Mar 032015
Car stereo may have started fire

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 4 2015 EDITION — A Chevy Impala became totally engulfed in flames at the busy intersection of Jefferson and Park boulevards last Wednesday afternoon. Sergeant Roger Kinney of the West Sacramento Police Department said the driver learned his vehicle was smoking as he exited a nearby freeway offramp. The incident […]

Feb 142014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 — A 178-unit assisted living complex is proposed for the northwest corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Gateway Drive in Southport. “Summerplace Living at Westgate” hopes to place up to 205 residents in a combination of 94 “assisted living” units and 84 “memory care” units at 2305 Jefferson Boulevard. […]

Aug 202013

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 20, 2013 — (Editor’s note: The News-Ledger newspaper expects to have some additional information on this topic in its Aug. 21 edition.) PG&E has announced it will be working to replace underground natural gas lines in parts of West Sacramento through late November. The company is expecting the work to cause […]

Feb 012013
Two house fires in Southport

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 30, 2013 — The two-story home above caught fire on the evening of Jan. 19, on the 3300-block of San Vicente Road. The family escaped safely, and neighboring homes were protected, but the home sustained damage to both floors. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined. Three days […]

Jun 212012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A Park Boulevard house had an unwelcome intruder on Friday night – a Toyota Rav4, to be specific. Just after 11 p.m., West Sacramento police responded to the home on the 1800-block of Park for the report of a traffic collision. “A […]

Nov 042011
Rail car tips, backs up Jefferson

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 2, 2011 — By St eve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A derailed train car caused a major traffic problem during the lunch hour on Oct. 21, blocking the Jefferson Boulevard/Stone Boulevard intersection and causing a detour and major back-ups. “It wasn’t a rail line issue, it was one particular car,” said Gary Fredericksen, […]