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Steinberg, law enforcement leaders talk to Sikh community

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg spoke at the Sikh Temple in Sacramento Sunday to show solidarity with the community.

Steinberg was joined by the West Sacramento police chief and a representative from the Elk Grove Police Department to highlight the need for cross cultural education after two Sikh men were shot during an afternoon walk.

Surinder Singh, 65, who was killed, and his friend, Gurmej Atwal, 78, who was critically wounded, were gunned down on Friday, March 4.

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Free Income Tax Help

Yolo County Children's Alliance is helping families prepare and file their 2010 income tax returns up until April 18 at 1200 Anna St. in Broderick . Call  572-0560 or 1-(866)-607-4030 to schedule an appointment. This is a free service.

BBCAN Meet-Up

The Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network invites interested residents to attend a 'Meet-up' from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at the West Sacramento Community Center across from city hall on West Capitol. The meeting will take place in Cafe La Boutique, located within the community center just inside the front door.

Learn about current BBCAN projects and plans that affect your neighborhood.

For a listing of upcoming West Sac events and volunteer opportunities, visit www.bryteandbroderick.org or call 617-2288.

For a full calendar of things to do in West Sacramento, subscribe to the West Sacramento Press. Send a check for $15 (annual subscription rate for West Sac residents) and where you want the paper mailed to: The Press, 830 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 60, West Sacramento, 95691.

Yolo County Bar Association soliciting nominations for 2011 Liberty Bell Award

The Yolo County Bar Association is accepting nominations from the community through Monday, April 18th for its 2011 Liberty Bell Award. The Liberty Bell Award is presented by the Yolo County Bar Association each year to honor a non-lawyer who has promoted better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for law and the courts, stimulated a sense of civic responsibility, or contributed to good government in the community.  The Liberty Bell Award was established more than 30 years ago to acknowledge outstanding community service.

This year’s Law Day theme is “to assess and celebrate the legacy of John Adams, explore the historical and contemporary role of lawyers in defending the rights of the accused, and renew our understanding of and appreciation for the fundamental principle of the rule of law.” Law Day was established by President Dwight D.

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Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg to address Sikh Temple congregation

Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg to address Sikh Temple congregation

This coming Sunday, March 13 at 11 a.m., Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg will address the congregation at the Sikh Temple, 2301 Evergreen, West Sacramento, CA.

Senator Steinberg, who strongly believes in acceptance of all cultures and faiths, will speak to show solidarity with the Sikh community in the aftermath of last Friday’s senseless shooting of two Sikh men on East Stockton Blvd. in Elk Grove.

Surinder Singh, 67, died from his wounds while his friend Gurmej Atwal, 78, remains hospitalized in critical condition. The two friends, well-known in the area as they routinely took afternoon walks together in the neighborhood, were shot by an as-yet unknown assailant or assailants.

Jordan Michael Kersey receives Eagle Scout Award March 12

Jordan Michael Kersey receives Eagle Scout Award March 12

Jordan Michael Kersey, a senior of River City High School, will receive the Eagle Scout Award at 6 p.m. Saturday March 12, during a special ceremony at the church of Jesus Christ, L.D.S. church, 2667 Linden Rd. His parents invite all who know him or support scouting's ideals of Honor, Service, Duty to God and Patriotism to attend.  

Jordan lives in West Sac and is a member of Boy Scout Troop #43, of the Golden Empire Council.  For his final Eagle project, he  supervised a team of volunteers in the building, painting, and stocking of several shelves in the main storage facility at a local community garden.

Bus Stop Improvements

Bus Stop Improvements

Would you like to see improvements made to your bus stop? 

Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD) would like your input for bus stop improvements within Yolo County, including the cities of West Sacramento, Woodland, Davis & Winters. 

Some examples of bus stop improvements include:

- Bus Shelters

- Benches

- Waste/Recycling Receptacles

- Bike Racks

- Lighting/Solar Lighting

Please provide the exact location and city of the bus stop location.  Send any suggestions or questions and to Paul Nguyen at pnguyen@yctd.org or 530-402-2823.

For Yolobus Information call (530) 666-2877 or visit www.yolobus.com

Deserved fanfare for one who quietly does her job

Deserved fanfare for one who quietly does her job

Through the years, Washington Unified School District Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, Pam Geivett, has worked for (counting ‘Interims’) six superintendents.

On March 7, Geivett received an “Individual Excellence in Education Award” award from the Yolo County School Board Association in the “Confidential Employee” category.

WUSD school board trustee Teresa Blackmer, in presenting Geivett with her award, said, “Pam Geivett began her career with the Washington Unified School District nearly 20 years ago... Her experience at both the school site level and in the district office attest to her solid understanding of all district operations and distinguishes her as the ‘go-to person’ for employees and parents in our community.”

Geivett says, “I love my job.  I've been a secretary since I graduated from high school. I was a legal secretary/office manager for many years prior to coming to Washington Unified.

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Debi Earl, in West Sacramento, says all of her pets are rescued. Her new feral kitten "Fritzi" is shown in the first photo on top of her SPCA-adopted dog "Lil' Rascal," who was rescued from the Santa Barbara fires.

In the second photo, her Yorkie "Fidget" is with "Fritzi." Earl said the Yorkie protected and cleaned the cat when he was new to the house. And in the third photo, all three of her furry companions are playing on her bed.

Think your pet is cuter? Send us a photo and the name of your community to writer@news10.net and we'll feature your fuzzy sidekick!

Free food for eligible West Sac residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible West Sacramento residents on March 15 at:

€ Trinity Presbyterian, 1500 Park Blvd. 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

€ Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Dr. 11 a.m.-noon

€ West Sacramento County Building, 500 Jefferson Blvd. 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

The USDA Commodities to be distributed are no longer being listed.  Participants may receive food at only one site. Eligible participants are asked to bring a bag to carry their food home.

For more information call the Food Bank at (530) 668-0690.

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