Music Fest to Raise Funds for River City High




River City High School Music Boosters present the 2nd annual West Cap Music Fest to benefit RCHS music programs.

Musical acts scheduled to perform include the Harley White Jr. Orchestra, Joy and Maddness, and Lew Fratis & Friends. All of which will put on a grand show for the West Capital region.

Come celebrate West Cap Music Fest on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the West Sacramento Community Center. Get your tickets today!

More info here.

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🚧 Barge Canal Parking Lot Closing for Project

The Barge Canal Access parking lot off Locks Drive west of Jefferson Blvd will be closed to the public from the evening of Sunday, December 4 until the afternoon of Friday, December 9.

The project will include extensive repairs to address structural and grading deficiencies.


Sorry for any inconvenience while this maintenance project is being completed.

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Annual WSPD Toy Drive Happening Now

The City’s Police Department Toy Drive is happening right now at Walmart from 10 am-4 pm!

Here’s your chance to make a difference and give children a brighter Christmas. 🎁🎄


Donations are also accepted.

Happy #GivingFriday!

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West Sacramento Winter Wonderland is Dec. 2nd

Join us for West Sacramento’s ultimate holiday celebration. Unite with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, City of West Sacramento, local businesses, schools, churches and community members for an unforgettable evening under the stars. The portion of West Capitol Avenue in front of City Hall will close on the evening of December 2nd and transform into a Winter Wonderland. This year’s tree lighting is envisioned to be an event suitable for all generations in West Sacramento.

Stop by for live music and entertainment, shopping with local vendors, a cocktail corner with local wine and beer, free kids activities including cookie decorating and holiday coloring station… and of course complimentary pictures with Santa along with the annual tradition of lighting our community holiday tree.


Main Stage Performance Schedule

5:00 p.m. Doors open and event begins with holiday music from Elite Sound & Lighting.

5:20 p.m. The Syncopating Sea-Monkeys of River City

5:45 p.m. Dalton McNeely

6:00 p.m. Event Welcome by Title Sponsor, Yolo Federal Credit Union

6:30 p.m. Event Welcome by Chamber Chairman & Stage Sponsor, Jeb Burton of The Burton Law Firm

6:45 p.m. Santa is scheduled to arrive from the North Pole!

7:30 p.m. Lighthouse Charter School Choir

8:00 p.m. Aftershock Cloggers

8:30 p.m. Special finale performance from Whimsy and Wishes with Queen Elsa from Frozen!


Wondering where to park? Use the Event Parking Lot located at 1271 West Capitol Ave behind Walgreen’s. More parking is also available in the Safeway/Big Lots parking lot.

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Renovations of Mill St Pier Have Begun

Renovations on the historic Mill St. Pier in the City’s Bridge District are underway! 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 renovation of the Mill St. Pier is part of the City of West Sacramento’s broader efforts to make the riverfront more accessible. Located just southeast of the Barn, the new project will include safety railing, lighting and seating for the public.

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

Renovations of the pier are expected to be completed by early 2017.


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Thanksgiving Holiday Closures


In celebration of Thanksgiving Day, many services throughout the City will be temporarily unavailable while in observance of the holiday. City offices are closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

There will be no refuse service on Thursday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The holiday will result in a one day change to your service day. For example, if your regular service day is Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), it will be moved to Friday and Friday service moved to Saturday.

The Police and Fire Department patrols and emergency services will continue without interruption.

Recreation Center Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule:

Thursday, November 24th – Closed

Friday, November 25th – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Blood Drive at City Hall December 12th

Help save a life by donating blood (and get a FREE T-Shirt while you’re at it!) The Bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot on Monday, December 12th from 9 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. You can start being a donor as early as 16 to 17 years old with a signed parent consent form (available in English or Spanish) and continue donating throughout your life.



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Conserve Water and Save Money

The City of West Sacramento is offering the Irrigation Efficiency Rebate Program. This program reimburses residents up to $500 for upgrading their old irrigation system to a new water-wise one. The rebate applies to the purchase and installation of irrigation products such as drip irrigation, water efficient sprinkler nozzles and smart irrigation controllers.

