Traffic Advisory for Monday Aug. 3, Tower Bridge Gateway Detour

West Sacramento Tower Gateway closure map

West Sacramento Tower Gateway closure map

Starting Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 14, Eastbound Tower Bridge Gateway from Garden St/Delta Lane to 5th Street in West Sacramento will be closed to traffic to accommodate a water main installation and other work related to the Delta Lane project (West Gateway Place). The closure will be in effect 24 hours per day, but may reopen sooner. Vehicle traffic will be detoured onto Garden Street/Delta Lane, then left on 5th Street, and right onto Tower Bridge Gateway. This detour will be controlled for left hand turns on 5th Street during peak hours from 7-9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Pedestrians and bicycles will be detoured separately left on Garden Street, then right on West Capitol Avenue, right on 5th Street, and left on Tower Bridge Gateway. Westbound lanes of Tower Bridge Gateway will remain open. Please stay alert and drive safely!

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Catch A “Dive-In” Movie at the Rec Pool on Aug. 6

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Come join us for a special night with a movie by the pool on Thursday, August 6,2015! Bring your swimsuits or a blanket and sit out on the grass. Swimming will continue through the end of the movie. All ages welcome to this event. Non-swimmers and children 7 and younger must be within arm’s reach of an adult 18+ at all times. You can pay at the door, pre-registration is not required.

Date: Thursday: 8/06/2015-Toy Story

Time: Movie begins around 8:30 pm

Location: Rec Center Aquatic Facility, 2801 Jefferson Blvd

Fee: $5 for pass holders

$8 for non-pass holders

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West Sacramento Farmers Market, July 30

Stop by the West Sacramento Farmers Market Thursday from 4:30 p.m.-dusk. Shop for fresh produce from local farmers! Look for tomatoes, melons, carrots, garlic, zucchini, cherries and flowers. The Farmers Market is at 1110 West Capitol Ave., in front of City Hall.

This week’s featured farmer is Fred Blum, who operates Flowerstone Farm, one of several urban farms in West Sacramento.

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Raley Field Embraces City’s Water Conservation Goals

raley field signThe River Cats are proudly displaying several “Why it’s Dry” signs at the request of team President Jeff Savage.  Mr. Savage said, “We love the idea. Hopefully, we can do our part to educate our fans about proper water usage this summer!”

Reminder: Revised Water Restrictions go into effect in West Sacramento on Saturday, August 1st.

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Turner Library Summer Book Sale, August 15-16

Turner Library in West Sacramento

Great Buys on Best Sellers! Friends of the Library Book Sale, Aug.15-16

Got time this summer for a great book? What about a good movie or a CD from a favorite singer? They’re among the items on sale at the West Sacramento Friends of the Library summer book sale, Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The sale includes books for grown-ups and kids, CDs and movies. On the final day of the sale, Sunday, you can load up a bag of items for just $3!

The Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento.

Phone: (916) 375-6465, ext. 4, or write to .

Grab a great read this summer!

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Free Water School this Wednesday, July 29 at the Community Center

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Or…are you just interested in finding out more information on how you can save water during the drought and beyond?

Either way, attending the Be Water Smart Water School is great way to learn about the California’s drought and some easy tips on how to save water around the house.

Where: West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W. Capitol Ave.

When: Wednesday, July 29th

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Be Water Smart Water School Basics:

  • 1-hour in person class taught by a water industry professional
  • Held in various locations throughout the Sacramento region
  • Prior registration is required.
  • 5 question self-graded quiz at the end of the class

Water School Curriculum:

  • Regional water supply information
  • State and regional drought update
  • How to read your meter and bill
  • Indoor water savings tips
  • Outdoor water savings tips including irrigation water waste examples and how to fix them
  • Available conservation and rebate programs

Register Here

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Mike McGowan Bridge Named Project of the Year

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The Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has selected the Mike McGowan Bridge Project for the 2015 Project of the Year Award in the Transportation category. The APWA Awards Program recognizes public works projects that demonstrate excellence in management, administration, design, construction and community relations, as well as the alliance among the managing agency and the consultant/engineer/contractor who worked together to complete the project. The award will be presented to the City at the APWA Project of the year Luncheon at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel on August 7.

Mike McGowan Bridge


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Revised Water Use Guidelines Go Into Effect August 1, 2015

The City of West Sacramento is modifying water restrictions due to continued progress in cutting water use throughout the community. Water savings for June reached 40 percent compared to the same time period in 2013, and the city is on track to hit the 40 percent mark for July.hand watering

Starting Saturday, August 1, Stage 3 water conservation rules will be adjusted to allow the use of potable water to fill or refill swimming pools, and water customers will be allowed to hand water trees and use drip irrigation one additional day during the week based on their street address.

The new regulations, authorized by the City Council and City Manager, are outlined below:

  • Customers must adhere to an odd/even watering schedule. Customers with street addresses that end in an odd number may use all forms of irrigation only on Saturdays and may use drip irrigation and hand watering of trees, shrubs and containerized plants on Tuesdays. Customers with street addresses that end in an even number may use all forms of irrigation only on Sundays and use drip or hand watering of trees, shrubs and containerized plants on Wednesdays. No spray irrigation is permitted Monday through Friday, except in food producing gardens and farms.
  • Using potable water to fill or refill swimming pools or artificial ponds or lakes is permissible, but customers are encouraged to use alternative sources to potable water supplied by the City of West Sacramento and to implement water conserving practices such as using a pool cover.
  • Using potable water in ornamental fountains or ponds is prohibited unless equipped with a recirculating system.

The following rules remain in effect and are unchanged.

  • No watering between noon-6 p.m.
  • Do not allow yard watering to runoff into gutters and streets.
  • Do not use City water to wash down buildings, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots or streets, unless for health and safety reasons.
  • Do not use a hose to wash a vehicle unless it is fitted with a shut-off nozzle
  • Drinking water at restaurants and bars may only be served upon request.

The State has mandated the City of West Sacramento to reduce water use by an average of 28% compared to 2013. The efforts so far are very encouraging. Keep up the good work!

And if you see water being wasted please call (916) 617-4545 or use the new West Sacramento Connect app

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DigIn Farm-to-Fork Dinner This Thursday, July 23

Thursday’s DigIn Dinner at the West Sacramento Farmers Market features chefs Bobby Coyote and Mark Casale of Dos Coyotes Restaurants and a “Crazy for Corn” menu. Special host is former Senator Darrell Steinberg. Click here for ticket info.

Also be sure to stop in and say hi to our featured farmer of the week, Aimee Sisson. She’s a public health doctor but also runs Root Cause Farm, one of several urban farms in West Sacramento.

The Farmers Market is located at 1110 West Capitol Ave., in front of City Hall, Thursday, July 23, 4:30 p.m.-dusk.

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Water-Saving Mulch available to West Sacramento Community

Tree mulch will be available for FREE to West Sacramento residents starting today, July 22nd ,1 p.m., at 1801 West Capitol Ave. Residents are asked to enter the empty lot on West Capitol and exit onto Merkley. Limit is one cubic yard per household. It is suggested you place the mulch around the base of your trees to benefit them during our drought to conserve water, reduce weed growth, and to improve the fertility and health of the soil. Place a 4’ diameter circle, 3” deep at the base of your tree, keeping the mulch 3” from the trunk of the trees as shown below:


Then self-served free mulch giveaway will continue daily throughout the summer.

If you have questions please call  (916) 617-4629.


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