Tag Archives: newspaper

High school class looks at cityhood

NEWS-LEDGER, NOV 28, 2012: Members of a panel gathered at River City High School Nov. 14 to recall the effort of creating the City of West Sacramento, which culminated in a successful vote in 1986: Dan Ramos, businessman; Louisa Vessell, activist; Loren Fourness, president of the incorporation committee; Michael McGowan, the city’s first mayor; Bill Kristoff, also elected to the first city council; and Carol Richardson, assistant city manager. The panel talked about their perceptions of the struggle to incorporate and answered questions from history students. (photo by Charlotte Dorsey)

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Alumni football game on Friday

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

River City High School’s football alumni will take on visiting alumni from Elk Grove High in a game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at RCHS.

  To signup for RCHS, visit alumnifootballusa.com or contact Bryan, (916) 873-5737, or Uriah, 544-4236.

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Coat drop-off drive through today

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Take part in a “drive-through blitz” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 by bringing your new or gently-used coats to River City High School, 1 Raider Lane for collection. The school’s music boosters are sponsoring the collection for “Coats for Kids,” and “Hot 103.5” radio will be on hand.

  News10’s Coats for Kids program returns this winter, asking you to donate a new or gently used coat of any size which will be distributed to those in need. Ongoing donation sites include UPS Stores (there is one near Nick’s Diner at Harbor & West Capitol), Swanson’s Cleaners or the News10 studio before December 14. To make a financial contribution, send a check payable to “Coats for Kids” at The Salvation Army, PO Box 340699, Sacramento CA 95834. For info, call 321-3362.

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Breakfast with Santa on Saturday

NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce invites you to a “yummy brunch” with Santa on Sat., Dec. 8 at the community center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. There will be two seatings: one from 8-9:30 a.m. and another from 10-11:30 a.m. Kids can have their pictures taken with Santa and drop off a letter to mail to the North Pole. $5 pre-sale for kids under two; $8 pre-sale for kids 12 & under; $10 pre-sale for adults & kids 13+. All tickets are $15 at the door. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration recommended; visit www.WestSacramentoChamber.com or call 371-7042 for information.

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Buy a gift for a senior citizen in need

Kevin Burke is ‘Interact Club’ chairperson of the gifts-for-senior-citizens event; Kimberly Le is president of the club at River City High School (courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 5, 2012 —

Visit the Raley’s supermarket this weekend, and volunteers from River City High School will help you brighten the holidays for a local senior citizen.

The “senior gift program” is sponsored by the West Sacramento Rotary Club, reports the Rotary’s Charyl Silva.

Seniors at the Eskaton Woodrow Wilson Manor in West Sacramento, and those served by the local senior center or Meals on Wheels program, have been invited to sign up to receive a gift. Those interested put their name and gift request on a card.

This weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, volunteers from River City High School (coordinated by the students’ Interact Club) will be at Raley’s with the gift requests. Shoppers will be invited to fulfill a gift request for a local senior.

“We then wrap the gift with love, and later deliver the gifts,” said Silva.

The Interact Club is also arranging some Christmas carol singing for the event, and for a possible side trip to the senior citizens at Eskaton.

You may also contribute to the gift program by calling Silva at 372-8383.

  Do you like what you see here?

  You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledge newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.

  You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Repeat robbery at West Sac gas station

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 5, 2012 —

The Valero gas station and convenience store on the west end of West Capitol Avenue was robbed at gunpoint on Friday.

Twice.

At 6:52 a.m., police received a reported that “two males with guns” had just robbed the establishment at 4790 West Capitol.

Then, at 8:38 p.m., they received a report that another “211” had just occurred. Two subjects with at least one gun had just hit Valero again, according to dispatchers’ notes reviewed by the News-Ledger.

The gas station’s location, near the onramp to I-80 westbound, might make it an attractive target for robbers looking for a quick escape route.

   The News-Ledger asked Lt. Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department if the two robberies appeared related.

An investigator “is doing some work on that, seeing if there is any link, or it’s just a coincidence,” he said. Early indications are that the suspects in each case were different.

The News-Ledger was not immediately able to reach Valero by phone for comment, and to find out if the same clerk had been involved in both robberies – although that seemed unlikely, given the 10-hour spacing between the crimes.

  Do you like what you see here?

  You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledge newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.

  You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Buy See’s candy, send kids to camp

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Buy some See’s candy for the holidays and support local charity programs of the West Sacramento Kiwanis.

Visit the club’s candy shack at 2050 Town Center Plaza, Suite B-160, in the Nugget center. The candy booth is staffed by volunteers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Christmas. Among the Kiwanis projects is a program that sends needy local kids to a summer camp — at no cost to their families.

Copyright News-Ledger