News

Feb 162012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo County Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book “The Snowy Day,” which “was one of the first books to feature an African-American child in a main role that appeals to all children.” Storytime programs at the West Sacramento branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue, will feature [...]

Feb 152012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo Community Foundation is looking to honor local high school seniors who have volunteered with a Yolo nonprofit for at least 60 hours during their junior or senior years of high school. Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a Yolo Youth Service Award; the nonprofit they support will receive [...]

Feb 142012
 
'Not too tall': U-Haul fights on, takes its signage rights to court

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 8, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor There was a time when West Capitol Avenue was a glitzy and fairly prosperous thoroughfare, decorated with jet-set era neon lights that were designed to entice travelers to spend the night or pull over for a bite or a drink. Then, after a freeway [...]

Feb 132012
 

FROM PG&E With Valentine’s Day coming tomorrow, many people will celebrate with helium-filled metallic balloons. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to securely tie a weight to all metallic balloons containing helium to prevent them from floating away. Metallic balloons that contact overhead power lines can disrupt electric service to an entire neighborhood, [...]

Feb 132012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on January 13, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock sentenced 31-year-old Christopher Allen Smith of West Sacramento to 45 years-to-life in state prison for murdering Gidd Gomel Robinson IV on November 3, 2009. According to the Yolo D.A.’s office: Shortly after noon that day, Smith [...]

Feb 122012
 
Public-private partnership builds rail spur for cement plant, port

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 8, 2012– On Jan. 25, the Port of West Sacramento opened a new rail track extension that links the Port Main Terminal with the Cemex cement and aggregate facility near the Port. The 5,000 foot track segment is also capable of serving other rail customers. Built through a public-private partnership between the [...]