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Tour the Sea Scout ship

The MORRIS: flagship of West Sacramento's Sea Scout program. You can step on board this weekend. (courtesy photo)

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT. 8, 2012 —

The West Sacramento Sea Scouts will host open house of the Cutter Morris in Old Sacramento this weekend, on Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 9-12.

The Morris is the world’s largest Sea Scout training vessel. She operated as a Coast Guard Cutter from 1927-1970, and measuring in at 125′, she is the largest Sea Scout training vessel in the world. She is operated by the Sacramento Delta Youth Maritime Association (www.youthmaritime.com), based out of West Sacramento, CA. The vessel has been in Sea Scouting since 1971, and recently has undergone a $2 million refit.  Former Sea Scouts from this program actually served on her during the Cuban Missile crisis.

She will be moored this weekend at the Old Sacramento Public Dock for public tours. Crew members of the Neptune will be on hand to answer questions and give tours.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Eckler, Director, at 916-775-3732 or by e-mail at nate@youthmaritime.com.

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Cheap books& movies this weekend

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

The West Sacramento Friends of the Library will host a book sale on Sat., Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, from 10-3 at the Arthur F. Turner Library Branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue.

The sale will start with hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents, children’s books for 10 to 25 cents, and VHS movies, audio books and special-priced books. On Sunday, items will go for $2 per bagful.

For information or to volunteer, call 375-6465 ext. 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

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9/11 memorial flag display returns

JOHN VINSON at an earlier edition of his annual flag memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (News-Ledger file photo)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 5, 2012 –

Former West Sacramento resident John Vinson reports that he will shortly begin installing hundreds of American flags at the corner of South River Road and Jefferson Boulevard in Southport.

Vinson creates the annual flag display as a remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The flags will go up beginning Friday, Sept. 7, and will come down at sundown on Sept. 11, said Vinson.

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RCHS: so close to being 2-0

The Raiders take the field (photo by Karina Bueno, RCHS Journalism program)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT. 5, 2012 —

By Larry Langford
RCHS Football Media Liaison

When River City upgraded their football schedule last year, they were very much aware of the challenges ahead. Despite a spirited effort last Friday evening at Raider Stadium, River City dropped another nail-biter to a quality opponent, losing 17-14 to the Yuba City Honkers. It was a difficult loss for the Raiders,who lost their opener to Christian Brothers by the same margin.

Yuba City led 14-0 at the half. River City would have been down 21-0 except for a determined goal-line stand by the defense to end the second quarter. The defense struck again early in the third quarter. Defensive end Junior Chean forced a fumble and returned it 8 yards for a touchdown, narrowing the score to 14-7. Yuba City stretched the lead to 17-7 with a field goal before the Raider offense put together its best drive of the evening. Jamal Williams provided some strong running to move the ball into scoring position.

[adrotate group=”7″] Wide receiver Malik Dumetz got loose in the end zone for a 7yd touchdown pass from Elijiah Thomas. Vincent Chelini’s extra point drew the Raiders to within 17-14 with over four minutes remaining in the game. However, the Raider defense was unable to force a punt, and the Honkers ran out the clock to preserve the victory.

Once again, the Raiders were their own worst enemies. Turnovers and penalties continue to halt promising drives and keep River City out of the end zone. Head Coach Steve DaPrato was frustated with the mistakes:

“Except for a fumble here and a penalty there, we could be 2-0. We have got to fix this! We hadn’t shown a propensity for these types of errors previously.”

The Raider defense was led by Safety Artis Jackson, Junior Chean, Outside Linebacker Antonio Perea, Middle Linebacker Andrew Dutra and Tackle Maurice Rodriguez.

This Friday, River City will try to get into the “win” column during an “away” game against Argonaut High.

RCHS coaches & players on the sidelines in Friday's game against Yuba City (photo by Karina Bueno, RCHS Journalism program)

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College info for RCHS seniors

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

River City High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend an information session at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 6) in the F common room. The topic will be college info and admissions requirements.

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A moment in West Sac from 1960:

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 29, 2012 —

A letter to the editor of the News-Ledger:

Thank you for your wonderful article entitled “I believe I see the future.” (News-Ledger, Aug. 8, 2012)

JULIUS FEHER, founder of the News-Ledger and two prior West Sacramento newspapers (News-Ledger file photo)

You did a wonderful job in providing historical information about Julius Feher (the founder of the News-Ledger) and his influence in West Sacramento, the city he loved. I worked at the paper part-time during some years I was in college. I worked in the front office doing a variety of duties. I respected Julius and felt privileged to work for him.

I loved his sense of humor and respected his commitment to responsible reporting.

As I read your article I was taken down memory lane. One of the memories was from the presidential election in 1960.

Julius had me go to voting places after the polls closed to write down the presidential election results. As I arrived at the fire station on the corner of 15th Street and Alabama Avenue, Richard Nixon was giving his concession speech. Not wanting to miss any of that, I left my car door open with the radio turned up as I went to the sheet to record the results.

[adrotate group=”9″]  As I did, a lady who had worked at the voting booth asked me what was on the radio. I told her that Richard Nixon was giving his concession speech acknowledging that John F. Kennedy had won the election.

She said to me, “we are no longer the land of the free.”

I asked her what she meant and she said, “the Pope will run the country.”

During the campaign there were many people who had a similar opinion.

DALE J. HARRINGTON
Benicia, CA

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Pedestrian killed by police car

WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 5, 2012 —

A police chase resulted in a patrol car striking and killing a pedestrian in West Sacramento last night.

According to a press release from Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department:

“On September 04, 2012 at approximately 8:30 PM an officer was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Another officer activated his emergency lights and siren to respond and assist. While en route to assist, that officer struck a pedestrian near West Capitol Avenue and Pine Street who was walking in the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.”

[adrotate group=”9″]”California Highway Patrol investigated the fatal accident,” Sockman continued. “The suspect in the pursuit, a 17 year old male juvenile from West Sacramento, collided with a parked vehicle near the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue and fled on foot. He was detained by a citizen until officers arrived on scene and arrested him. The driver of the stolen vehicle will be booked at the Yolo County Juvenile Hall on felony stolen vehicle charges and murder resulting from the death of the pedestrian.”

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