Sep 012014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 – Raley’s supermarket chain announced it raised over $175,000 in donations this summer in a drive to put more fresh fruits and vegetables into local food banks. The customer donations, added to other campaigns, bring the total raised for “Food for Families” since June to $450,000. Copyright News-Ledger [...]

May 172014
 
Spaghetti dinner to help family of Westmore Oaks school teacher

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 14, 2014 – Help the family of Westmore Oaks Elementary School teacher Amy Mills by showing up for some spaghetti, a silent auction and raffle on May 31. Mills, 33, lost her fight with cancer on Sunday — Mother’s Day. She leaves behind a husband as well as children age [...]

May 102014
 
Streetcar project gets a bump up

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 7, 2014 – West Sac officials are now in Washington, D.C., to gather support for local flood projects and other local priorities – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Mayor Christopher Cabaldon reported yesterday that the Sacramento/West Sacramento streetcar project has hit a milestone in the process of earning federal funding. [...]

Jan 062014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 – The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from [...]

Dec 152013
 
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

Nov 242013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Help the school library at River City High School encourage young readers: donate a few dollars for the purchase of new books. You may mail a check to River City High School Bookkeeper, Attn: Library Donations, 1 Raider Lane, West Sacramento CA 95691. Or you may donate online at http://donations.juniorlibraryguild.com/rivercity_hs.html. Staff [...]