Jul 062012
 
Hoping for explosive sales

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 4, 2012 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Business was off, but the crew at this Southport fireworks booth was optimistic on Tuesday.   “We’re down this year,” reported Byron Paige. “TNT (the fireworks wholesaler) said it’s because the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday. Tomorrow will be just crazy, [...]

Jul 052012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 4, 2012 –  You could go to the Farmers Market on Thursday, July 5 — but you might be the only one there.   The market will close that day following Independence Day.   It will reopen on July 12, at 4:30 p.m. at 1271 West Capitol Avenue.   Meanwhile, the “Urban [...]

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. [...]

Jul 022012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 2, 2012 – Georgina Crespo, the Spanish-speaking 82-year old woman who was considered “at risk” and missing since June 12, has been located. Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department said that out-of-state law enforcement personnel have located the missing Southport woman, but he did not immediately provide further [...]

Jun 292012
 
Why not 'Teach for America'?

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – Program aims to ‘close achievement gap,’ but local union objects to use of non-credentialed teachers  By Steve Marschke,  News-Ledger Editor    A proposal to bring the “Teach for America” program into West Sacramento’s school district fizzled in March, in the face of opposition from the local teachers’ union. At a [...]