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Boat crash puts five into river

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 —

Two boats collided south of the Clarksburg Marina Sunday afternoon, in an accident that sent several people to the hospital.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reports that “two small pleasure vessels” hit each other head on at about 3 p.m.

“Five out of the nine occupants from both vessels were ejected into the water. All the subjects were able to get back on board their boats with assistance from local fishermen.”

All nine received medical attention from firefighters and several went to the hospital for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

“Both vessels sustained major damage,” said the sheriff’s department. “None of the victims were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.”

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Levee cleanup as homeless move out

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

A number of homeless people from the northern West Sacramento levee will relocate to a local motel site as part of the ‘Bridge to Housing’ project. They will move in on Nov. 12. There will be a levee clean-project before the move, on Nov. 8, and you’re invited to join other volunteers and some of the homeless community in the effort. Contact United Christian Centers at 372-0200 ext. 1310 or email rivercleanup@uccenters.org.

For a related News-Ledger article about the pilot project involving the motel and the homeless people, click here.

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Riverfront concert: ‘a hit’, say sponsors

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 8, 2014 —

A music festival’s first time on the West Sacramento riverfront appeared to be a success.

Organizers say “TBD Fest” from Friday to Sunday in West Sacramento’s Bridge District drew about 21,000 people.  The event was formerly known as “Launch” and held annually in Sacramento.

Dozens of musical acts included headliners Moby, Empire of the Sun, and Justice. There was also food and art.

West Sacramento is trying to redevelop and show off its riverfront as a gathering place.

The event did draw noise complaints from people living nearby on both sides of the river.

Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department told the News-Ledger that his department received 16 noise complaints on Friday night and seven more on Saturday, with no figures available for Sunday.

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‘John Santos Sextet’ offers free concert on West Sac riverfront

JOHN SANTOS, five-time grammy nominee, will play on River Walk Park this Saturday. Free. (courtesy photo)

JOHN SANTOS, five-time Grammy nominee, will play on River Walk Park this Saturday. Free. (courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 10, 2014 —

John Santos & the John Santos Sextet will perform a free concert of Afro-Latin influenced jazz music at 7 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 20, at Riverwalk Park (seating opens at 6). The concert will be held behind the ziggurat building at 707 3rd Street.

Santos is a five-time Grammy nominee.

The concert is presented by La Raza Galeria Posada and the City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department.

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