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Food bank gives away food on Tuesday

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 15, 2014 —

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute free food items to eligible West Sacramento and Clarksburg residents on Tuesday, January 21. Visit the county building at 500 Jefferson Blvd. from 9-10 a.m.; Trinity Presbyterian Church at 1500 Park Blvd., between 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Yolo Housing Authority at 685 Lighthouse Drive, between 11 a.m. and noon; or the Clarksburg Firehouse, noon to 1 p.m.

Please bring a bag, and visit only one of the sites. For information, call (530) 668-0690.

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Your library card may earn you a Northern California museum discount

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Your Yolo County library card can earn you free and low-cost passes to Northern California museums through the “Discover & Go” program. Visit www.discover.yolocountylibrary.org.

For general library information, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org or look for the library on Facebook.

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Coroner ID’s man killed on freeway as 25-year old from Davis

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 8, 2014 —

The Yolo County Coroner’s office has identified the pedestrian killed on a West Sacramento freeway early morning as 25-year old Bryson Rush Labourdette, of Davis.

The coroner’s report still lists the cause and manner of death both as “pending,” but states that Labourdette apparently left his disabled car and “attempted to cross over highway on foot, and was struck by multiple vehicles.”

The accident occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday on westbound I-80, just before the Yolo Causeway.

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Yolo deputy fires at suspect accused of pointing a gun, trying to run him down

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 6, 2014 —

A man is in custody after an incident Sunday evening in which he allegedly fled from an attempted traffic stop, then pointed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy and rammed his patrol car.

According to Yolo County spokesman Mark Persons, the events unfolded last night after a Yolo sheriff’s deputy (whose name wasn’t provided) tried to stop the suspect’s car northbound on I-5 in Woodland, after witnessing it violate traffic laws.

“The vehicle not only failed to stop, (the driver) accelerated to speeds of more than 110 m.p.h., weaving dangerously in and out of traffic while driving with a a willful disregard for the safety of the vehicles around him,” said Persons in a press release.

The deputy pursued the suspect until losing sight of him south of Dunnigan. But he soon spotted the vehicle again as it made a U-turn on County Road 8, west of I-5. The deputy again activated his lights.

“After making the U-turn, the suspect vehicle drove toward the deputy’s vehicle while the suspect was pointing a gun at the deputy,” Persons stated. “The suspect than rammed the deputy’s vehicle on the right front side before continuing eastbound on County Road 8. Believing the suspect presented imminent danger to the public, the deputy fired two rounds, striking the suspect vehicle.”

The suspect abandoned the vehicle behind a truck stop and jumped a fence onto I-5. He was spotted by a California Highway Patrol officer, and two CHP officers detained him at gunpoint before the deputy took custody. The suspect was not injured.

A handgun believed to belong to the suspect was found “along the route between where the suspect abandoned his vehicle and where he was located by CHP,” said Persons.

The arrested man was identified as John August Scrhoiff, a 28-year old transient.

He’s been charged with assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury,assault with a firearm on a peace officer, being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and evading a peace officer.

Bail was set at $280,000, and Schroiff is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

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West Sac schools may receive grants for kids to create ‘edible gardens’

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 —

The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative.

To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from Sutter Davis Hosplital, the program will award up to ten grants of $1,000.

More than 43 percent of children under 18 in Woodland and West Sacramento are obese, reports the group. The gardening effort is intended to help steer such youth into healthier eating habits.

The deadline for schools to apply for a grant is January 15. The YF2F website is located at http://bit.ly/JINYNa. Email info@yolofarmtofork.org.

 

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Recycling a Christmas tree: three choices

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER OF WEST SACRAMENTO —

There are three ways for West Sacramento residents to recycle their used, formerly-live Christmas trees. Choose from among the following options after removing all decorations from the tree:

First, you may cut it into small enough (less than three-foot) sections and fit the pieces into your yard waste cart or bundled next to it, for pickup on your regular service day.

