The River Cats Close Out the Regular Season Against Reno, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, with a Spot in the Playoffs on the Line

The River Cats return home for their last regular season homestand of 2014, featuring five games against the Reno Aces-the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks with the division title and a spot in the playoffs on the line. The homestand, presented by Wear It California!, will feature two fireworks shows, Miller Lite Thirsty Thursday, Swing for the Cure, Sleepover Night, and Fan Appreciation Night.


Thursday, Aug. 28 vs. Reno Aces – 7:05 p.m.

  • Miller Lite Thirsty Thursday: Enjoy $2 Miller & Miller Lite beer at Raley Field.
  • MotorcycleNight: Take part in a pregame bike show & ride around the field to show off your hog.

Friday, Aug. 29 vs. Reno Aces – 7:05 p.m.

  • Fireworks Friday: Enjoy a fireworks display after the game.
  • Swing for the Cure: Help support the fight against breast cancer by bidding on pink player-worn jerseys for charity presented by Go Girl.
  • Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend: A special women’s package featuring a ticket, two glasses of wine, a meet & greet with players, and Baseball 101 from River Cats manager Steve Scarsone.

Saturday, Aug. 30 vs. Reno Aces – 7:05 p.m.

  • Sutter Health Fireworks Saturday: Sutter Health is once again partnering with the River Cats to bring you fireworks across the Sacramento skyline after every Saturday home game this season.
  • Sleepover Night: Spend the night on the field after the game & watch a snowy princess movie on the big screen. Don’t “Let it go” before it’s too late.

Sunday, Aug. 31 vs. Reno Aces – 5:05 p.m.

  • K-LOVE Sunday Funday: Kids of all ages will enjoy face painters and balloon artists, and the opportunity to “Run the Bases” on the field after every Sunday home game.
  • Home Grown Night: Celebrate your Home Grown baseball club by bidding on player-signed Home Grown-themed jerseys for charity.
  • The Bachelor Appearance: Clare Crawley from The Bachelor will throw out the first pitch and dish about Juan Pablo.

Monday, Sep. 1 vs. Reno Aces – 1:05 p.m.

  • Cache Creek Baseball Bingo Monday: Try your luck at baseball bingo every Monday at Raley Field, courtesy of Cache Creek Casino Resort.
  • Fan Appreciation Day: Join us as we celebrate Raley Field’s best quality-the fans. Pregame player autographs, endless giveaways, and much more.
  • Labor Day BBQ: Celebrate the day off with a matinee game & a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet.

River Cats Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, Flex Plans and group outings are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). Individual game tickets, starting at just $8, are available now at and at Raley Field’s Round Table Pizza Ticket Office. For more information about the River Cats, visit

Posted in Active Aging, City Pride, Events, General Information, River Cats, Things To Do

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

Police BadgeThe West Sacramento Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints on 08-30-2014 and 8-31-2014 in the City of West Sacramento between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Press Release




Contact:  TOD SOCKMAN, Lieutenant
Telephone: (916) 617-4951

Posted in General Information, Police Department, Public Safety, Transportation

Final DigIn! Dinner Closes This Season’s West Sacramento Farmers Market, Aug. 28

West Sacramento Farmers Market LogoThe final Farmers Market of the 2014 season features the DigIn! dinner Thursday, Aug. 28. The DigIn! dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Guest chef is Noah Zonca, owner of Zonca’s. Special guest is West Sacramento City Council member Beverly Sandeen. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a three course meal created from local produce straight from the Farmers Market. Only 120 tickets are available for the event so purchase tickets now at

The focus at Zonca’s is on farm to fork cuisine and making high quality meals available to all.

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the American Red Cross of Yolo County.

The DigIn! dinner is at the Farmers Market, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento.

Posted in Chamber of Commerce, City Pride, Events, General Information, Things To Do

Rain Barrels – The Ultimate Water Savers

Did you know? With every 1 inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof, you can collect around 600 gallons! That’s a lot of water. And it’s a  really good way to provide clean, fresh water for your landscape. And here’s a little secret. Plants LOVE rainwater. It’s soft and gently acidic, and helps plants grow stronger and faster. After all, doesn’t Mother Nature water her plants with rainwater?

See this video for the general idea.

Purchase your kit now and pick it up at the Farmers Market on August 21st!

$35 includes a barrel and all hardware needed to turn your rain gutter downspout into a huge money saver!

Sponsored by Nor-Cal Beverage and The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

Register for the workshop here.

Posted in General Information

Register to Vote

October 20, 2014 is the last day to register to vote in the November 4, 2014 election!

Are you going to be able to participate?

Registering to vote is as simple as calling Yolo Elections at (916) 375-6490; visiting; or picking up a voter registration card at the library, post office, or at the City Clerk’s Office on the third floor of City Hall.

Posted in General Information

Feeling hungry? Eat local!

West Sacramento offers numerous eateries nearby. Download “West Sacramento’s Restaurant Guide”—from cafes, to coffee, dessert and donuts, to diners, Chinese, Hawaiian, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, to pubs, bars and grills. There all here!

Go to

Bon appetite. Enjoy!

