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News-Ledger to give away tickets for ‘Disney on Ice’ show

Disney characters 'Ariel' and "Eric' will be among the cast for the upcoming 'Disney on Ice' show at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento (courtesy photo)

Disney characters ‘Ariel’ and “Eric’ will be among the cast for the upcoming ‘Disney on Ice’ show at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento (courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 13, 2014 —

Sometime between now and Friday, January 24, the News-Ledger of West Sacramento will give away two packets of tickets to the upcoming ‘Disney on Ice’ performance in Sacramento.

The theme of the show is “Rockin’ Ever After,” and it features many well-known Disney characters, including some from “Little Mermaid” and the folks from “Beauty and the Beast.”

As for the tickets:

They’re for the performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Sleep Train Arena.  They’re pretty good seats in the lower section!

The News-Ledger will give away at least one batch of four tickets and one batch of three tickets to that performance. No purchase necessary.

How do you win the tickets?

Watch our Facebook page here, at www.Facebook.com/TheNewsLedger.  When we announce on Facebook that the giveaway is on, be one of the first two callers to phone us for a chance to win some of the tickets.  “Liking” us on Facebook may help you learn when the contest begins. Be forewarned, past experience tells us that all the tickets will be claimed in just a couple of minutes of the announcement, so you will have to act quickly when the contest begins!

Winners’ names will be announced on Facebook.  Winners may either make an appointment to pick up the tickets at our office, or ask that the tickets be mailed to them by regular mail.

Good luck!

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Your library card may earn you a Northern California museum discount

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Your Yolo County library card can earn you free and low-cost passes to Northern California museums through the “Discover & Go” program. Visit www.discover.yolocountylibrary.org.

For general library information, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org or look for the library on Facebook.

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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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Coroner ID’s man killed on freeway as 25-year old from Davis

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 8, 2014 —

The Yolo County Coroner’s office has identified the pedestrian killed on a West Sacramento freeway early morning as 25-year old Bryson Rush Labourdette, of Davis.

The coroner’s report still lists the cause and manner of death both as “pending,” but states that Labourdette apparently left his disabled car and “attempted to cross over highway on foot, and was struck by multiple vehicles.”

The accident occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday on westbound I-80, just before the Yolo Causeway.

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Man hit and killed: may have run into freeway traffic near Yolo Causeway

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 7, 2013 j–

By Steve Marschke

News-Ledger Editor

  A man apparently walking on the freeway in West Sacramento early this morning was struck and killed. The accident caused extended lane closures and traffic delays.

  According to the California Highway Patrol incident log, a witness reported at 6:02 a.m. that there was a pedestrian “in dark clothes” walking on the right hand side of westbound I-80 near the Yolo Causeway.

  Five minutes later, another witness reported that the “running” pedestrian “possibly ran into traffic and got hit.” Others reported there was now a body in the middle lane of the freeway or on the “inside of the fast lane.”

  CHP records indicate a vehicle was ordered towed away as evidence in the investigation. The Highway Patrol predicted closed lanes would reopen around 10 a.m. today.

  Further information was not immediately available.

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River Cats hiring for the 2014 season

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2014 —

The Sacramento River Cats announced today they are hiring for 150-200 seasonal positions in the upcoming 2014 baseball season at Raley Field.

The club—which is entering its 15th season in Sacramento—is hiring clean team members, emergency medical technicians, ushers, “Kids Corner” representatives, Merlino’s Freeze workers, and several other seasonal positions. In addition to the seasonal positions, the River Cats are also looking to fill full-time positions in several departments including ticket sales and corporate partnerships.

The first River Cats home game of the season is set for Friday, April 11, at 7:05 p.m. when the Salt Lake Bees—Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim—come to town.

Those interested in applying are asked to visit rivercats.com for more information. Click here for a direct link to the list of available jobs.

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Yolo deputy fires at suspect accused of pointing a gun, trying to run him down

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 6, 2014 —

A man is in custody after an incident Sunday evening in which he allegedly fled from an attempted traffic stop, then pointed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy and rammed his patrol car.

According to Yolo County spokesman Mark Persons, the events unfolded last night after a Yolo sheriff’s deputy (whose name wasn’t provided) tried to stop the suspect’s car northbound on I-5 in Woodland, after witnessing it violate traffic laws.

“The vehicle not only failed to stop, (the driver) accelerated to speeds of more than 110 m.p.h., weaving dangerously in and out of traffic while driving with a a willful disregard for the safety of the vehicles around him,” said Persons in a press release.

The deputy pursued the suspect until losing sight of him south of Dunnigan. But he soon spotted the vehicle again as it made a U-turn on County Road 8, west of I-5. The deputy again activated his lights.

“After making the U-turn, the suspect vehicle drove toward the deputy’s vehicle while the suspect was pointing a gun at the deputy,” Persons stated. “The suspect than rammed the deputy’s vehicle on the right front side before continuing eastbound on County Road 8. Believing the suspect presented imminent danger to the public, the deputy fired two rounds, striking the suspect vehicle.”

The suspect abandoned the vehicle behind a truck stop and jumped a fence onto I-5. He was spotted by a California Highway Patrol officer, and two CHP officers detained him at gunpoint before the deputy took custody. The suspect was not injured.

A handgun believed to belong to the suspect was found “along the route between where the suspect abandoned his vehicle and where he was located by CHP,” said Persons.

The arrested man was identified as John August Scrhoiff, a 28-year old transient.

He’s been charged with assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury,assault with a firearm on a peace officer, being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and evading a peace officer.

Bail was set at $280,000, and Schroiff is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

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