May 162014
Whooo is that in the trees?

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 7, 2014 — by Mary K. Hanson Tuleyome Association I was walking with my dog through a stretch of riparian (river side) habitat in the region, and was suddenly attracted to the sound of a group of Acorn Woodpeckers, high up in the trees, having a squawking fit over something, so I […]

May 082014
Trotting off the written page

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor They called it “Horsin’ Around for Literacy.” The regional district of Rotary International asked its local chapters, like the Centennial Rotary Club in West Sacramento, to do something to improve literacy among children. So the local chapter several months ago launched a […]

Apr 072014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — March 26, 2014 — The Yolo County School Boards Association honored a number of educators throughout the county at its annual dinner on March 17. From the Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento, the association singled out for excellence Julie Hoskins, an “ELD” and categorical programs administrator, and the “BEST” […]

Dec 242013
A four-legged toy drive

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 — Roberta Firoved (pictured) was among the members of the West Sacramento Trail Riders Association who rode to Southport’s Fire Station 45 with a delivery of holiday toys for local distribution.Club members met at Tower Mart on Linden Road’s southern intersection with Jefferson, and rode north on Jefferson […]

Dec 142013
Horsemen bearing gifts:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 11, 2013 — The West Sacramento Trail Riders Association – a local horse riding group – plans their annual “Trail Ride for Kids” beginning 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15. Above, club members are seen in a previous year’s “Toy Ride” (photo courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department). This Sunday, the […]

Jun 282013
Weekend: a taste of West Sacramento's Portuguese heritage

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 26, 2013– FROM THE SAN PEDRO ASSOCIATION If you grew up in the “Bryte” or “Broderick” neighborhoods of West Sacramento, or old “West Sacramento,” then you probably remember the “Portuguese Picnic” that was celebrated the last weekend of June, with its parade through the streets of town filled with queens wearing big […]