Dec 242014
McGowan takes one last look back at his public service, Part III

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final piece in our three-part interview with Mike McGowan, who was West Sacramento’s first mayor and later its longtime county supervisor.   We talked with McGowan in March, and that chat covered his view of a lot of […]

Dec 192014
Mike McGowan looks back: Part II

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 10, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, the City of West Sacramento opened a bridge named after Mike McGowan, the city’s first mayor and later its longtime representative on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.   Earlier in 2014, the News-Ledger had a lengthy chat with […]

Dec 042014
Mike McGowan: the man whose name is on West Sac's newest bridge

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 3, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday (Dec. 5), West Sacramento officials will cut the ribbon on a new bridge across the barge canal. The bridge is a few hundred yards west of the existing bridge that takes Jefferson Boulevard over the same canal. It will provide […]

Nov 172014
New bridge to Southport set to open on December 5

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 — West Sacramento officials have set the date for a ribbon-cutting of the new Mike McGowan Bridge: December 5, at 10 a.m. The bridge will add an alternative connection across the barge canal, particularly for Southport residents used to using the Stone Lock Bridge on Jefferson Boulevard. Initially, the bridge […]

Nov 102014
Silo demolition now underway

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 — Demolition is underway on the former CEMEX cement silos in West Sacramento’s Pioneer Bluff area. That region is a corridor of riverfront along South River Road north of the freeway. The former heavy-industrial area is now zoned for mixed-use urban development. The new uses are expected to come in […]

Oct 102014

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 8, 2014 — A music festival’s first time on the West Sacramento riverfront appeared to be a success. Organizers say “TBD Fest” from Friday to Sunday in West Sacramento’s Bridge District drew about 21,000 people.  The event was formerly known as “Launch” and held annually in Sacramento. Dozens of musical acts included […]