Southport Levee Construction Road Closure Update

Heads up for new road restrictions and detours as part of the ongoing Southport Levee Improvement Project. Utility removal and road construction work along South River Road will run October 2 through October 30. Traffic control devices will be set up during construction activities:

  • South River Road closed at City limits from 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6 to  8 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. Local traffic should use Jefferson Boulevard during the closure. Changeable message boards are being used to provide advanced notification.

  • Single lane traffic control will be from 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. Expect traffic delays up to 15 minutes in this area.

The Southport Levee Improvement Project will implement flood risk-reduction measures along a 5.6 mile stretch that will bring this section of the levee up to current standards with Federal and State levee criteria, as well as provide opportunities for ecosystem restoration and public recreation.


South River Road Closure Informational Flyer

Southport Sacramento River Levee Improvement Project 

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October Active Aging Events

All of the activities are designed to promote health and well-being among West Sacramento seniors age 50+. Get moving, get active, get healthy and get to the Community Center for fitness classes, information and assistance, leisure activities, trips, events and opportunities to visit and socialize with others. Please register for the events asterisked below.

*Galt Flea Market- Tuesday, October 3rd

One of our most popular trips, enjoy the beautiful sun and do some walking as you look and find new and used items at bargain prices.  Sit, relax and enjoy a drink, or have some tasty food. Whatever you choose to do it’s all about enjoying the beautiful day. Walkers are welcome.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $7

*Red Hawk Casino-Friday, October 13th

Come join us on a trip to Red Hawk Casino. Red Hawk Casino has over 2400 slot machines of different denominations ranging from a penny to $25. In addition to slot machines, Red Hawk also has gaming tables, a poker room and a non smoking gaming section. There are seven restaurants including the Waterfall Buffet where you can choose from over 300 selections.  We will be at the casino for four hours. Upon arrival you will get $5 slot play. You must have a valid photo ID/passport player card.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $15 Bonus $5

Master Gardener Series: Citrus Class- Tuesday, October 17th
Join this exciting class taught by Master Gardener Erin McDermand. She will be teaching you what types of citrus plants are the best for growing in our area.  She will also give out information on how to care  and maintain citrus plants.


Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

*Scrapbook Expo- Friday, October 20th

Come join us on a van trip to the Scrapbook Expo that will be hosted at the Sacramento Convention Center. At the Expo you can expect to attend skill building classes, create crafts, crop and shop for unique items.  After  shopping we will take a walk to PF Chang’s for a delicious lunch.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $8 + money for admission, food, and any purchases you would like to make.

Halloween Bingo-Thursday, October 17th

Join us at the Community Center for a Halloween bingo party. We will have bingo on the big screen, you can play your way to possibly win a fantastic prize. A delicious meal consisting of spaghetti, salad, bread and a light refreshment will be served. Participants are encouraged but not required to wear their costumes.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

*Halloween Zumba Gold Happy Hour-Friday, October 27th 

Join Community Center staff for  an hour of food and fun as we decorate the Community Center room with Halloween themed. Participants are encouraged but not required to wear their costumes.

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Cost: $3

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Community Library Hosts Events Throughout October

Check out the October Programs hosted by the Arthur F. Turner Community Library below. All events are FREE and take place at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento!


Bilingual Russian Story – Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Children up to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Russian and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time.

Bilingual Spanish Story – Saturdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children up to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Spanish and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time. 

Buddy Reading – Mondays at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Practice reading with an older “buddy.” Each child will be paired up with a high school student from the River City High School Interact Club for a 30-minute reading session.  This helps builds confidence in reading out loud and comprehension in reading. After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.  Registration Required.

Homework Center – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
FREE after school program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help.  Pre-Registration is required.  Registration application is free and available at the Information/Reference Desk at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.  For questions, please call (916) 375-6469 to speak with the Homework Center Assistant. 

Hug-A-Bye Baby – Thursdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children up to 12 months of age and their parents or caregivers are invited to this lap-sit program that features language development through songs, picture books, finger-plays and lullabies. 

Mother Goose – Tuesdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
An award winning program for children (ages 12 to 36 months) and their parents or caregivers that combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children develop emotionally and socially while encouraging a positive attitude towards learning.

Preschool Story Time– Wednesdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children ages 3 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, song and finger-plays to help develop early literacy skills and encourage group participation.

