Mar 192013
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 — Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board —  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport […]

Mar 182013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER, MARCH 13, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A mistake by a PG&E work crew led to overpressurization of a business customer’s gas line in January. The utility company filed a mandatory “non-compliance report” about the incident with the California Public Utilities Commission, but local fire officials told the News-Ledger the […]

Mar 162013
Big kids helping little kids

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 6, 2013 —  The volunteers’ mission was to listen to second-grader Abby Saechin (center) practice her reading skills. The program runs Fridays 4-5 p.m., courtesy of the River City High School Interact Club and a local Rotary Club chapter. For information, or to sign up a youngster, call 375-6465. (Courtesy […]

Mar 152013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Friends of the Library invite you to their spring book sale, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., March 16, and 10-3 on Sun., March 17. Hardbacks will go for $1, paperbacks 50 cents, children’s books 10-25 cents, and some items will be specially priced. It […]

Mar 152013
UPDATE: Feb. 27 crime sweep

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 6, 2013   EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the News-Ledger print edition on March 6.  It was a revised version of a report that appeared online here on February 27. The later print version included more information on the West Sacramento Police Department crime sweep — including a list […]

Mar 152013
A new generation takes the field, joins Little League tradition

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 6, 2013 — Well, spring is already here, or at least it sure feels like it. The sun has been out for weeks, birds are chirping, and I’ve already had my first mosquito bite. Actually, the way I have always known that spring has finally arrived in Northern California is […]