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Storm info: where to get sandbags, how to prevent local flooding

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 10, 2014 —

From the City of West Sacramento

The City of West Sacramento is taking steps in advance of the heavy storm expected to strike the area, beginning Dec. 10. Incidents of flooding caused by fallen leaves and clogged drains are anticipated. The City will respond to emergencies as quickly as possible. The Fire, Police and Public Works departments request the public’s assistance, as follows:

  • Before the storm arrives, keep drain inlets clear by placing leaves and debris in the green waste containers. If full, use plastic bags to bag excess leaves. Do not sweep leaves into the street.
  • The City has dedicated two street sweepers to picking up fallen leaves.
  • Public Works has crews ready to assist for overnight duty.
  • Sandbags are available at the City of West Sacramento Corporation Yard, 1951 South River Rd., weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents are allowed up to 10 bags per address. Sand is also available at the Corporation Yard, but residents need to fill their own bags.
  • A limited number of sandbags are available after 4 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.
  • Residents are recommended to use plastic or visqueen sheeting as a water barrier with sandbags used to hold the sheeting in place.
  • Sandbags and sand will also be in supply at Fire Station 42, 3585 Jefferson Blvd.
  • For additional questions about sandbags, local flooding and clogged storm drains, call Public Works, (916) 617-4850.

City staff thank the public for its cooperation. As the City checks storm emergencies, residents are urged to stay safe and drive safely. Be prepared for street signs advising caution. The City will continue responding to storm issues as quickly as possible.

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Breakfast with Santa on Saturday

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Bring the kids for breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec. 13, at the community center (1075 West Capitol Ave.). There will be brunch, pancake decorating and Christmas-themed activities such as mailing a letter to the North Pole and pictures with Santa. Pre-sale prices: $12 for those 13 and up, $10 for kids 12 and under or $6 for children under two.  All tickets $15 at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Choose first seating from 8:30-10 a.m. or second seating 10:30-noon.

Sponsored by the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce; 371-7042 or www.WestSacramentoChamber.com.

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Free concert by West Sac orchestra

West Sacramento Community Orchestra (News-Ledger file photo)

West Sacramento Community Orchestra
(News-Ledger file photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Community Orchestra invites you to a free concert of holiday favorites, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. On the program will be the “Hansel and Gretel Overture” from Humperdinck, “Christmas at the Movies,” “Sleigh Ride” and more.

You’ll have a second chance to catch the concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Centennial Methodist Church, 5401 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento.

For information, call 991-5262.

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Santa rides a fire truck around West Sac: annual ‘Santa Run’ returns

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 3, 2014 —

EDITOR”S UPDATE, DEC 14:  We heard from a Fire Department rep that last Thursday’s Santa Run route was canceled due to the rain. It is rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 16. This is the route that includes: “SOUTHPORT NORTHEAST”: Kinsington, Aster, Manchester, Gateway, Sausalito, Sansome, Hearst, Randolf, Mojave, Merced, Rubicon, Ironwood, Spruce, Redwood, Alder, Limewood, Almond, Peppertree, Peachtree.

Santa Claus returns to town for his traditional ride around local neighborhoods from atop a fire engine from Dec. 8-15, in the evenings.

His helpers will pass out canes, and collect your donations of canned food for the needy. Sponsored by the West Sacramento Firefighters Association and City of West Sacramento.

Santa atop a red "sleigh" in West Sacramento in a recent holiday season (News-Ledger photo by Eric Harding, www.ebharding.com)

Santa atop a red “sleigh” in West Sacramento in a recent holiday season (News-Ledger photo by Eric Harding, www.ebharding.com)

Monday, Dec. 8, Broderick and Bryte areas: Fremont, Douglas, Andrew, Sixth, Cummins, Anna, Kegle, Carrie, Lisbon, North Hobson, and Fourness.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, North Business 80: Pine, Palomar, Marigold, Doran, Garnet, Green Meadow, Evergreen, Sycamore, Buckeye, Poplar, Proctor, Willow, Rockrose, Chaparral, Lilac, Manzanita, Washington, Oxford, Michigan, Maple, Walnut, Holly, Pecan.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, Old West Sacramento: Deerwood, Lakewood, Fernwood, Sonora, Haverhill, Meadow, Webster, Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland.

Thursday, Dec. 11, Southport Northeast: (See ‘Editor’s Update’ at top) Kinsington, Aster, Manchester, Gateway, Sausalito, Sansome, Hearst, Randolf, Mojave, Merced, Rubicon, Ironwood, Spruce, Redwood, Alder, Limewood, Almond, Peppertree, Peachtree.

Friday, Dec. 12, Southport Southwest: Independence, Lagoon, Meadowlark, Starling, Sandpiper, Pheasant Hollow, Duet, Constitution, Summerfield, Jacquelan, Janet, Betty, Shirley, Leslie, Diane, Brenda, Kathy, Nancy, Violet, Mareca, Teal, Canvasback, Pitzer, Allen.

Monday, Dec. 15, Southport West (Bridgeway Island): Cayman, St. John, Martinique, St. Croix, Haiti, Swan, Suisun, Ryer, Catalina, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Cooper, Fiji, Bowen, Solomon, Stuart, Graham, San Salvador, Abaco, Bridgeway Lakes, Henshaw, Eagle, Lewiston, Tahoe, Coyote.

Please understand that Santa’s Fire Truck cannot get to every street. Santa’s route will not include mobile home parks, courts, or dead-end streets. For information, call the West Sacramento Fire Dept., (916) 617-4600. (Please do not call 9-1-1. Emergency response operators do not have information about this event.)

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