento County Building, 500 Jefferson, from 9:00 – 10:00 am; Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.; the Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Drive, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon; and the Clarksburg Firehouse, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Please bring a bag, and attend only one site.

For information, call (530) 668-0690.

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Lady Raiders: a thrilling end

KATIE KING: 21 points on the night, including a buzzer-beating three-point shot that sent the game into overtime (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 —

Girls basketball squad loses OT thriller after season that went deep into the playoffs —

The River City High School girls basketball team traveled to Chico last Wednesday to face the Pleasant Valley Vikings in the CIF Nor Cal first round playoffs.

The Lady Raiders lost but not without some excitement for the fans. River City was down by three in the fourth quarter, and, with 0.3 seconds left on the clock, The Raiders’ Katie King hit a 3-pointer to tie the ball game and send it into overtime.

The overtime period ended with Pleasant Valley on top, 47-44.. The Lady raiders finished the season with 27 wins and four losses, , tied with El Dorado for the SVC Division title. They earned a #2 rank in Division 2 Sectionals and were ranked fifth in California Division 2 standings.

It was the best girls basketball season in school history. The team is coached by Jamie King.

(Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute info on RCHS sports at contributor De’Onna Jack’s Facebook page. Click here.)

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Sac Gold wins 2-0 at RCHS

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 —

The Sacramento Gold semi-pro soccer team beat the visiting Real San Jose on Saturday, 2-0, in a match played at River City High School in West Sacramento.

Manolo Pina scored both goals for the Gold – both in the first half. Outstanding play from the San Jose goalkeeper in the second half helped keep the score from widening.

The Gold will host the North Coast Tsunami of Eureka at the RCHS field at 7 p.m. on March 24.

For more information, visit www.sacramentogoldfc.com.

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Pedestrian critically hurt on West Capitol

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MARCH 16, 2012 —

At about 5:30 a.m. today, a man in his 20s was hit by a car on the 4200-block of West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

He was taken to a trauma center by ambulance and is reportedly in critical condition after receiving life-threatening injuries.

According to the West Sacramento Police Department, witnesses report the man had been “waking in and out of traffic” before he was hit, and the driver showed “no signs of impairment.” The investigation is continuing.

Any witnesses are asked to call the W.S.P.D. at (916) 375-6474.

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Rolling gunfight in Park Blvd. area

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MARCH 16, 2012 —

Yesterday evening, two vehicles were in a car chase and gunfight in West Sacramento. A bystander on the property of Trinity Presbyterian Church was injured with a gunshot wound to the face.

The News-Ledger’s Daryl Fisher saw the two suspect vehicles turn north on Park Boulevard from Stone (possibly coming from Jeffers0n Blvd.) and reports they chased each other at high speed onto Deerwood.

Shortly after, he saw them speed back southbound on Park, and turn right on Stone toward Harbor Boulevard, with police in pursuit.

Following is the West Sacramento Police Department press release about the incident:

“On 3-15-12 at approximately 1857 hours the West Sacramento Police Department responded to the area of Westacre Road and Park Avenue for reports of shots fired.  Officers arrived on scene and located an uninvolved victim who sustained a gunshot wound to the face.  The victim a male in his 40’s was transported and is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

“Numerous witnesses reported that two vehicle were seen in the area chasing each other and firing several shots.  The first vehicle was described as white lowered pickup (possibly a Nissan) with silver rims.  The second vehicle was described as a dark grey SUV similar to a Dodge Durango.  The suspects were described as African American males believed to be in their 20’s.

” The West Sacramento Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public from anyone who witnessed this incident or may have information.  Those with information can contact West Sacramento Police Department Dispatch at 916-375-6474 or Detective Eric Palmer at 916-617-4935.”

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LETTERS: Fashion show, RCHS kids

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR —

March 7, 2012 — NEWS-LEDGER

Fashion show

Everyone is invited to join the fun when Yolo County celebrities “strut their stuff” Thursday night, March 29th at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria.  Tickets for the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council annual celebrity fund raiser are $45 each and the proceeds will go to support the work of YCCA, including our child abuse prevention programs.

The 3rd Annual Yolo County “Celebrity Fashion Show” will feature many Yolo County elected officials, business community leaders while showcasing local boutiques and clothiers.  In past years, more than 200 government, community and business leaders have attended the popular event.  Of special note this year, Scott Moak, “Voice of the Sacramento Kings” will be the emcee, and special appearances are planned by the River Cats’ “Dinger,”; the Kings’ “Slamson,” and West Sacramento’s own “Mooie!”

Critical YCCA and child abuse prevention programs supported through this annual fund raiser include counseling support to pregnant women and families with newborns, Baby Steps, home visits through the Step-by-Step / Paso a Paso program; free food distribution of fresh produce, the Community Health Initiative, and Foster Parent Recruitment.  We also distribute free clothing, diapers, shoes and jackets to keep children adequately dressed and warm.

We live in stressful times, and stress, combined with substance abuse, often leads to a dangerous home environment for children.  We remind everyone who has the opportunity to influence the life of a child, that “It Only Takes a Minute” to have a positive effect on a child by showing him/her that you care and that they are important to you.

Celebrity Fashion Show tickets are available online at www.yolokids.org or by calling the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council at 530-757-5558.

KATIE VILLEGAS
Executive Director
Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council

RCHS Interact members Dennison Ocampo, Terry Vang and Christine Maltez presenting carnations to RCHS counselor Catherine Grisaffi. (from Charyl Silva, Rotary)

Student volunteers

The River City High School Interact Club is a community service club sponsored by the two Rotary clubs of West Sacramento. This club has been successful since its inception three years ago. Each year the students must complete two community service projects and one International project.

This year the students will have been involved in at least nine community service projects.

The club must earn money for their international project. This year, Forever Yours Flowers on Merkley Avenue kindly donated carnations to the RCHS Interact Club to sell for Valentine’s Day. Christine Maltez, chairperson for this event, said this fundraiser was, “fantastic.” The students had fun delivering the carnations to students and staff at RCHS.

CHARYL SILVA,
Rotary Interact Advisor
BRANDON DUFF, Teacher Advisor

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Go underground in Old Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Popular Old Sacramento underground tours will resume on March 31st and continue through the fall.

Old Sacramento streets were raised in the 1860s to protect the city from floods and tour participants can explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while listening to a tour guide explain how the raising was done.

The tours will depart every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am to 3 pm, leaving from the Sacramento History Museum, 101 “I” Street in Old Sacramento. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. For more information on how to purchase online tickets go to www.historicoldsac.org.

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