Secondly, you may take the tree to Whitey’s Jolly Kone between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 4. If you make a donation at the dropoff, it will benefit Cub Scout Pack 49. Whitey’s is located at 1300 Jefferson Boulevard.

Third, you may recycle your Christmas tree (limit two per person) to the Yolo County Landfill between Woodland and Davis. The landfill will also recycle your old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors now made obsolete by your new holiday gifts.   For more information, call (530) 666-8729 or visit www.yolocounty.org.

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West Sac Foundation receives honor

LEFT TO RIGHT: Jorgen Bateman and  Barbara Moore, board members of the West Sacramento Foundation;  Maria Simas, president of the board of the West Sacramento Foundation; Meg Stallard, president of the Yolo County Foundation;  Kelly A. Rochester, secretary of the West Sacramento Foundation; and Charlie Moore, executive director of the West Sacramento Foundation.  (Courtesy of YCF)

LEFT TO RIGHT: Jorgen Bateman and Barbara Moore, board members of the West Sacramento Foundation; Maria Simas, president of the board of the West Sacramento Foundation; Meg Stallard, president of the Yolo Community Foundation; Kelly A. Rochester, secretary of the West Sacramento Foundation; and Charlie Moore, executive director of the West Sacramento Foundation. (Courtesy of YCF)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 11, 2013 —

The Yolo Community Foundation has named the West Sacramento Foundation as its “Philanthropist of the Year: in the county.

According to Meg Stallard, president of the board of Yolo Community Foundation:

“The West Sacramento  Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, for the past 25 years has help enhance the quality of lives of children, teens, adults and senior citizens of West Sacramento. Since 1988 the Foundation has supported residents’ activities in the areas of health, sports, arts education and community organization. It really shows how effective giving can be when it is local and you are aware of the needs and programs of the local community.”

The Foundation raises money from a golf tournament and the “All Charities Raffle” to help other West Sacramento nonprofit groups.

The recognition event was held November 14 at the Erwin Meier Administration building in Woodland.  All county nonprofits were invited to nominate people to be honored. Along with the West Sacramento Foundation, eleven Yolo County nonprofits recognized donors and volunteers.

The Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County recognized Dick Luna of deLuna’s Jewelers of Davis, who has donated the raffle’s grand prize for the past 13 years at the Annual Concilio Scholarship Fundraiser.

Yolo Food Bank honored Misbah Husain with a special award to recognize his extraordinary commitment to hunger relief in Yolo County.

The Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors (STARS), a nonprofit for volunteers ages 50 and above providing services that otherwise would not be available to Yolo County residents, honored Volunteer Commander Jim Haney. Haney  has successfully reestablished and expanded the STARS program.

Yolo Reads, a program with Yolo County Library, recognized Darlene Coppersmith, who has volunteered for over two years and helped her client pass the citizenship test.

CommuniCare Health Center honored the contributions of the Hansen family in honor of their parents, Dr. Bob Hansen and Suzanne Hansen, who worked to promote a healthy community for all in Yolo County through their volunteerism, advocacy and philanthropy. Their children have continued their parent’s legacy.

Soroptimist International of Woodland (SIW) thanked Tom Vinci, owner and drummer of “Superlicious,” the areas Ultimate 80’s band, for helping the club raise $20,000 over the past few years for Soroptimist sponsored programs.

The Woodland Schools Foundation honored Christy Hayes, owner of Kitchen428 and Mojo’s Lounge, for supporting local nonprofits fundraising efforts.

Woodland Gymnastics honored Mr. LaQuard, who founded the program in 1972, with the mission of providing quality gymnastic training and activities for all youth in Yolo County and surrounding areas.

Ark Preschool recognized the substantial financial contribution by Yocha Dehe Community Fund over the past several years. Their contribution this year has provided books for the children and helped support the staff.

The Davis Art Center (DAC) honored Madeline Brattesani, who as a board member, treasurer and now as chair of the Finance Committee has worked on DAC’s major fundraiser, the annual Holiday Sale.

Capay Valley Vision recognized Sue Heitman, a founding member of CVV.

 

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