Jun 102013
My commencement advice? Go forth, grads - but first, lose the saggy pants

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 5, 2013 — I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to give one of those high school graduation commencement speeches. You know, where you put on a cap and gown and stand up in front of a whole graduating class and tell them what you think they need […]

Jun 092013
MADD honors prosecutor, local cop

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 5, 2013 — Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has given its “Prosecutor of the Year” award in California to Jonathan Raven, Chief Deputy District Attorney in Yolo County. The award “is presented to one prosecutor who has made a significant impact in one or multiple cases and worked closely with […]

Jun 082013
Free local orchestra concert Sunday

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — The West Sacramento Community Orchestra invites you to a free concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the civic center galleria (1110 West Capitol). On the program are Buck’s “Festival Overture,” Fillmore’s “Lassus Trombone,” Custer’s “Star Trek Through The Years” and a tribute to Elvis by Ricketts, among […]

Jun 072013

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 7, 2013 — West Sacramento’s public school district announced yesterday they will hold a special strategic session on Saturday. The meeting will cover “governance team building” as well as “goals, objectives, policies and priorities” for the school board and district. The special session begins at 9 a.m. on June 8 in […]

Jun 052013
Controversial, downed 'butternut' tree becomes West Sacramento park sculpture

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 29, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor From something old, something new: Thanks to the City of West Sacramento, a Sacramento sculptor, a chainsaw, and a deal with a West Sacramento preservation group, a hunk of that old “butternut tree” removed from the Bridge District in 2010 will soon […]

Jun 042013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Do you know someone or something worth honoring through the naming of a local park? The City of West Sacramento is accepting nominations for a name to attach to a new park to be built at the confluence of West Capitol, Evergreen and Sycamore avenues. Name suggestions will be forwarded to […]