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Aug 172011
 
West Sac native living his dream in music world

MICK MARTIN (courtesy photo) FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER AUGUST 17, 2011 – By Steve MarschkeNews-Ledger Editor A certain graduate of the Class of 1967, James Marshall High School, will return to his hometown of West Sacramento tomorrow night. He’ll bring his blues harmonica and a band. “Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers” will play in the [...]

Jul 282011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER July 28, 2011   Editor’s note: the annual “National Night Out Against Crime” returns next week. Here’s the press release from the West Sacramento Police Department.  It includes the list of participating residential blocks & streets. Many of the locations will get visits from police, firefighters, military representatives. In the past, mascots [...]

Jul 272011
 

From the News-Ledger – July 27, 2011 – Southport crossing still lacks traction; bridge at Broadway/15th Street will get further scrutiny By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Sacramento’s city council reacted to a new Sac/West Sac study of possible new river crossings by leaning away from the concept of a new bridge from Sutterville Road to [...]

Jul 232011
 
Walking & running against cancer

DELAINEY ZUNIGA, age three, is recovering and doing well after a bout with blood cancer. The granddaughter of Jolaine and Wes Beers (he’s a former West Sacramento mayor), Delainey helped lead a “survivors’ lap” at the Relay for Life on Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Debbie Norton-Johnson Roughly 600 people descended on the track at [...]

Jul 232011
 
Spilled Beer

PHOTO BY PETER FOLKS The unfortunate truck driver above appears to be on his cell phone — perhaps explaining the situation to his boss — after accidentally dumping most of his load of 36-packs of canned Coors beer onto the roadway on Lake Washington Boulevard in Southport. Some of the cans broke free and rolled [...]

Jul 232011
 

Someone bought a $301,451 lottery ticket from Southport Deli (3360 Jefferson Blvd.) on July 7, but for several days, no one knew who. On July 12, the winner showed up with hist ticket, reports the California Lottery. Frank Downs, a machinist from West Sacramento, came forward to claim his winning MEGA Millions ticket from last [...]