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Support your local theater group

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

The West Sacramento Theater Company needs volunteer ticket sellers, ushers, crew members or walk-on actors (to play police officers) for its upcoming July production of “Four Pennies,” which will play Fridays-Sundays from July 6 to July 29.

Email wsct@hotmail.com if you can help on any of these dates.

Visit the theater troop at www.westsactheater.com.

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Popular ‘Police Log’ feature from June 13

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —

  Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or proven by an investigation or a courtroom.  

  Subscribers to the News-Ledger get to see the ‘Police Log’ just about every week. Look for a special, easy subscription offer at the bottom of this article.

June 6, 4:42 a.m.
Employees at a not-yet-open supermarket on West Capitol said there was a man outside “scratching and knocking on the front windows and looking through the windows at the girls working, in a creepy way.”

[adrotate group=”9″] June 6, 9:49 a.m.
A Rockrose Road resident reported the home had been burglarized the day before. The caller’s nephew had walked in on the crime, scaring off three suspects. The nephew recognized one of the thieves. Gone were an iPod Touch music player, a cell phone and other items.

June 6, 10:30 a.m.
A caller from Westmore Oaks Elementary School said a cell phone had been stolen earlier that day. The phone had a GPS feature, which showed it was currently at a home on Willow Avenue.

June 6, 1:34 p.m.
A man started a grass fire on Marshall Road while mowing some brush or grass, and called 911.

June 6, 8:11 p.m.
A River Crest Drive man said a neighbor had seen three or four strangers in the man’s pool earlier that afternoon. The caller didn’t see them himself, but noted “they did move his backyard furniture around.”

June 7, 2:40 a.m.
An attempted carjacking was reported on the 1200-block of Carrie Street: Two men, one armed with a shotgun, tried to steal a car being driven by an 18-year old Jasmine Avenue man. The victim kept the car and the suspects fled before police arrived.

[adrotate group=”7″] June 7, 12:07 p.m.
A store on the 1600-block of West Capitol said there was “a male in the parking lot asking for money and growling at people when they didn’t give him anything.”

June 8, 10:40 a.m.
An adult day care center on Merkley Avenue reported that someone had set fire to a paper invoice tucked into an exterior door jamb during the night. There was minor damage to the door.

June 8, 3:08 p.m.
A big rig driver said he had just made a delivery to a Channel Drive business. But a group of 7-10 picketers was in the driveway, blocking his exit.

June 8, 5:45 p.m.
A domestic violence call was received from Southport.

June 8, 7:29 p.m.
A Riverpoint Court store said that two people “known to steal and run” were back in the store, and employees requested police assistance in removing them.

June 8, 7:32 p.m.
Police received a tip that a 29-year old wanted parolee was now getting into a tan Chevy pickup on Evergreen Circle. Officers responded and saw her, conducting a “high risk stop” of the pickup truck. The woman was identified and arrested without incident. In her purse was found a half gram of methamphetamine.

June 9, 12:16 a.m.
Four or five trees were reported to have been cut down or removed from a Summerfield Drive site.

June 9, 12:55 a.m.
On the 2400-block of West Capitol Avenue: A woman “says she let a male come over and now he is asleep in her chair and won’t leave.”

June 9, 9:03 a.m.
“Racial statements” were found written in ink on a fountain at a park, next to Gateway Drive and Sansome Street.

[adrotate group=”10″] June 9, 9:44 a.m.
A real estate agent said he went to a Coffeeberry Road residence to show it to a potential buyer, but found the front door kicked in and backpacks and clothes in a room on the second floor. He wasn’t sure if anything had been taken or if the trespassers were still in the home. He said he would wait outside for police.

June 9, 10:43 a.m.
Some mailboxes were found to have been pried open during the night on Independence Avenue.

June 9, 2:09 p.m.
A witness said there was a vehicle – now unoccupied – crashed in a driveway at the Industrial Boulevard postal center. Its air bags were deployed and its front axle had fallen off.

June 9, 2:46 p.m.
A caller said there was a man walking near the Merkley Avenue library and a nearby restaurant, “with his pants down around his ankles.”

June 9, 3:30 p.m.
A woman who had been assisted on a medical call earlier at a Harbor Boulevard taco restaurant now claimed that her purse was missing and she wished to file a police report. The store said the woman never had a purse with her – she paid with money pulled from her bra.

June 9, 3:34 p.m.
Two male subjects tried to steal an 18-pack of beer from a market on 3rd Street – but the store owner got the beer back.

