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Just4Kicks soccer program

Sign your child up for Just4Kicks soccer.  Recreational games guide learning through play. Skills practiced will begin to make the game come together. 

Ages: 3 1/2 - 4 years
When: 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Mondays
        Session I: Jan.24 - Feb. 14
        Session II: March 14 - April 4

Ages: 4-5 years
When: 4:35 p.m.-5:10 p.m.Mondays
    Session I: Jan. 24 - Feb.

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West Sac fitness challenge

West Sacramento's recreation center is hosting a fitness challenge.

If you're ready to improve your health and get fit, West Sacramento spokesman Art Schroeder says the upcoming Fitness Challenge at the city's rec center "has been developed for people of all shapes, sizes and ages."  In the city's e-newsletter, Schroeder says, "If you think you have unhealthy habits, need help motivating into an a exercise routine, or are looking for a healthy way to lose weight and keep it off, sign up for the West Sacramento Recreation Center Fitness Challenge."

He explains that the Fitness Challenge is headed and motivated by the center's personal trainers, Greg, Kami and Staci, with the assistance of the rest of the Recreation Center team.  "This 50 day challenge will help you make the lifestyle changes you need to
become a healthier you," says Schroeder.  He asks,"Have you ever watched 'The Biggest Loser'?  "The concept of this challenge is similar, b

Photo exhibit spotlights West Sac athletes

A photo exhibit of some of West Sacramento's outstanding athletes will be displayed

When:  Beginning Jan. 20 at 5pm
Where: Parks and Recreation Center
             2801 Jefferson Blvd.

The photo collection dates range from the 1940s and to the 2010s.  The display focuses on West Sacramento athletes who were born here or have resided in the community.

Post holiday recycling

With Christmas over, you may be wondering what to do with last year’s Christmas tree.  City spokesman Art Schroeder says in West Sacramento, Christmas trees can be recycled curbside by cutting them into sections small enough to fit in your yard waste cart.

Schroeder says, "Place the pieces in your yard waste cart or place them next to your yard waste cart and they will be collected on your regular service day…You should remove all tinsel, lights, ornaments, flocking and stands.

You can also take your tree to the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Rd 28H for free drop-off.  Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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West Sacramento blood drive

Support our blood banks and donate blood

When:  9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18
Where: BloodSource mobile unit parked in the City Hall parking lot
             1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

For appointments/information, call City Clerk Kryss Rankin at 617-4500.

Bring a photo ID. Participants will receive a BloodSource t-shirt

Before donating blood, please eat and drink plenty of fluids.

Free tree pruning workshop

Free tree pruning workshop

WEST SACRAMENTO - Learn to prune young trees for structure and form at the free tree pruning workshop.

The class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15. at 1110 West Capitol Avenue, City Hall from 9am to 11:30am. 

RSVP: Call 617-4620 to register.

AAA offers free 'Tipsy Tow' service on New Year's Eve


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - AAA says there no excuse for drinking and driving this holiday weekend. The company will offer free "Tipsy Tow" service for revelers on New Year's Eve.

From 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. on New Year's Day, in Northern California, anyone who has been drinking, can call (800) 222-4357 and a tow service will take you and your car home for free, up to ten miles. Just tell the AAA operator you need a Tipsy Tow and a truck will be dispatched to your location, whether your a AAA member or not.

The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver's home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver's home as long as there is sufficient room for them to be transported safely in the tow truck.

West Sacramento Little League online registration has begun

Do you have experience coaching youth baseball or know the game well? Do you want to manage a West Sacramento Little League team and make a difference in a child's life? Online registration for the 2011 Little League season is now open on the West Sacramento Little League Web site http://www.eteamz.com/WestSacLL/.

If you are interested in managing a team, West Sac Little League is currently accepting applications for the 2011 season.

A Managers Application and a Volunteer Application must be turned in with a copy of your drivers license. This may be given to any board member, e-mailed to westsacll@gmail.com or mailed to the League mailing address:
West Sac Little League
P.O. Box 155
West Sacramento, CA.

Tips to recycling holiday waste

SACRAMENTO - The Regional Recycling Group says more residential waste is created during the holiday season than at any other time of the year, so residents in the Sacramento County area are urged to to recycle as much as possible.

Most residents can shed a few pounds by recycling all of their holiday waste paper such as greeting cards, gift boxes and wrapping paper, in their curbside mixed recycling program. Phone books and calendars are also accepted in the mixed recycling container.

"The amount of garbage sent to the landfill increases dramatically during the holiday season," said Doug Ebanks of Sacramento County's Department of Waste Management and Recycling. "We can change the traditional holiday habit of tearing open presents and throwing away wrapping paper and cardboard.

Berg Injury Lawyers offer free cab rides on New Year's Eve

SACRAMENTO - Berg Injury Lawyers will offer its Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program to residents in Sacramento this New Year's Eve. The free cab rides will be offered from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 through 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011.

Due to the program's overwhelming popularity in past years, a cap of $35 will be placed on each ride home. Patrons must may any cab fare above that amount.

For a ride home, call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons must be picked up at a participating restaurant, hotel or bar in the downtown Sacramento area to qualify for a free ride. Rides home must be within the city of Sacramento.