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Arrest made in yesterday’s shooting

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV 19, 2014 —

West Sacramento police announced last night that they have made an arrest in the Tuesday morning shooting near Proctor Avenue and Sycamore Street.

In custody is Michael Reyes, Jr., a 24-year old from West Sacramento. He will be booked on attempted murder, reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman.

Further details have not been released.

An unidentified man on bike was shot from a passing car in the Tuesday morning incident. He was hit several times and his condition was not reported to the media.

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Man hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds after West Sac shooting

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 18, 2014 –

News just in directly from the West Sacramento Police Department:

“(Today) at approximately 8 a.m., officers responded to the corner of Proctor Avenue and Sycamore Avenue for a subject shot.  When officers arrived, a 42 year old male was found with multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to the hospital and his condition in unknown at this time.  The victim was riding his bicycle near the intersection when a subject in an unknown type vehicle pulled up and shot the victim.  Due to the ongoing investigation, some specific details regarding the shooting are not yet available for release.

“If anyone has information about this crime they are encouraged to call the West Sacramento Police Department’s Dispatch at 916-372-3375 or the Crime Tip Hotline at 916-617-4747.

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Honor roll: top students at RCHS

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 —

The honor roll list from the first term of the year at River City High School is in.
“We had 1,170 students of our 2,080 enrolled students who achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher for the first term of school, ending October 17, 2014,” reports Vice Principal Kristin Rodriguez.
With extra grade credit for certain things, it is possible for students to exceed what used to be a “perfect” 4.0 grade point average:
A total of 438 students ended up with a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 (B to B+), 410 earned GPAs of 3.5-3.99 (A- to A) and 322 earned GPAs of 4.0 and above.
Here’s the list of the top students, earning 4.0-plus grade point averages for the term. Note: the alphabetical order is not consistent. There are additional names added out of order near the end:

