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 [...]

Nov 062012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 31, 2012 – FROM THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has concluded this year’s construction of a setback levee along South River Road in West Sacramento with plans to resume next spring.   The construction site will be shut down for the winter and [...]

Jul 032012
 
Getting ready for the river: two levee improvement projects done

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 27, 2012 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor It was a calm, sunny day on Tuesday.   The risk of a flood disaster was probably not high on the list of anxieties in the minds of most West Sacramentans that day, as regional leaders gathered to celebrate $27 million in levee improvement. [...]

Feb 262012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 – West Sacramento’s city council this morning (Feb. 22) plans a special ‘thank you’ breakfast for Congressman Mike Thompson. City officials credit Thompson with helping support local levee improvement efforts and improvements at the Port of West Sacramento. He has represented the region since 1998, but the city will become [...]

Dec 302011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 28, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor If you have a telephone landline in West Sacramento, you’re probably already in the city’s “Reverse 911” program. It’s part of a regional system that lets authorities reach you with a recorded message in case of a major emergency. But those of [...]