Mar 262014
 
West Sac & state want 20% water conservation; city still catching up on meters

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 19, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor It’s a drought year, and both state and local officials want Californians to find ways to use 20 percent less water. But many West Sacramentans have no way to measure that: this city is among those communities, mostly in the Central Valley, that don’t [...]

Feb 152014
 
'Serpentine soil' is a pretty special habitat

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 – By Mary K. Hanson Tuleyome Association “Serpentine Soil”: when talking about the various habitats under consideration for a National Conservation Area designation in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, that term comes up a lot.  For most people, though, it’s rather meaningless. Most of us, after all, aren’t [...]

Aug 042013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Short of a really wet winter, West Sacramento officials anticipate a water-supply problem in 2014, and they want residents and businesses to start conserving the wet stuff right now.   “The City is requesting a ‘Stage 2’ water conservation effort and [...]

Aug 052012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 –   The office of Senator Barbara Boxer announced last month that she had introduced legislation to create a 319,000-acre “Berryessa Snow Mountain Conservation Area” from a region that spans the counties of Yolo, Lake, Mendocino and Napa.   “The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one [...]