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 […]

Mar 192015
Heilman to return as fire chief

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MARCH 19, 2015 John Heilmann, a former firefighter, engineer and captain for the West Sacramento Fire Department, will return beginning April 17 to take over from Rick Martinez as the city’s fire chief. Heilmann has recently served as deputy fire chief of the operations division at UC Davis and the City of […]

Mar 162015

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — Preview the new Jackrabbit Brewing Company in a fundraiser to help raise money for a new play structure at Bridgeway Lake Park. The “Red, White & Brew” event on Sat., March 21, will feature tastings of Jackrabbit brews and Barefoot Wines. Sponsored by the Bridgeway Play Committee. The event will […]

Mar 152015
'Yoga for the rest of us'

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 4, 2015 — By Al Zagofsky Correspondent “After having both knees replaced, I could hardly move and it was difficult to get out of a chair,” said Sylvia Baker, a student in the Bryte Yoga and Wellness Chair Yoga class. “Since taking the classes, I can get up without holding onto the […]

Mar 142015
Books wanted: RCHS student volunteers start a book drive at Starbucks

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 4, 2015 — From Jessica Ngo RCHS Interact Club President River City High School Interact Club is a community service club supported by the two Rotary clubs of West Sacramento. The Interact club is focused on engaging high schoolers to be actively involved in the community and create lasting changes. […]