Posted in General Information

National Night Out Rallies Community

National Night Out Rallies Community – On Aug. 5, the 31st annual “National Night Out” was celebrated throughout West Sacramento. Over 20 neighborhoods put together block parties and barbecues to strengthen community spirit and organization. On Redding Road, City Council members joined neighbors and the City’s public safety and emergency services personnel in support of anti-crime efforts.

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West Sacramento Farmers Market Continues Every Thursday Evening on West Capitol Avenue!

West Sacramento Farmers Market LogoThe West Sacramento Farmers Market continues every Thursday evening on West Capitol Avenue in front of City Hall! Find fresh, local produce from some of the best farmers and producers in Yolo County and the region. For more information, and weekly event schedule, check out the West Sacramento Farmers Market Facebook page.

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Corps Unveils Draft Plans for West Sacramento Flood Risk Reduction

A plan to implement enhanced flood risk reduction features around West Sacramento’s perimeter was revealed on July 14th, 2014.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft general re-evaluation report and draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the West Sacramento project for public review.

The proposed project would implement a variety of flood risk management improvements throughout West Sacramento, which is almost completely surrounded by water ways.  The plan includes installing cutoff walls, raising levees, providing increased bank protection, as well as the construction of a setback levee, berms and relief wells to help update the region’s flood control system.

“Identifying a plan to reduce the risk of flooding in West Sacramento is necessary for the safety of those who live and work in the city, but it’s also a vital piece of a larger plan to modernize the regional flood risk management system to help prevent future flooding,” said Col. Mike Farrell, commander for the Corps’ Sacramento District.

The City of West Sacramento and the West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency have made great strides in reducing the city’s flood risk by moving forward with levee projects to upgrade sections along the Sacramento north levee and are currently finalizing plans to improve more than six miles of levee along the Sacramento River south levee, but additional work is necessary.

“West Sacramento is a growing community with vital resources that serve the region, and it’s important that we remain vigilant of the flood risk that surrounds us,” said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “Our community’s effort to address our flood risk has been tremendous, and we’re excited to partner with the Corps and State of California to help us achieve our goals.”

Now, the Corps, California’s Department of Water Resources and WSAFCA are ready to move forward together to develop a plan to meet the needs of the city and move towards the state’s goal of 200-year protection, which means there’d be a one-in-200 chance in any given year of flooding.

“This is one of many State of California investments that will reduce flood risks in the Central Valley,” said Mike Mierzwa, civil engineer and flood policy advisory for the Department of Water Resources.

The West Sacramento study and the American River Common Features study, which is slated for public release later this summer, build upon a series of ongoing projects to reduce the flood risk for one of the nation’s most at-risk regions.

The draft documents are published on the Sacramento District’s website at, and will be made available for review at two local libraries including A.F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento and the Sacramento Public Library. Printed or CD copies of the reports are available upon request.

The official 45-day public comment period will begin July 18, and close on Sept. 1.

Written comments can be submitted by mail or email to the addresses listed on Page 3 of the draft environmental report. Corps representatives will be available to discuss the status of the project, the draft documents and accept public comments during public meetings Aug. 19.

Public Meeting Information:
August 19, 2014
2-4 p.m. & 6–8 p.m.
City of West Sacramento City Hall Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Tyler Stalker

Posted in City Projects, Flood Protection, General Information, Police Department, Public Safety, Public Works

Mandatory Water Restriction in Effect

Since November 2013, the City of West Sacramento has requested that all water customers voluntarily comply with a 20 percent reduction in water use and with water conservation measures outlined in the City’s Urban Water Management Plan, Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency.

Residents responded with merit by effectively reducing water use by 19.4 percent. However, the State continues to experience an extreme drought emergency. Therefore, further action is required on the part of all Californians.

As a result, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency drought regulations which became effective July 28, 2014. These regulations prohibit certain water uses and direct the cities, including the City of West Sacramento, to implement a water shortage contingency plan that imposes mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering.

As required by State regulation, and as authorized by the City’s Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) Water Shortage Contingency, the City is declaring a water shortage emergency Stage 2 for the City of West Sacramento.  Thus activating the following restrictions on water use effective August 7, 2014 and until further notice:

  • Using potable (drinkable) water for washing sidewalks and driveways is prohibited.
  • Using potable water for washing streets and parking lots is prohibited.
  • Using potable water to wash down buildings or to cool building roofs is prohibited.
  • Watering of lawns or landscaping between noon and 6:00 p.m. is prohibited.
  • Outdoor watering limited to an odd/even schedule. Customers with street addresses that end in an odd number may only irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Customers with street addresses that end in an even number may only irrigate on Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays.  No irrigation is permitted on Mondays.
  • Washing a motor vehicle using a hose without a shut-off nozzle is prohibited.
  • Using drinkable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature is prohibited unless the water is part of a recirculating system.
  • Using drinking water to water outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures is prohibited.

Enforcement of these prohibitions will include a series of written notices in compliance with City Municipal Code and will include penalties for third and subsequent violations of the same type of violation.

Additional information about the UWMP or water conservation in general may be found at

Paulina Benner
West Sacramento Environmental Services Manager
(916) 617-4590

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