View weekly and special events using the Yolo County Library calendar.

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Dog Licenses Available at Soggy Doggy Swimday!

The popular Soggy Doggy Swimday is back this Saturday at the West Sacramento Recreation Center pool, 2801 Jefferson Blvd. It’s a chance to make new friends and also get your dog licensed and microchipped!


Did you know that dogs are required to have a license in the City of West Sacramento?

The reason is two-fold. First, licensing increases the likelihood that your pet will be reunited with you if he or she becomes lost. Second, licensing your dog also helps prevent against rabies outbreaks by requiring all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies.

If you are unable to attend the Soggy Doggy Swimday, you can go online to get a new license or renew an existing one. Call Yolo County Animal Control at 916-375-6492 with questions.



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Take a Class at the Community Center

There are many different classes you can take at the Community Center ranging from cooking to archery! Take a look at a few of the classes below.

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Get Growing This Fall!

Here’s a message from the City’s water conservation division:

The hot days of summer are over, but the soil is still warm. Shorter, cooler days means plants require less water, and soon winter’s rains will do the watering for you. Planting now will give your landscape time to develop and establish roots so that they’re ready to take advantage of spring’s growth spurt. Visit for more tips from nursery experts who offer a variety of beautiful, low-water plants and irrigation tools at their locations. Check them out and then—Get Growing!

Get Growing This Fall-watersmart


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Free Access to Chromebooks and Wi-Fi

Did you know The Arthur F. Turner Library offers free access to chromebooks and Wi-Fi? A great tool for students and anyone looking to connect to the internet, the chromebooks can help you accomplish a wide range of activities. Stop by the library to check out a chromebook and gain full access to the internet and apps that can help promote educational advancement.

Arthur F. Turner Community Library

1212 Merkley Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691

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Gallery 1075 Hosts Monthly Art Exhibits

Gallery 1075 in the West Sacramento Community Center showcases month-long exhibits that show off the artistic talent our region has to offer. Each display is accompanied with a reception to meet and talk with the local artists behind the works.

Current Show:

Upcoming Show:

For more information on these shows, or on holding your own show in the gallery, please call 916-617-5320.

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Volunteers Needed For Delta Waterway Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 16th

delta cleanup-2016 volunteers along river in West Sacramento

During California’s Coastal Cleanup Day, hundreds of people from across the state take to local beaches, rivers and creeks to clean up the refuse that would otherwise end up in lakes and oceans, polluting the water and endangering wildlife. Here in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the event is known as the Delta Waterway Cleanup, and there are spots that need love in all five Delta Counties. Please join us in West Sacramento to participate in the Yolo County portion of the Cleanup.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2016.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 2475 S. River Road near the Stone Locks. Land-based cleanup. (MAP)

Cost: Free

Registration will be open until all available positions are filled. Please complete the Registration Form to sign up for the volunteer opportunity.

Contact: Carol Strunk, Assistant Deputy to Supervisor Oscar Villegas,



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Mayor Christopher Cabaldon Statement on Homicides

“All of West Sacramento stands together in profound heartbreak, shocked by the vile domestic murder of three children in our community. In a small town, each of us, whether parents, neighbors, mentors, and just plain citizens, know that protecting our children is our most sacred duty, and the betrayal of that duty in the home is unfathomable and unconscionable.  Our thoughts go out to the families, friends and classmates of the young victims. Together, we grieve this loss.

West Sacramento is not used to this type of tragedy. Our police and fire personnel responded quickly at the scene and attempted lifesaving efforts immediately.  They are devastated they could not do more, but we are proud of the way they handled a challenging set of circumstances with professionalism and sensitivity.

As chance would have it, I am in the Holy Land this week and was visiting the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem as these events unfolded. I know and hope that West Sacramentans of all faiths and beliefs will find support, meaning, and strength as we all deal with the pain and shock of these murders.  Let us also support one another. Say thank you to a firefighter or a police officer, embrace your child more closely, and, with a hug or a smile or an understanding glance, love your neighbors around town.”

The Washington Unified School District district has brought in counselors and support personnel to assist teachers and students throughout this ordeal. Support services are available for students and teachers for the remainder of this week and in the future for grief counseling for anyone who needs it.

The community is invited to attend a vigil for the victims at 7pm tonight (9/14/17) at Southport Elementary School, 2747 Linden Road, West Sacramento.


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