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 […]

Mar 162013
Big kids helping little kids

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 6, 2013 —  The volunteers’ mission was to listen to second-grader Abby Saechin (center) practice her reading skills. The program runs Fridays 4-5 p.m., courtesy of the River City High School Interact Club and a local Rotary Club chapter. For information, or to sign up a youngster, call 375-6465. (Courtesy […]

Mar 152013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Friends of the Library invite you to their spring book sale, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., March 16, and 10-3 on Sun., March 17. Hardbacks will go for $1, paperbacks 50 cents, children’s books 10-25 cents, and some items will be specially priced. It […]

Mar 152013
UPDATE: Feb. 27 crime sweep

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 6, 2013   EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the News-Ledger print edition on March 6.  It was a revised version of a report that appeared online here on February 27. The later print version included more information on the West Sacramento Police Department crime sweep — including a list […]