Westmore Oaks 6th graders built solar suitcases for Kenyan students

Westmore Oaks 6th graders built solar suitcases for Kenyan students

By Monica Stark Sixty students in Ms. Garcia’s science club elective at Westmore Oaks built six solar suitcases and sent two of them off to a school in Kenya—a learning experience that More »

“Subtile” unveiling: Public art piece unveiled in the Bridge District

“Subtile” unveiling: Public art piece unveiled in the Bridge District

By Michele Townsend On Thursday, Nov. 30, Mayor Cabaldon enthusiastically represented the City of West Sacramento in the official unveiling of a new public art piece titled SUBTILE (pronounced: subtle). This art More »

West Sacramento Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Dec 1

West Sacramento Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Dec 1

The annual holiday tree lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 in front of city hall as the streets will transform into an event all generations in West Sacramento will enjoy More »

 

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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Got leftover prescription drugs?

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 26, 2013 —

The West Sacramento Police Department will take part in the “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” tomorrow (Saturday, April 27).

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. you can drop off your expired or unwanted prescription medications at the police department, 550 Jefferson Blvd. in West Sacramento. (From Jefferson Blvd., go west on Triangle and turn left into the police parking lot).

The service is anonymous and free. Staff will accept your drop-offs and will see that the drugs are safely disposed of.

[adrotate group=”9″] “Since most people who abuse prescription drugs say that they get them from family members or friends, it is imperative that we all take steps to dispose of unwanted drugs,” said U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner in a press release.

The national “take-back” day includes a number of California locations. For other drop-off spots, go to www.dea.gov and click on “Got Drugs?”

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‘Celebrity Fashion Show’ returns to WS

ABOVE: West Sacramento city councilman Oscar Villegas takes a bike onto the fashion runway at a prior “Celebrity Fashion Show” (courtesy photo)

ABOVE: West Sacramento city councilman Oscar Villegas takes a bike onto the fashion runway at a prior “Celebrity Fashion Show” (courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 24, 2013 —

[adrotate group=”9″]   The Yolo County Children’s Alliance & Child Abuse Prevention Council are sponsoring their annual Celebrity Fashion Show at 6 p.m. this Friday, at West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue.

For information, call (530) 757-5558 or visit www.yolokids.org To sponsor this event benefiting local children with a donation of money or prizes for the silent auction, email jbeckner@yolocounty.org.

 

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