Nov 022014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Loaves & Fishes and VCA Animal Hospitals are kicking off a winter pet care driver designed to help the pets of homeless people. Consider donating pet sweaters, collars, leashes, carriers, blankets or toys. Among the collection sites are VCA Westside Animal Hospital, 1550 Jefferson Blvd. in West Sacramento (916-371-8900). Copyright News-Ledger [...]

Oct 312014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 29, 2014 – The City of West Sacramento and County of Yolo are about to kick off a $100,000 project to house at least 71 homeless people in a “housing first” pilot project. The “Bridge to Housing Pilot Project” includes a community cleanup of the city’s north levee area (a longtime dwelling [...]

Oct 202014
 
Lyon wants to make crime-fighting the number-one priority in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 15, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Jeff Lyon wants to make changes on the West Sacramento’s city council – perhaps more so than anybody else on the ballot. Almost two years ago, Lyon and his wife bought an 1897 Victorian in the “Washington” neighborhood, a couple of blocks [...]

Sep 262013
 
West Sacramento's council preps for 'action plan' on area homeless problem

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 18, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Tonight (Sept. 18), the West Sacramento City Council will discuss “next steps” for the prevention and treatment of homelessness in this town. Using state grant funds, city officials (including City Councilman Mark Johannessen) have counted the local homeless, tried to analyze the [...]

Jan 162013
 

‘Letters to the Editor’ from the News-Ledger edition of January 9, 2013 – _______________ Why not Mark? In the December 12, 2012 edition of the News-Ledger the front-page article regarding the appointment of Chris Ledesma as the next vice mayor was troubling.  I don’t have anything against  Chris, but I was troubled by the politics [...]