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New pro soccer team schedules tryouts

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Sacramento Republic FC will hold player tryouts on Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 19-20 at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex on the frontage road near Davis. Players 18 and up will receive “full evaluation” from Republic FC coaching staff. Lunch and a T-shirt provided. $200 registration fee for each tryout. Pre-register online; visit  www.SacRepublicFC.com.

The new United Soccer Leagues (USL) professional team will play at Raley Field beginning next year.

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Skydiving accident at Yolo airport kills jumper from Lodi

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 26, 2013 —

A skydiving accident near Davis on Saturday killed an experienced, 23-year old skydiver.

Mark Persons, a spokesman for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, said deputies responded at about 6 p.m. on August 24 to the Sky Dance facility at the Yolo County Airport.

“Upon arrival, deputies located the body of the deceased skydiver approximately one mile southeast of the Sky Dance drop zone,” reported Persons in a press statement. “His canopy and harness were also located, one mile northeast of the drop zone. At this point in the investigation, it is unknown how the victim became detached from his skydiving gear.”

On Monday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Department released the identity of the victim: Andrew Todd Cofer, of Lodi. (An earlier report that Cofer was from San Jose was based on an address on Cofer’s driver’s license). Witnesses said Cofer was an experienced skydiver with more than 600 jumps.

An autopsy performed Monday showed that Cofer died from “multiple blunt force trauma, with fractures,” Persons told the News-Ledger. The manner of death — how Cofer came to be completely separated from his harness and chute — is still under investigation.

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West Sacramento couple weds at the ballpark — between innings

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 21, 2013 —

The Raley Field scoreboard on Saturday bore a very personal message for a West Sac couple’s special night (photo courtesy of Ric Shaw)

The Raley Field scoreboard on Saturday bore a very personal message for a West Sac couple’s special night
(photo courtesy of Ric Shaw)

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

“Dinger” gave away the bride.

That was just one unique thing about the marriage of West Sacramento natives Jalena Rusaw and Alan Slape, who made their vows during a 60-second ceremony between innings at Saturday’s River Cats game.

“Alan and I were engaged in June, 2013,” the bride told the News-Ledger. “I told him we could get married sometime next year as I was too busy working a full-time job, attending grad school, and completing my practicum as a marriage family therapist-trainee.”

The couple are season ticket holders to the minor league River Cats, who play at Raley Field in their hometown.

And so:

“Later that week we attended a ‘Cats game and he had the thought of having our wedding during a game,” added Rusaw. “I gave him only three requests – I wanted to wear a dress, my girls and mom needed to attend, and more importantly, it had to be memorable. The rest was in his hands.”

“Needless to say, we had a beautiful wedding,” she said. “The River Cats’ ‘groove crew’ dressed up in tuxes and red dresses for the occasion.”

Newlyweds Jalena  Rusaw and Alan Slape at Raley Field  (Photo by Ric Shaw)

Newlyweds Jalena
Rusaw and Alan Slape at Raley Field
(Photo by Ric Shaw)

Wedding-related events popped up between innings, as the ‘Cats dealt with the visiting Tucson Padres.

“We had a cupcake give-away as we cut our cake, tossed the bouquet from the (balcony) suite, rode in the hot dog cart with a ‘just married’ sign, and danced our first dance on the field after the game.”

The wedding party wore red tennis-style shoes – a nice contrast with the lush green turf at Raley Field.

“It was a very memorable evening,” summed up the bride with some understatement.

As for the River Cats? They beat Tucson, 11-5.

 

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Heading to the river? West Sac fire stations will lend you a kids’ life jacket

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Heading to the river? Taking kids? State law requires every child younger than 13 on a boat, and everybody on a personal watercraft or a towed craft, be wearing a life jacket. Authorities also strongly recommend a life jacket for kids and others playing in or near local rivers. You can borrow life jackets for the day at West Sacramento’s fire stations:

Station 41, 132 15th Street, 617-4741.
Station 42, 3585 Jefferson Blvd., 617-4742.
Station 43, 1561 Harbor Blvd., 617-4743.
Station 44, 905 Fremont St., 617-4744.
Station 45, 2040 Lake Washington Blvd., 617-4600.

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Puzzled by ‘Obamacare?’ Workshops scheduled for individuals, businesses

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 —

Learn more about the new health care laws and how they affect you as an individual or your small business. Attend a workshop about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (called “Obamacare” by many) at one of four scheduled workshops held at the local library, 1212 Merkley Avenue: 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept 4; or 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept 17, Oct. 3 or Oct. 15. Free. Sponsored the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

For info on “Covered California,” see www.CoveredCA.com or call (888) 975-1142.

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Japanese food plant opens in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 22, 2013 —

The Japanese food product company Nippon Shokken is celebrating the opening of its first American plant on Monday with a tour of the facility.

The company produces blended Japanese seasonings and food products. It began construction on the 70,000-square foot plant in February, 2012, at 2970 Ramco Street in West Sacramento. The plant in the Southport Business Park is capable of employing up to 400 people at full capacity, reports Art Schroeder of the City of West Sacramento.

Last year, company officials said they expect to begin with a hundred employees and a production capacity of 2,400 tons per year.

Kazuhiko Ozawa, Chairman of Nippon Shokken, with West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon as they exchange official gifts at the plant's groundbreaking last year (News-Ledger photo)

Kazuhiko Ozawa, Chairman of Nippon Shokken, with West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon as they exchange official gifts at the plant’s groundbreaking last year (News-Ledger photo)

Chairman Kazuhiko Ozawa said at the time that the Japanese company chose West Sacramento in part because of the “bounty of quality water, which is essential for production of seasonings, and to have the utmost land of well-built infrastructure.”

Check-in for the tour is at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.

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Free family movie Sunday in West Sac

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A free presentation of the movie “The Avengers” is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Aug. 25 (doors open at 1:30) at the community center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. Families welcome. Concessions will be sold at “affordable” prices. Dress up as a super hero and receive a special treat.

 

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