Jun 032013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 22, 2013 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL Last week, the mayor and city council honored a local community group for its civic improvement efforts. That honor came with a plaque, along with a wink and a nod. The plaque came for the efforts of the “Friends of the Main Drain Parkway” to [...]

Nov 142012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 7, 2012 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL: “Participatory Budgeting”: It’s an experiment that’s been tried out, so far, in Brazil, New York City and  Chicago. It just started in Vallejo. And it would be good for West Sacramento, too. “PB” could work for both the local city government and the school district. [...]

May 052012
 

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL, published April 25, 2012 Friday’s (April 20) crime drama caught the region’s attention. Apparently, a lone gunman shot at West Sacramento citizens and police, rammed a patrol car, caused at least one other car crash. He carjacked several vehicles, beat up a birdwatcher, and eventually was cornered in a Sacramento apartment, where he [...]

Jan 162012
 

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL — JAN 11, 2012 – It’s been a good run for the West Sacramento Redevelopment Agency. This town heavily used the state-authorized agency to, sometimes quite literally, lay the groundwork for a lot of new projects. After the city incorporated in 1987, local leaders strongly pursued growth – partly because that’s what local [...]