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West Sac Farmers Market opens today

Shopping for cherries on opening day of the market last year (News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 —

New for 2012 is a beer garden by ‘Swabbie’s On the River.’ Returning this year is the market’s low-trash ethic

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

You won’t have to wait much longer.

After a successful inaugural season last year, the West Sacramento Farmers Market opens up again on tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. The market will continue Thursday evenings until dusk through mid-September, at 1271 West Capitol Avenue (across from city hall).

  The market is organized by the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

Is anything special planned for opening day?

“There will be a band brought by Swabbie’s catering truck, and a beer garden set up by Swabbie’s,” said Lun So, director of marketing and communications for the chamber. The restaurant and its catering truck are famous for their seafood tacos.

“We’ll try to have entertainment every week,” he added. “Swabbie’s will be out there the third Thursday of every month.”

“We’ll have a full market pad,” So said.. Aside from regional growers of produce, meats and baked goods, the market will have a bunch of ready-to-eat food on hand:

 “We’ll have Wicked West Pizza & BBQ, the Eatery, Gold Rush Popcorn, and Addy’s Paella,” said So. A couple of other restaurants may be there as well.

Like last year, the market will aim for zero-waste – with eating utensils and other supplies either recyclable or compostable.

Facebook members can find more information on the market by clicking here.

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82-year old woman missing after walk

Georgina Crespo: missing after a walk from Southport home

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 16, 2012 —

West Sacramento police are asking for the public’s help in locating an 82-year old woman, missing under unknown circumstances.

Georgina Crespo was last seen yesterday (May 15) at about  4:35 p.m leaving her residence in the Southport area for a walk.  When she failed to return, family members called police at 10:45 p.m. to  report Crespo as a missing person.

Crespo has been known to frequent the  Southport Town Center Plaza and had made earlier statements she would possibly attempt to travel to Texas.  Anyone with information as to the location of Crespo is requested to contact the West Sacramento Police Department Dispatch at 916-375-6474.

   Sgt. Nathan Steele of the W.S.P.D. said Crespo is described as Hispanic, 5′ 0″ tall, 105 lbs, with gray hair and  hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a beige sweat shirt and jeans and carrying a green recycle bag.

Manny Ramirez to join River Cats

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 15, 2012 —

  This news is just in from the River Cats organization:

Baseball icon Manny Ramirez is set to join the Sacramento River Cats roster for 10 games, with his Raley Field debut scheduled for Friday, May 25, the Oakland Athletics announced today.

MANNY RAMIREZ: Suspended from MLB, but clear to play some games with the River Cats including a home game on May 25

Ramirez is eligible to play 10 minor league games in advance of being activated from his current 50-game suspension. According to the Athletics, Ramirez will play all 10 minor league games with the River Cats, the A’s Triple-A affiliate.

His first game with the Cats is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, against the Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M. Saturday’s first pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. PDT and can be heard locally on KSTE 650 AM or online at rivercats.com.

In conjunction with Ramirez’ appearance in Sacramento, the River Cats are offering a special deal for fans who purchase tickets for the Sunday, May 27 or Monday, May 28 home games at Raley Field. For each ticket purchased in the Senate, Governor’s Club or Raley’s Diamond Club sections, fans will be given one ticket in the same section to the June 20 (12:05 p.m.) or June 27 (7:05 p.m.) home games.

Fans can also purchase a limited-edition Manny Pack, which includes 20 or 40 River Cats ticket vouchers (good for any game this season). In addition to the game vouchers, both Manny Packs come with a Manny Ramirez River Cats t-shirt, while supplies last. For more information or to purchase a Manny Pack, fans can call the River Cats at (916) 376-HITS (4487).

  Ramirez is eligible to play in Major League games beginning Wednesday, May 30, when the A’s take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis. The former Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers, White Sox and Rays slugger currently sits 14th all-time with 555 home runs and 18th all-time with 1,831 RBIs. He has not appeared in a Major League game since April of 2011, when he appeared in five games with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Pictures from RCHS golf

River City High School senior Billy Mistler follows through in Woodland (photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

The River City High School golf team journeyed to the Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland on April 30 for the Sierra Valley Conference Tournament.

Here are a few photos from the event.

Jackson Rhinehart, a senior competing for River City High School (photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

 

RCHS freshman Jordan Sevilla (photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

 

(Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute info on RCHS sports at contributor De’Onna Jack’s Facebook page. Click here.)

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Get rid of that big junk this week

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Drop off your junk furniture, mattresses, box springs, cardboard and tires (limit of 9 tires) at the City of West Sacramento’s “Bulky Waste Drop-Off Event” from 4-7 p.m. on May 16-19 at 540 Harbor Blvd.

Bring proof of city residency (utility bill or driver’s license). Hours are 4-7 p.m. on weekdays and 9-3 on Saturday. Seniors (65 and up) or the disabled may phone (916) 617-4589 for item pickup.

Wood and green waste are not accepted at this event; look in your April city utility bill for a voucher to take one load to the landfill for free.

For information, visit www.WestSacRecycles.org or call 617-4589.

RC baseball: playoff game today

Freshman Logan Funkner connects for a sacrifice fly to score a runner and cement the Raiders’ junior varsity win in extra innings. Photo by ‘Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack’

Freshman Josh Holland on the mound for the Raider junior varsity against Galt. (Photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 —

River City High’s baseball team hosted the Galt Warriors on May 1.

The RCHS varsity was led by Javi Martinez, who kept the Warriors to one run. The game was called in the Raiders’ favor when RCHS built an 11-1 lead, triggering the “10-run rule” that ended the contest early.

The River City junior varsity came from behind to tie their game in the seventh inning, sending the game to extra innings. Logan Funkner hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th to score freshman Jesus Gracia, for a 7-6 home team victory. On Thursday, the team celebrated “Senior Night” with its last home game of the season. The RCHS varsity lost to visiting El Dorado, 3-0.

  But the Raiders (listed at 14-12 overall and 11-6 league play) head into the playoffs next week. Today (May 14) at 4 p.m., the team will host a visiting team (not selected at press time) in the first round of the post-season under Coach Jeff Cox. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids.

(Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute info on RCHS sports at contributor De’Onna Jack’s Facebook page. Click here.)

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A welcome mat for cyclists tomorrow

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 —

May is “Bike Month” in the region.

Part of the celebration includes an “Energizer Station” to be set up for passing cyclists between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, on West Capitol Avenue near the community center (south side of the street near 1075 West Capitol.

Pedal by for some free refreshments and other goodies.

You can log your miles for commuting, recreation or errands, and learn about other “Bike Month” events, at www.mayisbikemonth.com.

The “Energizer Station” will be hosted by the City of West Sacramento and Yolo Transportation Management. For information, call Greta Vohlers, (916) 617-4731.

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