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West Sacramentans participate in mail carriers’ food drive, help out local food bank


The annual food drive collected by the area’s mail carriers was called a success by the Yolo County Food Bank, which benefited from the drive.

Residents were asked to leave their bagged food donations outside for mail carriers to pick up on Saturday, May 11. The “Stamp Out Hunger” operation was the 21st annual such drive.

“The grand total of donations received by (the food bank) on behalf of the food drive is 16,525, with 6,720 from West Sacramento residents and 9,805 from Woodland residents,” reported Amanda McCarthy of the Food Bank of Yolo County. “This sets a new record for donations through ‘Stamp Out Hunger’!”

The drive takes place across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Donations from West Sacramento and Woodland were earmarked for the Food Bank and its nonprofit partners. Donations made in Davis went to the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (S.T.E.A.C.). Donations in Winters went to the food closet at the Winters Baptist Church.

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Placer High ousts River City tennis

From River City
High School

After playoff wins over Marysville, Colfax, and Escalon, the 2013 tennis season ended for the River City High School Tennis Team with a 7 to 2 defeat against Placer in the final of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team championships on May 17.  The Raiders received wins from Lily He, 6-1,3-6,7-5 at #2 girls singles, and the #2 girls doubles team of Lilly Tong and Nicole Melido, 7-5,6-0.

“We came out a little flat, with not enough energy for such an important match,” said RCHS Coach Dave Brooks.  “I don’t think we were overwhelmed by the occasion, playing in the Section final, but I think we were just a little too low on fuel after the big wins over Colfax in the quarterfinals and Escalon in the semis.  We battled back in some matches, but Placer was too strong today.  It was a great season for RC Tennis, and this was the furthest we’ve gone in the playoffs since 2004.”

The Raiders finished the year 11 and 1 in the Sierra Valley Conference to secure the team’s 17th league championship in the past 18 seasons, and 23-2 overall.

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Band of blue light atop port tower

  The 200-foot tower at the Port of West Sacramento lit up with an LED band of blue light, above, in an artist’s simulation (Courtesy of the City of West Sacramento)

The 200-foot tower at the Port of West Sacramento lit up with an LED band of blue light, above, in an artist’s simulation (Courtesy of the City of West Sacramento)

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 29, 2013 —

A tall structure at the Port of West Sacramento will soon sport a blue band of light near the top – part of a general effort to spruce up the facility and increase public awareness about it.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon recently quipped that a lot of West Sacramento residents don’t know there is a port, even though some of them live in a neighborhood called “Southport.” The facility is actually near the geographical center of the city, near Harbor and Industrial boulevards.

For just about $20,000, the port is contracting with Fluoresco Lighting and Signs to put up the LED lights with blue acrylic facing. The ten-inch wide lights will be mounted near the top of the 200-foot grain elevator.

Electricity costs will be part of the operation cost for the port, which is now leased to a private operator.

The blue band is expected to be lit at night beginning by July 1, a city official told the News-Ledger.

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Free help for dogs, owners


“West Sacramento Neighborhood Dog Days” is coming to West Sacramento on Sunday, June 2. A bunch of free help is available to dog owners.

Bring your dog in for free rabies & puppy shots, vouchers for spaying & neutering, free collars and leashes, free veterinary exams and ID tags.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverbank Elementary School, 1100 Carrie Street.

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