May 092014
 
Corn as high as an elephant's eye? Unusual land use crops up in urban West Sac neighborhood

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 7, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor There is sudden new activity on that old, city-owned vacant lot at the corner of 5th and C streets in West Sacramento’s old “Washington” neighborhood. New soil has been dropped off, and a tractor is leveling it out. People are bustling about [...]

May 082014
 
Trotting off the written page

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor They called it “Horsin’ Around for Literacy.” The regional district of Rotary International asked its local chapters, like the Centennial Rotary Club in West Sacramento, to do something to improve literacy among children. So the local chapter several months ago launched a [...]

May 022014
 
Two Southport Elementary students win honors for messages of peace

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – Two students from Southport Elementary School are among the winners in this year’s “Inspirational Message of Peace” contest sponsored by the National Park Service and International World Peace Rose Gardens. The contest was in conjunction with the annual celebration of the “I Have a Dream” garden at [...]

May 012014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials have relaxed a bit since last week, when the beginning of the “Fix 50” freeway project threatened to jam up local streets. “The traffic is running smoothly and its going great,” reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento [...]

Apr 302014
 
Fire inspector named West Sac's employee of the year

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 23, 2014 – At the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, April 16, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon announced the selection of Senior Fire Inspector Bryan Jonson as the 2014 “Employee of the Year.” Jonson’s honor reflects his work with the Community Emergency Response Team, inspections, hazardous materials response, fireworks event permits, and weed [...]