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Check out town of Winters:

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Historical Society is offering a field trip to the historic town of Winters in western Yolo County on Sept. 22. To prepare, there will be two orientation sessions: 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 at River Bend Manor, 664 Cummins Way, and 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the same location. For information, contact Lana, 372-5117.

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Multicultural fair will come back

The Yolo County Library’s booth at Saturday’s fair (photo by PETER FOLKS)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 5, 2012 —

(with additional photos)

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

At least two hundred people dropped in to visit the newest version of the West Sacramento Multicultural Fair at Bryte Park on Saturday.

The event was sponsored for the first time this year by the Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN). The city’s annual “Neighbors Fair” is on hiatus, and a multicultural fair was started last year by a local literacy group. This year, BBCAN stepped into the breach to organize the fair.

At the fair: grownups above are Charles Sano; David Joyce (campaign manager to Oleg Maskaev; Maskaeve -- the retired boxing champ running for West Saramento City Council; and Mickey Fausett (courtesy of Mickey Fausett)

Saturday’s festivities were meant to include a parade – also an on-again, off-again event in recent years – but that didn’t work out.

“The bottom line is, we didn’t get enough participation in it this year,” said Jim Brewer of BBCAN.

But Saturday’s fair went well, said Brewer, and both the parade and fair will be back in 2013.

“It will happen next year,” said Brewer. “We’re committed to it. It will probably again be in the north. Basically, the point of the fair this year was to support the activity at Bryte Park and the master-planning of it.”

The vendors appear to be committed to coming back, too, said Brewer.

Alicia Cruz (board member of BBCAN) with Teresa Blackmer. When the planned parade was canceled, Blackmer went from being the parade's grand marshal to the fair's "Grand Poobah." (photo by Peter Folks)

 

AZTEC DANCE group that performed at the Multicultural Fair (photo by Peter Folks)

The Yolo County Childrens Alliance was one of the groups to have a booth at the fair. Dalila Martinez is staffing the table and the Ramirez family is visiting (photo by Peter Folks)

"Dinger" -- mascot of the Sacramento River Cats -- with friends (photo by Mickey Fausett)

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Tuesday: meet the new boss

MARTIN TUTTLE, new city manager of West Sacramento (CalTrans photo)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

You’re invited to meet Martin Tuttle, new city manager of West Sacramento, at an event scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the community room of River Bend Manor, 664 Cummins Way.

The event is sponsored by the Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network (www.bryteandbroderick.org). Also on the agenda is discussion of the availability of healthy food in the northern neighborhoods of Bryte and Broderick, with a guest from the Yolo County Health Department to discuss an analysis.

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‘Burger Battle’ cookoff at Raley Field

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

Raley Field will host the “Sacramento Burger Battle,” pitting local chefs against each other to find the region’s best burger and support the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

“The Eatery” of West Sacramento’s Southport area is on the list of competing restaurants.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Visit http://sacburgerbattle.com.

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Tour the Sea Scout ship

The MORRIS: flagship of West Sacramento's Sea Scout program. You can step on board this weekend. (courtesy photo)

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT. 8, 2012 —

The West Sacramento Sea Scouts will host open house of the Cutter Morris in Old Sacramento this weekend, on Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 9-12.

The Morris is the world’s largest Sea Scout training vessel. She operated as a Coast Guard Cutter from 1927-1970, and measuring in at 125′, she is the largest Sea Scout training vessel in the world. She is operated by the Sacramento Delta Youth Maritime Association (www.youthmaritime.com), based out of West Sacramento, CA. The vessel has been in Sea Scouting since 1971, and recently has undergone a $2 million refit.  Former Sea Scouts from this program actually served on her during the Cuban Missile crisis.

She will be moored this weekend at the Old Sacramento Public Dock for public tours. Crew members of the Neptune will be on hand to answer questions and give tours.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Eckler, Director, at 916-775-3732 or by e-mail at nate@youthmaritime.com.

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Cheap books& movies this weekend

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — 

The West Sacramento Friends of the Library will host a book sale on Sat., Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, from 10-3 at the Arthur F. Turner Library Branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue.

The sale will start with hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents, children’s books for 10 to 25 cents, and VHS movies, audio books and special-priced books. On Sunday, items will go for $2 per bagful.

For information or to volunteer, call 375-6465 ext. 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

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9/11 memorial flag display returns

JOHN VINSON at an earlier edition of his annual flag memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (News-Ledger file photo)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 5, 2012 –

Former West Sacramento resident John Vinson reports that he will shortly begin installing hundreds of American flags at the corner of South River Road and Jefferson Boulevard in Southport.

Vinson creates the annual flag display as a remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The flags will go up beginning Friday, Sept. 7, and will come down at sundown on Sept. 11, said Vinson.

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