West Sacramentan lines her neighborhood with American flags for the nation’s birthday

West Sacramentan lines her neighborhood with American flags for the nation’s birthday

By Monica Stark editor@news-ledger.com West Sacramento’s Heather Moore decided to line Grande Vista Avenue and Claredon Street with nearly 300 American flags, bringing joy and patriotism to her neighborhood. Neighbor Marie called More »

Joseph “Joey” Lopes Park made official at ribbon-cutting ceremony

Joseph “Joey” Lopes Park made official at ribbon-cutting ceremony

Daniel Wilson dwilson@dwilsononline.com West Sacramento has a brand new park, and on Friday, June 24, it was made official at a ribbon-cutting ceremony where the family of the park’s namesake Joseph “Joey” More »

Serving Senate District 6: Dr. Richard Pan discusses controversy and current legislation

Serving Senate District 6: Dr. Richard Pan discusses controversy and current legislation

By Monica Stark He wanted to go where the people were and he did. Situating his office in South Sacramento across from Florin Road Bingo and the Rice Bowl restaurant, California State More »

 

Connect with West Sac police, get neighborhood alerts & other info

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department announced recently that the department is making new ventures into “social media” and communications.

Using the “Nixie” system, citizens can sign up to receive information from police as a text message on their cell phone or by email. Citizens can also find notifications from W.S.P.D. at www.nixie.com.

“Messages may include traffic alerts, at-risk missing persons, road hazards, as well as other relevant safety and community event information,” said Steele in a press release.

[adrotate group=”7″]   The messages can target people within a quarter-mile radius of a targeted area, “giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood,” he added. “Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.

Get information and register at www.nixie.com.

The department has also launched a new “app” for Android or iPhone smartphones.

The MYPD app, produced by Wired Blue, allows you to access all of the local police department’s social media platforms, submit crime tips including photos or GPS location, access the W.S.P.D. phone directory, provide feedback to the department, participate in surveys, and go to the W.S.P.D. web page for information such as crime statistics.

You can get download the MYPD App by Wired Blue free from the Android Marketplace or iPhone App Store.

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Rotary honors three club members

Buzz Jones of PIP Printing, Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance and Walt James, who owns a plastering company. The three were honored with an award named after the founder of Rotary International (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

West Sacramento’s “Centennial Rotary Club” (one of two local Rotary chapters) has presented three of its most active members with Paul Harris Foundation Awards, in honor of their support for the club’s work.

Rotary engages in a lot of community projects in West Sacramento.

According to club president-elect Don Schatzel, their contributions have been large and consistent.

[adrotate group=”9″]   Treasurer Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance has made “huge” contributions keeping the accounts in order, Walt James has been running things as club president, and Buzz Jones of PIP Printing “runs the club” as secretary, commented Schatzel.

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RC softball falls to El Camino

River City senior Marissa Rivera takes a cut at the ball during varsity play against El Camino (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

 

 

Raider sophomore Francine Harrell at the plate in the j.v. game (photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

On March 22, the River City High School Girls Softball team faced El Camino.

While the RCHS varsity lost by a final score of  11-1, the schools junior varsity won 10-3.  The varsity also lost to Colfax on Friday, taking its record to three wins, nine losses.

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Two more wins for RC tennis

River City’s Michael Lee launches a serve in his #2 singles match Thursday against Union Mine. He won 6-2, 7-5. (Photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

From River City High School

Led by girls’ singles players Jai London and Cindy Oseguera, the River City High School tennis team earned a pair of Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) wins last week.  With London at the  #1 spot and Oseguera in the #2 position earning straight-set wins against both Cosumnes Oaks and Union Mine, RC improved to 3 and 0 in the SVC this season, and 7 and 1 overall in 2012.

In defeating CO 6-3 and UM 8-1, RC also dominated the doubles play, particularly down the lineup in the #2 girls and #2 boys contests.  Avneet Singh and Lina Vang won twice on the girls side, as did teammates Amran Khan and Matthew Tagupa on the boys half.  Oddly, all four of the matches by these two pairs had identical 6-2,6-2 scores.

At #1 girls doubles, Sarah Yang partnered with Christine Maltez for an easy 6-1,6-0 win against Cosumnes Oaks and then teamed up with Mary Neverov for a 6-1,6-3 victory against Union Mine.  Neverov also earned a win in mixed doubles versus Cosumnes Oaks as she combined with Phillip Dinh to cruise 6-1,6-1.

Against UM, the Raiders also received some solid play from boys singles players Terry Vang and Michael Lee.  Vang came from 0-6 down to take the next two sets 6-4,6-4 at #1, while Lee won 6-2,7-5 at #2.  In #1 boys doubles, Edward Xu and Zoi Saetern earned a hard-fought 6-4,6-4 victory.
The Raiders host El Dorado today, West Campus on Thursday, Lincoln on April 3 and Marysville on April 4. All these are home matches beginning at 4 p.m. except the April 3 match, which starts at 3:30.

(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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Woodie Guthrie show on stage

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A “City Theatre” production of “Woodie Guthrie’s American Song” is on stage at the Black Box Theater in the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W Capitol Avenue.

The play celebrates one of America’s greatest songwriters and storytellers, with a cast of 24 and a live band. Guthrie was a folk singer who stood up for America’s underdogs, and whose songs include “This Land is Your Land” and other classics.

Shows are at 8 p.m. on March 30, 31, April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, and at 2 p.m. on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 28 & 29. $15 general ($13 for 2 p.m. shows) with some discounts available. Visit www.citytheatre.net or call 558-2228.

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River City HS girls soccer

Sophomore Annie Wampler in action for the River City varsity squad (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

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On March 20, River City High School girls soccer faced Cosumnes Oaks in a league game.

The RCHS junior varsity team lost by a final score of of 5-0; while the RC varsity lost 2-0.

Two days later, the varsity soccer squad from RCHS faced Union Mine, losing 4-0, while the j.v. dropped their game 1-0.

The team plays at home next against Galt on April 10.

RCHS freshman Melissa Whitsell in action for the Raider junior varsity (photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

(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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Curious about fostering kids?

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Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent?

Attend a free introductory workshop from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Woodland Community College, Room 727.  For information, call (530) 574-1964 or visit www.yolofostercare.com. Spanish-speakers may call Marcia, 956-9299.