Jul 012013
 
Blue light goes on at 9:30 p.m.; may become 200-foot high landmark at Port

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 1, 2013 – EDITOR’S NOTE: The News-Ledger reported in May that a blue ribbon of light was scheduled to go up — about 200 feet up — around a grain storage facility at the Port of West Sacramento. Tonight’s the night it goes on. Here’s the full statement from Art Schroeder, [...]

Jul 012013
 

NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — JUNE 19, 2013 – From the County of Yolo The Yolo County Library’s ever-popular Summer Reading Program, currently under way, has something for everyone.  This year’s program – “Our Reading is So Delicious” – runs now through mid-August and includes free reading clubs, exciting events and prizes. “A summer reading program is [...]

Jun 292013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — JUNE 26, 2013 – Yolo County’s property tax roll was valued at over $20 billion for the first time since 2008, reports Assessor Joel Butler. “The improving real estate market and thriving agricultural economy, coupled with new construction and changes of ownership (which trigger reappraisal) increased this year’s roll to [...]

Jun 282013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 28, 2013 – With temperatures expected to top 100 degrees for about six days in a row, the City of West Sacramento offers this information about local ‘cooling centers’ available free to those in need: During the current heat wave, two West Sacramento centers will provide relief: ·The Arthur F. Turner [...]

Jun 282013
 
Weekend: a taste of West Sacramento's Portuguese heritage

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 26, 2013– FROM THE SAN PEDRO ASSOCIATION If you grew up in the “Bryte” or “Broderick” neighborhoods of West Sacramento, or old “West Sacramento,” then you probably remember the “Portuguese Picnic” that was celebrated the last weekend of June, with its parade through the streets of town filled with queens wearing big [...]

Jun 272013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 26, 2013 – Sales of “safe and sane” fireworks in West Sacramento may legally begin at approved booths at noon on Friday. The sales are permitted through the Fourth of July holiday. Except for the shortened hours (noon to 10 p.m.) on the first day, booths are allowed to be [...]