Mar 202013
Accused West Sac cop pleads 'not guilty'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 — A former West Sacramento police officer pleaded “not guilty” Thursday to 35 counts of kidnapping and sexual offenses he allegedly committed while on patrol. Sergio Alvarez, a 37-year old resident of the city, entered the plea in Yolo County Superior Court. He was charged with rape and […]

Mar 192013
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 — Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board —  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport […]

Mar 182013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER, MARCH 13, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A mistake by a PG&E work crew led to overpressurization of a business customer’s gas line in January. The utility company filed a mandatory “non-compliance report” about the incident with the California Public Utilities Commission, but local fire officials told the News-Ledger the […]