Pool Efficiency Workshop at Community Center 8/19

The City of West Sacramento, Yolo Energy Watch and PG&E are hosting a free pool efficiency class Saturday, August 19th from 9-11 a.m. at the West Sacramento Community Center. The class will highlights tips for pool care.

Register today at: YoloEnergyWatch.org. *Seating is limited

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Video Tour: The Port of West Sacramento

Did you know that the Port of West Sacramento is the region’s only maritime link to international trade?

The Port of West Sacramento is located in the geographical center of the City, 79 nautical miles from San Francisco with direct access to Suisun Bay via the 40 mile Deep Water Ship Channel.


Ship From China Docks in West Sacramento on Maiden Voyage

Golden Bear Visits Port of West Sacramento

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2017 National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st


National Night Out is an annual community-building event that brings together public safety officers and neighbors for an evening of fun and positivity. The traveling block party begins at 6 p.m. and follows police caravans to several locations throughout the city, joining back together at 3170 Venice Street for a group picture. The block parties will have variations in their activities, here are some to look out for: face painting, shaved ice, bounce houses, water slides, dunk tanks, water balloon toss, arts & crafts, potlucks, BBQ’s, music.  

Date: Tuesday, August 1st

Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m. 


500 7th Street 685 Lighthouse 3429 Evergreen Circle
1544 Alabama 777 5th Street Meadow and Webster
Laurel Lane & Poplar 1920 Essex 1611 Madrone Avenue
Mandeville Way & Constitution Ave Alturas Court Elsinore Court
Hopland & Lassik Street Quail Court Pyramid Place
Crested Street & Muscovy Road 3170 Venice Street

Highlights from the 2016 National Night Out:

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City Hall Blood Drive Seeks Donors

The Bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot on Tuesday, August 15th from 9 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. Help save a life by donating blood and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $250 fuel gift card.

You must be at least 16 years old to donate blood with a signed parent consent form (available in English or Spanish).

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Broadway Bridge Open House, Thursday July 27th

You’re invited to the Broadway Bridge Project open house Thursday, July 27th from 5-6:30 p.m. to learn about potential environmental impacts.

The proposed project includes a “neighborhood friendly” bridge connecting the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento. The bridge will provide enhanced access for all modes of transportation including pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, future streetcar, and motorists.

More info below:

Join us! The Cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are hosting a joint open house to kick off the environmental assessment of the Broadway Bridge. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to provide comments or considerations related to the project’s potential environmental effects. Input received will become part of the public record and will be considered during environmental studies.

Staffed information stations with maps and other project materials will be available from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Please drop by at your convenience.

Thursday, July 27

Drop by anytime between

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School

Multi-Purpose Room

451 McClatchy Way Sacramento

For more information, visit the project webpage.

To download a copy of the flyer, click here

Questions about the open house?

Call 916-442-1168 or info@aimconsultingco.com

For reasonable accommodation needs due to a physical disability that may hinder your participation, please contact the City of Sacramento’s ADA Coordinator directly at (916) 808-8795


Meeting centers on proposed Broadway Bridge

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Traffic Delays Expected on HWY 50/Pioneer Bridge

Sections of the Pioneer Bridge will be closed through the summer for nighttime and weekend work as Caltrans puts a new surface on the span, replacing the deck overlay with a thicker, more durable material. The Pioneer Bridge is the main connector for Sacramento and Yolo counties on U.S. Highway 50 over the Sacramento River.

Overnight Lane Closures
Nightly work Monday-Friday begins at 7 p.m. in both directions, reopening at 5 a.m. westbound and 6 a.m. eastbound for the morning commute.

Weekend Closures
55-hour closures will also take place over several weekends throughout the summer. The first closure will be Friday July 21 from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday July 24.

Caltrans urges the public to plan ahead before traveling on the bridge and to seek alternative routes when necessary. Delays are expected during construction. Construction is expected to last through September.

For real-time traffic check QuickMap. You can also visit http://www.pioneerbridgeproject.com/ for the latest project information.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Distribute Surveys

The City of West Sacramento needs your help in collecting data that will be used for future City planning with the goal of removing barriers to internet access, improving transportation, and to obtain additional resources to improve the quality of life in West Sacramento.

To advance this process we are conducting a survey of the residents in the north part of the City. We are interested in knowing how you are connected to people, places, and services in the community. The survey questions are related to internet and transportation use.

Volunteer Tasks

Volunteers are needed to go door-to-door in teams of two on the morning of Saturday, July 29th to perform a short survey with residents in the Bryte, Broderick, and Old West Sacramento areas. Volunteers are encouraged to dress weather-appropriate and be mindful that you are representing the City as you go door-to-door.

The last day to register to volunteer is Saturday, July 22.

Volunteer Schedule

8:30 a.m. → 1/2 hour registration and training at Riverwalk Park, 651 2nd Street

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. → survey distribution

12 p.m. → lunch served back at Riverwalk Park

Click here to volunteer!