Adcock, Sarah
Agadjanian, Nikolas
Ahmad, Hela
Alcantar, Jessica
Alfaro, Noeley
Alvarado, Valeria
Amin, Mariam
Andrus, Gideon
Asem, Mohammad
Baba, Nathaniel
Backus, Samantha
Balakhnina, Alina
Ballard, Noel
Banks, Rochelle
Barrett, Martin
Baylon, Clydyne
Becha, Kaajal
Berntsen, Ryan
Berry, Roselynn
Bias, Toni
Bibica, Patrick
Bigney, Morgan
Bissegger, Alissa
Bolton, Danae
Boltz, Andrew
Braden, Nicholas
Brantley, Aliyah
Brisco, Nicolaus
Cabrera Maya, Alexis
Cassell, Derek
Cavett, Ariana
Chan, William
Chavez, Eduardo
Chean, Sopear
Chile, Geovannee
Cole, Keith
Conklin, Andrew
Cornell, Nathaniel
Crumb, Julie Anne Bernadeth
Cruz, Natali
Dancev, Elisei
Dawar, Baheer
Diaz, Leticia
Doldier, Innessa
Donoghue, Kaitlyn
Drewry, Mikaela
Eckler, Dana
Einsel, Karalynn
Firmacion, Mikaela
Flores, Karla
Flores, Oscar
Folk, Michael
Fuller, Marcus
Furlow, Keyera
Garcia, Galdino
Garcia, Jessika
Garcia, Miguel
Genon, Jun Carlo
Gil, David
Goloveshkin, Victoria
Goncharov, Christina
Gonzalez, Jocelyn
Gordiano, Jenny
Gray, John Marshall
Gray, Joshua
Griblin, Jane
Guerra Hernandez, Lizeth
Gully, Robert
Hall Smith, Marissa
Hammer, Kassidy
Harris, Makayla
Hassan, Shabnam
Hendrix, Brycelyn
Henning, David
Hernandez, Jesenia
Herrera, Andrew
Herrera, Angelina
Herrera, Karla
Hicks, Zoe
Hollie, JerShaun
Holman, Morgan
Iorga, Jordan
Jimenez Guerra, David
Johnson, Emoni
Kadyra, Ena
Kaiger, Nellie
Kaloty, Gagandeep
Karashchuk, Yanna
Kaur, Lovpret
Kaur, Navjeet
Keilman, James
Khan, Ahtisham
Khan, Amy
Khan, Saba
Khan, Tia
Kondrashov, Anastasia
Kozycheva, Irina
Kumar, Beatrice
Lambirth, Isabelle
Lara, Andrea
Latortseva, Marina
Leal Tovar, Karla
Leon Hurtado, Enzo
Levchenko, Michael
Logan, Chandler
Look, Makayla
Lopez, Alicia
Lopez, Isabel
Lopez, Michael
Lopez, Sergio
Luera, Peter
Luna Plascencia, Carla
Lynch, Kayla
Magallanes, Rosalie
Martin, Taylor
Martinez, Breeann
Martinez, Jenna
Martinez, Leopoldo
McCully, Nathan
Mercado, Dianna
Molchanov, Yelizaveta
Mona, Sarah
Monce, Maya
Monjaras, Giselle
Moore, Eriah
Moreno, Elena
Mouhasseb, Lilian
Myachina, Kristina
Naidu, Shariya
Neely, Daniel
Neidinger, Anna
Nelson, Joshua
Neverov, Sofiya
Newman, Jenna
Nishimura, Kristen
Nosov, Valentin
Onisko, Irina
Ortiz, Gabrielle
Parker, Aitanna
Pascual, Jade
Paskal, Anastasiya
Pasquetti, Brooke
Patel, Marisa
Pedersen, McKenna
Perez, Matea
Pitts Field, Brianna
Porche, Mia
Porupsky, Ronald
Prasad, Praneel
Priya, Priashna
Qu, Suzy
Quenga, Antonio
Quintero, Franchesca
Rabago, Yasmin
Rajoy, Ashley
Ramirez, Katherine
Ramirez, Leopoldo
Ramirez, Star
Ramirez, Susan
Randall, Jacob
Rizo, Anamaria
Rodriguez, Rodolfo
Rudometkina, Irina
Russ, Anastasiya
Russ, Sofiya
Rybalko, Ivan
Rybikov, Katya
Saechao, Sally
Saetern, Matthew
Saeteurn, Joe
Saini, Sparsh
Salazar, Andre
Sapiandante, Nathaniel
Savenko, Philip
Sayed, Nahefa
Schatzel, Emily
Semeryuk, Maksim
Shaw, Nicholas
Shevchenko, Mariya
Shimonenko, Juliana
Sidman, Jacob
Simmons, Noah
Singh, Gursewak
Singh, Rasdeep
Skovpen, Valentina
Skovpen, Vyacheslav
Smith, Morgahn
Spicer, Margaret
Stack, Liam
Stall, Lilly
Stupin, Veniamin
Stupina, Angelina
Sweeney, Melissa
Tafolla, Samantha
Taylor, Aiden
Tedeschi, Troy
Teu, Katieli
Timofeev, Stanislav
Torres, April
Tran, Kenny
Trussell, Michelle
Umaria, Malvika
Usmonov, Ovid
Vallejos, Celina
Varghese, Juvento
Virk, Sabreet
Visochin, Valerie
Visochin, Victoria
Voronenko, Daria
Vosheva, Victoriya
Wall, Charles
Wallinder, Peter
Wallinder, Sarah
Wang, Meng
Watson, Parker
Weaver, Mesayla
Whitaker, Benjamin
Whitsell, Melissa
Wilcox, Bryton
Williams, Anthony
Woods, Sara
Wright, Ariell
Yang, Billy
Yang, Justin
Zaragoza, Rocio
Zepeda, David
Monce, Thomas
Taylor, Evan
Ahmed, Raza
Angeles, Geronimo
Arauza, Eric
Au, Jackie
Barrett, Nathaniel
Bondarenko, Valerie
Boone, Stuart
Bredikhin, Evelyn
Brizuela, Julienne
Charan, Simmiran
Chhay, Virak
Criswell, Jordan
DelaRosa, Ryan
Delgado, Daniela
Dhillon, Melina
Dua, Maia
Enriquez, Melanie
Haagensen, Haleigh
Hamel, Shyann
Hua, Sipei
Kersey, Courtney
Lee, Karen
Leonov, Daria
Makeyenko, Jastina
Mehmood, Asid
Mercado, Danny
Mockler, Evan
Ngo, Bryant
Ostapenko, Anna
Packham, Tyler
Paiz, Rosalinda
Pierdant, Shanttelle
Puliz, Nicholas
Quinones Orozco, Diana
Ramirez, Dianerik
Riedel, Kelly
Rijova, Elizaveta
Saeteang, Brian
Saetern, Isabel
Sambrano, Zyrian
Santillan, Miguel
Sidher, Manav
Snarr, Mallory
Talbott, Kara
Tandel, Rachana
Taryanik, Veronica
Teangh, Carol
Tolstova, Gabriella
Torres Alcala, Carlos
Tran, Kari
Vigil, Robert
Vorobyova, Nadezhda
Warner, Michael
Gautam, Sapana
Baker, Gabriel
Benafghoul, Jasmine
Benigno, Jeremiah
Chong, Jay
Keilman, Johnathan
Plugovaya, Alona
Styc, Caroline
Vinnikova, Anastasiya
Chan, Ana
Asatryan, Laura
Gallegos, Deanna
Guan, Erica
Guryanov, Ilya
Gutiev, Vladislav
Hagar, Elizabeth
Hoang, Anh
Hoffmann, Claire
Huerta, Yakima
Ignatesko, Sergey
Looc, Chloe
Nguyen, Lan
Potts, Ashley
Potts, Brandon
Quenga, JuliaMarie
Salim, Kasem
Tandel, Drasti
Tellez, Magda
Xu, Emily
Bui, Beatrice
Chen, Samuel
Chong, Jayne
Rodriguez, Alfredo
Ignatesko, Andrey
Johnston, Joseph
Kelkar, Vikram
Kersey, Darren
Kochai, Marwand
Maranan, Jeanelle Mae
McConnell, Austin
Ngo, Jessica

