Mar 102014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – The “Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center” in Yolo County has changed its name to “Empower Yolo,” a spokesperson reports. “This change is intended to more effectively encompass our philosophy of service, comprehensive programs and geographical reach of services offered by our agency – with an emphasis [...]

Feb 272014
 
Former West Sac police officer faces up to life in prison after jury finds him guilty on 18 counts

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 27, 2014 – A Yolo County jury today announced “guilty” verdicts on 18 felony counts related to sexual assault and kidnapping, in a case involving former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez, reports the Yolo County D.A.’s office. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison. The jury deadlocked [...]

Feb 072014
 
Governor appoints Villegas as Yolo Supe

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 7, 2014 The office of Governor Jerry Brown has just announced the appointment of Oscar E. Villegas to fill the remaining term as the District 1 representative to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The supervisor’s seat was vacated by longtime supervisor Michael McGowan in December, after McGowan accepted the governor’s [...]

Feb 052014
 
'Neighborhood court' coming to West Sac: model follows SF and Davis

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The concept of “neighborhood court” is soon to West Sacramento. Those accused of certain low-level crimes will have a chance to exchange a court appearance and possible conviction for a chance to negotiate a resolution with a group of local volunteers and [...]

Jan 272014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 27, 2014 – The Yolo County Animal Services Division is asking the public for help in locating a dog involved in a biting incident on the I-80 onramp at Jefferson Boulevard yesterday (Sunday, Jan. 26). A woman was bit by the ‘pit bull’ type dog as she “attempted to contain the [...]