Book Sale at Turner Community Library January 28th & 29th

Join the West Sacramento Friends of the Library for a book sale being held at Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

Saturday 9-4 pm:

  • Hardcover books $1
  • Paperback books 50 cents
  • Children’s books 25 cents

Sunday 10-3 pm:

  • $4 per book bag (bags provided by Friends)

Sale includes books, special-priced books, CDs, DVDs and more!

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For more information:

wsfol99@yahoo.com or 916-375-6465 (Ext.4)

 

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Recreation Center Hosts Open House this Weekend

The West Sacramento Recreation Center invites you to attend its Open House January 20th and 21st for free workouts and workshops. The event will provide the opportunity to learn about the facility’s services regarding nutrition, fitness and other wellness activities. Bring your family to enjoy a fun and informative day at the Rec Center!

We hope to see you out there! Details below:

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The address of the Recreation Center is:

2801 Jefferson Blvd

West Sacramento, CA 95691

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Barn Receives Vision Award From American Planning Association

West Sacramento’s iconic Barn has been named a 2016 Local Vision Award winner by the Sacramento Valley, California Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Vision Award for The Barn, American Planning Association

The APA describes the Barn as “an innovative approach to public placemaking.” Located along the Sacramento River in the Bridge District, the Barn is a regional destination for food, music, and outdoor enjoyment. It is also the new home for the West Sacramento Farmers Market, and the City’s newest urban farm: Farm at the Barn.

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The Barn is a public/private partnership project between the City of West Sacramento and Fulcrum Property. It was built by Brown Construction.

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Mill St. Pier Now Open

Renovations to the historic Mill St. Pier on the Sacramento River have been completed and it is now open to the public. Located just southeast of The Barn, the pier is a great new addition to the City’s Bridge District.

The project allows visitors to walk out onto the pier and experience a direct connection to the river along with scenic views of nearby bridges, city skylines and rich wildlife habitat, all in an urbanized setting.

In the 1930’s the pier was operated by National Rice Mills to support a milling facility, but has been unused in for many years due to safety issues.

The pier includes safety railing, lighting and seating for the public. Make sure to check it out!

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Japanese Electric Vehicle Component Maker Locates in West Sacramento

Mikuni Color Ltd. has selected West Sacramento for its first U.S. manufacturing facility and U.S. headquarters office. Mikuni Color Ltd. was established in Osaka, Japan in 1963. It produces synthetic organic industrial dispersion ink at its plant in Himeji, Hyogo, Japan. Mikuni Color dispersion ink products are used in electric vehicle batteries, color filters for TV or display, ink jet printers, pens and other consumer products. The Mikuni Color U.S. facility will supply products for manufacturing lithium ion batteries.

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“Our products will be used in electric vehicles and lithium ion batteries, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and increasing sustainable development. Increased demand for electric vehicles will contribute to sustainable development, which is becoming more and more important. One answer is energy harvesting and lithium ion batteries will play a vital role,” said Kozo Kishida, CEO, of Mikuni Color U.S.A.

Mikuni Color has moved into a 21,000 square foot facility in West Sacramento’s Riverside Centre, where the company is in the process of building its production line and offices.

“We are pleased to welcome Mikuni Color USA to West Sacramento’s international manufacturing community,” said Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “Mikuni’s innovation has positioned them to grow with California’s expanding electric vehicle market. Landing Mikuni Color is a significant win for West Sacramento and California”.

Mikuni Color chose West Sacramento for its strategic location, business assistance and guidance in obtaining California business incentives.

“The City helped at every step of the way, which was very important,” said Mikuni’s Kishida.

Mikuni Color was assisted through a collaboration between the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the City of West Sacramento, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Colliers International and Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

“Manufacturing companies such as Mikuni Color are important and vital to our region and the future of the electric vehicle market,” Greater Sacramento Economic Council CEO Barry Broome said. We are thrilled that this company out of Japan chose to locate to our region. This will continue the state’s global leadership in developing sustainable solutions that lower gas emissions and carbon footprints.”

This is the third Japanese company to choose West Sacramento for its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing in the last four years. Mikuni Color U.S.A. joins Nippon Shokken U.S.A. and Shinmei Foods U.S.A., which established facilities here in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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West Sacramento Age-Friendly Program Gains Momentum

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Did you know that the City of West Sacramento is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities and Communities program?

As a member, the City joins over 135 other cities across the U.S. that have committed to becoming great places for seniors, and people of all ages.

WHO has identified eight domains of livability that impact community members’ quality of life including transportation, housing, civic participation, and more.

The City is preparing an Age-Friendly Action Plan that will contain specific goals related to some or all of the eight domains of livability.

To oversee development of a draft plan, the City Council has created an advisory committee co-chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen and Councilmember Beverly Sandeen, and including representatives from each of the City’s advisory commissions.

The Age-Friendly Advisory Committee holds monthly public meetings at City Hall, and is overseeing a robust community outreach effort designed to gather input from as many older West Sacramento residents as possible so they can inform the development of the draft Age-Friendly Action Plan.We’d like feedback from residents over age 45. Please take our age-friendly survey here.