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New bridge to Southport set to open on December 5

The new bridge is sited off to the right in this modified City map. It will cross the barge canal from South River Road from the north. Eventually, it will connect with Village Parkway. Construction may start on that extension sometime after mid-summer of next year.

The new bridge is sited off to the right in this modified City map. It will cross the barge canal from South River Road from the north.
Eventually, it will connect with Village Parkway. Construction may start on that extension sometime after mid-summer of next year.

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 —

West Sacramento officials have set the date for a ribbon-cutting of the new Mike McGowan Bridge:

December 5, at 10 a.m.

The bridge will add an alternative connection across the barge canal, particularly for Southport residents used to using the Stone Lock Bridge on Jefferson Boulevard.

Initially, the bridge will connect South River Road from near the freeway to the Marina Greens Drive area in Southport. A later project will build a direct connection to Village Parkway.

Construction crews working under contractor C.C. Myers, Inc., were at work on the surface of the Mike McGowan Bridge last Tuesday. (News-Ledger photo)
Construction crews working under contractor C.C. Myers, Inc., were at work on the surface of the Mike McGowan Bridge last Tuesday. (News-Ledger photo)

The bridge is 615 feet long and about 80 feet wide. It will have room for a 12-foot lane each direction, bike lanes, a median, and separated walkways (with room for another striped lane later. It will feature half-circle pedestrian overlooks and a gold steel hand-railing.

It’s named after former mayor Mike McGowan.

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‘Police Log’: arrests & crime in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

  News items below are collected from police dispatchers’ notes and arrest reports. The information in them has often not been verified beyond the initial reports.    This feature appears weekly in the News-Ledger newspaper. To subscribe, see the special offer at bottom.

Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
Some stole the “cash to credit converter” from a Glide Avenue laundry.

Oct. 27, 12:45 p.m.
A Norfolk Street man reported his house had been burglarized. Gone were about $650 worth of purses, jewelry and other items.

Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
Two women tried to steal about $229 worth of merchandise from a Riverpoint Court retail store. At least one was apprehended. She was a 20-year old from Oakland.

Oct. 28
An officer reported:
“City-wide sweep of subjects that have to register as a sex offender in addition to being on probation/parole was being conducted.”
As part of that sweep, officers visited the home of a 53-year old Reuter Drive man. Search results:
“79 grams total weight of marijuana found next to area where he said he slept.”
The subject went to jail.

Oct. 28
On Alabama Avenue:
“Unknown subject set the victim’s car tarp on fire.”

Oct. 28
The spot-check of parolees and probationers extended to other West Sacramento residential addresses, including an apartment on the 1400-block of West Capitol Avenue and another on the 3400-block of Evergreen Avenue. No violations or arrests were immediately reported at these homes.

Oct. 28, 7:15 a.m.
At a compliance check of a sex offender living on the 4700-block of West Capitol Avenue, an officer found a marijuana cigarette on a dresser. The 53-year old man’s parole agent was phoned, and he requested that the man be held by police.

Oct. 28, 5:35 p.m.
A 65-year old man reported being attacked near Tower Bridge Gateway and South River Road. He said three unknown subjects approached him and “demanded his fanny pack.”
The victim refused it, and “one of the subjects punched him and took his fanny pack which contained $21 cash and miscellaneous items.”

