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Singers raise voices at Nugget

West Sacramento Community Singers at Nugget in Southport (News-Ledger)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 26, 2012 —

The West Sacramento Community Singers — a group of enthusiastic amateurs — provided some holiday cheer on Sunday afternoon for shoppers inside Nugget in Southport.

[adrotate group=”7″]  The singers summoned forth some carols and other upbeat music in the store’s coffee shop, with dozens of people sipping coffee or just enjoying the music. For information on the vocal group, email westsacsingers@gmail.com.  (News-Ledger photo)

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Holiday shift for garbage service

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 19, 2012 —

Local curbside refuse and recycling collection will be affected by the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

CHRISTMAS WEEK: On Tuesday, Dec. 25, those who usually receive service will instead receive their service on Wednesday; the scheduled pickups on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will also each be one day later.

[adrotate group=”9″]  NEW YEAR’S WEEK: The same shift is scheduled for New Year’s week: Tuesday’s service moves to Wednesday, Wednesday’s service moves to Thursday, Thursday pickup moves to Friday, and Friday pickup moves to Saturday.

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West Sac woman is Red Cross ‘hero’

RAEMARIE GOIN: helped use CPR and an automatic defibrillator to keep a customer alive after a heart attack (photo courtesy of American Red Cross)

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 19, 2012 —

A West Sacramento woman received a “Hero” award from the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Raemarie Goin of West Sacramento and  Scott Sherwood, another employee of the Costco store in Woodland, were honored for coming to the aid of a customer who suffered a severe heart attack, said Vicki Faye, regional manager of the Red Cross chapter.

“Together, Raemarie and Scott began CPR and retrieved the Automated External Defibrillator, which they used four times. They were able to revive the customer until the fire department crews arrived,” Faye told the News-Ledger by email.

The pair were among the “local heroes” honored in a ceremony Dec. 7 in Davis.

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Church offers free Christmas meal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER —

Anyone is welcome to the free Christmas luncheon provided by First Southern Baptist Church in West Sacramento, at 2124 Michigan Blvd. (corner of Maple), from noon to 1 p.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

[adrotate group=”9″]  Message phone: 371-2111.

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Local singers perform at Nugget today

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

Hear the West Sacramento Singers in a free concert at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23 at the Nugget Market, Town Center Plaza in Southport.

For more information, email westsacsingers@gmail.com.

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Cyclist from Sacramento dies in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 22, 2012 —

A Sacramento man died in a car-versus-bicycle accident this morning on West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

According to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department, both the cyclist from Sacramento and the car that struck him were going eastbound along the 2000-block of West Capitol when the collision occurred just after 7 a.m.

[adrotate group=”10″] “The initial investigation indicates both the vehicle and a bicyclist were traveling eastbound on West Capitol Avenue when the bicyclist swerved to miss a large puddle of water,” said Sockman in a press release.  “The bicyclist pulled into the number two lane of traffic in front of the vehicle just before the collision. Weather conditions were severe and may have been a contributing factor in the collision. The bicyclist, a 51 year old male from Sacramento, suffered major head trauma and was pronounced dead on scene. His identity is being withheld until his next of kin can be notified. The driver, a resident of West Sacramento, was not injured in the accident. Speed and or alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in this accident.”

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Photo: sign of the season

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — DEC 19, 2012 —

The baseball player statues in front of city hall are ready for the holidays. The real question is, are you?

These slightly-bigger-than-life statues are playing ball in front of city hall, at 1100 West Capitol Avenue.  (News-Ledger photo)

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

The News-Ledger reported more about these statues — including how they ended up in West Sacramento — shortly after they were installed. Here’s that article from 2011:

May 18, 2011
News-Ledger

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

There are a couple of new guys playing baseball in the middle of the 1100-block of West Capitol Avenue – oversized, bronze fellows. The sculpture was installed with little fanfare several weeks ago after West Sacramento city staff saw an opportunity to pick up some “public art” from storage at Sacramento’s Crocker museum. The city has a policy promoting public art.

[adrotate group=”7″]   “The baseball players were originally commissioned by Frank and Lee Luckenbill as part of their effort to bring a regional stadium,” said Mark Zollo, a senior administrative analyst for the redevelopment agency. “At some point, the Luckenbills donated them to the Crocker. They were on display at Crocker Park. The pitcher was up on one foot, supported by a dowel, and some kids pulled the pitcher over. So the Crocker put the sculpture in storage.”

“Les Bowman (a former manager in Zollo’s department) contacted the Crocker. We initiated the loan with them, and in exchange for the loan, we agreed to do a restoration. We paid about $20,000 for restoration and installation. They gave us a loan through 2014, but we hope to extend that.”

Zollo said that the sculpture is mounted more securely than it was in Sacramento, and the location is pretty well-trafficked and well-lighted, so he hopes it won’t be vandalized.

Ultimately, the city would like to put the two baseball players on display on some city land near the entrance to Raley Field – the region’s minor league baseball stadium. That site isn’t ready yet, though, because it’s under construction and sparsely developed nearby.

“This location (at West Capitol) was selected more as a temporary location – we wanted a place where there is a lot of activity.”

The piece is called, simply, “Baseball Players,” and it was designed by artist Lisa Reinertson of Davis. The two figures, who are somewhat crouched over, stand about eight to nine feet tall.

(News-Ledger photo)

“These are pretty substantial figures,” said Zollo. “They weigh quite a bit – around 800 pounds apiece.”

The Luckenbills are aware that the statues have been moved, and approve of the loan, he said. The artist may not yet be aware that her baseball players are having a game in the middle of West Sacramento’s main street.

An attempt to reach artist Reinertson wasn’t immediately successful.

  EDITOR’S NOTE, 5/23/2011: After we went to press for the above article, artist Lisa Reinertson emailed us a response to an inquiry made by the News-Ledger. We had asked her whom she used as models for this artwork.  We heard from citizens who thought the “hitter” might have been modeled on Rickey Henderson or Felipe Alou.

The artist responded:

“The artwork was meant to be a more universal portrayal of a pitcher and batter and not anyone’s particular portraits.  “To answer your question- I used models who were baseball players up at Chico State where I was teaching at the time. (1991?) They were both assistant coaches, one a pitcher and one a batter. Since the stadium the sculptures were originally planned for was to have a new baseball team, they were not to be portraits of any famous players from existing teams elsewhere.  I did go and see professional games as I did my homework on the sculpture and I did look at and get inspiration from images of stances that may look familiar to those in the know.
“My concept for the sculpture was to capture the psychological battle between the pitcher and batter as they are about to throw the ball and strike it back. I wanted to portray the physical tension of each player winding up and ready- so the exact moment before the movement forward for each player was the moment I focused on capturing.”

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