Tag Archives: West Sacramento

Farmers Market has a start date


Wondering when the West Sacramento Farmers Market is opening up for the season?

The market will return for the spring and summer months on Thursday, June 6, at a slightly different location on the 1100-block of West Capitol avenue, near the civic center. Watch the News-Ledger for final details about this year’s market.  Or visit the market (if you’re a Facebook member) here.

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Earth Day in West Sacramento

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Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 20,  at the West Sacramento Community Center included environmentally-related information booths, a bounce house and a visit from Radio Disney. Above, representative Merit Cutler of “Farm Fresh to You” in the Capay Valley (left) chats with a visitor to her table.  The festival, sponsored by the City of West Sacramento, was the first of its kind. Close to a hundred people were on hand when the News-Ledger dropped by on Saturday afternoon.
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DUI checkpoint in West Sac tonight


The West Sacramento Police Department announces it will hold a “DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint” tonight between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location in West Sacramento.

“Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or other drug impairment,” said Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the W.S.P.D. in a press release. “Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.”

The department believes that well-publicized, frequent DUI checkpoints reduce drinking-related car crashes.

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Got leftover prescription drugs?


The West Sacramento Police Department will take part in the “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” tomorrow (Saturday, April 27).

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. you can drop off your expired or unwanted prescription medications at the police department, 550 Jefferson Blvd. in West Sacramento. (From Jefferson Blvd., go west on Triangle and turn left into the police parking lot).

The service is anonymous and free. Staff will accept your drop-offs and will see that the drugs are safely disposed of.

“Since most people who abuse prescription drugs say that they get them from family members or friends, it is imperative that we all take steps to dispose of unwanted drugs,” said U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner in a press release.

The national “take-back” day includes a number of California locations. For other drop-off spots, go to www.dea.gov and click on “Got Drugs?”

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