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Bulky waste dropoff week underway in City of West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Sept 24, 2014

Looking to get rid of some old furniture, mattresses, box springs, cardboard or tires (up to nine)?

The City of West Sacramento’s next semi-annual “Bulky Waste Drop-Off” event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Saturday, Sept. 27, at 540 Harbor Boulevard. Hours are 4-7 p.m. on the weekdays and 9-3 on Saturday.

Free of charge. Bring proof of West Sacramento residency such as a city utility bill or driver’s license. Seniors (65+) and disabled residents may qualify to have their items picked up: call 617-4589.

Wood and green waste are not accepted at this event. They may be recycled at the Yolo landfill. Watch for a voucher for a free load in your August utility bill.

More information: www.WestSacRecycles.org or (916) 617-4589.

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Check out open-house & take a walking tour of replacement bridge site

The historic I Street Bridge serves train traffic on the lower level and autos and pedestrians above. It's at the end of its lifespan, and is slated to be replaced by a new bridge slightly to the north, connecting West Sacramento's "Washington" area to the Sacramento Railyards region. (News-Ledger photo)

The historic I Street Bridge serves train traffic on the lower level and autos and pedestrians above. It’s at the end of its lifespan, and is slated to be replaced by a new bridge slightly to the north, connecting West Sacramento’s “Washington” area to the Sacramento Railyards region. (News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 17, 2014 —

The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento have plans to replace the 103-year old I Street Bridge with a “new low-level, neighborhood-friendly bridge upstream” that will “provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians, and serve motorists more efficiently,” they report.

The project is entering “environmental assessment” phase.

You’re invited to an open house from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street in Sacramento.

The public workshop includes a 5:30 p.m. walking tour of about a mile on mostly-paved roads.

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Extra household goods? Donate them to charity on September 6-7

Mike McFeely with the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store truck (photo courtesy of Paul Starkey)

Mike McFeely with the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store truck (photo courtesy of Paul Starkey)

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 20, 2014 —

The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store truck will be accepting donations at the Our Lady of Grace Church parking lot on Saturday, September 6 from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. and on Sunday, September 7 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m.

This event is at 911 Park Blvd., West Sacramento.

Organizers will accept bric-a-brac, household goods, clothing, books, bedding and linens, small appliances and furniture (no entertainment units, no used car seats and no large appliances, please).

For more information, call Mike at 372-9641.

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West Sac woman celebrates 105 years

May McReyonlds (right) celebrates her 105th birthday with friends at Vince's Ristorante in West Sacramento.

May McReyonlds (right) celebrates her 105th birthday with friends at Vince’s Ristorante in West Sacramento.

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 28, 2014 —

MAY McREYNOLDS (pictured above at right) celebrated her 105th birthday earlier this month with a party at Vince’s Italian Restaurant. Among the attendees were Phyllis Iwasaki (above left) and John Spurgin (center).

Spurgin helps look after McReynolds since her own son, a veteran of Vietnam, died.

McReynolds lives in an assisted living facility and enjoys going with Spurgin to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1672 for dinners. She’s an avid reader of novels — especially Western-themed stories.

  (Photo & information courtesy of Bill Spurgin)

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