To learn more about the City of West Sacramento’s Age-Friendly Action Plan, click here.

 

 

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Martin Luther King Jr.

MLKFor your holiday planning purposes, City offices are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.

Offices are closed Monday, January 16th.

Garbage, recycling, yard waste and used motor oil collection services will continue as normal.

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Preschools Awarded 500k In Sustainability Funding From Waste Management

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, City Council Members Babs Sandeen, and Quirina Orozco

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, City Council Members Babs Sandeen, and Quirina Orozco

The City of West Sacramento’s nationally recognized preschool program has received a $500,000 dollar award to fund sustainability education from refuse company Waste Management. The money will be used over the next two years to help educate young students about the importance of recycling and sustainability.

Waste Management General Manager Alex Oseguera presented an oversized check to Mayor Christopher Cabaldon today at a ceremony at the West Sacramento Community Center.

“Smart companies like Waste Management understand we are laying the groundwork for future generations to develop the problem solving and life skills to ensure sustainable communities,” said Mayor Cabaldon. “This program will enhance the children’s connection to the environment, and teach them valuable lessons in responsibly they can also use at home.”

 

Funding for the Preschool Sustainability Program will help deliver the concepts of “reduce, re-use, and recycle” to three and four-year-olds throughout the City. These lessons will be presented through curriculum in ways that are easy for young children to grasp, and will be offered at every preschool in West Sacramento, serving more than 2,000 students.

“Waste Management is pleased to support the sustainability of West Sacramento with this donation of $500,000. Educating our community’s youngest residents is an investment in the future, said General Manager Alex Oseguera. “Just as recycling to preserve our environment is an investment for future generations. Waste Management is proud to be West Sacramento’s sustainability partner for more than 30 years and looks forward to continuing to create a bright future together.”

Preschool students art work using recycled materials

Preschool student art work using recycled materials

RELATED: KCRA report on Waste Management donation

 

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Community Meeting: Learn About Linden Loop Calming Project

Join us on Tuesday, January 17th at Southport Elementary School to share your input! This meeting will serve as an opportunity to voice opinions for anyone interested in the improvement of Linden Loop. Light refreshments served.

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2017 Arthur F. Turner Library Adult Programs Schedule

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JANUARY 2017

 

January 3, 2017 through February 28, 2017 – National Archives Traveling Exhibits –The Bill of Rights and You!

The Bill of Rights and You! is part of Amending America, a national initiative exploring the power of the Bill of Rights and our enduring system of government. The display will be from January 3, 2017 through February 28, 2017.

January 6, 2017 – I SEE YOU Exhibit & Celebration at 1pm – 4pm

Come and view the beautiful art that the I SEE YOU project has created and have a chance to purchase this art! This is a YoloArts project funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund. The project seeks to increase community engagement through the arts among people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County, while raising awareness for participants throughout the region by saying I SEE YOU.  For more information, contact I SEE YOU at (530) 309-6464 or by email iseeyouart@yoloarts.org.

January 7, 2017 – Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong Part XV at 11am – 12pm

Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercise for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention.

Part XV, we shall re-visit fall prevention and flexibility exercises. Learn not to be afraid of fall and how to minimize the fall impact and injury. Exercises on the floor mat will also incorporate tai chi practices of breathing and flexibility. Come in comfortable clothing, floor mats will be provided.

Please note that you do not attend previous session to attend this class.  No registration required.  Please come in comfort clothing.

Dr. Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies scholar and is currently completing her Master Degree in Tai Chi.

January 12, 2017 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new.  All are welcome!

January 14, 2017 – UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners: Planting & Pruning Fruit Trees at 3pm-5pm

Come and learn all about planting and pruning fruit trees at the library.  This workshop is FREE.  Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop.   This workshop is presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County.  For more information, contact UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County, (530) 666-8757 or by email mgyolo@ucanr.edu

January 16, 2017 – LIBRARY CLOSED

January 18, 2017 – WHAT’S HAPPENING, SENIORS? at 12pm-1:30pm

Do you want to get together with interested and active seniors? Do you want to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another and plan activities? Join our group and find out “What’s Happening” in West Sacramento and beyond!

January 18, 2017 – EVENING BOOK CLUB at 6pm-7:30pm

Join us for our monthly evening book club.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting.  This month’s reading selection will be “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

January 25, 2017 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

The WSFOL meets the last Wednesday of the month.  WSFOL is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community supporting library programs and services.  WSFOL is always recruiting for new friends.  Please contact the WSFOL for more information by calling (916) 375-6465, extension 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

 January 26, 2017 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new.  All are welcome!

January 28, 2017 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Book Sale – 9am – 4pm

Come and check out the book sale put together by the West Sacramento Friends of the Library.  Paperbacks – $0.50 and hardbacks – $1.00. Bargain Sunday – $4.00 a bag. All proceeds benefit programs and collections at the library. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email to wsfol99@yahoo.com for more information.

January 28, 2017 – Chinese New Year Celebration at 2pm-3:30pm

Lets celebrate the Year of the Rooster.  Families are invited to come out and make crafts in the teen room.  Leave with a red envelope with a goody inside.

