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Rotary honors three club members

Buzz Jones of PIP Printing, Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance and Walt James, who owns a plastering company. The three were honored with an award named after the founder of Rotary International (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

West Sacramento’s “Centennial Rotary Club” (one of two local Rotary chapters) has presented three of its most active members with Paul Harris Foundation Awards, in honor of their support for the club’s work.

Rotary engages in a lot of community projects in West Sacramento.

According to club president-elect Don Schatzel, their contributions have been large and consistent.

  Treasurer Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance has made “huge” contributions keeping the accounts in order, Walt James has been running things as club president, and Buzz Jones of PIP Printing “runs the club” as secretary, commented Schatzel.

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RC softball falls to El Camino

River City senior Marissa Rivera takes a cut at the ball during varsity play against El Camino (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)



Raider sophomore Francine Harrell at the plate in the j.v. game (photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

On March 22, the River City High School Girls Softball team faced El Camino.

While the RCHS varsity lost by a final score of  11-1, the schools junior varsity won 10-3.  The varsity also lost to Colfax on Friday, taking its record to three wins, nine losses.

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Woodie Guthrie show on stage


A “City Theatre” production of “Woodie Guthrie’s American Song” is on stage at the Black Box Theater in the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W Capitol Avenue.

The play celebrates one of America’s greatest songwriters and storytellers, with a cast of 24 and a live band. Guthrie was a folk singer who stood up for America’s underdogs, and whose songs include “This Land is Your Land” and other classics.

Shows are at 8 p.m. on March 30, 31, April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, and at 2 p.m. on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 28 & 29. $15 general ($13 for 2 p.m. shows) with some discounts available. Visit www.citytheatre.net or call 558-2228.

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River City HS girls soccer

Sophomore Annie Wampler in action for the River City varsity squad (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

On March 20, River City High School girls soccer faced Cosumnes Oaks in a league game.

The RCHS junior varsity team lost by a final score of of 5-0; while the RC varsity lost 2-0.

Two days later, the varsity soccer squad from RCHS faced Union Mine, losing 4-0, while the j.v. dropped their game 1-0.

The team plays at home next against Galt on April 10.

RCHS freshman Melissa Whitsell in action for the Raider junior varsity (photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

(Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute info on RCHS sports at contributor De’Onna Jack’s Facebook page. Click here.)

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Curious about fostering kids?


Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent?

Attend a free introductory workshop from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Woodland Community College, Room 727.  For information, call (530) 574-1964 or visit www.yolofostercare.com. Spanish-speakers may call Marcia, 956-9299.

Sac Gold wins on RCHS field

Jason Jones (at left) coming down the field to score his first of four goals in the match (Photos by ERIC HARDING, www.ebharding.com)


NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

The semi-pro Sacramento Gold soccer team beat the Eureka Tsunami 5-1 on Saturday, earning a spot in the North west Conference finals.

The Gold will play the Bay Area Ambassadors at 7 p.m. Sat., March 31, at the River City High stadium. Tickets are $5 (children under six free). Children in soccer uniforms also enter free.

Abrahm Prado (left) rushes the net, but the Eureka goaltender is able to grab the ball preventing a goal for the Gold. Manolo Pina (white jersey in background) looks on. (Photo by Eric Harding, www.ebharding.com)

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Committee: don’t sell school land

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 —

A citizen’s committee charged with studying the real estate owned by Washington Unified School District has recommended that the district not sell off any “surplus” property at this time.

But the committee recommended that WUSD “evaluate the advantage of consolidation of site usage or joint facility usage to make any future liquidation easier.”

“For example,” it told district officials, “if the District Administrative Offices (at 930 Westacre Road) were moved from their current location, the city block they vacate would become more marketable for development. . . (T)he District Offices, the Yolo Education Center, and surrounding properties hold a higher potential for development based on the proximity to transit and city services.”

  Committee members were Carrie Buchmiller, Dani Langford, Ron Morazzini, Karri Pina, Diane Smith, Matthew Wilkins, Patricia Flint, Larry Langford, Don Stauffer, Henry Walker and Dave Blake.

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