Apr 232014
 
Vandals beat up local man's memorial

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor It’s often easier to destroy than it is to create. The city arborist and the local historical society combined last year to create a memorial for Bill Wingfield, a local citizen-naturalist. Recently, though, unknown vandals smashed that memorial at Circle Park. The [...]

Nov 072013
 
Do you know these men? Hawaii woman seeks photos of six West Sac Vietnam casualties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 30, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A Hawaii woman is on a mission to help us remember “the boys.” Her mission is to help those trying “to put a face with every name” etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.. They’re trying to collect a [...]

May 052013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – A new peace officers memorial at the old courthouse building, 725 Court Street in Woodland, will honor all those officers who fell in the line of duty while working for law enforcement agencies in Yolo County, including the sheriff’s department and West Sacramento Police Department. West Sacramento has lost one [...]

Apr 092013
 
'Healing Wall' holds names and a message

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 – I put together a little section in the News-Ledger most weeks entitled “Across the Bridge” which is meant to give some publicity to events happening around the greater Sacramento area that some of our readers might want to attend. One such calendar announcement came across my desk [...]

Dec 172012
 
'A Life's Ride': new bench is memorial

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012 New memorial combines a West Sac man’s work, and his passion – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor In retrospect, it seems obvious: Andrew Yokoyama was a lifelong West Sacramentan, a farmer, an enthusiastic bicyclist. Why not commemorate his life with a bicycle-themed memorial right along the road so [...]