Bill Lowell Remembered by City Council

Longtime City Council meeting attendee Bill “for the record” Lowell was memorialized on November 18, during a ceremony in which “his” chair in the Chambers was dedicated in recognition of his contributions to the City of West Sacramento. Lowell was a frequent speaker, taking the podium to comment on a variety of issues including public transit, local restaurant options, accessible buildings, and retail shopping choices.

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The City added posters honoring Bill at the bus stops on West Capitol Ave. and Jefferson Blvd. The Council also directed staff to work with the Yolo County Transportation District on potentially naming a bus stop after Mr. Lowell.


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City Prepares For Annual Tree Lighting- Dec. 4th

Boxes of ornaments ready for display.

Boxes of ornaments ready for display.

Fall colors usher in the changing season.

Fall colors usher in the changing season.

Holiday transformation under way at City Hall.

Holiday transformation under way at City Hall.

The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Sacramento present the annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration in front of City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave., Friday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to join the celebration, featuring free refreshments and performances by local youth choirs. Following the arrival of Santa on the fire truck at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Christopher Cabaldon will light the tree!

Afterwards, kids can climb on Santa’s lap, express their holiday wishes, and receive a keepsake photo. The program is sponsored by Capitol Yards.

Performing choirs include Holy Cross Academy, Lighthouse Charter School, the River City High School Choir, and the Russian Baptist Church “Dawn” Youth Choir.

Meanwhile, inside the City Hall Galleria, the City Parks & Recreation’s annual “Holly Jolly After-Party” will be continuing until 8:30 p.m., featuring live music from Yolo Mambo and refreshments.

Public parking is available in the north parking lot of City Hall during the celebration events. Enter the driveway off West Capitol Avenue, west of City Hall’s entrance. West Capitol Avenue will be closed in both the east and west bound directions in front of City Hall, beginning Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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Stonegate Drive Closure Delayed

The temporary closure of Stonegate Drive in West Sacramento has been delayed. The roadway is open until futher notice. Below is a message from the City of West Sacramento Public Works Department:

“As scheduled, the contractor for the Village Parkway (North) project, closed Stonegate Drive on the morning of Saturday November 21st. Shortly thereafter, the contractor experienced some site issues. Subsequently, it was decided to stop the work and re-open the road the same day. The road will remain open for the time being. Once alternative plans are established for the work, a future shut-down will be scheduled and the public will be notified.”

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City Hall Closure, Modified Refuse Collection Schedule

The West Sacramento City Hall will be closed during the thanksgivingThanksgiving holidays, Thursday,Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. City Hall will reopen Monday, Nov. 30.
Refuse collection schedules will be delayed one day. Please note: if your usual collection day is Thursday, it will occur Friday, Nov. 27; for those whose collection day is usually Friday, the service will instead take place Saturday, Nov. 28.


Yolobus Routes to the Airport–Thanksgiving Service
Holiday travel: a great time to leave town to visit friends and family. But holiday travel can lead to extra stress. Yolobus can help you save time, money and improve air quality. If you’re traveling in and out of Sacramento International Airport (SMF) for the Thanksgiving holidays from West Sacramento, take Yolobus. Yolobus is the only public bus operator that provides regular bus service to and from SMF. Fares are $2 for regular passengers and $1 for disabled, seniors, and youth. Yolobus Routes 42A and 42B offer boarding opportunities from various locations in Downtown Sacramento, West Sacramento, Davis and Woodland, to and from SMF every day of the week. For more information, please go to .

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West Sacramento Foundation- 5th Annual Hope Stocking Event

56th annual Hope Stocking Event

SIGN UP HERE: Hope Stocking Event

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Blood Drive Dec. 17th at City Hall


Sign Up Here: City of West Sacramento Blood Drive

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Flashing Safety Lights Installed Near School Crossings in West Sacramento

The City of West Sacramento, in partnership with the Washington Unified School District, is installing eight flashing LED safety beacons at several intersections to ensure safe passage for students, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The first LED beacon was activated Thursday, Nov. 19 at Linden Road and the Clarksburg Branch Line Trail, near River City High School and Our Lady of Grace School.

“There’s nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students and community members,” said Washington Unified School Board President Alicia Cruz. “The truth is that we can’t expect to make an impact in the classroom when our kids aren’t traveling safely to and from school. That’s why these beacons go a long way to ensure our kids are getting to school safely and ready to learn. The school district’s partnership with the City of West Sacramento on this project plays a key role in keeping students safe and attending school.”

Additional beacons will be added to high density school and public crossings throughout the city. Funding for the lights is being provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

“The City is pleased to join Washington Unified in this effort to increase the visibility of student school routes,” said Mayor Pro Tem Chris Ledesma, who attended the LED crossing beacon installation. “We want to see our young people reach school and return home safely. Thanks to the state Office of Traffic Safety for its support.”

City Public Works Crew responsible for putting up the lights.

City Public Works crew responsible for installing the lights.


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Traffic Alert: Village Parkway Extension Update

Stonegate Drive in West Sacramento will be shut down between Lajolla Street and Bear River Court/Redding Road starting this Saturday, Nov. 21, through Tuesday, Dec. 1 as part of the Village Parkway (north) Extention Project.


Village Parkway Extension will connect portions of Southport with the Mike McGowen Bridge to the north.

The road closure will allow crews to install utilities while students at nearby Stonegate Elementary are off for Thanksgiving break.

In addition, parking will be eliminated along Village Parkway adjacent to the Riva Condos at the east end of the project.

Detours will be set up to carry traffic around this work which will also impact Yolobus route 35.

This portion of Stonegate Drive will be shut down Saturday Nov. 21 through Tuesday Dec. 1.

This portion of Stonegate Drive will be shut down starting Saturday.

When completed in the fall of 2016, the 0.4 mile extension will include street lights, sidewalks, bike lanes, roundabouts, bus stop turnouts, landscaping and shade trees.




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Coffee with a Cop-Nov 19

Coffee with a Cop is coming up this Thursday, November 19th. Senior Lead Officer Estrada will be our our primary hosting officer. This time we will be in the center of the city at the La Bou cafe, 849 Jefferson Blvd. Hope you can join us.

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Workshop: Setting Limits on Screen Time for Kids Nov. 17

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