How West Sacramentans celebrated the Fourth of July

How West Sacramentans celebrated the Fourth of July

By Michele Townsend To 8-year-old (“About to turn 9!”), Ella Godina, the Fourth of July is about “Staying up all night, with lots of fun and fireworks!” To 15-year-old Laura Garcia, “Independence More »

Girls softball team eligible to play at the California State Games, looking for donations

Girls softball team eligible to play at the California State Games, looking for donations

Congratulations to the West Sacramento Girls Softball (WSGS) 10U-All Star Team in attaining a berth to play at the California State Games on July 13 -16, 2017, in San Diego. The WSGS More »

Get ready for the Fourth! Here’s where to get your fireworks

Get ready for the Fourth! Here’s where to get your fireworks

The West Sacramento City Council adopted Ordinance 11-2 which regulates the possession, sale, and use of fireworks within city limits. The State of California approved Safe and Sane Fireworks are permitted to More »

 

Gold gets the best of Oakland

The Gold’s Oscar Sandoval tries to get a shot past Oakland’s goalie. (Photo by Eric Harding, www.ebharding.com)

The Gold’s Oscar Sandoval tries to get a shot past Oakland’s goalie.
(Photo by Eric Harding, www.ebharding.com)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 10, 2013 —

The Sacramento Gold semi-pro soccer team hosted the Oakland CD Aguiluchos at River City High School’s playing field on Saturday, April 6.

The Gold took the 3-0 win in West Sacramento.

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Car goes into river, rescuers respond

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 10, 2013 —

Fresh on the heels of an accident in which a West Sacramento woman drove her car into the river and drowned while phoning for help on March 13, dispatchers on the 911 system handled a more recent report of a car going into the Sacramento River.

The latest call came in at about 9:50 p.m. on March 30, from near South River Road and Burrows Road in southern West Sacramento.

“The witnesses stated they saw a four-door sedan floating down river with its headlights on,” reported the West Sacramento Fire Department. They also reported seeing what looked like the lit-up screen of a cell phone inside the car.

[adrotate group=”7″]   That led to the strong suspicion that someone was still inside.

Firefighters responded in vehicles and a rescue boat searched for the vehicle, helped by the CHP, sheriff’s department and DART (Drowning and Accident Rescue Team) divers.  After an hour without finding the car, and then switched from “rescue” to “recovery” mode.

At about 2:30 a.m., hindered by strong currents and bad weather, the search was called off.

The car was later found and pulled from the river, empty. It turned out the car had been reported stolen.

 

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Local employers will be at job fair

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

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a job fair from 3-5 p.m. on Wed., April 17, at the County Fair Fashion Mall, 1264 E Gibson Rd. in Woodland. Employers will include PG&E, Target, and West Sacramento’s Nippon Shokken food plant. The event is open to the public from 3-5 p.m. But from 2-3 p.m., high school students working on their “Work Ready Certificates,” or have earned one, are welcome.

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‘Sacramento’s Got Talent’ coming to West Sac, bringing fight against cancer

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 —

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced today that it will be holding “Sacramento’s Got Talent,” a local talent show competition, as a fundraiser for the Sacramento Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The event will be held Saturday, April 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at River City High School in West Sacramento.  The public is invited to attend. Tickets to the show are $5 in advance and $10 at the door, with proceeds going directly to LLS.  Anyone interested in performing should contact Janis Money Bragg at 916.714.8101 or Janis.Money@cbnorcal.com.

PERRY PALAMIDESSI of Coldwell Banker, sponsor of talent show fundraiser to be held in West Sacramento

PERRY PALAMIDESSI of Coldwell Banker, sponsor of talent show fundraiser to be held in West Sacramento

“Sacramento’s Got Talent” is being held as part of the LLS “Man of the Year” fundraising campaign of Perry Palamidessi, a Realtor® with Coldwell Banker’s Elk Grove office.  Palamidessi follows in the footsteps of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President Kris Vogt, who raised more than $100,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was named the Sacramento Chapter Man of the Year for 2012.

“Sacramento’s Got Talent is sure to be a night filled with fun and entertainment,” said Palamidessi in a press release.  “There is a tremendous amount of talent here in Sacramento, as well as a tremendous need to support patients and families battling leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.  So, we thought there would be no better way to show off our brightest stars and raise much-needed money for LLS, than with a friendly talent competition.  We invite the public to come to what is sure to be a fantastic show.”

[adrotate group=”9″] Palamidessi will be holding a series of fundraisers to help raise money for his “Man of the Year” campaign.  Each dollar raised is considered a vote for his campaign.  Winners will be announced at the Grand Finale Celebration Gala on May 11.

For more information, visit www.perry4danny.com, call Palamidessi at 916.425.1270 or email perry.palamidessi@cbnorcal.com.

 

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