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Beer, food & music come to Bridge District

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

Sactoberfest – a beer and food celebration patterned after Germany’s Oktoberfest – comes to West Sacramento’s “Bridge District” on Saturday, Oct. 19. Experience German beer culture under a big tent. The official “tapping of the keg” is scheduled for 12:15 p.m.

Many local breweries are participating. Tickets start at $25. The event is held near Bridge Street at 5th Street, between the freeway and Raley Field near the riverfront. The charity-supporting event is open to those 21 and over. Visit www.Sactoberfest.com.

 

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West Sacramento lottery ticket worth $487,000

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 17, 2013 –

   California Lottery officials just announced that a lottery ticket purchased at a West Sacramento gas station is worth $487,000.

   The buyer matched ‘Powerball’ winning numbers 3, 26, 28, 34 and 42 – missing only the sixth number, 28. The Powerball jackpot now goes to $186 million.

   The $487,000 ticket was purchased for $2 at Century Chevron, 1015 Jefferson Boulevard, in West Sacramento.

  UPDATE: As of Friday morning, Oct. 18, this prize had not yet been claimed.

  The Lottery Commission advises winners to immediately sign the back of their ticket, keep it in a safe place, and take it to the lottery office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize.

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West Sac regatta draws a thousand rowers

head of port shipFROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 —

ABOVE: Crews head past a freighter and head for the dock after Sunday’s round of three-mile rowing races at the Port of West Sacramento. Bill Naddy of the local River City Rowing Club reports the annual regatta drew over a thousand athletes this year — including high school teams, college crews and masters rowers.

“This event is now the fourth-largest fall regatta on the West Coast,” said Naddy.

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Walk raises $4,000 for charity

Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera

Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 —

A West Sacramento “Friends of the Poor”  walk drew about 100 people on September 28, and raised about $4,000 for charity.

Event representative Paul Starkey reports that dozens of people did the two-mile walk hosted by Our Lady of Grace Conference at the Our Lady of Grace private school on Linden Road. Walkers stepped out to a path through the surrounding Southport neighborhoods and on the Clarksburg Trail.

The local money went to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, said Starkey. That organization provides emergency help to those in need, offering food, rent, utilities and meal programs.

The “Friends of the Poor” walk was also a nationwide event supporting St. Vincent de Paul. Organizes held similar events inSacramento and Lincoln.

West Sacramento’s Fire Station 45 crew showed up to the West Sacramento walk, giving “kids of all ages” a chance to look at some fire equipment.

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