Jun 292012
 
Why not 'Teach for America'?

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – Program aims to ‘close achievement gap,’ but local union objects to use of non-credentialed teachers  By Steve Marschke,  News-Ledger Editor    A proposal to bring the “Teach for America” program into West Sacramento’s school district fizzled in March, in the face of opposition from the local teachers’ union. At a [...]

Jun 282012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – FIRECRACKER SALES BRING CASH TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND CHURCHES, AS WELL AS WHOLESALERS By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Fireworks booths will open up today inWest Sacramento, so local charities can raise money and residents can buy “safe and sane” fireworks for use on the Fourth of [...]

Jun 252012
 

PUBLISHER’S NOTE — JUNE 25, 2012 – BY STEVE MARSCHKE Well, the News-Ledger office on West Capitol Avenue had some bad luck Sunday night. Some thieves evidently broke in and made off with a little bit of “this and that,” including some business checks and two office computers. The computers were more valuable for their [...]

Jun 252012
 
Eating on $4.46/day: Assemblywoman takes 'Hunger Challenge' for food stamp awareness

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 – GUEST COMMENTARY From the office of Mariko Yamada, 8th District, California State Assembly June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and with the Legislature facing a looming state budget deadline, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) is taking the “Hunger Challenge” for the 4th consecutive year as a state legislator.  Hunger Challenge [...]