Reduced Lanes and Ramp Closures Friday Night through Monday Morning for Deck Work on Highway 50 in Sacramento and West Sacramento

Crews will be performing work on Highway 50 this weekend between 15th Street in Sacramento and Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento. Expect delays while crews are working and take alternate routes when possible.

Work on Westbound Highway 50: 7pm Friday, September 12th through 5am Monday,
September 15th.

Crews will perform night work on Eastbound Highway 50: 8pm to 5am Friday, September 12th through Sunday, September 14th.

In addition, there will be intermittent closures on the Westbound Highway 50 connector to Northbound and Southbound I-5 from 10pm Saturday the 13th through 9am Sunday the 14th.

Lanes will be reduced during these times; at least one lane will remain open at all times. Intermittent closures will occur on the eastbound and westbound US 50 connectors to and from north and south I-5. Intermittent ramp closures on US 50 will include: River Road, Jefferson Boulevard, 5th Street, 15th Street, and X Street.

For current stage information, please visit the project website (http://sacdeckedout.com/). Follow SacDECKEDout on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates and alerts!

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9-11 Remembrance

West Sacramento is the location for a special observance of 9-11. A special placement of numerous American flags can be seen off Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road. This display is coordinated annually by John Vinson. The 13th anniversary of 9-11 is Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Relay For Life Community Meeting: September 29th

Join us on Monday, September 29th at 6 pm at the Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse to share your input! This year, we have the exciting opportunity to decide the model of Relay that we would like to hold here in West Sacramento. The American Cancer Society is revamping Relay for Life and wants communities like ours to take the lead! Light refreshments served.

We need to hear from you! This year, we have the exciting opportunity to decide the model of Relay that we would like to hold here in West Sacramento.

 

The American Cancer Society is revamping Relay for Life and wants communities like ours to take the lead!

This meeting will serve as an opportunity for anyone interested to help our Event Leadership Team (formerly known as ‘Relay Planning Committee’) decide the type of Relay event we would like to hold.

One option up for consideration is the duration of the Relay event. So we highly suggest you come and provide input on the future of the event. We need you!

RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/786271781429864

If you are interested in joining the Event Leadership Team, this is a good time to come out and learn more. For more information please email Event Chair, Brandi Dionne, brandi.dionne@gmail.com.

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Train for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The City of West Sacramento’s CERT program educates and trains the public in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With proper CERT training, you can help protect your family, neighbors and co-workers if a disaster occurs.

CERTThe CERT program is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will initially be on their own, taking actions that make a difference. If you have an interest in learning how to prepare yourself for a disaster and helping your community, please participate in a CERT training academy—free of charge!

Please contact the West Sacramento Fire Dept. administration office at (916) 617-4600
or visit the website at http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/city/depts/fire/prevention/cert_program.asp

or the West Sacramento CERT website, www.wscert.org, where you can apply online.

Thank you for your interest in CERT. Sign up now for the September academy—classes are 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, September 27th:

  • Tuesday, September 16, Disaster Preparedness / Fire Safety / Hazardous Materials;
  • Thursday, September 18, Basic Medical Skills;
  • Tuesday, September 23, Light Search & Rescue / CERT Organization / Psychological First Aid;
  • Thursday, September 25, Homeland Security & CERT; and
  • Saturday, September 27, Review / Final Exercise
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New Emergency Notification System Launched: Yolo-Alert.org

The City of West Sacramento, in cooperation with Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, and in partnership with emergency response agencies throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties, has implemented a state-of-the-art mass notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important community news. The system enables officials in the three counties to provide essential information quickly, through a variety of avenues, when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents.

The emergency notification system database includes all listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers in Yolo, Placer and Sacramento counties serviced by AT&T and Verizon.  To ensure residents receive emergency notices in a timely manner, both at work and home, residents are encouraged to log onto the system and provide other contact options such as home phone numbers not serviced by AT&T or Verizon, cellular and work phone numbers, and email, TTY device and instant messaging information.  All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Contact information for work and home in all three counties can be added to the database through any of the following URLs:

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

This new emergency notifications system by Everbridge was made possible through a grant from the California Office of Emergency Services and is supported by the California Department of Water Resources, Flood Operations Center.

CONTACT: Bill Weisgerber
Special Projects Manager
(916) 617-4062 (O); (408) 910-8044 (C)

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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 www.cityofwestsacramento.org/restaurantguide.

Bon appetite. Enjoy!

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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 www.yoloelections.org; 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.

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Water Conservation Improving

The efforts of City staff and West Sacramento residents and businesses have resulted in a citywide water use reduction of 20.68 percent for the period of February 2014 through August 2014, as compared to the same period last year. (This also reflects an improvement over the 19.4 percent decrease for a period ending in July 2014.) City of West Sacramento departments, including Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Fire, reduced water use by 25 percent between February and August this year. Keep up the excellent water conservation!

California’s continuing drought emergency led the State Water Resources Control Board to adopt emergency drought regulations, at the end of July 2014. These regulations prohibit certain water uses and directs cities to implement water shortage contingency plans to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering.

Since Aug. 7, the following restrictions on water use continue to be in effect:

  • 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 p.m. is prohibited.
  • Outdoor watering is 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 ending in an even number may only irrigate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. No irrigation is permitted on Mondays.
  • Washing a motor vehicle using a hose without a shut-off nozzle is prohibed.
  • Using potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature is prohibited unless the water is part of a recirculating system.
  • Using potable 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 regulations includes a series of written notices in compliance with the City Municipal Code and will include penalties for third and subsequent violations of the same type of violation. Information about the City’s Urban Water Management Plan or water conservation in general can be found at www.cityofwestsacramento.org/water. For further assistance, contact Paulina Benner, West Sacramento Environmental Services Manager, (916) 617-4590 or paulinab@cityofwestsacramento.org.

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Bulky Waste Drop-Off Event, Sept. 24-Sept. 27

The City of West Sacramento is hosting the semi-annual bulky waste drop-off event Wednesday, Sept. 24th through Saturday, Sept. 27th.  West Sacramento residents can drop off bulky items free-of-charge at 540 Harbor Blvd. between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 24) through Friday (Sept. 26); and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 27).

Acceptable items include furniture, mattresses and box springs, cardboard, and tires (9 tire limit).  Proof of West Sacramento residency, city utility bill or driver’s license, is required to enter the site.  If you are a senior (age 65 or older) or a resident with a disability, you qualify for a free bulky waste pick-up appointment.  Please call (916) 617-4589 for more information.

Wood and green waste is not accepted at the clean-up event and may be recycled at the Yolo County Central Landfill using the landfill voucher included in the August residential utility bill.  The voucher is valid for one residential load of wood and/or green waste or garbage.

For more information visit www.WestSacRecycles.org or call (916) 617-4589.

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Rain Barrel Workshop at the Library

Local Master Gardener, Mike Vilhauer, is continuing the rain barrel workshops that started at the West Sacramento Farmers Market this summer.  The barrels are provided by Nor Cal Beverage at no charge, however, the rain barrel diverter kit, which is available on-line from hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, must be purchased separately. All workshop participants will receive a rain barrel at the workshop, where they will learn the installation process and use of the rain barrel. There is a one-per-household limit.

The next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 13th at the Arthur F. Turner Library, 2:00pm-3:00pm.  Space is limited to 30 people.  Please register here.

 

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