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CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

The lost graves of New Helvetia

The lost graves of New Helvetia

New Helvetia, a beautiful Sacramento cemetery, possibly related to where Sutter did burials in the 1840s, was turned into a park (and later the site for Sutter Middle School). The “known” remains were unceremoniously removed to the Old City Cemetery, whereas almost 5,000 others were re-interred at East Lawn as “unknowns.” We’ll share their stories, from the famous to the “infamous” and speculate on what happened to their grave markers. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Call (916) 448-0811 for more info.

Carmichael Park community band festival

Carmichael Park community band festival

Police launch “Safe and Secure” program

The West Sacramento Police Department is taking steps to make child custody exchanges and transactions between internet buyers and sellers a lot safer.

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Carol Garcia receives prestigious award from Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

Carol Garcia receives prestigious award from Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

Carol Garcia of Roseville was presented with the Peter McCuen Award for Civic Entrepreneurs at the 122nd annual Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Awards dinner.

Garcia is a fifth generation Roseville resident who has solidified her roots in Roseville through decades of local volunteerism. She has served the City in a public capacity as well. Garcia was Mayor of Roseville from 2014 to 2016 and was a City Council member for 10 years. She recently joined the Sierra College Board of Trustees.

Garcia was born and raised in Roseville and has been involved in the banking industry for more than 35 years. She is currently Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for Community 1st Bank, which has locations in Roseville, Auburn and Sacramento.

Book sale at Turner Community Library January 28th & 29th

Join the West Sacramento Friends of the Library for a book sale being held at Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

Saturday 9-4 pm:

  • Hardcover books $1
  • Paperback books 50 cents
  • Children’s books 25 cents

Sunday 10-3 pm:

  • $4 per book bag (bags provided by Friends)

Sale includes books, special-priced books, CDs, DVDs and more!

For more information:

wsfol99@yahoo.com or 916-375-6465 (Ext.4)

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Railroad Museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on January 14

Railroad Museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on January 14

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working with trains? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. For those interested, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum).