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Sac Gold wins 2-0 at RCHS


The Sacramento Gold semi-pro soccer team beat the visiting Real San Jose on Saturday, 2-0, in a match played at River City High School in West Sacramento.

Manolo Pina scored both goals for the Gold – both in the first half. Outstanding play from the San Jose goalkeeper in the second half helped keep the score from widening.

The Gold will host the North Coast Tsunami of Eureka at the RCHS field at 7 p.m. on March 24.

For more information, visit www.sacramentogoldfc.com.

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Rowing team welcomes new teens

A River City Rowing Club high school crew competing in the San Francisco Bay Area last fall (courtesy photo)


Students in grades 8-12 are invited to sign up for the spring season of competitive rowing at the port, with the River City Rowing Club’s junior team. Email coach Tricia Blocher at rcrcjrcoach@gmail.com or visit www.rivercityjuniors.org.

‘West Sac-crab-mento Day’

NEWS-LEDGER, JAN 11, 2012: Mayor Christopher Cabaldon (right) declared this Saturday as ‘West Sac-Crab-Mento Day’ in honor of a fundraising crab feed planned by the Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento. Pictured with the mayor (left to right) are Mark Engstrom, event co-chair and President-elect of the West Sacramento Rotary Club; Cindy Love, Executive Director, Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation; and “Crabby, the World’s Crabbiest Crab.” The event (6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner) takes place at the Our Lady of Grace hall, 1990 Linden Road, on Jan. 14. Funds will benefit the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation and West Sacramento Rotary Foundation. Advance tickets online at www.eventbrite.com or call (916) 927-1592. The event includes dinner, a raffle, an outdoor cigar bar and music and dancing with “Neckbone.” $60. (Photo by Dan Harris, City of West Sacramento)

Riders bearing gifts: West Sac horse club makes a toy run

West Sacramento Trail Riders Association riders line up in front of Station 45’s ladder truck in Southport (photo courtesy of W.S. Fire Department)



About 25 riders on horseback from the West Sacramento Trail Riders Association trekked to Fire Station 45 on Lake Washington Boulevard on Dec. 11 bearing gifts.

Altogether, about 30 people affiliated with the horsemen’s club visited the station for hot chocolate and coffee. They brought along dozens of toys for a firefighters’ toy drive, earmarked for local kids whose Christmas needs a little bit of brightening.

“Station 45 served hot coffee and chocolate to the riders, and our horses were decorated for the holidays,” reported Charyl Silva, a local chiropractor and equestrienne.
How many toys did the group contribute?

“Target gave us 10 percent off our purchases and our club spent $300,” said Silva. “Individual riders also spent their own money. Altogether, it was dozens of toys.”

The toy ride is an annual holiday tradition for the group, which is based out of Southport.

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Little park gets artistic centerpiece

Roger Berry’s artwork fits into position without a hitch, after a crane dropped it onto its mount at Centennial Rotary Park on Friday. The sculpture has a post on its base that fits into a hole in the pedestal (NEWS-LEDGER PHOTO)


NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Right on time at 10 o’clock on Friday morning, a crane dropped a shiny new piece of public artwork onto a concrete base at the Rotary Centennial Park. It was planned by Rotary members to be an asset to the neighborhood near Jefferson and Michigan boulevards and the Safeway center – and in part, to make Kathleen O’Leary happy.

Dan Ramos, president of the West Sacramento Rotary Club (one of the city’s two Rotary chapters – his holds afternoon meetings), explained.

The land was a remnant from when Jefferson Boulevard was a highway that belonged to CalTrans. The city got the property after West Sacramento formed and turned it into a city street.

  “It just kind of sat there, unimproved and ugly,” said Ramos. “Kathleen O’Leary (at the time, a city redevelopment agency official and Rotary member) talked to the city about improving it. Don Schatzel (retired city parks director and Rotarian) was present, back then, too. She and Don started the project, and got a grant of some sort.”

The Rotary “adopted” the scrappy little park in 1993, said club member Debbie Reynolds. The club took over maintenance and improvements at the little park across from the shopping center – which now features neatly manicured shrubs and walkways.

“The artwork was always part of the original design, we just couldn’t afford to get it going,” said Ramos. “We really wanted to do it to honor Kathleen, too – we wanted to make sure it got up for her.”

Then Clarksburg artist Roger Berry came into the picture (you can see some of his work at http://rogerberry.info/index.html — recent installations a soaring display at a UC Davis Health Sciences building).

Dan Ramos, president of the West Sacramento Rotary Club, with artist Roger Berry of Clarksburg. Berry donated his labor to bring this piece to a West Sacramento neighborhood near Jefferson and Michigan boulevards. It’s now at the center of a small park maintained by volunteer labor from the city’s two Rotary clubs. (NEWS-LEDGER PHOTO)

Berry, a Rotarian himself, offered to donate his design and labor for the West Sacramento sculpture. The two local Rotary chapters provided $3,500 for materials, and built the concrete base.

The finished sculpture (eight-feet tall) now stands on a three-foot pedestal, showing a different shape to a viewer as the angle of view changes.

Judging from Kathleen O’Leary’s smile — she was on hand for the installation — the piece was a success.

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The ‘Hope Stocking’ event

 Attend the “Hope Stocking Event” on Dec. 1, and help support the West Sacramento Foundation, which disburses grant money to local services for children, seniors, sports, arts, education and more. The festivities will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Club Pheasant, 2525 Jefferson Blvd., and will feature hors d’oeuvres and holiday cheer. Donate and receive a commemorative “Hope Stocking.” $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For information or to become a sponsor, call Maria, (916) 616-6512.

Rowers hold party, boat dedication

SUNSET CRUISE: Above, visitors to a fundraising party at the River City Rowing Club on Saturday take a training ‘barge’ out for a spin at the Port of West Sacramento. (News-Ledger photo)


The traditional champagne-bottle christening of a new racing shell named in honor of one of the club’s founders, a Cambridge University grad and former world class sculler. The late Mr. Martin made part of his career with the California Energy Commission, and was a driving force in pushing for higher energy efficiency standards. Christening the boat at left are his daughter, Judy, his wife, Maria, and club member Peter Brostrom. Playing at the party was ‘Mike McGowan and the Mighty Delta Roadmasters.’ The band includes County Supervisor Mike McGowan and former mayor Cindy Tuttle.

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