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Convicted of abusing 7-year old

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 —

A West Sacramento man was convicted last week of sexually abusing his seven-year old daughter. Part of the evidence included 20 videos on the man’s cell phone showing him engaging in sexual acts with the girl.

[adrotate group=”9″]   After police received a report that Michael Martinez had been abusing the girl, they teamed with the FBI in a search of his house. The search turned up the cell phone videos.

According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, Martinez initially confessed, but during the trial he denied his guilt. The girl testified.

[adrotate group=”10″]   In the courtroom of Yolo County Judge Janet Gaard, a jury on Wednesday found Martinez guilty of 47 counts of child molestation and five counts of “possessing matter depicting sexual acts by a minor.” He will be sentenced on June 25, and faces life in prison.

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River City High dancers offer recital

RCHS dancers in rehearsal. (Photo courtesy of Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 —

The dance class at River City High School taught by Constance Anderson offers recital performances tonight, Thursday and Friday (May 9, 10, 11) at 7 p.m. in the school gym.

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Final home track meet for RCHS

Kai Hinton in the 800 meter race. Kai uniquely ran and won his race barefoot. (Photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 2, 2012 —

River City High School’s track and field match on April 25 against Galt was the final home meet of the year for RCHS.

Rayelle Ross (left) winning the 100-meter race, competing against three teammates and a runner from Galt (Photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

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Can you bike to work or school?

NEWS-LEDGER —

May is “Bike Month,” with officials throughout the region encouraging people to use their bicycles for commuting, errands and recreation.

[adrotate group=”10″] The target is 1 million miles of pedaling for residents of the six-county region in May. Events include “Bike to School Day” on May 9, “Capitol BikeFest” on May 10, and “Bike to Work Day” on May 17.

For information, activities, clinics, events and more, visit www.MayIsBikeMonth.com. Or call (916) 340-6229.

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$5,000 reward in cat-burning case

This stray cat was euthanized after UC Davis vets first tried to save it. Someone doused it with an accelerant and set it on fire near Circle Park in central West Sacramento (photo courtesy of Yolo Animal Services)

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 8, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

What looked like a “ball of fire” moving through Circle Park late Wednesday night turned out to be somebody’s idea of a very cruel prank. A cat had been lit ablaze and turned loose.

Witnesses walking near Circle Street and Alabama Street at about 11:15 p.m. reported seeing the flaming cat. They investigated and found it badly burned, but alive, reported Vicky Fletcher of the county sheriff’s department animal services division.

The citizens stayed with the cat until an animal services officer arrived.

“The cat, a stray with no owner, described as a domestic short hair brown tabby female, was transported by Animal Services to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for emergency care,” added Fletcher in a press release. “Veterinary staff first hoped this very friendly cat would survived this horrible act of animal cruelty, but sadly, the cat had to be euthanized (May 3) as the pain became unmanageable and there were clinical signs the animal would lose its limbs due to the extent of the burns.”

“It was determined the cat was burned by being doused with accelerant and then intentionally lit on fire,” she added.

[adrotate group=”9″]   As of yesterday, there was $5,000 in reward money waiting for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. The money comes from RedRover, a national animal-protection organization based in Sacramento, and from the Yolo County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Anyone with information is asked to call Yolo’s Animal Services section at (530) 668-5287, or West Sacramento police at (916) 617-4900.

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Cash for local scholarships

River City High School “Interact Club” members Joelle Panugaling, Stacy Saelee, Denise Au, Marina Whitaker, Jessica Ngo and Judy Au (Photo courtesy of Tim Kwong)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 2, 2012 —

On April 20, the West Sacramento Rotary Club held its Foundation Dinner at the D.O. Mills building in Sacramento.  The RCHS Interact students served appetizers on the rooftop garden.  The students also bused tables for over 120 diners in the grand ballroom for this event.

[adrotate group=”9″]   Rotary Club members pitched in for the fundraiser: Jerome Daigre provided guitar music in the reception area, Jeb Burton provided the wine, Luan Christ organized the event, Jim Cahill was the Master of Ceremonies, Tim Kwong was the photographer, and Michael Finney, a childhood friend of the Engstrom family, provided the comedy and magic show.

Community Business Bank donated $5,000 towards the event.

The West Sacramento Rotary Foundation has issued $125,000 in local scholarships since 2006.  Next year the WS Rotary Foundation plans to provide $25,000 in scholarships — its largest one-year amount yet.

The WS Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon at Club Pheasant.  The RCHS Interact Club meets every Monday lunch at the RCHS Black Box Theater.

(From Charyl Silva, Rotary Interact Advisor, and Brandon Duff, RCHS Interact Club teacher/advisers)

About Riverbank Elementary School…

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The Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) invites you to their community meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Riverbank Elementary School, 1100 Carrie Street.

The meeting will focus on education, with guest speakers including the Riverbank principal and vice principal (Mike Woodcock and Shamryn Cole, respectively) and Superintendent Dayton Gilleland. They will talk about modifications to the campus and K-3 preparation at the school.