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Dozens ‘walk for the poor’ in West Sac

About four dozen walkers marched along Todhunter and Sacramento Avenues, Kegle Drive and Anna Street near Holy Cross Church.  (Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera)

About four dozen walkers marched along Todhunter and Sacramento Avenues, Kegle Drive and Anna Street near Holy Cross Church.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera)

NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 24, 2014 —

A coalition including West Sacramento’s Holly Cross and Our Lady of Grace parishes and Sacramento’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament joined to organize a poverty-fighting fundraiser here on Saturday.

About 75 people showed up for the “Walk for the Poor,” with about 50 of them walking the one-mile distance, reports Paul Starkey.

About $3,000 in pledges have come in so far, including some from the walkers and others who gave at www.fopwalk.org.

“All money collected is spent locally to help the poor with food, clothing, emergency shelter, utilities, and homeless ministry programs in West Sacramento and Sacramento,” said Starkey.

West Sacramento police set up a child safety table; firefighters brought equipment.

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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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Southport bike/walk trail now open

 At the trail’s ribbon cutting, left to right: former Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan; Urban Forest Manager Dena Kirtley; City Councilmember Chris Ledesma; Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Marty Swingle; City Councilmember Oscar Villegas; (behind Mr. Villegas) SACOG Executive Director Mike McKeever; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; (behind Mayor Cabaldon) Terry Preston, WalkSacramento; Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen; (behind Mayor Pro Tem Johannessen) Jim Brown, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates; City Manager Martin Tuttle; Chamber Executive Director Denice Seals; and Project Manager Vin Cay.   (City spokesman Art Schroeder contributed the photo and  information to this report)

At the trail’s ribbon cutting, left to right: former Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan; Urban Forest Manager Dena Kirtley; City Councilmember Chris Ledesma; Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Marty Swingle; City Councilmember Oscar Villegas; (behind Mr. Villegas) SACOG Executive Director Mike McKeever; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; (behind Mayor Cabaldon) Terry Preston, WalkSacramento; Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen; (behind Mayor Pro Tem Johannessen) Jim Brown, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates; City Manager Martin Tuttle; Chamber Executive Director Denice Seals; and Project Manager Vin Cay.
(City spokesman Art Schroeder contributed the photo and information to this report)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 —

NORTH-SOUTH TRAIL CONNECTS SOUTHPORT FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO BARGE CANAL

West Sacramento officials and community members performed a “ribbon cutting” to celebrate the opening of the new Clarksburg Branch Line Trail in Southport on Friday morning.

The 1.25-mile trail for bikes and pedestrians is built on a stretch of the former Yolo Short Line Railroad tracks. It runs from near Target and River City High School northward to South River Road, where a new bridge is now under construction along the barge canal.

The “rails to trails” project is part of the city’s master plan for bicycle and pedestrian links. You can view a map of the full master plan on our website here.

 

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West Sac Girl Scouts step up for doggies

 Linda from Kritter Kamp and Girl Scout Troop 2203 members Hannah, Alexa, Athena, Allyson,Kennedy and Reese. (courtesy photo/Yvonne Cantrell)

Linda from Kritter Kamp and Girl Scout Troop 2203 members Hannah, Alexa, Athena, Allyson,Kennedy and Reese.
(courtesy photo/Yvonne Cantrell)

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 8, 2014 —

A West Sacramento Girl Scout troop has tried to make a difference in the lives of about 150 dogs awaiting adoption.

Members of the Scouts’ “Riverbank” unit joined those from other troops at a birthday party in honor of the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.  The West Sacramento scouts collected treats, toys and blankets for needy animals.

At the party – held Nov. 1 at Westmore Oaks Elementary School, the scouts presented their donations to a representative of Kritter Kamp for Elk Grove. A few days later, the girls visited the dog shelter to play with and walk some of the dogs.

“I am going to volunteer to come here and help the animals once I can drive,” said 10-year old scout Alexa.

The Riverbank unit in West Sacramento now has almost 20 girls.

For information on the Scouts, visit www.girlscoutshcc.org.

For information on Kritter Kamp, including its adoptable dogs, visit www.kritterkamp.org or call (916) 691-1364.

  (Information in this report came from Yvonne Cantrell, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California.)

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