Oct. 29, 6:34 a.m.
A man reported that his locked car had been burglarized while parked on the 1200-block of Harbor Boulevard. Gone were several duffel bags, “one bag of which contained a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun.”

Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m.
A Citrus Street resident reported his home had been burglarized. Someone stole a lock box containing some cash, for a total loss of about $100.

Oct. 29, 3 p.m.
An Orchard Way woman told police that her ex-boyfriend had damaged her front door, causing $600 in damage.

Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Officers contacted five people sitting in a car parked in Southport, on South River Road north of Linden Road. During a “consent/probation search,” police found “a small amount of marijuana in the center console.”
None of the five had a medical marijuana card. No arrests were made, but the marijuana was seized and booked for destruction.

Oct. 30, 12:30 a.m.
A witness reported a shooting on the 2000-block of West Capitol Avenue:
“Unknown suspect in a vehicle shot one round at male who was on foot. Suspects had chased (victim) with vehicle prior to shooting at him.” Police too an initial report but did not immediately locate the victim or suspects.

Oct. 30
Police responded to a possible “burglary in progress” on the 1900-block of Evergreen Avenue. They found a residence where the “door appeared to be pried open.”

Oct. 30, 5:25 p.m.
A Sacramento man had reported his Specialized bike, worth about $160, stolen. Then, he saw if advertised for sale on the Craigslist internet classified ad site. He contacted the seller, a woman, and agreed to buy it for $600 when they met in an Ikea Court store parking lot. He then contacted West Sacramento police.
While in the local police lobby, the man again called the woman about the sale. She said she was in the store parking lot in a red Toyota Camry.
West Sacramento officers found the Camry, detaining a man and woman in it. The bike was in the back of the car, and its serial number matched the number on the stolen bike. The woman told police that the man with her had no knowledge of the bike.
The woman was arrested. Shortly after, probation officers searched her Jasmine Avenue home “and located an additional bicycle that had been stolen, as well as a white crystal-like substance” that later tested positive as methamphetamine.

Oct. 31, 1 a.m.
A gas station on the 2400-block of West Capitol reported a burglary, with about $7,500 in losses.
“Suspects also turned off power to gas station within last three days.”

Oct. 31, 3 a.m.
A Julian Street man reported his home had been burglarized during the night. The “point of entry” appeared to be a kitchen window. His wife’s wallet was taken, for a loss of about $100 and some credit cards.

Oct. 31, 8 a.m.
Someone broke the side window of an SUV parked on the 2100-block of West Capitol and made off with clothing and handbags worth about $581.

Oct. 31, 9:22 a.m.
Police responded to the report of a fire in the back of an apartment complex on the 400-block of Westacre Road.
“The parking lot was filled with multiple tenant vehicles that were on fire and smoking heavily.”
Arson was suspected.

Oct. 31, 12:47 p.m.
A Sacramento man spotted somebody riding his stolen $550 beach cruiser bike along the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue. The theft victim tried to stop the suspect.
He managed to recover the bike, but the man on it got away.

Oct. 31, 4:35 p.m.
An officer contacted an “extremely intoxicated” subject on the 1200-block of West Capitol, and reported the following:
The subject “attempted to get up and walk away, but lost his balance and split his head open, requiring transportation to the hospital.”
The man’s bike was collected and held for him.

Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m.
At a department store at Town Center Plaza in Southport, loss prevention officers told police that three suspects had “worked in concert to steal merchandise. One suspect used force to steal merchandise and fled the scene.”
One of the suspects was identified as a 19-year old Sacramento man. Police took an initial report. No arrest was immediately reported. The loss was estimated at $1,300.

Oct. 31, 5:41 p.m.
A 43-year old Maryland Avenue man was arrested for trying to steal $13.99 worth of barbequed ribs from a supermarket on the 1600-block of West Capitol. He was on parole.

Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
A woman reported a burglary at her Gateway Drive house. Gone were about $1,200 worth of property, including a laptop, iPod, jewelry and $5 in foreign currency.

Nov. 1, 4:47 a.m.
A single pill marked “M365” was found and booked by police for destruction.

Nov. 1, 11:55 a.m.
Someone’s debit card was found in a parking lot at Jefferson Blvd. and Park Blvd., and turned in to police.

