Jan 232014
 
'Sail Inn' is gone, but new owner promises a future for former West Sac 'dive bar'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 15, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent Last August, after operating Sail Inn Food & Spirits for 27 years, Joan Washburn lost her lease. The old-time bar at 1522 Jefferson Boulevard closed up shop. Washburn had founded the West Sacramento landmark with little planning and little idea of what [...]

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 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” [...]