Don’t worry if landscaping isn’t your thing! You will receive a free at-home inspection from WaterWise Consulting to determine exactly what your landscape needs in order to use less water. For questions, call 916-617-5025. Applications are accepted until June 30, 2017. To get started, see the Outline, Application and Terms and Conditions below:

Terms and Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
Eligible Irrigation Products
Irrigation Store Locations
Sample Invoice
Helpful Links

This program is also available for a limited time to commercial properties with a rebate of $1,500 per irrigation meter. Funds for the commercial rebate are limited and applications are due before February 1st, 2017.


This Program is financed under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Act of 2006 (Proposition 84, Chapter 2), administered by State of California, Department of Water Resources.

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Santa to Arrive On Fire Truck

The West Sacramento Fire Department, in conjunction with the West Sacramento Firefighters’ Association, is preparing for the annual “Santa Run” through West Sacramento. With the help of many off-duty firefighter “elves,” Santa will be riding through various neighborhoods on an elaborately decorated fire truck “sleigh” and handing out candy canes purchased and donated by the West Sacramento Firefighters’ Association.  Additionally, Santa will have a pickup truck following his “sleigh” with helpers collecting any canned food donations for the needy.

The West Sacramento Firefighters’ Association would like to extend its most sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who come out to make canned food donations, as well as to the Fire Chief and City Manager, for permitting the usage and decoration of the ladder truck for this annual tradition.

This year the Santa Run is scheduled for six nights beginning at 6:00 PM each night. If it rains on a scheduled night we will try to make it up the next week.  Santa will be in the following areas on these dates:

DATES                                                     AREA SANTA WILL APPEAR

Monday, December 5th                      Broderick and Bryte area, on the following streets:  Fremont, Douglas, Andrew, Sixth, Cummins, Anna, Kegle, Carrie, Lisbon, North Hobson, and Fourness.

Tuesday, December 6th                      North Business 80, on the following streets: Pine, Palomar, Marigold, Doran, Garnet, Greenmeadow, Evergreen, Sycamore, Buckeye, Poplar, Willow, Madrone, Rockrose, Westacre, Chaparral, Lilac, Michigan, Maple, Walnut, and Holly.

Wednesday, December 7th                Old West Sacramento, on the following streets:  Deerwood, Lakewood, Fernwood, Sonora, Haverhill, Meadow, Webster, Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

Thursday, December 8th                    Southport South West, on the following streets:  Independence, Lagoon, Meadowlark, Starling, Sandpiper, Pheasant Hollow, Duet, Constitution, Summerfield, Jacquelyn, Janet, Betty, Shirley, Leslie, Diane, Brenda, Kathy, Nancy, Violet, Mareca, Teal, Canvasback, Pitzer, and Allen.

Friday, December 9th                         Southport North East, on the following streets:  Kinsington, Aster, Manchester, Gateway, Sausalito, Sansome, Hearst, Randolph, Mojave, Merced, Rubicon, Ironwood, Spruce, Redwood, Alder, Limewood, Almond, Peppertree, Peachtree.

Monday, December 12th                    Southport West (Bridgeway Island), on the following streets:  Cayman Island, St. John, Martinique, St. Croix, Haiti, Swan Island, Suisun Bay, Ryer Island, Catalina Island, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Cooper Island, Fiji Island, Bowen Island, Solomon Island, Stuart Island, Graham Island, San Salvador, Abaco, Bridgeway Lakes,  Henshaw,  Eagle,  Lewiston,  Tahoe, and Coyote.


Please understand that Santa cannot get to every street.  Santa’s route will not include trailer parks, courts or dead-end streets.  For further information, please call (916) 617-4600.

Please do not call 9-1-1; they have no information about this event.


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Statewide Plastic Bag Ban in Full Effect

The California law, Proposition 67, is in effect and most grocery and convenience stores will no longer be providing single-use, plastic carry-out bags to customers. Instead, these stores may provide a reusable grocery bag or recycled paper bag to a customer at the point of sale at a charge of at least 10 cents.


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