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Lunch with new city manager

Martin Tuttle, new city manager of West Sacramento

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

Martin Tuttle, West Sacramento’s new city manager, will be guest speaker at the chamber of commerce “Break for Lunch” gathering from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Club Pheasant. Deadline to register is Aug. 8.

Call 371-7042 or visit the calendar section at www.WestSacramentoChamber.com.

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Firefighter saves a child, gets an honor

IAN GILMOUR (second from right) was recognized by the West Sacramento City Council last month. With him above are Councilmen Chris Ledesma and Mark Johannessen, Fire Chief Al Terrell, and council members Bill Kristoff and Oscar Villegas (courtesy photo)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 —

Ian Gilmour, a firefighter/emergency medical technician with the West Sacramento Fire Department, was chosen by the national Veterans of Foreign Wars organization as “firefighter of the year” for 2012.

Nominees were in the hundreds, reports Gary Reason, commander of Post 8762 in West Sacramento. They were graded partly on their reputation among their colleagues.

Gilmour is credited with saving the life of a child last year. Firefighters “arrived on the scene finding a lifeless child next to the swimming pool,” said the local fire department, and Gilmour took the youth to an ambulance.

 They administered CPR and got a pulse, with Gilmour continuing resuscitation efforts in the ambulance.

The child recovered — and eventually had a chance to visit Station 45 in Southhport and the crew that saved his life.

Gilmour received a $500 prize from the VFW as part of his award — which he donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.

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West Yolo hills seek ‘conservation area’ status

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 —

The office of Senator Barbara Boxer announced last month that she had introduced legislation to create a 319,000-acre “Berryessa Snow Mountain Conservation Area” from a region that spans the counties of Yolo, Lake, Mendocino and Napa.

“The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one of California’s treasures,” she was quoted, “and this bill will help ensure that it is protected for future generations to enjoy.”

The new designation would put all the land into one management plan to better protect it, said Boxer’s office.

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Anti-crime block parties this Tuesday

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

The annual “National Night Out” returns on Tuesday.

West Sacramento police and local neighborhood blocks will get together for block parties with a crime-fighting message. If past years are any indication, there will be visits from police, K-9 units, military personnel and other special guests at many of the local sites.

Residents are encouraged to turn on their outdoor lights and visit a local block party.

Scheduled for block parties between 6 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday are the following locations:

  • 1400 Anna Street, (Baptist Church)
  • 500 7th Street
  • 685 Lighthouse Drive (Las Casitas Apartments)
  • 1611 Madrone Street (Sunset Village Apartments)
  • 2455 West Capitol Ave. (West Capitol courtyards)
  • 1016 Meadow Road
  • 1710 Maryland Ave.
  • 409 10th Street
  • 1613 19th Street
  • Aster Street and Manchester Street
  • 2683 Bethel Way
  • Barona Court
  • 3079 Apache Street
  • Sumatra and Madura Street (corner)
  • 3590 Antigua Street
  • 3650 Bass Road
  • 3170 Venice Street

(The above list may have been updated since the News-Ledger published it on Aug. 1.)

This year’s “featured site” is at the corner of Aster Avenue and Manchester Street, with activities planned at 7:30 p.m.

According to the West Sacramento Police Department, the annual (national) event is intended to raise awareness of crime prevention, generate support for local anti-crime measures and “send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”

For information, call 617-4937.

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Toy bomb forces evacuation in West Sac

An 8-year old boy confessed that he placed this novelty item as a prank (courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 —

Firefighters and police responded on July 17 to the 500-block of Laurel Lane, after a citizen reported what appeared to be a bundle of dynamite behind some garbage cans next to his home. From the street, firefighters could see the bundle “with what appeared to be a wire coming from the bundle to a small metallic box,” reports the West Sacramento Fire Department.

  “They decided to evacuate all of the residences surrounding the suspicious device for safety, and the Yolo County Bomb Squad was called to the scene. Approximately ten homes were cleared of occupants.”

  Then the case took a different turn:

  “While waiting for the bomb squad to investigate the device, WSPD officers were approached by a young boy who informed them that the device was a novelty item he had placed there. Using this information, the bomb squad technicians confirmed that the device was not hazardous and removed it from the scene.”

  Added Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department:

  “An eight-year old boy was playing with a novelty fake bomb. No charges were filed.” 

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City video contest: entries due Sept. 6

From the West Sacramento News-Ledger

Deadline for a City of West Sacramento video contest has been extended to Sept. 6. Prizes include an iPad 2 and $300 gift cards from West Sacramento businesses. Make a short video (three minutes or less) “telling or showing…what you like about West Sacramento.”

The video can be about living, working or playing here in town. For more information, visit http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/videocontest or call 617-4535.

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Deadline for group solar buy-in

From the West Sacramento News-Ledger

  By purchasing solar voltaic systems, solar thermal equipment or other energy efficiency measures in a group, you can save money. Deadline to enroll is Aug. 7 for the program offered by Local Governments for Sustainability USA. As of Friday, 156 Yolo County members had signed up, approaching the goal of 175. if the group collectively installs 250 kW of solar power generation, contractor REC Solar will offer a rebate of $100 per kW up to $500.

The City of West Sacramento is a partner, reports Yolo Energy Watch.

Visit www.mygroupenergy.com/group/yolo.

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