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Animal Services looking for dog that bit woman


The Yolo County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Section, is attempting to locate a biting dog, hopefully preventing further treatment for the victim. 

On March 10, a 21 year- old female UC Davis student was bitten by a 50 pound, Dark Brown, Male Terrier as she tried to pet the dog while he was tied up at the Arboretum on the UC Davis campus.

The Animal Services Section wants to ensure the public understands information regarding this incident is important for rabies prevention because Rabies is a deadly disease. Finding the offending animal may prevent post exposure rabies treatment for the victim. Also, as part of the Rabies Prevention Program it is important to ensure the dog’s license and rabies vaccine are current.

We would also like to remind the public to use caution when petting or approaching any animal with which they are not familiar.

Southport Levee Presentation

Southport Levee Presentation

West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (WSAFCA) has completed analyses needed to compare project alternatives that would correct known deficiencies in the six-mile stretch of the Southport Sacramento River levee and will recommend a preferred alternative to the WSAFCA Board of Directors on Thursday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the WS City Hall Council Chambers. With an identified preferred alternative, additional analysis will be specifically focused on detailing the effects of the alternative on private property, the environment and community, and determining how best to minimize and mitigate those impacts. Questions? Please email westsacfloodprotection@gmail.com or call Flood Protection Manager Michael Bessette at (916) 617-4850. View additional information here: CityIlights.

Mayor says 'We need to start building NOW'

Mayor says 'We need to start building NOW'

In Sacramento, the council calls them ‘river crossings,’ Mayor Christopher Cabaldon is fond of joking. “Here, we call them ‘bridges.’”

One thing both sets of leaders agree on is that those already in place are insufficient for today’s needs.

What remains up in the air is where to put one or more new spans, and what kind they should be.

The 'bridges' subject  came under discussion at the July 20 meeting of the West Sac City Council.

As the mayor is also fond of pointing out, the I-Street Bridge celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year (75 years for the Tower Bridge).

Narrow car lanes (built when fewer residents had cars), rusting metal, and a confusing tangle of traffic lanes for West Sac residents crossing the I-Street Bridge to access Sacramento’s Jibboom and J Streets are balanced by other facts.

West Sacramento gets $20 million for levee improvements

From the West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency and the City of West Sacramento:

The West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (WSAFCA) and City of West Sacramento officials approved two construction contracts today totaling more than $20 million for two levee improvement projects in the city using money from the 2007 property assessment approved by voters along with State Prop 1E proceeds also approved by voters in 2007.

The Rivers Early Implementation Project (EIP) will be awarded to Raito, Inc. for $15.1 million while the CHP Academy EIP construction contract will go to Teichert Construction for $5.1 million. Together these projects will reconstruct over 8,000 feet of levee along the Sacramento Bypass and the Sacramento River North Levee to increase public safety.

“We’re very pleased to be putting the levee assessment money to work to strengthen our levees and improve public safety,” said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.

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! 

Wolk bill to provide protection for state parks moves forward

The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water has voted to approve legislation by Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) to safeguard the long-term future of the state parks system by establishing a transparent process to balance competing interests and demands on our state parks land—a process that already exists and the local and federal level.

“Our state parks system was created to offer Californians recreational opportunities, protect our state’s largely irreplaceable natural resources, and showcase some of the state’s most unique and cultural and historic features,” said Wolk.