Feb 272013
 
Turney: communication is key

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — Feb 20 & 27, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor “Better communication” is an important theme for Nicholas Turney, one of five candidates running in a special election March 5 to fill a vacant seat on West Sacramento’s school board.   So it gave Turney “renewed hope” when the current [...]

Feb 262013
 
Join the West Sac Singers

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Take your vocals out of the shower. Anyone 18 & up is invited to join the West Sacramento Community Singers, in their third year of entertaining at local events. Especially needed are altos, baritones & tenors, but all are welcome. Rehearsals begin March 3. Go to http://www.meetup.com/West-Sacramento-Community-Singers/ or call 916-376-0756. Copyright [...]

Feb 252013
 
WSPD officer arrested & booked

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 25, 2013 – The West Sacramento Police Department has announced the arrest of one of its officers on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.    The alleged crimes are believed to have occurred while Sergio Alvarez was performing duties on patrol. Trouble was discovered on September 24, 2012. “Information regarding possible criminal [...]

Feb 252013
 

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL — FEB 13, 2013 – What can we all do to help West Sacramento’s schools? Well, one of the top strategic goals now being put forward by the local school board is to “foster a culture of high expectations.” And that is something that the City of West Sacramento, and the rest of [...]

Feb 242013
 
Southport's beaver problem: better to manage the animals than to kill them

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – EDITOR’S NOTE: On Feb. 13, the News-Ledger published a story about city-sponsored trapping of a beaver colony discovered in Southport’s Bridgeway Lakes area. You can find the original article here. Below is a response. By Heidi Perryman, Ph.D. Trapping, as you know, is a short-term solution that [...]

Feb 222013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – News-Ledger Staff The bait this time was a Cadillac Escalade. A thief took the bait in West Sacramento last Tuesday, Feb. 12. According to police reports and information from West Sacramento Police Department Lieutenant Tod Sockman, local police and the CHP left the specially-equipped Escalade alone at [...]