January 29, 2017 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Book Sale – 10am – 3pm

Come and check out the book sale put together by the West Sacramento Friends of the Library.  Paperbacks – $0.50 and hardbacks – $1.00. Bargain Sunday – $4.00 a bag. All proceeds benefit programs and collections at the library. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email to wsfol99@yahoo.com for more information.

January 30, 2017LIBRARY OPENS AT 2PM – 6PM 

FEBRUARY 2017

February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017 – National Archives Traveling Exhibits –The Bill of Rights and You!

The Bill of Rights and You! is part of Amending America, a national initiative exploring the power of the Bill of Rights and our enduring system of government. The display is continued from January 3, 2017 through February 28, 2017.

February 4, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 6, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Monday) at 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday starting February 6, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group

February 9, 2017 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new!

February 11, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 13, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Monday) at 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday starting February 6, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group

February 14, 2017 – Monthly Computer Class: Microsoft Office at 9:30am-10:30am

During this class we will go over the basics of Microsoft Word and Publisher. Word is a great tool to write letters or papers and Publisher is a great tool to make fliers or print pictures. Experience using a computer is highly recommended.

Space is limited to 20.  Registration is required.  Please call (916) 375-6465 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.  

February 15, 2017 – WHAT’S HAPPENING, SENIORS? at 12pm-1:30pm

Do you want to get together with interested and active seniors? Do you want to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another and plan activities? Join our group and find out “What’s Happening” in West Sacramento and beyond!

February 15, 2017 – EVENING BOOK CLUB at 6pm-7:00pm

Join us for our monthly evening book club.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting.  This month’s reading selection will be “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

February 18, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.  

February 18, 2017 – UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners: Waterwise Landscaping at 3pm-5pm

Come and learn all about waterwise landscaping at the library.  This workshop is FREE.  Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop.   This workshop is presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County.  For more information, contact UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County, (530) 666-8757 or by email mgyolo@ucanr.edu

February 20, 2017 – LIBRARY CLOSED

February 22, 2017 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting at 6:30pm-8pm

The WSFOL meets the last Wednesday of the month.  WSFOL is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community supporting library programs and services.  WSFOL is always recruiting for new friends.  Please contact the WSFOL for more information by calling (916) 375-6465, extension 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

February 23, 2017 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new.  All are welcome!

February 25, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

February 27, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Monday) at 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday starting February 6, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group

MARCH 2017

March 4, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

March 6, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Monday) at 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday starting February 6, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group

March 9, 2017 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new.  All are welcome!

March 11, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.  

March 13, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Monday) at 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday starting February 6, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group

March 14, 2017 – Monthly Computer Class: Photo Editing at 9:30am-10:30am

Have you ever wanted to try Photoshop but don’t want to pay for it? Do you have pictures that you want to edit but need more options than Microsoft Paint? Come to this class to learn the basics on how to use a free alternative to Photoshop. Experience using a computer is necessary.

Space is limited to 20.  Registration is required.  Please call (916) 375-6465 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

March 16, 2017 – Building Strong Communities in Our Neighborhoods at 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Come and learn about the nature of conflict, how it impacts our lives and communities, and how we can turn conflicts into opportunities to connect with our neighbors.  This workshop is presented by the Yolo Conflict Resolution Center.

March 18, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.  

March 20, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Monday) at 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday starting February 6, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group

March 22, 2017 – WHAT’S HAPPENING, SENIORS? at 12pm-1:30pm

Do you want to get together with interested and active seniors? Do you want to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another and plan activities? Join our group and find out “What’s Happening” in West Sacramento and beyond! 

March 22, 2017 – EVENING BOOK CLUB at 6pm-7:00pm

Join us for our monthly evening book club.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting.  This month’s reading selection will be “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

March 23, 2016 – ALL THINGS STRING at 6pm-8pm

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new.  All are welcome.

March 25, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Saturday) at 8am – 2pm

Every Saturday starting February 4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group.

March 25, 2017 – UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners: Composting and Vermiculture at 3pm-5pm

Come and learn all about composting and vermiculture at the library.  This workshop is FREE.  Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop.   This workshop is presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County.  For more information, contact UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County, (530) 666-8757 or by email mgyolo@ucanr.edu 

March 27, 2017 – West Sacramento VITA (Monday) at 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday starting February 6, 2017 through April 15, 2017 come and get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax FREE at the library.  This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group

March 29, 2017 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting at 6:30pm-8pm

The WSFOL meets the last Wednesday of the month.  WSFOL is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community supporting library programs and services.  WSFOL is always recruiting for new friends.  Please contact the WSFOL for more information by calling (916) 375-6465, extension 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.

March 31, 2017 – Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong – Part XVI at 4pm-5pm

Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercise for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention.

Part XVI, we shall re-practice fall prevention and flexibility exercises. Learn not to be afraid of fall and how to minimize the fall impact and injury. Exercises on the floor mat will also incorporate tai chi practices of breathing and flexibility. Come in comfortable clothing, floor mats will be provided.

Please note that you do not attend previous session to attend this class.  No registration required.  Please come in comfort clothing.

Dr. Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies scholar and is currently completing her Master Degree in Tai Chi.

 

 

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