Flyers are also available in Spanish (español) and Russian (русский)


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Learn Essential Computer Skills at Tech Camp

You’re invited to attend FREE workshops to learn computer, Facebook, email and FaceTime skills. Participants will be guided through each step of a computer based task by Summer STEPS Interns and Teen Heroes.

We have had good turnouts at both classes. Here are some highlights from each class:


Arthur F. Turner Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento

Class Descriptions

Intermediate: Learn how to use email and set up a Facebook page

Advanced: Learn about search engines, upload a video to Facebook, practice using FaceTime

Time and Dates

Intermediate class: July 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Advanced class: July 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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Driverless Shuttle Makes Rounds at Raley Field

A bright red driverless mini-bus was showcased at Raley Field for invited media and guests to introduce the concept of a proposed Riverfront Shuttle. The electric vehicle can transport up to 12 passengers at a top speed of 20 mph. It uses lasers and cameras to follow a set route without the need for a driver.

City Councilmember Chris Ledesma describes the Riverfront Shuttle concept

City Councilmember Chris Ledesma describes the Riverfront Shuttle concept – 7/11/17

The shuttle would serve residents and visitors throughout the growing Bridge District and Washington Neighborhood, including The Barn, River Cats stadium and also offices, restaurants and businesses along Third street to the I street Bridge.

The shuttle is one of many options West Sacramento is considering as the next link in the City’s transit network. The concept is an important piece of the City’s Mobility Action plan:

  • Bike Share: Social Bicycles– there are currently 50 shareable bikes at spots throughout the City with a full fleet of 900 bikes coming soon
  • YoloBus Downtown shuttle – the new route allows for direct access to downtown Sacramento and events at the Golden One Center
  • Downtown Street Car project-with stops on either side of the river, could begin construction as early as 2018
  • Mobility Hubs are being created around the City featuring various transit options including ride share services.

The driverless shuttle was presented by the Yolo Country Transit District in partnership with Transdev which operates public transport services in several countries.



West Sacramento Considering Driverless Shuttle Buses-CBS-13
West Sacramento’s futuristic shuttle doesn’t need a driver KCRA-3
West Sac Demonstrates Self-Driving Public Transit Vehicles 7-11-2017-KFBK newsradio

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Beat the Heat at West Sac Cooling Centers

Temperatures are expected to rise above 100 degrees over the weekend.  The City of West Sacramento’s Emergency Services Division is warning everyone to take precautions. If you need shelter, please visit one of West Sacramento’s cooling centers listed below. Please use the link to view hours of operation.


Cooling Centers

Community Center
1075 West Capitol Ave

Recreation Center
2801 Jefferson Blvd




Arthur F. Turner Community Library
1212 Merkley Ave

Tips to Prevent Heat Related Illness

     ·        Never leave infants, children, the frail elderly, or pets unattended in a parked car.
     ·        Drink plenty of fluids. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
     ·        Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Use a hat and sunscreen as needed.
    ·        Use cool compresses, misting, showers and baths.
During the hottest parts of the day, keep physical activities to a minimum and stay indoors. 

Heat Stroke
Heat stroke, which occurs when the body can’t control its temperature, may result in disability or death if emergency treatment is not given. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body loses a large amount of water and salt contained in sweat. Warning signs of heat stroke vary, but may include: 
    ·        An extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees Fahrenheit, orally)
    ·        Unconsciousness
    ·        Rapid, strong pulse
    ·        Throbbing headache
    ·        Dizziness, nausea and confusion
    ·        Red, hot and dry skin (no sweating)

Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to an excessive loss of water and salt contained in sweat. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high blood preset and people working or exercising in a hot environment. The warning signs of heat exhaustion include:
    ·        Heavy sweating
    ·        Muscle cramps
    ·        Confusion
    ·        Nausea or vomiting
    ·        Tiredness
    ·        Dark-colored urine
    ·        Fainting
    ·        Headache
    ·        Rapid heartbeat

What to Do
If you see any of these signs for heat stroke or heat exhaustion, you may be dealing with a life-threatening emergency and should do the following:
    ·        Have someone call 9-1-1 while you begin cooling the victim.
    ·        Get the victim to a shady area.
    ·        Cool the victim rapidly with a cool bath or shower, or by sponging with cool water, until body temperature drops to 101-102 degrees Fahrenheit, orally.

If a victim’s muscles twitch uncontrollably as a result of heat stroke, keep the victim from injuring him/herself, but do not place any object in the mouth and do not give fluids. If there is vomiting, make sure the airway remains open by turning the victim on his/her side.

Don’t Forget Your Pets! 
Animals, particularly those that spend time outdoors, are vulnerable to the heat as well. Check out the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)website for important tips on keeping your pets protected from heat and other emergencies.

Helpful Heat Resources
Cal OES Heat Preparedness
CDPH – Extreme Heat
CALFIRE – Fire Danger and Prevention

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California ISO Homepage 
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Good Day Sacramento visits West Sac Rec Center

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