The City of West Sacramento opened its newest park today named after famed West Sacramento boxer Joey Lopes. The four acre park has play equipment, lighting, benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains, two shade shelters, half-court basketball, and a community garden. It replaces what was once a vacant lot at the corner of West Capitol Avenue and Sycamore. More than 100 friends and family attended the ceremony which also featured the unveiling of a beautiful Joey Lopes sculpture and a new Park Watch program which is designed to keep the park safe.
Lopes family members speak at grand opening
City Council member Chris Ledesma welcomes the crowd
The Park Watch Program partners West Sacramento Police with neighbors to keep an eye on the park
You’re invited to a police dog competition hosted by the West Sacramento K-9 Association at River City High School on Saturday, June 25th.
Bring your dog to get licensed by Yolo County Animal Services. Dogs must be licensed in the City of West Sacramento.
The K-9 competition is sanctioned by the Western States Police Canine Association.
It starts with a search at 8am. The handler will direct their K-9 to find a hidden person somewhere on a competition field. The person is generally hidden in a car, truck or box.
The second phase is agility. This challenges the K-9’s environmental skills as the handler must have the K-9 traverse various obstacles like teeter-totters, narrow walkways, six foot walls and culverts.
The third phase is obedience. The K-9 will proceed onto the field and be asked to perform a variety of turns and movements which must be done flawlessly for maximum points. There will be a variety of distractions on the field and the handler and K-9 must move in sync.
Finally, the protection phase. There will be four scenarios which will test the K-9’s ability to apprehend a suspect under different stressful conditions. This is a crowd favorite because they will witness the K-9’s ability to scramble over obstacles and bite decoys wearing large puffy bite suits.
For the sixth straight year, the City of West Sacramento is allowing the sale and use of Safe and Sane fireworks within the city limits.Every year since the 2011 adopted Ordinance reauthorized the use and sale of Safe and Sane fireworks has been very successful for non-profit groups to raise funds for their respective organizations.Despite the inherent dangers of using fireworks, each year has also been very successful in keeping the number of related incidents very low. More information and safety tips from the West Sacramento Fire Department.
The use of Safe and Sane fireworks is approved for the period of noon on June 28th to noon on July 6th.For 2016, the purchase of Safe and Sane fireworks may be made at any one of the eight locations listed below.
New App lets you report Illegal Fireworks Activity
“Nail ‘em” places the power of illegal fireworks enforcement in the palm of your hands. You can easily report the possession, sale or use of illegal fireworks in your community along with photos and GPS locations. Your complaint will automatically be routed to the West Sacramento Fire Department. Opt in to receive notifications and you will be informed regarding when and how your complaint was acted upon.
The following is an email to the YoloBus ridership.
Dear West Sacramento Transit Rider/West Sacramento Resident/Interested Persons:
During the community outreach meetings earlier this year, City and District staff recommended elimination of the Lake Washington/Village Parkway/Stonegate Loop on Yolobus Route 35. At the Community’s request, this draft proposal was revised to create a new loop along Linden Road /Redwood Road/Lake Washington Boulevard.This new schedule and route will go into effect on July 3, 2016.
The following stops will be added or eliminated to accommodate the revised route.Please modify your trip according to the new stops, schedule and route.
New bus stop installations:
On Linden, NE corner of Linden/Mojave.
On Linden, SE corner of Linden/Mojave.
On Redwood, east side of Redwood, north of Linden.
On Redwood, west side of Redwood, north of Linden.
Bus stops to be removed:
Eastbound on Stonegate, just east of Mesa Grande.
Westbound on Stonegate, at Mesa Grande.
Eastbound on Stonegate, SE corner of Stonegate/La Jolla.
Westbound on Stonegate, NW corner of Stonegate/La Jolla.
Southbound on Village Parkway, south of Stonegate (in curb-out area).
Northbound on Village Parkway, south of the curve onto/into Stonegate.
Eastbound on Lake Washington, SE corner of Lake Washington/Redwood.
Eastbound on Lake Washington, east of Jefferson.
Staff will be out on Route 35 the week of June 20th to distribute flyers with the new schedule and route. A complete revised West Sacramento schedules/routes brochure will be available the week of June 27th.
If you have any questions, please contact Jose Perez at (530)402-2826 or email@example.com
A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening today of Village Parkway South. The new road, complete with marked bike lanes, replaces S. River Road, which is being removed as part of the Southport Levee Improvement Project. Village Parkway South provides access to property owners affected by the levee work. It’s also an important north/south corridor through this rural section of West Sacramento, improving emergency response time and extending the City’s bike lane network.
This roadway completes Phase 1 of the levee project, which when finished, will provide Southport with six miles of fortified flood protection.
City Manager Martin Tuttle, West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency Director Tom Ramos, City Council members Chris Ledesma, Bill Kristoff, Babs Sandeen, and Mark Johannessen
Cyclists get ready to test out the new bike lanes.
Flood Protection Manager Greg Fabun explains the levee project during a tour on a Yolobus.
The ship African Merlin pulled into the Port of West Sacramento this week with a cargo of bulk cement from China, making the Port of West Sacramento its very first stop. The 500 foot long ship was made in Japan then sailed to China to pick up its cargo arriving at the Port after 14 days at sea. 27 tons of bulk cement is currently being offloaded for distribution to construction projects throughout Northern California.
City Council member and Port Commissioner Chris Ledesma presents Captain Joaquim J. Mascarenhas with a plaque commemorating the ship’s maiden voyage.
103 flags were on display at the corner of Jefferson Blvd and Locks Drive Tuesday, June 14 to commemorate the victims of the Orlando shooting. The tribute was created by long time West Sacramento resident John Vinson who also organizes the annual 9/11 memorial at the same location.