Aug 252013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Heading to the river? Taking kids? State law requires every child younger than 13 on a boat, and everybody on a personal watercraft or a towed craft, be wearing a life jacket. Authorities also strongly recommend a life jacket for kids and others playing in or near local rivers. You can […]

Aug 012013
Fire damages West Sac home

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 — Right around 6 a.m. Monday morning, local firefighters responded to a call on Rogers Street and found a “fully involved garage fire” at this home. “Fortunately, the fire was contained to the garage and attic, but there was some smoke damage to the rest of the house,” […]

Jul 312013

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 31, 2013 — West Sacramento firefighters will be practicing their fire control techniques over the next couple of hours (early afternoon, July 31) at a Southport structure donated for their use. The controlled burn will take place at 3450 Marshall Road, near Golden Gate Drive. According to Division Chief Becky Ramirez, […]

Jul 112013
West Sac residence used for regional firefighters' practice

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 3, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Although the fake smoke machine wasn’t on hand Friday morning, the goal was still to make it “as real as possible” for firefighters training at a borrowed multi-residential unit on B Street, said Rebecca Ramirez, a Battalion Chief for the West Sacramento […]

May 192013
Firefighters put out trailer fire, take part in simulated West Sacramento flood

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 15, 2013 — West Sacramento’s firefighters responded to a burning travel trailer (above) on May 5. The trailer at 744 Walnut Street was being used as a residence. They controlled the fire in about 10 minutes, but the trailer and its contents were determined to be “a total loss,” reports […]