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Recycling a Christmas tree: three choices

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER OF WEST SACRAMENTO —

There are three ways for West Sacramento residents to recycle their used, formerly-live Christmas trees. Choose from among the following options after removing all decorations from the tree:

First, you may cut it into small enough (less than three-foot) sections and fit the pieces into your yard waste cart or bundled next to it, for pickup on your regular service day.

Secondly, you may take the tree to Whitey’s Jolly Kone between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 4. If you make a donation at the dropoff, it will benefit Cub Scout Pack 49. Whitey’s is located at 1300 Jefferson Boulevard.

Third, you may recycle your Christmas tree (limit two per person) to the Yolo County Landfill between Woodland and Davis. The landfill will also recycle your old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors now made obsolete by your new holiday gifts.   For more information, call (530) 666-8729 or visit www.yolocounty.org.

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Andrei Nevrov graduates from US Air Force basic training

Airman Andrei Nevrov, a graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento

Airman Andrei Nevrov, a graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 —

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Andrei Nevrov graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Nevrov is the son of Viatcheslav Nevrov of Carmichael.

He is a 1996 graduate of River City High School in West Sacramento. He earned an associate degree in 2008 from American River College.

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Marijuana-growing restrictions in West Sacramento: follow-up

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 —

An online reader of the News-Ledger complained that our Dec. 4 article detailing proposed new restrictions on growers of medical marijuana lacked enough context.

The article included a reference to data collected in West Sacramento since 2008. And it included a quote from a city staff report saying, in part, that “the number of complaints that specifically identify marijuana has doubled every year to 2012.”

The reader wanted to know if all that “doubling” had added up to a significant number of complaints – or if it was just a matter, say, of doubling just from “one” to “two.”

Here’s some more information:
According to the staff report, the city received 22 “marijuana related” complaints in 2008, rising to 112 complaints in 2012 and slipping to 92 in 2013.

The city received six calls for service regarding marijuana cultivation in 2008, rising to 27  calls in 2013.

Police were not called to any crime scenes involving marijuana cultivation in 2008, but did respond to five such calls in both 2012 and 2013.

To see the full report, look for the Dec. 5 agenda of the city planning commission at the city’s website. The report is at:

http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=9922

The planning commission on Dec. 5 approved the proposed new restrictions, commission member Charlie Moore told the News-Ledger. The rules would limit the size of indoor marijuana growing, prohibit cultivation within 600 feet of a school or child care center, and impose other requirements. The City of West Sacramento already prohibits outdoor marijuana cultivation.

The proposed new restrictions will return to the city council for a final vote.

The News-Ledger’s earlier article about this proposed ordinance can be found here.

 

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New Year’s Eve fireworks on the river

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show returns to Old Sacramento on Dec. 31, with shows at 9 p.m. and midnight, viewable from the West Sacramento riverfront near the ziggurat, or from Old Sacramento.  In Old Sac, there will also be street entertainment, live music and children’s events. You may bring blankets and chairs, but no alcohol. The midnight “sky concert” will be broadcast on FM 96.9, The Eagle.

The Tower Bridge will be closed to cars from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and will close to pedestrians for 30 minutes before and after each concert. For more information, visit www.nyesacramento.com.

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