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Christmas Eve Grinch stalks Fed Ex truck

SACRAMENTO,CA - A Fed Ex delivery driver looked in his mirrors perplexed, another driver was stalking his truck.

The driver would leave holiday deliveries at the doors with a tag, but suspected a Grinch was soon stealing the Christmas packages, boxes, and bags.

"It's unfortunate that people do that. It's happened before to our neighbor," said Cory Anderson, who was waiting for a Fed Ex package.

A Fed Ex driver called Sacramento police when he noticed a white pickup truck following his route. He said he thought the driver was getting out and taking the packages he just delivered. He took down the license plate number and description.

"I've heard about it and I've known about it, but its something that happens on occasion unfortunately. Tis the season. ho-ho-ho," Tom Harris, Fed Ex Express driver who heard of the report. Harris said he delivered 150 packages today without any incident.

Community Sponsors

Raley's Food for Families surpasses goal

WEST SACRAMENTO - With one week left for this year's Raley's Food For Families Holiday Bag campaign, local community support has resulted in more than 2.2 million pounds of food already raised for the program.

"Support for Food For Families grows every year but we are all surprised at how strong the community response has been this year," said Ashley Zepernick, spokesperson for Raley's Family of Fine Stores. "We have already raised one million more pounds than was raised last year."

Through December 31st, customers can continue to purchase a bag of groceries containing more than 25 pounds of wholesome, non-perishable food for just $10 when visiting their local Raley's, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source Stores.

For the first time, this year customers can also purchase Food For Families Holiday Bags online at Raleys.com/order.

 

Relocation of active aging programs postponed

"Due to construction delays for the new Community Center we have had some changes in our projected program start date," said Christine Prater in the West Sacramento Parks & Recreation newsletter. Prater is Recreation Supervisor, Active Aging & Adaptive Recreation.  "What we are anticipating is that sometime in February 2011 we will be moving into our fabulous new Community Center, located at 1075 West Capitol Ave." Prater said all services and programs associated with Active Aging will be provided from the new location at that time, pending Community Center completion.  "Until then, all programs will remain at 664 Cummins Way.

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.

Community Sponsors

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.

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.