Nov. 1, 3 p.m.
Police responded to a reported disturbance on the 800-block of Harbor Boulevard. An officer reported finding a wheelchair-bound man and a woman, both transients, at the scene. The man appeared to be the aggressor:
“I located the suspect holding a bat and a golf club and yelling at the female victim who was bleeding from the head,” reported the officer.
A witness said the pair had argued. Then the man had said, “Watch this, bitch!” and “hit a golf ball with a golf club, hitting the victim in the forehead, causing a large laceration.”
The man was arrested.

Nov. 1, 8:36 p.m.
Police were dispatched to the scene of a reported robbery near an apartment complex on the 2400-block of West Capitiol Avenue.
The male victim reported he had been “stopped at gunpoint by a man that had gotten out of a Ford Taurus (also) occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. The man told the victim to ‘stop’ and ‘don’t struggle.’ Victim stated the man had a gold grill on. The victim stated he grabbed the gun the man pointed at him.”
Then:
“The driver pointed an unknown object at the victim and told him ‘don’t try to move.’ Victim stated he feared for his life and let go of the gun. The man then searched the victim, but the victim didn’t have anything on him.”
The three in the car left the scene.
Sacramento police later located the car with a female driver. She said she had dropped the two men at a Sacramento house.
The men were identified, and one had a felony warrant. Sacramento police and sheriff’s deputies searched the house in question, locating both men and finding three handguns – one of which was reported stolen and none of which were registered to the two men.”
In a field line-up, the robbery victim ID’d the pair, who were arrested and jailed.

Nov. 2, 12:35 a.m.
A car was burglarized on the 1200-block of Harbor Boulevard. The victim, a Rocklin man, reported that items including a backpack, keys, paperwork and a garage door opener were gone.

Nov. 2, 4:27 a.m.
A man on Pecan Street told police that a 45-year old homeless woman had rammed her car into the side of his trailer, causing about $500 in damages.
The woman was “detained and taken for a 5150 evaluation.” The code “5150” is police code for an insane person.

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RCHS statistics students asked to design a game of chance

Senior Irina Onisko and Junior Alyssa Gonzalez present their casino game “Saxy Fever” which required players to spin a wheel, and if the spinner didn’t land on the instrument that was betted on, there was an option to throw a ping pong ball into the bell of a saxophone in order to win their bet back. (By Rebecca Schwartz, RCHS Journalism Class)

Senior Irina Onisko and Junior Alyssa Gonzalez present their casino game “Saxy Fever” which required players to spin a wheel, and if the spinner didn’t land on the instrument that was betted on, there was an option to throw a ping pong ball into the bell of a saxophone in order to win their bet back. (By Rebecca Schwartz, RCHS Journalism Class)

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 —

By Rebecca Schwartz
River City High School Journalism Class

Every year since he had begun teaching at River City High School, statistics teacher James Colligan, has put on a ‘Casino Day’ where students used the practical skills of the lessons that he has taught them to design a casino game that will make them a profit.

Jane Griblin, a senior who built a spinner game called “Wheel of Wonderland” said, “I thought it was really fun and it was a good experience to make your own game and do the statistics part of it and see how much you could… Rig people, I guess.”

Monday, November 3rd, was biannual Casino Day. During his 1st, 3rd, and 4th period students from other classes, as well as teachers came in and played the carefully crafted games that were designed to entice students and teachers who don’t know statistics into gambling their fake money- The catch was that the house had to always win.

Colligan has been doing this project every year he’s been teaching. He had learned it from his own high school statistics teacher, who he is still in contact with. With the recent push for more hands on activities in English and Math classrooms, this project fits well into the Common Core framework.

“Common core is, most importantly, about using critical thinking skills to apply mathematical reasoning to the ‘real world’ and I think if you’re going to teach kids about probability the most interesting things you can do is to gamble,” says Colligan.

The games were varied from spinners to games that required physical activities on the part of the player, like tossing balls and flipping coins.

Shabnam Hassan, a junior who played during first period said, “I didn’t really care about the money, I just wanted to have fun… I don’t like gambling, it’s fun. It’s addicting, but it’s not good.”

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Boat crash puts five into river

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 —

Two boats collided south of the Clarksburg Marina Sunday afternoon, in an accident that sent several people to the hospital.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reports that “two small pleasure vessels” hit each other head on at about 3 p.m.

“Five out of the nine occupants from both vessels were ejected into the water. All the subjects were able to get back on board their boats with assistance from local fishermen.”

All nine received medical attention from firefighters and several went to the hospital for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

“Both vessels sustained major damage,” said the sheriff’s department. “None of the victims were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.”

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