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West Nile: no aerial spraying planned yet

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 25, 2012 —

  The folks who fight West Nile Virus every summer by attacking the mosquito population report that no aerial spraying is planned at this time in the Sacramento-Yolo area — but low intensity ground spraying is underway from time to time.

  The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District reports that in Sacramento County thus far this season, 161 dead birds and 124 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus. In Yolo, eight dead birds and four mosquito samples have tested positive.

  No “sentinel” chickens have turned up with the disease.

In addition to spraying to kill mosquitos, the “Fight the Bite” effort urges homeowners to take other anti-mosquito precautions — like emptying any standing water around their yards where mosquitos might breed, and reporting any neglected or abandoned swimming pools in their neighborhood.

   For more information on spraying plans and methods to ward off the virus, visit www.FightTheBite.net.

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Dog apparently tortured, killed

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 30, 2012 —

Law enforcement officials are looking for help from the public after a Chihuahua-mix dog was found in West Sacramento, apparently tortured and killed.

A probation officer working with a yard maintenance crew found the dog on Thursday afternoon at 1720 Merkley Avenue, near Westacre Road.

“The dog’s legs were bound together and its mouth was tied shut,” according to the Animal Services Division of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department. “During the veterinarian’s preliminary examination and X-ray, it was determined the dog’s neck had been broken.”

The dog was a stray, with no ID or microchip. It was a 3-5 year old, small tan and white male.

Anyone with information is asked to help solve this “extreme case of animal cruelty,” said the Animal Services department. If you have information, please call the department at (530) 668-5287 or call West Sacramento Police at (916) 617-4900.

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Can you hit the low notes?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 29, 2012 —

  The West Sacramento Community Singers need some tenor, baritone and bass voices. Rehearsals are Sundays from 305, Sept. 9 through Dec. 23.

  For information, email westsacsingers@gmail.com or call 376-0756.

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’07 grad from RCHS joins Air Force

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 25, 2012 —

  Air Force Airman April M. Rink recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas.

  She completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  She also received four credits toward an associate of applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  Rink is the daughter of William and Tammy Rink of West Sacramento and a 2007 graduate of River City High School.

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‘No contest’ to molesting eight-year old

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 26, 2012 —

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced yesterday that on July 24, Dmitry Dudkin, a 27-year old West Sacramento resident, was convicted of two counts of child molestation after pleading no contest.

Reports the D.A.’s office:

“Dudkin, molested an 8-year old girl from 2009 to 2011. The crimes were discovered when the victim went to school with a hickey on her neck. The victim told the police that Dudkin showed her pornography and asked her to perform various sexual acts on him. The victim also disclosed that Dudkin took pictures of her with his cell phone. The Yolo County High-Tech Crimes Taskforce analyzed Dudkin’s computers and cell phones taken and found provocative photos of the victim.

   “Deputy District Attorney Sara Abrate prosecuted the case and stated ‘With the assistance of the High-Tech Task Force we were able to locate evidence that supported the victim’s statements and obtain a plea from the Defendant. This plea ensures that justice has been served not only by taking a child molester out of our community but also by protecting the victim from the trauma of having to testify in court. In addition, the sentence he will receive will ensure that he will not harm another child.’

“Dudkin faces life in state prison and will be sentenced on August 24, 2012 by the Honorable Judge Stephen Mock.”

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Yolo Fair booth: baseball, wine & more

Silver medal winner: Yolo County's booth at the state fair advertised quality-of-life issues like bikes & baseball (courtesy of Beth Gabor, County of Yolo)

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 25, 2012 —

From the County of Yolo

   This year, Yolo County took home a silver medal for its California State Fair booth in the counties’ exhibit competition. Yolo’s theme was “Yolo: You Only Live Once.”  there were 29 participating counties.

  Yolo County’s unique exhibit evidently impressed the judges with its “bucket list” of great things to see and do in Yolo County.

  This year’s display was made possible by donations from Cache Creek Casino Resort; Fred C. Heidrick Museum; Clarksburg Wine Company – Old Sugarmill; PreStar, Inc.; Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain; Yolo County Visitors Bureau; YoloArts; Yolo Solano Cooperative Extension.

  The display offered the following Yolo County highlights:

“Surprisingly diverse and engaging, Yolo County offers its own “bucket list” of great things to see and do.  Savor the flavors of farmers markets, award-winning local wines and crazy-good cuisine from American to Thai.  Thrill to the rush of skydiving or river rafting, pro baseball, festivals, parades and world-class performing arts.  Hike or bike the verdant countryside, explore one-of-a-kind museums, dive in to charming small downtowns, and unwind at a soothing spa.  Whatever the season, you’ll find a reason—so come experience the fullness of life in Yolo County.  After all, you only live once!”

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‘3 on 3’ basketball tournament coming

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

  Donte Greene’s “3-on-3 Jamboree” comes to the West Sacramento Recreation Center on Sat., Aug. 3. There are competitive divisions from age 14 and up, both men and women. Reserve your spot for $50; team registration is $125.

Visit www.westsacfun.org or call 617-4770.

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