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Yolo County libraries to close for training

All seven Yolo County branch libraries will have shortened hours on Monday, April 11 so staff may attend system-wide training.  The library’s Central Services and County Archives will also be affected.

Branches will reopen from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. if the branch is normally open on Mondays.

The seven libraries affected are:

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Bryte and Broderick Community Kick-off: Women’s Soccer Tournament

Bryte and Broderick Community Kick-off: Women’s Soccer Tournament

To mark the Bryte and Broderick Community Kick-off, a one-day women’s soccer tournament is scheduled at Bryte Park, 425 Todhunter Ave. The soccer competition welcomes women in the 18+ age categories. For more information or to register your team to play or to make a donation:

All proceeds benefit the Broderick Urban Farm Stand and garden projects in the Bryte and Broderick neighborhoods of West Sacramento.

Building a room divider with old phone books?

Building a room divider with old phone books?

The new AT&T phone books are being delivered to West Sac residents now and in the city's e-newsletter, city spokesman Art Schroeder reminds you to recycle those old phone books.

Here’s how:

  • In your curbside mixed recycling cart
  • In your commercial mixed recycling bin
  • Drop off at International Paper, 1714 Cebrian St. (371-4634)

Schroeder says it you don't have a recycling cart or bin, call the West Sac Recycling Division at 617-4590.

Accessing Raley Field during West Sac street construction

Accessing Raley Field during West Sac street construction

Two West Sacramento construction projects are now underway as the new River Cats season opens April 7.

The city's plans have begun for redeveloping its riverfront adjacent to Raley Field in the long-awaited Bridge District. Right now, Tower Bridge Gateway is being converted into an at-grade city street, explains city spokesman Art Schroeder in the city's e-newsletter.

"Vehicle parking lots south of Raley Field are accessible off Tower Bridge Gateway -- former State Route 275 -- and Delta Lane turning into Riske Lane west of Raley Field," says Schroeder. Two parking areas north of West Capitol Avenue (Lots G and H) will also be accessible, with pedestrian access provided to Raley Field, Schroeder says.

Bridge District construction projects include a new small community park in the Washington neighborhood to beautify the area around the new water tank.

Community Sponsors

Rummage Sale -- donations wanted now

The West Sacramento Community Singers will hold a rummage sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 2.

If you would like to donate items for the sale, arrange for pick-up by e-mailing westsacsingers@gmail.com.

Celebrity Chef Curtis Aikens at IKEA - March 19

Together with Food University and Family Circle magazine, IKEA West Sacramento will give you the inspiration and basic know-how to utilize your kitchen like a pro, from organization and cooking techniques to entertaining with style! Join Curtis Aikens as he hosts a Food University Cooking Demonstration, presented by Family Circle, at the IKEA in West Sacramento.

Saturday, March 19
2:00pm - 4:00pm
IKEA
West Sacramento
www.myfoodu.com

Exercise instructors wanted - work for West Sac Parks & Rec

Exercise instructors wanted - work for West Sac Parks & Rec

The West Sacramento Parks & Recreation Department needs exercise instructors in the following areas for the city's state of the art recreation center next to River City High School on Jefferson Boulevard.

Needed are:

  • Rock Climbing Instructor for those interested in rapeling the custom designed climbing structure
  • Group Exercise Instructor – Specifically Tuesday/Thursday evenings  

All applicants must submit a course proposal, resume, and a copy of required certifications, says Parks and Rec chief Bob Johnston..

Demonstrations may be required.

Questions? Call 617-4770.

For more info on the West Sacramento Press, call 371-2397.

Free recycling for West Sac seniors

Free recycling for West Sac seniors

Living on a fixed income and want to save money when you have hazardous waste for the Yolo Landfill?

If you are a West Sacramento resident age 65 or older, or you have a disability, you qualify for free pick-up of household hazardous waste (HHW), says West Sac city spokesman Art Schroeder in the city's newsletter.. 

The Yolo County Central Landfill offers the service to qualified West Sacramento residents as part of the HHW drop-off program the landfill offers every Friday and Saturday.

Examples of hazardous waste include fluorescent lights, batteries, paint, household cleaners, automotive fluids, syringes, mercury thermometers, and pesticides. 

To schedule an appointment, call toll free (866) 714-8470. .To learn more about cost effective city services and programs, visit www.cityofwestsacramento.org.

Free River Cats Tickets for West Sac businesses

Free River Cats Tickets for West Sac businesses

"March and April are 'Business Appreciation Months' -- the city's way of thanking local businesses for their hard work in our community," said city spokesman Art Schroeder in a press release. Up to 10 tickets are available to all businesses in West Sacramento, Schroeder said. To receive the tickets, businesses are asked to fill out a short assessment.

E-mail the city ('contact us' at www.cityofwestsacramento.org) for a link to the assessment and the games schedule. Then e-mail the city with the number of tickets requested and your game of choice.

See you at Raley Field.

For high school sports stories at West Sac's River City High School, subscribe to the West Sacramento Press. Call 371-2397 for more information.

Redevelopment: Local money at work in West Sacramento

Redevelopment: Local money at work in West Sacramento

California's $25 billion+ budget deficit has sparked proposals by Governor Jerry Brown that include raising half what's needed by getting voter approval to extend tax hikes. Cuts would make up the other half.