Nov 282014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER of WEST SACRAMENTO – Yolo CASA, a nonprofit that specializes in advocating for children as they spend time in the foster care system, needs new volunteers. Training provided. Successful volunteers will spend time with the child they’re paired with, talk to professionals and caregivers in that child’s life, and advocate in the [...]

Apr 022014
 
West Sac Lowe's cited in settlement after wide investigation on hazardous waste

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 2, 2014 – The office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig today announced that the State of California — along with 32 counties and two cities — has obtained an $18.1 million settlement with Lowe’s Home Centers after investigators found the stores had been illegally disposing of hazardous materials. The [...]

Feb 212014
 
Former W.S.P.D. officer's fate now in the hands of a jury

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – The fate of disgraced former West Sacramento police officer Sergio Alvarez went into the hands of 12 jurors on Friday. Alvarez was arrested a year ago and charged with sexually assaulting five women “under color of authority” while on patrol in the city. The alleged victims tended [...]

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 office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that earlier today, a local jury convicted a man after a “cold case” investigation for a 2006 murder and robbery. Juan Antonio Gonzales, a 29-year old from Sacramento, was found guilty of first degree murder, with the “special circumstance” [...]