Jul 242014
 
West Sac parks commission member packs some muscle, takes a medal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Francisco Castillo, a Southport resident and a citizen member of West Sacramento’s Parks & Community Services Commission, has a new hobby. It’s working out pretty well so far. Over the weekend, Castillo put his biceps, etc., on display at the San Jose [...]

Jun 032014
 
Local election results start coming in

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 3, 2014 Ballots are now being tallied for today’s primary election in California. Of special interest to West Sacramento, here are some early results. With 51.2% of precincts “partially” reporting, West Sacramento Democrat Mark Johannessen is starting out in fourth place among five candidates running for State Assembly in District 7.  [...]

Feb 102014
 
West Sac grocery bagger will compete for national championships, possible TV appearance

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 – West Sacramento’s Armando Alvarez, a courtesy checker for Nugget market, will represent California in the National Grocers Association “Best Bagger” national championship on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas. Alvarez took on 18 other Nugget clerks at a match in September at Crest Theater to earn the state’s bagging bragging [...]

Jan 132014
 
News-Ledger to give away tickets for 'Disney on Ice' show

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 13, 2014 – Sometime between now and Friday, January 24, the News-Ledger of West Sacramento will give away two packets of tickets to the upcoming ‘Disney on Ice’ performance in Sacramento. The theme of the show is “Rockin’ Ever After,” and it features many well-known Disney characters, including some from [...]

Oct 152013
 
Munching along the waterfront

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 – BY NEWS-LEDGER STAFF – The second annual edition of “Trucktoberfest” Saturday on the West Sacramento riverfront seemed to show that the event is gaining an enthusiastic following. For the second year, food trucks descended on River Walk Park, next to the ziggurat building, CalSTRS tower and the [...]

Aug 122013
 
'Yolo Idol' contest still open; West Sac native setting the stage at fair

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG. 7, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The Yolo County Fair starts Aug. 14, and West Sacramento native Marty DeAnda is on a mission. The sometime music-promoter and artist manager wants to upgrade the fair’s entertainment quotient, and he wants more West Sacramento musicians upon the fair’s various stages. Those goals [...]