Jan 252014
 
Council votes to allow indoor cultivation of marijuana, within limits

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento City Council voted 4-0 last week to allow cultivation of marijuana within city limits – but only in certain places, by certain people and in limited spaces. Marijuana cultivation remains illegal under federal law. The new city rules are [...]

Dec 282013
 

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 – An online reader of the News-Ledger complained that our Dec. 4 article detailing proposed new restrictions on growers of medical marijuana lacked enough context. The article included a reference to data collected in West Sacramento since 2008. And it included a quote from a city staff report saying, in [...]

Dec 132013
 

NEWS-LEDGER– DEC 4, 2013 – Local law already bans pot dispensaries and backyard medical marijuana groves  – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The City of West Sacramento is poised to again tighten the restrictions on anyone growing marijuana at home. The city has already outlawed marijuana dispensaries, the cultivation of marijuana for dispensaries, and any [...]

Feb 192013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – Last month, a Yolo County jury found 57-year-old Fidel Alvarez guilty of “cultivation of marijuana” and “possession for sale of marijuana.”  The jury also convicted Alvarez of being armed during the commission of these crimes. According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig: Last September, agents from [...]

Dec 162012
 
West Sac has new vice mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012– In its annual organizational meeting, the West Sacramento City Council last Wednesday selected Councilman Christopher Ledesma to serve as its new mayor pro tem – a post similar to that of a vice mayor. Ledesma will fill in for Mayor Christopher Cabaldon over the next year when Cabaldon [...]

Nov 302012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 28, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials are considering a 45-day “urgency ordinance” banning the cultivation of marijuana in outdoor yards. The move comes while various courts are sorting out some of the issues about marijuana growing and the drug’s use in California. State voters approved [...]