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Family night with ‘The Lego Movie’

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Parks Department invites you to a family screening of ‘The Lego Movie’ at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. The show is in the Black Box Theater inside the community center at 1075 West Capitol Avenue. Pre-register and pay $2, or $3 at the door. Visit www.WestSacFun.org.

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‘Night Out’ on Tuesday: here’s a list of West Sac block parties

Bonnie Von Hoffmann gets a warm hug from West Sacramento Police Lieutenant Tod Sockman in one of last year’s ‘National Night Out’ block parties. This party was on Meadow Road and was organized by Von Hoffman.  In front are Clay Harrell, Chuck Blessing, and Cathy Harrell.  (News-Ledger photo by Peter Folks)

Bonnie Von Hoffmann gets a warm hug from West Sacramento Police Lieutenant Tod Sockman in one of last year’s ‘National Night Out’ block parties. This party was on Meadow Road and was organized by Von Hoffman. In front are Clay Harrell, Chuck Blessing, and Cathy Harrell.
(News-Ledger photo by Peter Folks)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 30, 2014 —

The “National Night Out” event  returns this Tuesday, Aug. 5. In West Sacramento, as in cities across the nation, “National Night Out” will be celebrated with block parties and barbecues.

 

The West Sacramento Police Department joins residents and neighborhood groups in support of the program’s 31st year. The following hosts and neighborhoods will have National Night Out activities, between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 (this list is revised and corrected from an earlier version published in the News-Ledger):

— 1527 Redding Road (“featured site,” with special guests, and photograph opportunities at 7:00 p.m.)
— 685 Lighthouse Drive (Las Casitas Apartments)
— 10th and Maryland Streets (corner)
— 19th and Pennsylvania (corner)
— 1613 19th Street
— 1140 Longcroft Street
— Aster and Manchester (corner)
— 2692 Mandeville Street
— Muscovy and Crested (corner)
— 1807 Presidio Street
— Sumatra/Mandura (corner)
— Apache Street (dead end of street)
— 3170 Venice Street (Friends of the Main Drain Association)
— 3773 Elsinore Court
— 3590 Antigua Street
–1680 Quail Road
— 500 7th Street (Washington Courtyard Apartments)
— 2455 West Capitol Avenue (West Capitol Courtyard)
— 3401 Savannah Lane (Savannah Lane Apartments)
— 3429 Evergreen Avenue (Courtyard Village Apts)
— Essex Avenue
— Rumsey Place (dead end of street)

Neighbors are invited to leave their porch lights on, come out and meet with their neighbors to network against crime.

Questions? Call Community Service Officer Nora McDowell of the West Sacramento Police Department at (916) 617-4937.

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Think you can do better? Here’s a chance to run for mayor & more:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 23, 2014 —

Two West Sacramento school board seats, two city council seats, and the mayor’s position will all be on the ballot on November 4.

The filing period for challengers interested in these office is underway. It ends on August 8.

City offices up for election are those held by Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and city council members Chris Ledesma and Mark Johannessen. The mayor’s term is for two years, and a council member serves four.

For information and candidacy paperwork, visit the city clerk’s office at 1110 West Capitol Avenue to pick up the necessary documents. Appointments are encouraged but not required. Call 617-4500.

The school board seats up for election in Washington Unified School District are currently held by Adam Menke and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez. The terms are four years. Interested challengers should contact the Yolo County Elections Office (Freddie Oakley, County Clerk/Recorder) at (530) 666-8133 or (800) 649-9943. The elections office is located at 625 Court Street Suite B05 in Woodland.

If any incumbent fails to file papers to defend his or her seat, then the deadline for a challenger to file for that race will be extended to August 15.

Also on the local ballot in November will be a school bond measure called “Measure V,” intended to raise money for local school district upgrades and repairs.

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Yolo’s booth at state fair celebrates farms, earns a medal

Yolo County’s exhibit at the California State Fair focuses on its efforts to connect local kids to locally-grown food through a ‘Farm to School’ program.      (Courtesy of Beth Gabor, County of Yolo)

Yolo County’s exhibit at the California State Fair focuses on its efforts to connect local kids to locally-grown food through a ‘Farm to School’ program.
(Courtesy of Beth Gabor, County of Yolo)

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 —

From Beth Gabor
Information Officer
County of Yolo

This year, Yolo County took home a gold ribbon in the California State Fair Counties Exhibit competition, as well as a blue ribbon for ‘best content’.  With this year’s counties exhibit theme, “From (our) County to Your Table,” Yolo County is excited to feature its successful Farm to School Yolo program with a giant tomato-shaped school house, an animated school room scene, a school garden with fresh produce from local farms and an informational slideshow.

“Farm to School Yolo” is a public health and agricultural marketing initiative that is changing the way students and young people eat, think about food, and improve their health through the development of life-long healthy eating habits.  Farm to School Yolo works with all five Yolo County school districts and the Yolo County Office of Education’s Head Start Preschool Program to increase the amount of fresh, local produce offered in breakfasts, lunches and after school snacks.  The program offers an opportunity to educate students and staff on food origins, how it was grown and how to prepare it for peak flavor and nutritional value.

The program is currently funded through a three-year California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant.

“Farm-to-School Yolo is a piece of the puzzle in building a local food economy, turning the tide of childhood obesity and reconnecting our residents to the land and the people who produce our food,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Don Saylor in a press release.  “We have a lot to be proud of here in Yolo County and are pleased to be recognized by the California State Fair for telling our story in this way.”

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