Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wheelchairs for Vets

The Knights of Columbus American Wheel Chair Mission donated 80 brand new wheelchairs still in the box to the Bryte VFW to distribute to their members in need today.


Friday, May 19, 2017

The Broderick Boys in the Great War

In 1917, a group of nineteen patriotic young men from Washington (Broderick) went to Mare Island Naval Base and enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  What is more remarkable, they all served on the same ship, USS Huntington, and made their community proud.



Through photographs and personal memorabilia this exhibition chronologically follows the history of the USS West Virginia before its renaming to the USS Huntington and pays a tribute to those young Broderick men who enlisted and fought in the war that was known as a war to end all wars, World War I.   City of West Sacramento, Community Center, HISTORY GALLERY, ​1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento

This exhibition is brought to West Sacramento thanks to the research and commitment of volunteer members of State of California Military Department-Military Museum, the West Sacramento Historical Society, Dorothy Dupzyk and her niece Julie Duncan.

For further information, you may contact the West Sacramento Historical Society at (916) 374-1849.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

West Sacramento Launches Major Levee Project


Congresswoman Doris Matsui and West Sacramento’s Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, along with flood protection partners, broke ground on the Southport Levee Improvement Project today, Tuesday, May 9 with more than 75 people in attendance. The Southport Levee Improvement Project is West Sacramento’s largest levee project to date. It will improve nearly six miles of vulnerable levee along the Sacramento River in Southport. It is one of four significant West Sacramento levee projects initiated in the past ten years. “The Southport project represents the first levee improvement initiative to meet both federal and state requirements in the post Katrina era,” said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “The levee will provide a 200-year level of protection consistent with the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. This benefits not only the citizens and businesses of West Sacramento, but also provides significant habitat and recreational opportunities for the entire region.” West Sacramento is approved for $1.2 billion in federal funding for flood protection projects as part of the 2016 Water Resources Development Act thanks to the tireless effort of Congresswoman Doris Matsui and project partners. The Southport project is the first step in addressing the remaining levee deficiencies in West Sacramento. Project partners including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley Flood Protection Board and California Department of Water Resources spoke about the significance of the Southport Project and the benefits contained in the federal WRDA bill. About West Sac Flood Protect diligently works to improve 52 miles of levees that protect West Sacramento. Created in 1994, West Sac Flood Protect coordinates, funds and constructs major flood risk reduction projects and spearheads West Sacramento-area flood risk reduction efforts.
Contact: Paul Hosley
City of West Sacramento
M: 415.699.8196
Crocker & Crocker
M: 916.896.7406

Monday, April 3, 2017

Our Lady of Grace Track Meet

Thank you to Laura Garcia-MacDonald for sharing this great photo of a hurdler from Our Lady of Grace Scool in West Sacramento.  This girls stride is picture perfect!Log track photo IMG_0131_zpsynsmybil.jpeg

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ready for summer Burgers and Brew

Patios are ready and the slide up doors are open for this wonderful weather at the new Burgers and Brew on Third Street in West Sacramento!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Runaway Stage Productions coming to West Sacramento

How exciting! Runaway Stage Productions will be moving to their new facility of South River Road.  Read more in the Sacramento Bee
"The nonprofit theater company produces six shows a year, and also runs a series of youth workshops for dancing, vocals and acting. Runaway Stage Productions will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017, and currently rents separate spaces for equipment storage and rehearsals. Plans for its West Sacramento theater call for all of its operations and storage to be housed in one facility."


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article95636902.html#storylink=cpy