Sep 122014
 
'Sactoberfest' returns to West Sac riverfront for  a second year

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Beer, keg rolling and “worst tossing” are all on tap as Sactoberfest returns to West Sacramento’s Bridge District October 10-12. The three-day festival is expected to draw at least 8,500 visitors to celebrate the German tradition. There will be brews from both the old country and local breweries such as Sudwerk, [...]

Jun 092014
 
'Tour de West Sac' citizens poke around some city hot spots on two wheels

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Close to 50 people joined West Sacramento city councilman Chris Ledesma on Saturday, May 31, for the “Tour de West Sac,” an informal bike tour of some of the town’s new and soon-to-be-new highlights. The group departed from Nugget market in Southport. [...]

May 302014
 
'Tour de West Sac' will be a casual bike ride around the town

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 30, 2014 – West Sacramento City Council member Chris Ledesma is inviting locals to join him for a very casual bicycle ride around some of the city’s landmarks and neighborhoods on Saturday morning, May 31. He anticipates that the”Tour de West Sac”  informal ride will cover about 8-10 miles at a [...]

May 212014
 
West Sac readies for new, outdoor venue on riverfront -- for farmers market, concerts, beer garden

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 21, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento City Council last week to approve spending about $2.6 million in “capital improvement project” funds toward a project designed to attract visitors to the city’s developing riverfront. The contribution will help build a $5.6 million outdoor venue called “The [...]

Mar 132014
 
Grand opening of new Bridge District park & city water pump station

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 5, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials cut the ribbon Friday morning on a new neighborhood park and water storage facility. The Jerome D. Barry Park is located on Ballpark Drive next to the Ironworks subdivision and near Raley Field. It’s named after a man who [...]

Jan 282014
 
West Sac tries again for riverfront hotel

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials will try, with at least their third serious effort, to bring a Marriott Hotel to the city riverfront. They envision a project complete with conference center and other amenities. Last Wednesday, the city council approved an “exclusive negotiation agreement” with Portman [...]

Nov 152013
 
Conservation group invites you to visit threatened West Sacramento trees

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – The next phase of a housing project near the Tower Bridge threatens the existence of about a dozen large trees along West Capitol Avenue between 3rd and 5th streets. The Capital Courtyards project by Wolff Enterprises of Arizona envisions over 300 units of apartments — and a [...]