Dec 242014
McGowan takes one last look back at his public service, Part III

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final piece in our three-part interview with Mike McGowan, who was West Sacramento’s first mayor and later its longtime county supervisor.   We talked with McGowan in March, and that chat covered his view of a lot of […]

Dec 192014
Mike McGowan looks back: Part II

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 10, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, the City of West Sacramento opened a bridge named after Mike McGowan, the city’s first mayor and later its longtime representative on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.   Earlier in 2014, the News-Ledger had a lengthy chat with […]

Dec 042014
Mike McGowan: the man whose name is on West Sac's newest bridge

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 3, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday (Dec. 5), West Sacramento officials will cut the ribbon on a new bridge across the barge canal. The bridge is a few hundred yards west of the existing bridge that takes Jefferson Boulevard over the same canal. It will provide […]

Nov 062014
No-contest plea in last year's fatal RV hit-and-run

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A Rio Linda man has pled “no contest” to the hit and run accident which killed a man in a West Sacramento store parking lot last November. Joshua Neil Anthon, 32, faces four years in state prison, a spokesperson from the Yolo District Attorney’s […]

May 302014
'Tour de West Sac' will be a casual bike ride around the town

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 30, 2014 — West Sacramento City Council member Chris Ledesma is inviting locals to join him for a very casual bicycle ride around some of the city’s landmarks and neighborhoods on Saturday morning, May 31. He anticipates that the”Tour de West Sac”  informal ride will cover about 8-10 miles at a […]

Mar 172014
Bridge and water plant get new names: local civic leaders are honored

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 12, 2014 — A couple of key pieces of West Sacramento infrastructure were officially named after local leaders last week. The names were approved by the West Sacramento City Council on Wednesday for: —  “The George Kristoff Water Plant,” formerly known as the Bryte Bend Water Treatment plant. This facility […]