Feb 132012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on January 13, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock sentenced 31-year-old Christopher Allen Smith of West Sacramento to 45 years-to-life in state prison for murdering Gidd Gomel Robinson IV on November 3, 2009. According to the Yolo D.A.’s office: Shortly after noon that day, Smith [...]

Jan 312012
 
'Habitat' volunteers tackle first of several West Sac home repair projects

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Work on one West Sacramento home was postponed because of the resident’s medical issues. But volunteers from the Yolo chapter of Habitat for Humanity found some other good work to do in West Sacramento this month: they converged on the home of [...]

Dec 222011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 21, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor He claimed “self defense,” but gunman Christopher Allen Smith on Dec. 14 was found guilty of murder in a 2009 shooting on Jasmine Avenue in West Sacramento. Smith, who is white, killed Gidd Gomel Robinson IV, who is black, after the two [...]

Nov 282011
 
Shaping future of West Sac's Washington neighborhood

West Sac’s Washington District is now a disparate mix of longtime residents, old houses, shiny townhouses, skyscrapers, and the homeless NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Officials from West Sacramento and the federal Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) gathered at a street corner in the city’s Washington neighborhood on [...]