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Making Waves

In the face of squalls, the Vista del Lago High girls swim team continues to push forward, carving out a legacy in the water at one of the area’s newest schools.

The Eagles are not funded by the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, have a pool they can’t compete in for half the season and field no other aquatics program on campus which diminishes their numbers. But, bolstered by a fourth-place finish at last month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships, Vista del Lago’s girls have earned the reputation in the swimming community as a program on the rise.

“It’s really neat to (watch) – they’re setting the tone,” said Eagles coach Joel Garceau, who also heads the swim teams at Folsom High. “They’re setting the traditions.”

The three schools that finished ahead of Vista del Lago – St. Francis, Davis and Rio Americano, respectively – boast a combined 26 section swim titles, so, truly, there is no shame in fourth place.

Northern CA Artists Rally to Support a Local Non-Profit That Serves Homeless Youth and Families

Northern CA Artists Rally to Support a Local Non-Profit That Serves Homeless Youth and Families

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA:  Lutheran Social Services of Northern CA (LSS) has been serving homeless youth and families in the Sacramento and Stockton areas for over 40 years.  Now, as failing budgets and program cut backs are impacting many shelters and non-profits, LSS hopes to take the situation and turn lemons into lemonade.   They are launching an ambitious campaign to raise funds to support their programs and services.

On, Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

New Educational Services leader for Washington Unified

New Educational Services leader for Washington Unified

Washington Unified School District's Board of Education, at its June 9 meeting, approved the contract for the district's new Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, William Spalding.

Spalding replaces Sue Brothers, whose reassignment was announced earlier this year.

Superintendent Dr. Dayton Gilleland, who came to West Sac in July 2010 from the San Bernardino School District to take the reins at Washington Unified, said, "I look forward to working directly with Mr. Spalding. Bill was the lead facilitator with a District Assistance and Intervention Team (DAIT) when his group was selected to work with the San Bernardino City Unified School District."

Gilleland said Spalding is collaborative in his approach "and highly effective in his ability to guide the work necessary for improved student achievement.

Wine & Dine at Raley Field - August 26

Junior League of Sacramento Wine & Dine at Raley Field has been scheduled for August 26!

Enjoy a night filled with fine wine, great food and live music on the Raley Field concourse.  The event will host more than 50 of the region's finest restaurants and wineries at this annual event.   

Friday, August 26
6:00 - 7:00pm VIP hour
7:00 - 10:00pm General Admission 
Raley Field
400 Ball Park Drive
Sacramento

5 tips for garage sale success

5 tips for garage sale success

t's that time of year in the Sacramento metro area -- garage sale season is here!!  Here are 5 tips to help make YOUR garage sale successful.

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‘Law Dogs’ compete at River City High School

‘Law Dogs’ compete at River City High School

Submitted by Carol Bogart, Editor, West Sacramento Press

River City High School’s baseball field will see a lot of action June 17 and June 18, even though high school spring sports are over.

The West Sac Police Department’s K-9 athletes will take to the field to lead a two day competition that could see as many as 45 other teams test K-9 agility and more. West Sac teams, Police Officer Dave Stallions and his K-9 partner, Chance, and Officer Roger Kinney with his partner, Zar, are hosting the event.

Both Chance and Zar are regional K-9 champions.

5 Things to do this weekend

5 Things to do this weekend

From the Doggy Dash in Land Park to the kickoff of the library's summer reading program, there's lots to do with your family this weekend in Northern California!

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