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Winters Friends of the Library members Sally Brown (top) and Lisa Nalbone, and Project Playground fundraising chair Karlie Ocenasek are helping to spread the word that WFoL’s Big Day of Giving fundraising efforts will all go to Project Playground this year.

Photo by Bianca Cox



Rain for week: 2.17
Season’s total: 41.64
Last year to date: 19.37
Average to April 13: 20.37


Forum addresses
community fears,
on immigration

Express correspondent
More than 100 locals filled St. Anthony Parish Hall on Friday night for a public forum about immigration amid the federal government’s expanded efforts to deport undocumented immigrants.
Similar meetings have taken place throughout the region in recent months, but the event in Winters, which has a population that’s about half Hispanic, was among the most well-attended, according to several officials in attendance.
Among the staff and elected officials at the event were State Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, City Manager John Donlevy, Mayor Wade Cowan and several city council members, including Jesse Loren, who played an active role in planning the event and is the city council representative for the Hispanic Advisory Committee.
“We want the community to know we value our residents,” said Loren, who presented alongside Hispanic Advisory Committee president Leticia Quirarte, who added that “Winters is Winters because it’s a place in which the people are welcome and accepted.”
Although the clear subtext of the event was the election of Donald Trump, whose campaign was launched on the promise of a border wall and an increase in deportations of undocumented immigrants, the president’s name was not spoken once during the 90 minutes of presentations. . . .

Joe Mariani goes after a fast ball during a recent Winters High School JV baseball game.

Photo by Eric Lucero





Warriors split
with Colusa

Express sports

It was an up and down week for the Winters High School varsity baseball team as they split their two league games with Colusa. The Warriors started the week with a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Red Hawks on Tuesday, April 4.
The Warriors held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the fourth inning but allowed the Red Hawks to score one in the bottom of the inning and one more in the bottom of the fifth.
At the plate, the Warriors totaled seven hits with Sammy Gonzales going 1 for 4. Ruben Valencia and Anthony Simone each went 1 for 3. Anthony Carrion batted 1 for 3 with a double. Gary Molina batted 1 for 2 with an RBI, Greg Creamer batted 1 for 3 with a run scored and Logan Ray Scored a run. . . .