June 9, 5:57 p.m.
A caller complained of “aggressive union members” picketing at a supermarket at Town Center Plaza.

June 9, 9:19 p.m.
Police received several reports of fireworks being used over a couple of hours near streets including Michigan Blvd., Hobson Avenue and Cummins Way.

June 9, 9:37 a.m.
A Southport woman said her daughter-in-law had pawned a 22 carat gold family necklace. The suspect told her mother-in-law that she would have to pay the pawnbroker if she wanted it back.

June 10, 12:05 a.m.
A resident near Long Island Street and Fraser Island Road complained of a loud party, saying one of the partiers had just urinated on the caller’s lawn.

June 10, 2 a.m.
An officer conducted a “business check” of a gas station on the 1000-block of Jefferson. The officer found a baggie with 0.7 grams of cocaine on the floor.

June 10, 7:51 a.m.
A Norfolk Avenue resident reported that someone had thrown oranges at the front door, damaging the screen.

June 10, 8:36 a.m.
A man at a mobilehome park on the 2000-block of West Capitol said that someone had come inside while he was out, and “put some kind of dirt” on the hallway carpet.

June 10, 11:44 a.m.
A witness reported that there were a couple of juveniles, around age 11-14, on the roof of a building at Bridgeway Lakes Community Park.

June 10, 12 p.m.
A grass fire was reported near Burrows Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, just inside the southern city limits.

June 10, 12:37 p.m.
A woman was in the lobby of a Halyard Drive hotel, causing a disturbance with employees. “Another guest paid her to stay one night,” a dispatcher was told. The woman was wearing a blonde wig and a red dress with flowers.

June 10, 1:40 p.m.
A bank on West Capitol reported that there was a woman inside, irate. The woman was trying to get money out of an account but had no ID, and she was refusing to leave. The suspect was wearing a blonde wig and a red dress with flowers.

June 10, 7:42 p.m.
A burglary was reported on Higgins Road. Gone were a $700 bike, a chain saw and a garage door opener.

June 10, 10:04 p.m.
A 1993 Buick Sentry was stolen from a 5th Street location the prior Friday.

June 10, 10:05 p.m.
A motel on the 900-block of West Capitol said that a friend of a tenant hadn’t paid for a room, was refusing to leave, and “got aggressive with the manager and went after another tenant with a stick.”

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Tuttle ‘excited’ to take West Sac’s helm

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

  EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 7, the News-Ledger published in online article announcing the appointment of Martin Tuttle to be the next city manager for West Sacramento. Following is an updated version of that story from our June 13 edition, printed after we had a chance to talk with Tuttle and Mayor Cabaldon about Tuttle’s selection.

MARTIN TUTTLE: will take over from Toby Ross as West Sacramento city manager in July (photo courtesy of Caltrans)

The West Sacramento City Council on Wednesday chose Martin Tuttle as the next city manager. Tuttle is currently deputy director for planning and modal systems at Caltrans, and he will take his new post here on July 10. Tuttle replaces Toby Ross, who is retiring after 10 years at West Sacramento’s helm.

“We on the council want to keep challenging ourselves to get better and take the community to the next level,” Mayor Christopher Cabaldon told the News-Ledger. “In terms of being able to turn all the knobs and make the bureaucracy work, Marty is a great choice.”

[adrotate group=”7″]   Tuttle’s resume includes six years as executive director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) – an alliance that includes West Sacramento. SACOG has been involved in regional planning, and  helped the city find financing for some of the its big infrastructure projects during Tuttle’s tenure at SACOG from 1999 to 2005.

But he has been crossing paths with the city and its leaders for even longer.

“I worked for 13 years for (former Assemblyman) Tom Hannigan,” said Tuttle, referring to a time when Hannigan represented the city. “Then I ran the Solano Transportation Authority for three years. After I left SACOG, I helped run a development company called New Faze for three years.”

Tuttle also worked as land use planning manager for URS before joining Caltrans.

He told the News-Ledger he expects to change his residence from Davis to West Sacramento soon.
What does he see as his strengths?

“I think they were looking for a competent manager who can get results and work well with a cohesive council and staff,” said Tuttle. “I think the city has great vision and a great location.”

“My skill set is unique,” he added. “My work throughout the region, country and state will help bring money and expertise to local projects. I’m excited.”

He praised the work of his predecessors at the city manager’s desk – Toby Ross and Joe Goeden, who between them held the job for nearly all the city’s first 25 years.

[adrotate group=”9″]   “Marty Tuttle aims high and gets the job done, which makes him the perfect fit for West Sacramento and our city’s ambitious vision,” said Mayor Cabaldon in a press statement. “Recruiting a manager of this caliber means that West Sacramento won’t miss a beat on the waterfront, neighborhoods, the port, flood protection, economic development, prudent budgeting and our other priorities.”

Tuttle is a UC Davis graduate and a fourth-generation Californian, reported city spokesman Art Schroeder.

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Free food tomorrow in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible residents of West Sacramento and Clarksburg on Tuesday, June 19.

Hours of distribution will be: 9-10 a.m. at the West Sacramento County Building, 500 Jefferson Blvd.; 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd.; 11-noon at the Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Drive; and noon-1 p.m. at the Clarksburg Firehouse. Please bring a bag, and attend only one of the sites.

[adrotate group=”9″] For information, call (530) 668-0690.

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Housing planned near Raley Field

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor

A developer has asked the city for design review for a project involving 354 multifamily dwellings in a “medium density” project near the Tower Bridge.

[adrotate group=”7″]   Developer Wolff Enterprises LLC, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is pursuing the project on land now owned by the Teel Family Trust. The development is called the “Raley’s Landing West Capitol Commons Project.”

The agenda item for the planning commission’s design review (scheduled for June 26) says the homes will go on about 8.5 acres just north of the Tower Bridge Gateway, bordered also by Third, Fifth and G streets. Plans call for three- and four-story buildings including some live/work units, and for 5,000 square feet of retail at Tower Bridge Gateway and 5th Street.

The city is being asked to abandon Fourth Street inside the development. The street would then become a private road inside the project.

Planners will look at the design as part of their meeting at 6 p.m. on June 26 at 1110 West Capitol Avenue.

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Police looking for ‘at-risk’ elderly woman

GEORGINA CRESPO may be trying to make her way to a former home in Texas
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE -- JUNE 15, 2012 --

West Sacramento police are looking for the public’s help in finding an 82-year old Southport woman who is missing from her home, and who may mistakenly be trying to return to her former home in Texas. The missing woman, Georgina Crespo, speaks only Spanish.

Police Chief Dan Drummond, in a press release today, said Crespo went missing about three days ago, but the issue was only today reported to police.

In an earlier incident, she walked away from her house about three weeks ago. But she  was then located safely about 24 hours later in another part of West Sacramento.

Crespo is considered “at risk.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (916) 375-6474.

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McGowan reelected; other faces will change

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —

The state primary election on June 5 was a quiet ballot for local West Sacramento elections. There were no local measures on the ballot, and voters won’t choose new city council or school board members until November.

MICHAEL McGOWAN: West Sacramento's first mayor, who was first elected to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in 1992 (courtesy photo)

Mike McGowan ran unopposed for another term as Yolo County Supervisor for District 1, which includes West Sacramento and Clarksburg. Turnout in District 1 was 25.3% (5,315 of 21,010 registered voters) and 4,205 of those voters checked the box for McGowan, granting him another term.

Elsewhere in Yolo County, Jim Provenza ran unopposed in the 4th District (with 38.5% turnout) and incumbent Duane Chamberlain defeated Art Pimental for the 5th District supervisor’s seat, 53.3% to 46.7% (with 30.3% turnout).

Superior Court Judge Dan Maguire fended off a challenge from Deputy District Attorney Clint Parish, 77.2% to 22.8%, to retain his seat on the bench. Maguire won all precincts in that hotly-contested race.

Redistricting will help shuffle West Sacramento’s representation in Congress, the State Assembly and State Senate next year.

Democrat Roger Dickinson won the “top two” primary in the newly redrawn 7th District of the State Assembly, which will include West Sacramento in 2013. In Yolo, he came in ahead of Republican Jonathan Zachariou 64.5% to 36.5%, and he now faces a November general election for the new seat. Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (also facing re-election) is the city’s current assembly member, but her 8th district will no longer serve West Sacramento beginning in January.

[adrotate group=”7″]  Congresswoman Doris Matsui (a Democrat) came out on top with 63.5% of Yolo County’s votes in the “top two” primary for the 6th District, House of Representatives. She was ahead of Republicans Joseph McCray, Sr., and Erik Smitt.  The 6th District will include West Sacramento starting next year; the city is currently served by 1st District Congressman Mike Thompson. Matsui will face McCray in the November general election for the 6th District.

West Sacramento will join the 6th District of the State Senate next year, with Democrat Darrell Steinberg continuing his current term as state senator. The city is currently served by the 5th District’s Lois Wolk. She’s not up for re-election this year.

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