Nov 152013
 
Conservation group invites you to visit threatened West Sacramento trees

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – The next phase of a housing project near the Tower Bridge threatens the existence of about a dozen large trees along West Capitol Avenue between 3rd and 5th streets. The Capital Courtyards project by Wolff Enterprises of Arizona envisions over 300 units of apartments — and a [...]

Jun 282013
 
Weekend: a taste of West Sacramento's Portuguese heritage

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 26, 2013– FROM THE SAN PEDRO ASSOCIATION If you grew up in the “Bryte” or “Broderick” neighborhoods of West Sacramento, or old “West Sacramento,” then you probably remember the “Portuguese Picnic” that was celebrated the last weekend of June, with its parade through the streets of town filled with queens wearing big [...]

Jun 052013
 
Controversial, downed 'butternut' tree becomes West Sacramento park sculpture

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 29, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor From something old, something new: Thanks to the City of West Sacramento, a Sacramento sculptor, a chainsaw, and a deal with a West Sacramento preservation group, a hunk of that old “butternut tree” removed from the Bridge District in 2010 will soon [...]

Dec 102012
 
Big old trees stand in the way of new development in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 28, 2012 – Opinions in West Sac differ about when to preserve them and when to replace them – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor An apartment project near Raley Field has paid the City of West Sacramento about $200,000 for replacement trees after it quite legally removed five “heritage oaks” [...]