Woodland Tomato Festival comes downtown on Aug. 13

Woodland Tomato Festival comes downtown on Aug. 13

Once again it’s the time of year when fresh tomatoes are center stage, sparking a new energy throughout Yolo County. Monster machines bounce through dusty fields heaping 25-ton capacity trailers with another More »

The Barn celebrates with first major event with Off the Grid

The Barn celebrates with first major event with Off the Grid

The Barn kicked off its weekly Friday night Off the Grid food truck and music event with large crowds on Friday, Aug. 5. Located at 985 Riverfront Street, the Barn is a More »

Quilts for Community Service

Quilts for Community Service

The Delta Piecemakers Quilt Guild has donated handmade quilts to the West Sacramento Police and Fire Departments to be given out to those in need of comfort during police or fire calls. More »

 

Museums are free today in Woodland

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Explore one of Woodland’s 11 museums for free on April 14.

Some museums will have donation boxes, Hedrick Ag Center will be half price.  Most will have free admission on that day.  Brochures and maps will be available at each museum.

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Christian Church Museum, 509 College
Gibson House-Yolo County Historical Museum,  512 Gibson Road
Hays Antique Truck Museum   and the Heidrick Ag History Center, both at 1962 Hays Lane
Reiff’s Gas Station, Jefferson Street
Historic Woodland Railroad Depot corner of Lincoln and Sixth Street
Spring Lake School House,     Yolo County Fair Grounds
Spring Lake/Woodland Fire Museum, Yolo County Fair Grounds
Woodland Fire Museum, 532 Court Street
Woodland Museum of Biblical Archeology, 240 West Street
Woodland Opera House, 320 Second Street
Docents will be at each location.

Museum Day is sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Society.

For information, call B.J. Ford, 530-662-0952 or 530-304-7521.

Missing man found on riverbank

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 —

A missing Elk Grove man was found on West Sacramento’s riverfront March 26, and carried up the riverbank to get medical help. The unidentified man was about 75 years old and had been missing for two days. Further details about the man were unavailable.
The man was found on a levee near South River Road, and a unit from the Elk Grove police also responded. West Sacramento firefighters performed a “low angle rescue,” carrying the man up the riverbank using a rope system and a litter.

“He had an altered level of consciousness and possible hypothermia,” Fire Department Division Chief Jon Heilman told the News-Ledger.

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Plants, garden tools sold for charity

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Pick up a new plant, a slightly used gardening tool, pot or irrigation component, or something else for your garden this spring.

[adrotate group=”9″]   A plant and garden sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this weekend, April 14-15, at 1700 Deerwood Street. Proceeds benefit the West Sacramento Historical Society. For information, call 372-7438.

Upgrades for 5th St., stadium area

Area elected officials join River Cats CEO Jeff Savage and mascot Dinger outside Raley Field on March 30 to celebrate the completion of infrastructure improvements surrounding Raley Field, March 30. Among the improvements was the opening of 5th Street nearby. Pictured, left to right, Sacramento County Supervisor Roger Dickenson, City Councilmember Mark Johannessen, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, River Cats CEO Jeff Savage, and City Councilmember Chris Ledesma. The River Cats hosted the Oakland Athletics at Raley Field, March 31 (the A’s won), and officially open their regular season April 13, against the Reno Aces. (From the City of West Sacramento)

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Drop a buck in the pink boot

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Volunteers will be outside Fire Station 45 near Lake Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, during the “Pink Boot Drive.” They’ll collect donations for the fight against cancer, in an effort sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Visit www.the3day.org or call Judy Brosi-Chrzanowski, (916) 320-4055.

City cracks down on ‘liveaboards’ anchored in Port; sewage a concern

Moored boats and barge in the turning basin at the Port of West Sacramento. This section of the port is just south of Industrial Boulevard and west of Harbor Boulevard. (These vessels may or may not be involved in current litigation.

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –APRIL 4, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

The City of West Sacramento is apparently cracking down on the “liveaboards,” some of whom have long lived on boats anchored or tied to shore in the Port of West Sacramento’s turning basin.

[adrotate group=”9″]   Mike Luken, the port director, told the News-Ledger that the crackdown involves litigation with some of the boaters.

“The city is enforcing its long-term anchoring permit,” said Luken. “The city requires that vessels moored more than 90 days obtain a permit. . . and that they renew the permit on an ongoing basis. There are a number of people not complying with it.”

Affected are some recreational boats and barges at the port. Some of them have disposed of their boats, but some boats and barges remain.

“There were some people that removed their vessels voluntarily,” added Luken.

Has the city bought any of these boats to easy the liveaboards out?

“There have not been any cash settlements as of yet,” said Luken.

He referred the News-Ledger to the code enforcement department for more information on the crackdown, but a spokesperson there could not immediately be reached.

One of the concerns about the boaters is about sanitation – essentially, it’s the question of where their sewage goes, if not untreated directly into the port.

[adrotate group=”7″]   “The permit requires that you utilize a licensed facility for sanitary disposal,” Luken said.

The nearest accessible sewage pumpout station is probably in Rio Vista, he said (a distance too far for a casual boating trip), but the boaters could also used a licensed hauler to remove their waste by truck.

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Honorees to include McGowan, Ross

[adrotate group=”9″]   NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 10, 2012 —

The “2012 Community Awards” for to be presented at tonight’s West Sacramento “State of the City” address and dinner have been announced.

Slated to receive them are:

Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan of West Sacramento, who will receive the “Civic Leadership for Pride” award;

The “Farm Fresh to You” program, winning “Civic Leadership for Prosperity”;

City Manager Toby Ross will get the “Civic Leadership for Service” award; he has announced his retirement this year;

And the West Sacramento Farmers Market wins the “Civic Leadership for Community” award. The farmers market is the brainchild of the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

Tonight’s event will be held at city hall and features the annual state of the city address given by the mayor.  Mayor Christopher Cabaldon has told the News-Ledger this year’s “State of the City” will honor the 25th year of city-hood, with members of the incorporation committee present. He will also talk about what’s going on now in West Sacramento’s growth and development.

The event is sponsored by the local chamber of commerce.

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