Jan 162015

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 A man convicted in a shooting death in West Sacramento back in 2000 was denied parole last month. The Yolo County District Attorney’s office reported that a panel of the state board of parole hearings denied parole for David Cree, 34. Cree (then 20) and companion Jessie Lampkin […]

Jan 152015

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –JAN 7, 2014 — A West Sacramento fraternal group reports it won an honor for the 2013-2014 service year. The Knights of Columbus Council #9469 were named  a “Star Council” chapter. “The award recognizes overall excellence in areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of […]

Jan 122015
West Sac council okays new community -- minus the gate

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor — A couple of larger issues — the desirability of gated communities and the density of local development — emerge during discussion of project  — The West Sacramento city council has approved a 222-home subdivision in Southport. The project – which abuts Southport Parkway, […]

Jan 112015
Knitting for the world

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 — By Al Zagofsky Vona Giese of West Sacramento wondered if it was a prank when the caller said, “Hi, I’m the costume designer for the NCIS television show.” (SPOILER ALERT: If you’re an NCIS fan, you may wish to skip the next paragraph). She asked Vona that to make […]

Jan 102015
Mike McGowan, Mick Martin & other West Sac-related musicians will 'Rock the Box'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Local and native West Sacramento musicians will headline a concert on Sat., Feb. 7, at the “Black Box Theater” inside the city community center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. Performers will include Mick Martin, Lew Fratis, Mike McGowan and Cindy Tuttle, along with other guests. Refreshments and microbrews available for purchase. $10 […]

Jan 092015
Wise breaks receiving record for River City High School football

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2015 — By Laura Asatryan River City High School Journalism Class River City senior Aaron Wise broke the varsity football single season reception record this season with 46 receptions. The record was previously set by Malik Dumetz in 2013. Before Malik, the record had been set by Malcom Floyd, who is […]