Dec 292014
 
West Sac Singers put on Christmas show inside the state capitol building

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 24, 2014 – FROM AL ZAGOFSKY — NEWS-LEDGER CORRESPONDENT – The state capitol building in Sacramento has welcomed festive music for the holidays since opening in December of 1869. Midday on Sunday, Dec. 21, it was the turn of the West Sacramento Community Singers to perform on the capitol rotunda. They sang [...]

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 [...]

Jul 242014
 
West Sac parks commission member packs some muscle, takes a medal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Francisco Castillo, a Southport resident and a citizen member of West Sacramento’s Parks & Community Services Commission, has a new hobby. It’s working out pretty well so far. Over the weekend, Castillo put his biceps, etc., on display at the San Jose [...]

Jun 242014
 
Yolo County appoints new planning boss, merges several departments

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning [...]

Jun 202014
 
News nuggets: West Sac tower wins award, two local teachers are in trouble

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 News briefs from West Sacramento and the region: Following an unsuccessful primary election in the State Assembly race, West Sacramento city councilman Mark Johannessen has thrown his support to formal rival Steve Cohn, a fellow Democrat and a member of the city council in Sacramento. Cohn and Kevin [...]

Oct 252013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 25, 2013 – Today, West Sacramento officials announced the identity of the new Japanese company planning to build a factory and U.S. headquarters in the city’s Southport Business Park. It is Shinmei Corporation, Ltd., reported city spokesman Art Schroeder: “Shinmei will construct a 28,000 square foot facility with an opening scheduled [...]