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West Sacramento Farmers Market returns

The popular West Sacramento Farmers Market (shown here from its inaugural day in 2011) is back this week. Visit the market Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to dusk, on the street in front of city hall at 1110 West Capitol Avenue. (News-Ledger photo)

The popular West Sacramento Farmers Market (shown here from its inaugural day in 2011) is back this week. Visit the market Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to dusk, on the street in front of city hall at 1110 West Capitol Avenue. (News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Farmers Market reopens on Thursday evenings beginning May 29.

The market’s ‘Dig In’ dinners – a three-course, sit-down dinner served in the street, return with a 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. meal May 29 at the market location, 1110 West Capitol Avenue (in front of city hall). Only 120 tickets available for each dinner.

The guest chef on May 29 is Michael Thiemann, owner and chef at “Mother,” known for its “old-school, low country” cuisine.

Visit www.westsacramentochamber.com/events or contact Meaghan Pierelli, 371-7042.

The market is open 4:30-8 p.m. on Thursdays through summer, beginning May 29.

 

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West Sac police fire shots at fleeing suspect

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 26, 2014 —

A West Sacramento Police Officer fired shots at a suspect he believed was trying to ram the officer’s motorcycle during a carjacking and a police chase this morning. The suspect wasn’t hit by the gunfire, but was arrested.

A carjacking victim went to the hospital for treatment.

The events started to unfold at 11:33 am. at 3065 West Capitol Avenue — the site of a shopping center and parking lot, at the corner of Harbor Boulevard — when someone reported a shooting. Police received a report that an armed man was running in the area, said Lieutenant Nathan Steele  of the W.S.P.D.

Then, police received reports that the suspect was armed with a screwdriver — and was being chased by witnesses who believed he had been trying to break into a vehicle at the site.

“The suspect assaulted a citizen and carjacked his vehicle as officers were arriving at the scene,” said a statement from Steele. “Officers attempted to stop the suspect in the stolen vehicle, at which time the suspect led officers on a high-speed pursuit.”

“On several occasions during the pursuit, the suspect attempted to strike West Sacramento police officers’ patrol cars with his vehicle. The suspect then attempted to strike a West Sacramento police officer on a motorcycle. The motor officer, fearing for his safety, fired at the suspect and his vehicle. No parties were struck or injured.”

The suspect then crashed the vehicle and fled on foot, before being caught without further incident, reported Steele.  The chase concluded on Evergreen Avenue, he told the News-Ledger.

The man was identified as 37-year old Thomas Brewer of Sacramento. He faces “numerous” felony charges,” said Steele.

The motorcycle officer who fired the shots was placed on routine paid leave while the incident is investigated by the police department and Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eric Palmer, (916) 617-4935.

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West Sac readies for new, outdoor venue on riverfront — for farmers market, concerts, beer garden

THE BARN will include an overhead crossing of Garden Street, near the Tower Bridge and Raley Field, as well as indoor facilities.   (City of West Sacramento/artist’s rendering)

THE BARN will include an overhead crossing of Garden Street, near the Tower Bridge and Raley Field, as well as indoor facilities.
(City of West Sacramento/artist’s rendering)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 21, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

The West Sacramento City Council last week to approve spending about $2.6 million in “capital improvement project” funds toward a project designed to attract visitors to the city’s developing riverfront.

The contribution will help build a $5.6 million outdoor venue called “The Barn,” in conjunction with developer Mark Friedman and his Smart Growth Investors II, LLC. It’s to be built across Garden Street next to the Riverwalk trail along the Sacramento River.

The project is meant to “evoke the agricultural heritage of West Sacramento,” according to a city staff report. It includes a kitchen and meeting space and will also be operated as a beer garden when sufficient foot traffic is expected. It may also host farmers markets, concerts and other events. The facility will be operated by a vendor.

A city plan for its “Bridge District” authorizes up to $19.7 million in “backbone” improvements to Riverwalk, as well as another $46 million that could be spent on shade structures, piers, gardens, art and “distributed recreational elements.”

The city revenue is “derived from Bridge District development,” City Manager Martin Tuttle told the News-Ledger yesterday. It’s not “general fund” money earmarked for uses such as police or fire protection.

The partners plan to have “The Barn” open this October. They’ve booked “The Launch,” a three-day concert last year held in Sacramento, as an opening event.

The land is privately-owned, and the deal approved by the council includes a lease and lease-back arrangement for 30 years.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon abstained from last week’s vote. He told the News-Ledger yesterday that while he had no legal “conflict of interest” to prevent him from voting, he is planning to move to a nearby development in the Bridge District.

“I thought it was better to abstain,” he said.

The other council members present – Mark Johannessen, Chris Ledesma and Bill Kristoff – authorized city staff to finalize and sign the deal for public participation.

 

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Spaghetti dinner to help family of Westmore Oaks school teacher

AMY MILLS has taught English and led drama productions in Washington Unified School District. She died Mother’s Day in hospice care, and friends are raising money to help her husband and two children with medical expenses from cancer treatment.   (Courtesy photo)

AMY MILLS has taught English and led drama productions in Washington Unified School District. She died Mother’s Day in hospice care, and friends are raising money to help her husband and two children with medical expenses from cancer treatment.
(Courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 14, 2014 —

Help the family of Westmore Oaks Elementary School teacher Amy Mills by showing up for some spaghetti, a silent auction and raffle on May 31.

Mills, 33, lost her fight with cancer on Sunday — Mother’s Day. She leaves behind a husband as well as children age eight and two.

According to Westmore Oaks secretary Holly Erickson, Mills was a teacher in West Sacramento’s school district since 2010. She taught English and ran the drama club, helping to put on productions of “Annie” and “Horton Hears a Who” on the Yolo High School gymnasium stage.

Her family has incurred large expenses from her medical treatment, which has included flights back and forth between West Sacramento and “Cancer Treatment Centers of America.”

Supporters are offering the spaghetti fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at the Moose Lodge, 3240 Jefferson Blvd. in Southport.

$10 in advance or $12 at the door; $5 for kids; children under three are no charge. Please bring a dessert to share.

To buy tickets, contact Erickson at spiritjunkie22@yahoo.com or (916) 842-8932.

Erickson said that donations to the family can also be made by check to Mills’s mother, Teresa Redwine, care of Holly Erickson, 1704 Lakewood Dr., West Sacramento CA 95691.

 

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