Jul 212014
Bid to turn old West Sac firehouse into lively restaurant & bar

JULY 16, 2014 — FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   (EDITOR’S NOTE: Several hours after this article was published in July 16, the West Sacramento City Council voted to approve the deal described below for an “exclusive negotiating agreement” to pursue a new life for the Washington Firehouse). Could a neglected, […]

May 092014
Corn as high as an elephant's eye? Unusual land use crops up in urban West Sac neighborhood

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 7, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor There is sudden new activity on that old, city-owned vacant lot at the corner of 5th and C streets in West Sacramento’s old “Washington” neighborhood. New soil has been dropped off, and a tractor is leveling it out. People are bustling about […]

Jan 082013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The 8th annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week will return for ten days starting on January 9th. Downtown Sacramento’s top restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $30 a person. Among the many participating restaurants so far this year are the 4th Street Grille, Biba, Blackbird Kitchen& Bar, Blue Prynt, […]

Nov 142012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — The annual downtown holiday ice rink has opened at 7th and K streets in Sacramento. It’s been a tradition for 21 years and last year saw a 20% increase in attendance, report its sponsors. This year, ice rink visitors can look forward to Monday Date Nights, Tuesday Family Skate Nights, […]

Dec 182011
Tower Gateway 'reborn' as surface street

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 7, 2011 – Information & photo courtesy of Art Schroeder, City of West Sacramento During a morning ribbon-cutting last Wednesday, the City of West Sacramento marked the completion of the east phase construction of the Tower Bridge Gateway, converting the former State Route 275 into a city arterial. Located west of the […]