Golden Bear Visits Port of West Sacramento

The California Maritime Academy training ship Golden Bear stopped at the Port of West Sacramento this week on the first leg of a 60 day cruise with a crew of 300 cadets from the Vallejo-based CSU campus.

A reception was held on April 24th where Captain Harry Bolton presented plaques commemorating the vessel’s visit to Mayor Cabaldon, Port Commission Vice Chair Sandeen and Jeff Stiles with SSA Marine. Speakers included Thomas Cropper, President of CSU Maritime Academy, and Timothy White, Chancellor of California State University. The reception attendees included executive staff from all of the CSU campuses.

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New Urban Farm Taking Shape in Bridge District

Spring planting is under way at West Sacramento’s newest urban farm along the river.

Watch the video below for an update and learn about the new Veggie Box Program!

Sign up for Veggie Boxes here.

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Social Media Contest- Fun at the Barn!

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Interns having fun at the Barn!

For this week’s contest, snap a fun photo at the Barn! Take a walk along the River Walk, enjoy the spring weather and while you’re at it snap a photo to win River Cats tickets!

  • Post using #thebarnwestsac
  • Tag us:

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How it Works:

  • Every Monday we’ll post contest requirements for that week on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. The following Monday we’ll randomly draw a name from all the social media entries & announce the winner of the week. After the winner is announced, we’ll give out new contest rules for the next week.
  • We will be giving away four TICKETS to the winner!

Here’s How to Enter:

  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter
  • Be on the lookout each week for our photo theme requirements
  • Use the hashtag given and tag us in your post. Your account must be public.

*ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR EACH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM*

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Bridgeway Lakes Spray Ground Opens Next Week!

Beat the heat and bring the whole family out to the Bridgeway Lakes Park Spray Ground! The facility is free to the public.

Hours for 2017 Season:

May 1st-June 14th……………………….. 12:00-6:00 p.m.

June 15th- August 31st…………….….. 11:00-7:00 p.m.

September 1st-September 30th………12:00-6:00 p.m.

Address:

3650 Southport Pkwy, West Sacramento


*For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors please comply with the following rules:

-Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

-No pets are allowed within the Spray Ground and picnic area, except trained dogs for vision impaired users. Guide dogs must be under leash supervision at all times.

-No alcoholic beverages, amplified sound, commercial activity, glass containers, and/or dumping of liquid or solid refuse into the facility’s drains.

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Blood Drive – May 9th at West Sacramento City Hall

Help save a life, donate blood, and get a FREE limited edition SF Giants T-shirt while you’re at it! The bloodmobile will be parked in the City Hall parking lot on Tuesday, May 9th from 9am – 1:30pm.

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For eligibility questions call: 1-866-822-5663

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Heroes Honored at West Sacramento Fire Department Awards Ceremony

Members of the West Sacramento Fire Department gathered Monday night to honor the outstanding efforts by emergency services personnel and community partners from the past year.

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FireFighter of the year Jeff Bohnet, EMT of the year Mark Hull, Certificate of Community Service Mark Hull, Company Citation for Life-Saving Efforts- Captain Bohnet, Engineer Dries & Firefighter Mahoney, Outstanding Service & Achievement Award – Firefighter Sayer Morgan, and Commendation for Outstanding Effort (Citizens/AMR):

Citizens:
Dan Powell (Sgt at Davis PD)
Jenilee Larsen
Devyn Hotho
Yesabel Perza
Jeremy Fristoe (Yolo Correctional Officer)

AMR:
Paramedic Blythe Clark
EMT Ben Klein

On December 18, 2015 fire crews were dispatched to a single vehicle accident, on fire, with an unconscious person trapped in the driver’s seat. Firefighter Mahoney and Engineer Dries began extinguishing the fire while Captain Bohnet broke out the passenger window, entered the vehicle and removed the seat belt. Engineer Dries assisted Captain Bohnet with removal of the driver through the passenger window and placed him into the care of AMR.

Photo taken by Jose Luis Villegas from The Sacramento Bee

Photo taken by Jose Luis Villegas from The Sacramento Bee

Lindsay Dyer, secretary with the WSFD spoke about a life threatening incident that happened to her last year and the lifesaving efforts performed by bystanders, WSFD, AMR, and hospital staff to help save her life. This story was featured in the Sacramento Bee, click here to read more.

