2nd Annual Yolo Alert Test on October 19 at 10:19 am

The time is now to self-register cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses, and download the App to be a part of a regional emergency test. More than two million Sacramento, Yolo and Placer county residents will receive a call to test the joint alert system.


On October 19th at 10:19 a.m., Yolo County will participate in a statewide exercise called the Great California ShakeOut. Residents can do their part to prepare for emergencies by registering for Yolo-Alert at www.Yolo- Alert.org.

Please read Yolo-Alert Test 10-19-17 for more information.

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Healthy Aging Tips Presented at Community Center

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Diaper Drive

As a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Empower Yolo will host multiple donation drives as well as events that raise awareness on the issue. West Sacramento residents have the opportunity to help out:

Diaper Drive at Station 45 and Community Center

For more information, please see the October Calendar of Events or visit EmpowerYolo.org.

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Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

The Northern California fires are a good reminder about the importance of receiving timely emergency information to keep your family safe.

The City of West Sacramento, in cooperation with the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services is part of a mass notification system called Yolo Alerts. We encourage all residents to sign up for these alerts here: www.yolo-alert.org.

The process is easy, and might save lives.

You can also get alerts by texting your zip code to 888777 through the Nixle system.

Alerts and notifications through these system include time-sensitive messages about fires, flooding, levee failures, severe weather, disaster events, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings and neighborhoods in specific geographic locations.

Please check these websites for specific information about the fires and air quality:


Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District

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Apply for Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate

The City is offering a $150 rebate for replacing a conventional irrigation controller with one that is labeled WaterSense(SM). These smart controllers use local weather data and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions onsite. The result is less work for the homeowner and increased water efficiency. To get started, review the Checklist and Terms and Conditions and then fill out the Application.

Conventional irrigation controllers can be hard to manage. More than 4.5 billion gallons of water is wasted each day in the United States due to irrigation inefficiencies*.  Homeowners who would rather not than manually adjust their system every season should consider upgrading to more intuitive and efficient smart controllers.

*Water Sense Fact Sheet
WaterSense(SM) Labelled Irrigation Controllers List
Store Locations

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Film Series and Discussion at Community Library

Stop by the Arthur F. Turner Community Library on the evening of Thursday, October 12 to watch a film series featuring Life in a Basket & Our Journey Home. A panel discussion about homelessness and the cycle of poverty will be held between the two films. Free refreshments will be provided.

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‘Give a Pint of Hope’ Blood Drive, Wednesday at Community Center

You’re invited to donate blood this Wednesday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center complex at 1075 West Capitol Ave.

The Bloodmobiles will be located at the parking lot between SCC-West Sacramento Campus and the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

All donors will receive a free t-shirt. Make sure to wear it to Lenise’s Café that day and you’ll receive 20% off your order. Join the West Sacramento community in donating to give hope and save lives!

You must be at least 16 years old to donate blood with a signed parent consent form (available in English or Spanish).

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Fire Station 45 Open House Saturday

Bring the whole family out to Station 45’s annual Open House! All residents are encouraged to stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 14. Get to know your local firefighters, board the trucks, and tour the station. This is your chance to learn about the operations of West Sacramento’s Fire Department. The event will also feature a fire safety house demonstration. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Walk to School Day

Students at elementary schools throughout the City will be participating in Walk to School Day activities later this month. The City of West Sacramento has partnered with WALKSacramento to support programs and events that encourage safe routes to school. As part of this work and in honor of “Walktober,” WALKSacramento is coordinating and leading “walking school buses” to celebrate Walk to School Day.

Volunteer groups, public health and law enforcement agencies are cordially invited to join students and parents at all participating schools:

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling, increasing physical activity among children, increasing pedestrian safety, and reducing traffic congestion.

Find more information here: Walk to School Day, Walktober, and Safe Routes to School

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Southport Levee Construction Road Closure Update

Heads up for new road restrictions and detours as part of the ongoing Southport Levee Improvement Project. Utility removal and road construction work along South River Road will run October 2 through October 30. Traffic control devices will be set up during construction activities:

  • South River Road closed at City limits from 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6 to  8 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. Local traffic should use Jefferson Boulevard during the closure. Changeable message boards are being used to provide advanced notification.

  • Single lane traffic control will be from 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. Expect traffic delays up to 15 minutes in this area.

The Southport Levee Improvement Project will implement flood risk-reduction measures along a 5.6 mile stretch that will bring this section of the levee up to current standards with Federal and State levee criteria, as well as provide opportunities for ecosystem restoration and public recreation.


South River Road Closure Informational Flyer

Southport Sacramento River Levee Improvement Project 

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