Jul 272013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 24, 2013 — Last week, the News-Ledger reported on an incident that brought the SWAT team and residential evacuations to an area of Holly Street in West Sacramento. Police were looking for 30-year old William John Ybarra, an ex-felon wanted for allegedly making “criminal threats.” They didn’t find him during […]

Jul 262013
West Sac softball: Nor Cal champs!

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 24, 2013 — BY DON SCHATZEL, NEWS-LEDGER COLUMNIST The Girls of Summer! “Congratulations” doesn’t say enough to the West Sacramento Girls Softball Little League team from West  Sac, all 100% of them, and they are the 2013, state of California, Northern California champions! The team was brilliantly coached by Adam […]

Jul 242013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — You’re asked to give a little blood when the BloodSource van comes to the Nugget Market area (Southport Town Center Plaza) from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, July 26. Blood donations helps treat burn victims, transplant patients, surgery patients, those injured in accidents, leukemia patients and others. Donating takes about an hour. […]

Jul 232013
Brothers take different paths to UCD

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 10, 2013 — West Sacramento’s Chris Salazar graduated this spring from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering — with honors. The 22-year old earned a full academic ride in the school’s master’s program in structural engineering. His path to UCD took him from River City High School, […]

Jul 222013
West Sacramento gets new top cop

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 17, 2013 — West Sacramento’s new police chief was sworn into office on Tuesday. Chief Thomas McDonald replaces outgoing department head Dan Drummond, who retired after nine years. McDonald was raised as the son of a U.S. Air Force officer, living in different places including Europe. He joined the Los […]

Jul 192013
A piece of the traffic puzzle: South River Road bridge is in the works

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 10, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor It’s a long-planned piece of Southport infrastructure: The City of West Sacramento is now soliciting bids for construction of a new bridge to connect the northern cul-de-sac of South River Road to its opposite on the south side of the barge canal. […]