Special recognition was also given to the West Sacramento Fire Department for receiving a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office. This national award honors fire departments for operating excellence, 9-1-1 communications, and water supply system readiness.


Honored Guests in Attendance:

City Manager, Martin Tuttle
City Council, Babs Sandeen
Assistant City Manager, Amanda Berlin
Director of Administrative Services, Phil Wright
Parks and Recreation Director, Cindy Tuttle
Retired Sac Metro Fire Chief, Rick Martinez
Woodland Fire Chief, Rebecca Ramirez

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Senior Resource Fair is Friday, May 5

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Children’s Recycled Art On Display at Community Center

Stop by Gallery 1075 to see the transformation of ordinary household objects into a large, interactive art installation. Learning Ladder Preschool students constructed numerous sculptures and displays to reiterate the importance of recycling and sustainability. All projects were created using recycled material as part of Waste Management‘s Preschool Sustainability Program. The exhibit runs from now until May, where you can see the work of three and four-year-old students demonstrating the concepts of “reduce, reuse, and recycle.”

Hours:

Mon – Thurs: 8:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Fri: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Location:

1075 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 617-4620


Related: Waste Management donates $500K to West Sacramento preschools

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Social Media Contest- Selfie With a Goat

Week Five: 4/18-4/24: “Selfie with a Goat”

For this week’s contest head over to the Broderick Boat Ramp and snap a selfie with the goats! The goats are in town for the next several weeks eating high grass to ease the fire danger.

  • Post using #westsacgoats
  • Tag us:

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How it Works:

  • Every Monday we’ll post contest requirements for that week on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. The following Monday we’ll randomly draw a name from all the social media entries & announce the winner of the week. After the winner is announced, we’ll give out new contest rules for the next week.
  • We will be giving away four TICKETS to the winner!

Here’s How to Enter:

  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter
  • Be on the lookout each week for our photo theme requirements
  • Use the hashtag given and tag us in your post. Your account must be public.

*ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR EACH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM*


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Broderick Boat Ramp:

103 4th Street, West Sacramento


*Please note the area allotted to the goats is blocked off by a low-voltage electric fence. For your safety and the goats, please refrain from approaching the fence.  

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Mayor Cabaldon Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon has been selected as one of 14 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of state and local leaders working to enact pro-growth progressive solutions in a diverse array of communities. He is joined in this class of leaders by Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

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“We congratulate and applaud Mayor Cabaldon, who has shown a dedication to developing pro-growth, progressive policies that increase economic opportunity for everyone,” said Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and former Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Honorary Co-Chairs of the NewDEAL. “More than ever, we need to support outstanding state and local leaders who have innovative ideas that address the most important issues facing Americans in our new economy. We are committed to highlighting their work, while giving them the chance to learn from each other and replicate solutions that make government work better.”

The NewDEAL brings together leaders focused on expanding opportunity, helping them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth that is broadly-earned and sustainable. Most importantly, the organization facilitates the exchange of ideas among its members and connects them with other pro-growth progressive political, policy, and private sector leaders.

NewDEAL leaders have found broad support for their work, with 98 percent of members winning elections last November, across red, blue, and purple states, including eight elected to higher office. With today’s announcement of new members, the organization includes 152 officials from 46 states.

Cabaldon, who has served as Mayor since 1998 and was the first person directly elected by voters to the position in 2004, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring all residents of West Sacramento can thrive. He has been recognized for his local and regional leadership on school facilities, effective governance, universal preschool, research-based reform, and workforce/education alignment. His work on transportation, land use, air quality and climate change, housing, and economic development is regarded as a model for effective collaborative action, and he chairs the U.S. Conference of Mayors Committee on Jobs, Education, and the Workforce.

“I’m proud of how West Sacramento’s progressive pragmatism has made our city such a remarkable Cinderella story, but we didn’t turn our city around by sitting still and I’m excited to learn from others’ ideas and innovations,” said Cabaldon. “That’s why I’m thrilled to join NewDEAL and to have the chance to tackle policy challenges and solutions with other leaders who are focused on how we ensure government, and today’s economy, work for everyone.”

 

Learn more about the NewDEAL by visiting http://www.newdealleaders.org/leaders.

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