Two West Sacramento parks get upgrades

Two West Sacramento parks get upgrades

Playgrounds at Elkhorn and Bryte parks will soon benefit from significant upgrades. The City has been awarded a $40,000 Play Spaces Grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt More »

Broadway Bridge on the horizon but where will it land in West Sac?

Broadway Bridge on the horizon but where will it land in West Sac?

By Monica Stark Back in May, a big piece of local news was that Shell Oil Products was selling its West Sacramento refinery to the Port of West Sacramento. At a Broadway More »

Raley Field hosted USA Softball Women’s National Team

Raley Field hosted USA Softball Women’s National Team

Photos by Tony Chen The Sacramento River Cats and Raley Field welcomed the world’s best in softball, the USA Softball Women’s National Team, to Sacramento on Thursday, July 13 for an exhibition More »


Swearing In For Mayor, Council Members

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, along with Council Members Beverly “Babs” Sandeen and Quirina Orozco were sworn into office at a City Hall ceremony last night.

Cabaldon and Sandeen were re-elected to office. Orozco beat a strong field to replace recently retired Council Member Bill Kristoff. It was the Mayor’s 10th time taking the oath!

Also at the meeting, West Sacramento resident and Olympic athlete Kim Conley was presented with a proclamation recognizing her achievements as a world class runner and a role model for the West Sacramento community.

West Sacramento Receives Awards for Barn Project and Economic Development

The city of West Sacramento received the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council’s ( GSAC) inaugural “Paving the Way” award recognizing a public agency for “Exceptional Economic Development Results” at the GSAC annual dinner on December 7. The City’s Business Assistance and Infrastructure Investment were cited in remarks by GSAC during the award presentation which was accepted by Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.

The Barn project was selected to receive the American Planning Association, Sacramento Valley Section, Local Vision Award. The Local Vision Award recognizes projects that have made outstanding contributions to creating better communities throughout the Sacramento Valley.


Santa to arrive on fire truck: Here’s St. Nick’s schedule

The West Sacramento Fire Department, in conjunction with the West Sacramento Firefighters’ Association, is preparing for the annual “Santa Run” through West Sacramento. With the help of many off-duty firefighter “elves,” Santa will be riding through various neighborhoods on an elaborately decorated fire truck “sleigh” and handing out candy canes purchased and donated by the West Sacramento Firefighters’ Association. Additionally, Santa will have a pickup truck following his “sleigh” with helpers collecting any canned food donations for the needy.
The West Sacramento Firefighters’ Association would like to extend its most sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who come out to make canned food donations, as well as to the Fire Chief and City Manager, for permitting the usage and decoration of the ladder truck for this annual tradition.
This year the Santa Run is scheduled for six nights beginning at 6 p.m. each night. If it rains on a scheduled night we will try to make it up the next week. Santa will be in the following areas on these dates:
On Monday, Dec. 5: Santa will appear in the Broderick and Bryte area, on the following streets: Fremont, Douglas, Andrew, Sixth, Cummins, Anna, Kegle, Carrie, Lisbon, North Hobson, and Fourness.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6: Santa will appear north of Business 80, on the following streets: Pine, Palomar, Marigold, Doran, Garnet, Greenmeadow, Evergreen, Sycamore, Buckeye, Poplar, Willow, Madrone, Rockrose, Westacre, Chaparral, Lilac, Michigan, Maple, Walnut, and Holly.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Santa will visit Old West Sacramento, on the following streets: Deerwood, Lakewood, Fernwood, Sonora, Haverhill, Meadow, Webster, Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.
On Thursday, Dec. 8, Santa will appear Southport South West, on the following streets: Independence, Lagoon, Meadowlark, Starling, Sandpiper, Pheasant Hollow, Duet, Constitution, Summerfield, Jacquelyn, Janet, Betty, Shirley, Leslie, Diane, Brenda, Kathy, Nancy, Violet, Mareca, Teal, Canvasback, Pitzer, and Allen.
On Friday, Dec. 9: Santa will come to the following streets of the northeast area of Southport: Kinsington, Aster, Manchester, Gateway, Sausalito, Sansome, Hearst, Randolph, Mojave, Merced, Rubicon, Ironwood, Spruce, Redwood, Alder, Limewood, Almond, Peppertree, Peachtree.
On Monday, Dec. 12, Santa will come to Bridgeway Island, on the following streets: Cayman Island, St. John, Martinique, St. Croix, Haiti, Swan Island, Suisun Bay, Ryer Island, Catalina Island, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Cooper Island, Fiji Island, Bowen Island, Solomon Island, Stuart Island, Graham Island, San Salvador, Abaco, Bridgeway Lakes, Henshaw, Eagle, Lewiston, Tahoe, and Coyote.
Please understand that Santa cannot get to every street. Santa’s route will not include trailer parks, courts or dead-end streets. For further information, please call 617-4600. Please do not call 9-1-1; they have no information about this event.

Toys For Tots collection efforts now underway

Since 1948, The Marine Corps League, Toys for Tots Foundation has been around for the distribution of toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.
The Yolo County Marine Corps League Detachment 627 is an integral part of this campaign. Now until Dec. 16, 2016 the detachment puts out boxes/barrels in Yolo County/West Sacramento for the collection of new toys. On December 17, the toys are distributed to Yolo County children. The City of West Sacramento has many businesses and citizens who have given generously to make a child at Christmas happy.
Yolo County Marine Corps Detachment 627 wants to thank all the citizens and the following businesses in West Sacramento for their contribution to Toys for Tots. Department of General Services, Capitol Yards Apartments, Associated General Contractors, Cheers Bar, Rose Salon and Nails, TEC Equipment, Inc, VFW Post 8762, Cascade Drilling LP, Mid Valley Funding and Investments, Cube Smart Self Storage, Lodi Truck & Equipment, Community Business Bank, The Hot Tub Store, Young’s Market Company, Yolo County Social Services, River City High School, South River Dental Group, Club Pheasant, Moose Club, Eppies Restaurant, West Sacramento Fire Dept, Yolo Federal Credit Union, Plygem Windows, Collicutt Energy, Farm Fresh to You, Wave Broadband, Mecca Club and Green House Mega Store, SacVal Sales and Service, Extra Self Storage and Old Dominion Freight Line, C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Anyone wishing to contact the detachment, please phone Alfonso B. Linares (USMC 64-68) at 916-719-7328.