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Girl missing from West Sacramento:

Alyssa Burraston: teen was last seen in West Sacramento on Thursday

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 7, 2012 —

This report came from the West Sacramento Police Department last night. Circumstances of the girl’s disappearance were not specified:

The West Sacramento Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing 15-year old girl last seen in West Sacramento at about 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 4.

The missing person is Alyssa Burraston,  who is white, 5′ 5″ tall,  approximately 105 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and jean shorts.

Anyone who has information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact the West Sacramento Police Dispatch at (916) 372-3375.

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Food, wine & music to support kids

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER– OCT 3, 2012 —

Help celebrate ten years of the Yolo County Childrens Alliance, at a night of food, wine and music at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Visit www.yolokids.org/events to purchase tickets. Or donate to the “10 for 10” campaign, with a possible $10 donation to honor each of the years YCCA has been at work.

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RC V-ball fights to second place

ABOVE: RCHS volleyball team after a strong second-place finish at a Carmichael tournament on Saturday

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 3, 2012 —

The River City High School girls volleyball team took second place in the Carmichael Invitational Volleyball Tournament (“Green” division) on Saturday.

 The West Sacramento girls played tough all day, with amazing teamwork and consistency, reports its coach.

The Lady Raiders won five straight matches to make it to the final championship round. After dropping the first set in the championship match, the RCHS team rallied back to win the second set.

They lost the final set by a close 12-15 score.

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LOCALS IN UNIFORM:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 3, 2012 —

Army Pvt. Geno M. Parker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Parker is the son of Jason Parker of Norfolk Avenue, West Sacramento.

He is a 2011 graduate of River City High School.

 

  Air Force Reserve Airman Alexander M. Brookins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

He is a 2010 graduate of River City High School, West Sacramento, Calif.

 

Air Force Airman Perrin A. Stegall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Stegall is the son of Jeffery Stegall of Bacon Island Street, West Sacramento.

He is a 2011 graduate of River City High School, West Sacramento.

 

Army Pvt. Chin C. Saefong has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Saefong is the nephew of Liew Saefong of Hobson Avenue, West Sacramento, and brother of Chang Saefong of Boundary Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

He is a 2008 graduate of Yolo High School, West Sacramento.

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‘Pumpkin Run’ returns on Oct. 27

After the starting gun in the Pumpkin Run, 2010 (News-Ledger photo by Eric Harding/www.ebharding.com)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 3, 2012 —

The annual Pumpkin Run returns Oct. 27, with a chance to run or walk 5k or 10k on a course that goes through “Dave’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch” and along the river trail. There is also a kids’ 1-mile fun run.

The event is a fundraiser for aquatics programs at the West Sacramento Recreation center.

Pre-register ($30 before Oct. 20) by Oct. 22 at www.eventbrite.com or by mail to 417 Mace Blvd., Suite J, P.M. B. 173, Davis CA 95618 or at the pumpkin patch. After Oct. 20 registration is $35; kids run $20. Late registration or race-day registration is $35 ($25 for kids). Includes refreshments, pumpkin & award eligibility. Race shirts optional, $20. The 5k and 10k runs start at 8 a.m., and the kids’ run begins at 10 a.m. at the pumpkin patch, 3010 Burrows Ave.

  Volunteers are needed; high school students may earn community service hours. Contact Ross at AFWS@uipm@att.net.

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EDITORIAL: WUSD should know better

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 26, 2012 —

We were disappointed to find that the superintendent of Washington Unified School District, and apparently the district’s lawyers, when offered a chance to walk away from an untenable position, chose instead to dig in and play defense.

The issue – as you may have seen in our separate news article – was a simple request by the News-Ledger for some documents. We wanted to publish the names of the people who were applying to be appointed as the newest school board member.

  The district said “no,” initially saying that the list of names wasn’t “public information” because the board hadn’t seen it yet. Later, they said added the reason that there wasn’t, technically, a printed list.

Let’s take the second reason first: yes, WUSD is correct that they don’t have to provide documents to the public if the documents don’t exist. The problem – carefully explained to Dr. Gilleland – is that WUSD send us an email that seemed to acknowledge that there was a list. The email from the district was misleading. Had WUSD told us that the names of the applicants hadn’t been put onto one document, we could have and would have instantly rephrased our request, and asked the district to fax us copies of the applications themselves.

And, you know what? The California Public Records act actually requires government agencies to help members of the public identify the records they need – not to hinder them.

Now, our request for this information was informal and on a short time frame. What happened, happened. What interests us more is the district’s policy: does it truly believe that it can withhold a document from the public for the simple reason that “the board hasn’t seen it?”

In a word, yes. And that’s wrong.

Most documents in the hands of your local government agencies are public, period. There are only narrow exceptions. Anyone running a school district or providing its legal advice simply ought to know this.

Imagine WUSD is right, and imagine they have on file some kind of document they don’t want to go public. Let’s say it’s a contractor’s report saying the roof is about to fall in on one of the campuses, or that somebody embezzled a bunch of money. Under the district’s theory, all they have to do to legally justify keeping such information secret is not give a copy to the school board. They could still brief the board, but as long as they don’t provide the board with a copy, “it’s not public information.”

Please.

Public information is public information. The board is just five guys and gals who do the public’s work. It’s that simple.

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Last day to register to vote

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER —

The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is October 22. Call Yolo Elections at (916) 375-6490, visit www.yoloelections.org, or pick up a registration card at the library (1212 Merkley Ave.), post office (various) or the city clerk’s office (third floor of city hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave).

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