Aug 162015
 
RCHS teacher brings sustainability education to the classroom

Originally published June 17, 2015 by Carrie Fisher Stone Meeting with River City High School science teacher Jennifer McAllister and her students gives one a great feeling of hope about the future of environmental stewardship. McAllister teaches biology, AP environmental science and the farm-to-fork class at the school, and heads up its garden and greenhouse [...]

Aug 122015
 
Getting to know councilmember Babs Sandeen

by Carrie Fisher Stone If you find yourself out and about in the West Sacramento community on even a semi-regular basis, chances are you have bumped into city councilmember Beverly “Babs” Sandeen. A huge cheerleader for all things West Sac, Babs – who resides in Southport – can frequently be spotted around town celebrating the [...]

Jul 302015
 

Note: This will be my last column. It is actually the very first column I ever wrote, penned more than 25 years ago, and is my little way of coming full circle. I will be retiring from the News-Ledger next month, but I didn’t want to leave without saying a quick goodbye and sincere `thank [...]

May 152015
 

The West Sacramento City Council has given City Manager Martin Tuttle authority to declare a stage 3 Water Shortage Contingency Plan in order to reach the mandatory 28% water use reduction required by the State Water Board. As the drought continues, this means increased water restrictions for the City’s residents, businesses and City of West [...]

May 152015
 
“State of the City” Address: Continued growth, innovative partnerships making West Sac “magical”

In his annual keynote address to a dinner crowd of 270 inside City Hall on May 5, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon both touted several current achievements and announced some new initiatives and projects, while celebrating West Sacramento as a city with strong civic engagement.

Apr 132015
 
Steven Keith Marschke Obituary

MARSCHKE, Steven Keith Steve Marschke of Davis died April 8, 2015 after a short illness. Steve was born in Santa Monica and graduated from UC Davis. Professionally he enjoyed his career as publisher and editor of West Sacramento’s local newspaper, the News-Ledger. In his personal life, Steve embraced the role of stepfather to two girls [...]