Neighborhood Court Info Meeting March 22nd

You’re invited to attend an informational presentation to discuss program scope, volunteer roles, application and training processes, and other relevant information for prospective volunteers. This is a chance to learn more about the Neighborhood Court program, talk to program staff, and get involved!
Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: West Sacramento Community Center at 1075 W Capitol Ave.
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For more info call 530.666.8378 or visit http://bttr.im/g6k2y to register and submit a volunteer application today!

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The Goats are Baaaaaack!

Goat powered vegetation management returned to the City today at the Barge Canal. With a record wet spring, the herd will have plenty to eat.

The #westsacgoats are scheduled to spend the next two months at various locations around town assisting the Parks department in the vegetation management/fire fuel suppression program. The goats are being provided by Blue Tent Farms out of Red bluff.

Make sure to pay them a visit this week and watch them munch away!

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Traffic Alert: Road Race, Crane Removal Expected to Cause Weekend Delays

The City of West Sacramento wants to alert the public about expected traffic delays this weekend.

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The Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock’n race will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday in West Sacramento and Sacramento impacting travel on the Tower Bridge.

The races start and finish at Raley Field. Please note that the Tower Bridge off-ramp to West Capitol Avenue will close at 7:15 a.m both days.

Saturday course map: 5-10k racews-traffic cone

Sunday course map: Half Marathon

Also, crane removal from a construction site on J street next to Golden One Center will be taking place this weekend.

Two blocks of J street between 5th and 7th street in downtown Sacramento will be closed this weekend from Friday night 8:00 pm and expected to last until 9:00 pm Sunday night.

J Street will be reduced to one lane from the I-5 freeway exits from 3rd Street to 5th Street.

For more check out this article in the Sacramento Bee.

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Warm Weather Brings Out Mosquitos

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While the official start of spring is still a couple of weeks away, warming temperatures have brought an increase in mosquito activity. Warm sunny days along with stagnant water left behind from winter rain storms makes the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District is asking residents to be responsible and do their part to eliminate areas of stagnant water around the home. Check buckets, tires, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, tarps and containers that hold water and other sources that may serve as a vessel for mosquito breeding. Dump this water out!


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To report neglected swimming pools, areas with stagnant water or mosquito breeding problems, please call 1-800-429-1022 or fill out a service request online at www.FIGHTtheBITE.net

Practice the District D’s of Mosquito Prevention: 

DRAIN standing water that may produce mosquitoes.
DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outdoors.
DRESS appropriately be wearing long sleeves and pants when outside.
DEFEND yourself by using an effective insect repellent.  Make sure to follow label directions!
DOOR and window screens should be in good working condition.
DISTRICT personnel are also available to address any mosquito problems. Call them at 1-800-429-1022 or visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net

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Park Tree Planting Fun-Friday, March 10th

The West Sacramento Tree Program invites you to come out and plant trees at Sam Combs Park, Westacre Park and Westfield Park!

When: Friday, March 10th

Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Where: Sam Combs Park – 205 Stone Blvd, West Sacramento, CA (will carpool to other parks after planting at Sam Combs)

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The West Sacramento Tree Program is dedicated to tree planting and maintenance, tree education and protection.

If you have any questions contact: Dena Kirtley ,Urban Forest and Beautification Manager at denak@cityofwestsacramento.org  or (916) 617-4620

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You’re Invited to the 2017 River Cats Preseason Party

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The River Cats are excited to welcome fans to a free Preseason Party at Raley Field in West Sacramento on Sunday, March 5th beginning at noon.

The all-new concession storefronts will open and fans can tour the new and renovated areas of Raley Field (including the clubhouse!). There will be free activities for kids, including bounce houses and face painting. Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in a batting practice to benefit the River Cats Foundation.


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The ticket office will be open for the event, giving fans their first chance to purchase remaining tickets for 2017 River Cats games. Follow the links to find an updated schedule and list of promotions.

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Parks Turf Transformation Saves 1 Million Gallons of Water

More than 1 million gallons of water a year is being saved by a City program which converts grass turf into drought friendly landscaping. Over the past year, City Parks workers removed grass from several sites and replaced it with water conserving options including drought tolerant plants, bark groundcover, mulch and decomposed granite. The City also converted to more water efficient sprinkler systems or eliminated them entirely.

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Facts at a Glance

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-1,114,841 gallons of water saved annually

-Park locations: Patwin, Delta Gardens, Elkhorn, Gateway, Westfield

-30,125 square footage converted

-Helps reach mandated water conservation goals

-Reduces grass maintenance costs, equipment use, greenhouse gas, pesticides

-Types of Plants: Maidenland Roses, Emerald Carpet Manzanita, Little John Bottle brush, Acacia Cognata Dwarf

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Community Input Sought for New City Website

The City of West Sacramento is working on a website upgrade and is asking for your help. images

Please take this short website survey to let us know how you use our current website, and what you would like to see in a redesigned version. Your comments and feedback will be factored into the new City website’s design and functionality.

Information gathered in the survey will be combined with a careful analysis of how residents are using the current web site in order to assure that the new web site meets the needs of West Sacramento residents and businesses.

Thanks very much for your time. The survey should only take a couple of minutes.

 

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Portion of Sam Combs Dog Park Closed

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The West Sacramento Parks Department has closed the large dog park at Sam Combs due to a tree in danger of toppling. The area will remain closed and locked until the large tree is completely removed. There is a sign posted at the gate notifying visitors. The park is expected to be reopened by this weekend.

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Although a closure has been placed on the large dog park, the small dog park is still open.

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South River and Old River Road Closure Maps

Several roads in Yolo County have been closed due to saturated soil, including portions of South River and Old River Roads. Please click on the map below for specifics.

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Also, a five-mile section of South River Road within the West Sacramento city limits remains shut down to thru traffic until further notice. The roadway sits atop the city’s protective levee next to the Sacramento River.

West Sacramento Police and Public Works crews have set up “no thru traffic” signs on South River Road from the McGowan Bridge south to Gregory Avenue. Signs are also posted at Linden Road and Davis Road access points.

Due to heightened river levels and water saturation from the recent storms, Reclamation District 900 personnel have increased levee patrols 24/7 and need the roadway free of traffic to access and maintain the levee.

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The South River road closure also restricts access to fishermen who park along the side of the levee, and off road vehicle activity, which has the potential to cause levee erosion. The public is being asked to stay off the levees and call West Sacramento police at 916-372-3375 to report any suspicious incidents.

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