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Summer acting school for youths

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Community Theater group will hold a workshop for young actors running Mondays through Thursdays, July 16 to Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The workshop will instill basic acting skills to students, regardless of skill level. The workshop finishes with a performance on Aug. 11. Open to kids age 10-18. Cost is $90, with scholarships available. Visit www.westsacfun.org or call 617-4620.

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Hostage incident on Marston Street

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 17, 2012 —

A nine-hour standoff on Marston Street ended early this morning with a 38-year old West Sacramento woman in jail.

According to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department, the incident started with a medical call to the 1000-block of Marston at about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. While a male family member was being removed by ambulance for a medical problem, 38-year old Melissa Dodd ran into the house, locking herself in and locking her mother out.

Police tried to get Dodd to let her mother in.

[adrotate group=”9″]  “A few moments later, while officers and the mother were separated, Melissa Dodd pulled her mother into the house by force,” said a press statement from Lt. Sockman. “Yelling from inside the residence was heard. Officers were unable to make entry into the residence. It was believed that (the) mother was being held against her will.”

Dodd had felony warrants for domestic violence and possession of stolen property, said Sockman, and also had access to guns in the house. Yolo County hostage negotiators and a West Sacramento/Davis SWAT team were called to the scene.

“Throughout the nine hour standoff, Dodd was in possession of a handgun,” said Sockman. “Despite all efforts to have her release her mother and exit the house, Dodd refused. At approximately 4:15 a.m., Dodd cut her wrists, believed to be an attempt to commit suicide. At that time, the SWAT team made entry into the residence and took Dodd into custody.”

[adrotate group=”7″] Aside from Dodd’s self-inflicted injuries, said Sockman, there were no further injuries to Dodd or her mother. Dodd was treated and booked.

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West Sac Farmers Market opens today

Shopping for cherries on opening day of the market last year (News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 —

New for 2012 is a beer garden by ‘Swabbie’s On the River.’ Returning this year is the market’s low-trash ethic

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

You won’t have to wait much longer.

After a successful inaugural season last year, the West Sacramento Farmers Market opens up again on tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. The market will continue Thursday evenings until dusk through mid-September, at 1271 West Capitol Avenue (across from city hall).

[adrotate group=”7″]   The market is organized by the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

Is anything special planned for opening day?

“There will be a band brought by Swabbie’s catering truck, and a beer garden set up by Swabbie’s,” said Lun So, director of marketing and communications for the chamber. The restaurant and its catering truck are famous for their seafood tacos.

“We’ll try to have entertainment every week,” he added. “Swabbie’s will be out there the third Thursday of every month.”

“We’ll have a full market pad,” So said.. Aside from regional growers of produce, meats and baked goods, the market will have a bunch of ready-to-eat food on hand:

[adrotate group=”10″]  “We’ll have Wicked West Pizza & BBQ, the Eatery, Gold Rush Popcorn, and Addy’s Paella,” said So. A couple of other restaurants may be there as well.

Like last year, the market will aim for zero-waste – with eating utensils and other supplies either recyclable or compostable.

Facebook members can find more information on the market by clicking here.

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Manny Ramirez to join River Cats

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 15, 2012 —

  This news is just in from the River Cats organization:

Baseball icon Manny Ramirez is set to join the Sacramento River Cats roster for 10 games, with his Raley Field debut scheduled for Friday, May 25, the Oakland Athletics announced today.

MANNY RAMIREZ: Suspended from MLB, but clear to play some games with the River Cats including a home game on May 25

Ramirez is eligible to play 10 minor league games in advance of being activated from his current 50-game suspension. According to the Athletics, Ramirez will play all 10 minor league games with the River Cats, the A’s Triple-A affiliate.

His first game with the Cats is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, against the Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M. Saturday’s first pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. PDT and can be heard locally on KSTE 650 AM or online at rivercats.com.

In conjunction with Ramirez’ appearance in Sacramento, the River Cats are offering a special deal for fans who purchase tickets for the Sunday, May 27 or Monday, May 28 home games at Raley Field. For each ticket purchased in the Senate, Governor’s Club or Raley’s Diamond Club sections, fans will be given one ticket in the same section to the June 20 (12:05 p.m.) or June 27 (7:05 p.m.) home games.

Fans can also purchase a limited-edition Manny Pack, which includes 20 or 40 River Cats ticket vouchers (good for any game this season). In addition to the game vouchers, both Manny Packs come with a Manny Ramirez River Cats t-shirt, while supplies last. For more information or to purchase a Manny Pack, fans can call the River Cats at (916) 376-HITS (4487).

[adrotate group=”10″]   Ramirez is eligible to play in Major League games beginning Wednesday, May 30, when the A’s take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis. The former Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers, White Sox and Rays slugger currently sits 14th all-time with 555 home runs and 18th all-time with 1,831 RBIs. He has not appeared in a Major League game since April of 2011, when he appeared in five games with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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