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False alarms are going to cost you

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 30, 2013 —

City officials announced this month that, beginning March 1, those responsible for more than two false police alarms within a year will accrue a false alarm fine.

The local police department responded to over 3,000 false alarms (over 99 percent of all alarm calls) last year, it reports.

Penalties for the third and fourth false alarms within a year are $200 each. With the fifth false alarm comes a $200 fine plus suspension of the alarm permit.

Reinstating a permit will cost $250.

[adrotate group=”9″] If you or your alarm company cancel an alarm before a police officer arrives, the alarm won’t count.

The City of West Sacramento has contacted with “Public Safety Corporation/Cry Wolf” to administer the permits and false alarm notifications.

For more information, go to the city website at www.cityofwestsacramento.org (go to “How do I” and then “Apply for” and “Alarm permit”) or call 1-855-694-8281 to obtain an alarm permit or learn more.

Alarms without a permit may draw a $100 fine.

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Two house fires in Southport

Firefighters silhouetted against the flames from an open garage on San Vicente Road (courtesy of WSFD)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 30, 2013 —

The two-story home above caught fire on the evening of Jan. 19, on the 3300-block of San Vicente Road. The family escaped safely, and neighboring homes were protected, but the home sustained damage to both floors. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.

Three days earlier, local fire crews were called to the scene of an attic fore on the 3300-block of Jefferson Blvd. in Southport. That fire was contained to the attic, but caused around $20,000 in damage, reports the fire department.  (courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department)

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New Year’s Eve fireworks show

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 19, 2012 —

RIVER WALK PARK IS A GOOD SPOT TO WATCH THE SHOW:

New Year’s Eve festivities in Old Sacramento will include a couple of fireworks shows, along with other entertainment.

[adrotate group=”10″]   The fireworks will be launched from West Sacramento’s riverfront and can be viewed from either Old Sacramento or the West Sacramento rivefront near the ziggurat building, Tower Bridge, Raley Field and the CalSTRS tower.

The “main event” fireworks show will be at midnight on New Year’s Eve (Monday, Dec. 31), but it will be preceded by a 9 p.m. show “for children and families.”

Entertainment acts start at 6 p.m. in Old Sac.

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Train to help in emergencies

[adrotate group=”4″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Fire Department is looking for volunteers to serve on its Certified Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Citizens are trained to assist in a disaster, learning skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations.

The next round of training begins Jan. 15. For information, call 617-4600 or www.wscert.org.

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