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A Swing and a Hit Along West Capitol Ave

A Swing and a Hit Along West Capitol Ave

As part of West Sacramento's redevelopment project, standing tall along the east end of the newly landscaped West Capitol Avenue, between City Hall and the Civic Center, cast your eyes on a pair of giant bronze sculptures.  A pitcher and a batter, both complimenting nearby Raley Field.  City proud and winning! 

Capitol Bowl Bride of 1983

 Capitol Bowl Bride of 1983

James Marshall graduate, Lynda Herren Rogers, married the late Gary Lee Rogers on August 27, 1983.  At that time, Gary had part ownership in what was then El Rancho Bowl, a major entertainment hub on the west side of the river.  Now a West Sacramento Landmark, the renamed Capitol Bowl is undergoing an exciting renovation facelift to complement the new Civic Center, City College and City Hall.  The Rogers unique wedding took place inside the bowling alley, a strike in their favor, and the beautiful bride walked down the 10th lane.  Needless to say, their 200 guests had a ball.  After hearing about the "destruction party" on April 22nd, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California, Lynda stopped by News10 to reminisce with lifelong friend, yours truly, who attended the nuptials and caught the bouquet...which doesn't work by the way. 

La Bou Times Two

La Bou Times Two

George Chryssafis, owner of La Bou in West Sacramento, has opened his second location. His sunny little spot, La Boutique Cafe, sits within the large windows of the brand new West Sacramento Community Center building, just next door to City College (West Sac), on the corner of West Capitol and Merkley Avenues.  It's quick and it's delish!

Event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce

Event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce

The Career Center at American River College is hosting an event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce. Guest speakers will address issues faced when entering the workforce as a mature worker and how to
create a vision for new opportunities.

The event is on April 27th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. The location is Raef Hall Room 128. Please call the Career Center to reserve a seat at (916) 484-8492. Allow 30 minutes for parking. There will be several speakers at the event including Melissa Washington, Executive Director of Active Job Seekers of America. www.activejobseekers.org

Exotic Plants Ltd. of Sacramento to aid fund raising effort to Japan

Exotic Plants Ltd. of Sacramento to aid fund raising effort to Japan

Exotic Plants Ltd. of Sacramento started a fund raising effort today to aid the relief effort in Japan.

The store will be donating 5% of all live plants sales to the American Red Cross. The fund raising will go through the end of April.

Exotic Plants owner, Kifumi Keppler, was born and raised in Osaka, Japan and is very concerned. She has been in touch with family in Osaka, and many friends in the Tokyo area, and all are safe; she is hoping to help in any way she can. Kifumi, a Japanese American, has been an avid horticulturalist and owner of Exotic Plants Ltd. for more than 38 years in the Sacramento area.

Exotic Plants Ltd. is Sacramento's source for live plants, palms, and orchids in the region. They specialize in bringing the benefits of live plants through sales and service to homes and offices from Grass Valley to Vacaville. Everyone is encouraged to visit the Howe Avenue Store, in the Cost Plus Shopping Center at Howe & Alta Arden.

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 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.

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