Mar 192015
Heilman to return as fire chief

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MARCH 19, 2015 John Heilmann, a former firefighter, engineer and captain for the West Sacramento Fire Department, will return beginning April 17 to take over from Rick Martinez as the city’s fire chief. Heilmann has recently served as deputy fire chief of the operations division at UC Davis and the City of […]

Sep 172014
'John Santos Sextet' offers free concert on West Sac riverfront

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 10, 2014 — John Santos & the John Santos Sextet will perform a free concert of Afro-Latin influenced jazz music at 7 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 20, at Riverwalk Park (seating opens at 6). The concert will be held behind the ziggurat building at 707 3rd Street. Santos is a […]

May 232013
A reunion to remember

  FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 15, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Sailor Joseph Pinola had been at sea for eight months on the USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. So he had not yet met his five-month old daughter when he returned to town on April 29. Still, the 22-year […]

Nov 262012
State audit says West Sacramento's handling of redevelopment property was clean & legal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 14, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento has become the first California city to be certified by the state controller with a clean bill of health for the manner in which the city “wound down” its redevelopment agency assets. When the state abolished redevelopment agencies in a […]

Nov 092012
Democrats honor John Ohlson

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 7, 2012 — The local River City Democratic Club presented West Sacramento’s John Ohlson with a plaque and a cake last month, in honor of his decades of service to the party’s work. “Others deserve it more,” Ohlson commented at the presentation. He and his late wife, Grace Ohlson, have […]