Jun 172013
HEART OF THE CITY: Southport Elementary wins a couple of WUSD scholastic sports titles

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — JUNE 12, 2013 — Summer has started, graduations are done and it’s time for congratulations to all the graduates. Best of luck in the future!  Parents: you, too, can take a bow. You made it so far! Southport takes a double: Southport Elementary School won both the Washington Unified School […]

Sep 132012
9/11: Paying their respects

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 12, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The flags returned on Friday, thousands of them, fluttering in just about the same Southport location they have occupied on each anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. There’s one flag for each victim of that day – […]

Sep 072012
9/11 memorial flag display returns

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 5, 2012 – Former West Sacramento resident John Vinson reports that he will shortly begin installing hundreds of American flags at the corner of South River Road and Jefferson Boulevard in Southport. Vinson creates the annual flag display as a remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, […]

Jan 012012
'Heart of the City': youth sports roundup

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 28, 2011 — By Don Schatzel Champions all! I hope your holiday season was  a happy and joyous one. Youth sports in our community continue to be an enormous success and a source of community pride. The Washington Unified School District girls Volleyball and boys flag football seasons came to […]

Sep 232011
Flags go up for 9/11 memorial

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER SEPT 14, 2011 The flags went back up from Friday to Sunday to commemorate 9/11. The display, at the corner of South River Road and Jefferson Boulevard in Southport, was the work of John Vinson. He’s put up a flag display every year since 9/11. This year, in addition to several hundred […]