Nov 212013
Fire Chief takes Sonoma County job

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — News-Ledger Staff West Sacramento Fire Chief Al Terrell has accepted a job  as chief of the Sonoma County Fire Services Department. Terrell, who has been the head of West Sacramento’s fire department since 2008, will serve his last day here on Nov. 29. West Sacramento’s city council has appointed Rick Martinez, […]

Nov 192013
A West Sac Veterans Day parade

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 13, 2013 — A community group stepped up to make sure West Sacramento had a Veterans Day Parade this year. Organized  by the Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) and event chairperson Alicia Cruz, the event wound its way along local streets on the morning of Monday, November 11. […]

Nov 182013
Where one woman sets the bar for a man who comes courting

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 — I was talking to a friend the other day and somehow our conversation turned to the subject of how most men usually make a very poor impression on first dates, and our chat went a little something like this: “Ever since I got divorced, my match-making big […]

Nov 162013
Special DUI-prosecuting unit to continue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 20130 — The state’s Office of Traffic Safety will continue to fund a special DUI enforcement unit in Yolo County, reports the Yolo District Attorney’s office. The state has awarded Yolo $233,295 for the prosecution of “driving under the influence” cases, said a press statement from Chief Deputy D.A. […]

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 […]

Nov 142013
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department […]

Nov 132013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 — Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two out-of-town men found with a large amount of marijuana. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons reports a deputy contacted the pair at about 8:20 a.m. on Oct. 30, while they were parked in the southbound lot at an I-5 rest stop in the […]