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Music and art take over West Sacramento

Music, art and food have taken over the banks of the Sacramento River for the TBD Fest.

The music festival is in its second year at the location next to Raley Field and a spokesman said they've had an uptick in sales.

"We're a little larger in our scope of size, so I think the response has been really positive and it's so great to see local acts like the Sacramento ballet and these premiere local chefs coming out who are participating," said Patrick Harbison, a festival spokesman.

A new feature this year is the interactive art scattered around the lot.

Ronald W. Chapman MD, MPH Appointed Health Officer

Ronald W. Chapman MD, MPH Appointed Health Officer

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald W. Chapman, MD, MPH as Yolo County’s health officer.  This appointment is being made following the retirement of Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, MD.

In the public sector, Dr. Chapman was appointed as director & state health officer of the California Department of Public Health and has served as chief medical officer for Partnership HealthPlan, deputy director/county health officer for the Solano County Department of Health & Social Services, chief of Medicine & Public Health Section for the California Department of Health Services and chief, Integrating Medicine & Public Health Program for the California Department of Health Services and Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Chapman has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine.

California Highway Patrol looking to hire hundreds

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol is working to hire 600 new officers, and the hiring process has expanded. 

CHP has increased their testing capabilities for qualified candidates. It used to be that those interested in becoming an officer could only test three times a year. It is now continuous open enrollment.

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

The Sacramento Public Library is getting some attention for a great idea that makes it easier for teens to help themselves with problems like depression, abuse and eating disorders.

Justin Azevedo, a librarian at the Arcade branch put together a list with issues teenagers sometimes deal with but are difficult to talk about. Next to each topic is the code that leads you to a self-help book.

"Whether it's something as seemingly mild as acne or whether it's something more serious like being in an abusive relationship," Sacramento Public Library teen librarian Molly Milazzo said. "These are the kinds of topics, especially when you are young, that you want to be able to handle quietly."

Wragg Fire Fighting Efforts Supported by Yolo County Airport

Wragg Fire Fighting Efforts Supported by Yolo County Airport

For the second year in a row, Yolo County is grateful for the hundreds of men and women in the fire service that successfully battled the 6,900 acre Wragg fire in western Yolo County and eastern Napa County this past week.  Their efforts were supported by many, including Yolo County’s Sheriff’s Department, Office of Emergency Services and Airport.

The Yolo County Airport was utilized for deployment of helicopter fire suppression with helicopters and support vehicles from various agencies and states making their way from the Yolo County Airport towards the city of Winters and beyond, into the rugged mountain areas surrounding the Monticello Dam.

West Sacramento residents can use more water

West Sacramento is easing up on its water restrictions starting in August. The city says it has done well enough in its conservation efforts that officials can be more flexible.

"We take shorter showers, and we make sure we turn the water off between brushing teeth and washing dishes and things like that," Renee Johnson, a West Sacramento resident, said.

For the last two months homeowners were asked to water their lawns only once a week. And for some like Robert Rocha, that meant letting the lawn turn brown.

"I hate being the sore eye on the street so I'm just trying to deal with it," Rocha said.

Cousins Maine Lobster makes its Sacramento debut

Cousins Maine Lobster, which made a splash on ABC's Shark Tank in 2012, launched in West Sacramento on Thursday.

The franchise business, owned by husband-and-wife team Paul and Vickie Sharkey, had its kickoff at Yolo Brewing Company in West Sacramento. By 5 p.m., a line had wrapped around Yolo Brewing's parking lot, with people waiting to get their hands on the truck's famous $14 lobster rolls (made with, yes, actual Maine lobster).

"I love lobster rolls. You can't find them anywhere in the Valley," customer Dan Dias said. "So I saw [this], following News10 on Facebook, so I said, 'hey, I'm going to go over there, wait a while and get a lobster roll or two.'"

Dias drove to Yolo Brewing from Folsom for his lobster roll fix before heading home to Stockton.