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Body from river is identified


The harbormaster of a small marina near Clarksburg found a body in the Sacramento River on March 26.

  Robert LaBrash, Chief Deputy Coroner of Yolo County, told the News-Ledger Tuesday that the body has been identified as that of Kaeo Alexander, age 36, of Sacramento. He said that the body appears to have been in the water for two or three weeks, and has no obvious signs of trauma. The cause of death is still being investigated.

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Oakland A’s win in West Sac


More than 10,000 fans showed up at Raley Field in questionable weather on March 31, to watch the Sacramento River Cats host the Oakland A’s major league baseball team.

The minor leaguers fell by a score of 9-0, as the A’s Tommy Milone pitched six perfect innings.

The Oakland Athletics loaded the bases in the first inning, scoring three when River Cats fielder misplayed a fly ball. They scored three more on a home run by Coco Crisp later.

The exhibition game was stopped due to rain after seven innings. The River Cats are the AAA minor league affiliate of the Oakland team.

On Monday, the River Cats hosted the Stockton Ports, winning 8-6 in a game featuring a grand slam by Grant Green.

They open their regular season tomorrow in Las Vegas, and will play their first home game in West Sacramento against Reno on April 13.

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Southport: cell phone ‘water tower’?

Planned Southport cell phone tower was approved by a narrow margin by the West Sacramento Planning Commission, with a condition that the developer offer some design choices. Above, a computer rendering shows the proposed “water tower” version of the communications facility (all graphics here are from a City of West Sacramento staff report)


An 80-foot cell phone tower near Tower Mart in Southport may be approved by the planning commission Thursday night. The tower could be in the shape of a faux water tower instead of a faux tree.

  The Vista Towers facility proposes to serve Verizon, AT&T, MetroPCS and Clearwire (wireless Internet) at 3200 Jefferson Blvd., on the west side of the street south of Linden Road. The tower would go 156 feet from a nearby residential property line and some homes.

The city planning commission approved the project in December by a 4-3 vote, requiring the proponents to return to the commission with some design alternatives to the original “monopole pine” design for the tower.

City staff believes the 80-foot “pine” would look better than the older-generation tree-style cell tower already on Linden Road, but that it would not blend well with surrounding shorter trees and structures.

They recommend the water tower design because it would conceal the antennas and “has the best chance (of the proposed designs) of becoming an icon in the community.”

A “windmill” design was also offered.

The commission will discuss the tower as part of its meeting April 5 at 6 p.m. at city hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue.


Another simulated view of the proposed 'water tower' option near Southport homes


Simulated view of the cell phone tower as a 'tree' (it's the tall one, center-left). This option is not preferred by city staff.

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Employers: interested in job fair?


Will your business be hiring between May and August?

If so, you may be interested in participating in a city job fair tentatively planned for mid-May in West Sacramento. It’s free to both businesses and prospective employees. Interested businesses may contact Steve Roberts at steve.roberts@yolocounty.org or Ernesto Lucero at ernestol@cityofwestsacramento.org.

Job seekers should watch the News-Ledger for more information about the event as it approaches.

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Rotary honors three club members

Buzz Jones of PIP Printing, Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance and Walt James, who owns a plastering company. The three were honored with an award named after the founder of Rotary International (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

West Sacramento’s “Centennial Rotary Club” (one of two local Rotary chapters) has presented three of its most active members with Paul Harris Foundation Awards, in honor of their support for the club’s work.

Rotary engages in a lot of community projects in West Sacramento.

According to club president-elect Don Schatzel, their contributions have been large and consistent.

  Treasurer Alan Wegat of Nor Cal Performance has made “huge” contributions keeping the accounts in order, Walt James has been running things as club president, and Buzz Jones of PIP Printing “runs the club” as secretary, commented Schatzel.

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RC softball falls to El Camino

River City senior Marissa Rivera takes a cut at the ball during varsity play against El Camino (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)



Raider sophomore Francine Harrell at the plate in the j.v. game (photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

On March 22, the River City High School Girls Softball team faced El Camino.

While the RCHS varsity lost by a final score of  11-1, the schools junior varsity won 10-3.  The varsity also lost to Colfax on Friday, taking its record to three wins, nine losses.

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Two more wins for RC tennis

River City’s Michael Lee launches a serve in his #2 singles match Thursday against Union Mine. He won 6-2, 7-5. (Photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 28, 2012 —

From River City High School

Led by girls’ singles players Jai London and Cindy Oseguera, the River City High School tennis team earned a pair of Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) wins last week.  With London at the  #1 spot and Oseguera in the #2 position earning straight-set wins against both Cosumnes Oaks and Union Mine, RC improved to 3 and 0 in the SVC this season, and 7 and 1 overall in 2012.

In defeating CO 6-3 and UM 8-1, RC also dominated the doubles play, particularly down the lineup in the #2 girls and #2 boys contests.  Avneet Singh and Lina Vang won twice on the girls side, as did teammates Amran Khan and Matthew Tagupa on the boys half.  Oddly, all four of the matches by these two pairs had identical 6-2,6-2 scores.

At #1 girls doubles, Sarah Yang partnered with Christine Maltez for an easy 6-1,6-0 win against Cosumnes Oaks and then teamed up with Mary Neverov for a 6-1,6-3 victory against Union Mine.  Neverov also earned a win in mixed doubles versus Cosumnes Oaks as she combined with Phillip Dinh to cruise 6-1,6-1.

Against UM, the Raiders also received some solid play from boys singles players Terry Vang and Michael Lee.  Vang came from 0-6 down to take the next two sets 6-4,6-4 at #1, while Lee won 6-2,7-5 at #2.  In #1 boys doubles, Edward Xu and Zoi Saetern earned a hard-fought 6-4,6-4 victory.
The Raiders host El Dorado today, West Campus on Thursday, Lincoln on April 3 and Marysville on April 4. All these are home matches beginning at 4 p.m. except the April 3 match, which starts at 3:30.

(Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute info on RCHS sports at contributor De’Onna Jack’s Facebook page. Click here.)

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