Jan 262015

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 14, 2014 — The West Sacramento City Council voted last month to work with regional partners to apply for a public arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) . The “Our Town” grant of up to $200,000 would focus on bringing art pieces to the city’s Washington neighborhood and […]

Jan 122015
West Sac council okays new community -- minus the gate

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor — A couple of larger issues — the desirability of gated communities and the density of local development — emerge during discussion of project  — The West Sacramento city council has approved a 222-home subdivision in Southport. The project – which abuts Southport Parkway, […]

Nov 162014

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —   News items below are collected from police dispatchers’ notes and arrest reports. The information in them has often not been verified beyond the initial reports.    This feature appears weekly in the News-Ledger newspaper. To subscribe, see the special offer at bottom. Oct. 26, 3 p.m. Some stole […]

Aug 022014
'Night Out' on Tuesday: here's a list of West Sac block parties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 30, 2014 — The “National Night Out” event  returns this Tuesday, Aug. 5. In West Sacramento, as in cities across the nation, “National Night Out” will be celebrated with block parties and barbecues.   The West Sacramento Police Department joins residents and neighborhood groups in support of the program’s 31st […]

Feb 052014
'Neighborhood court' coming to West Sac: model follows SF and Davis

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The concept of “neighborhood court” is soon to West Sacramento. Those accused of certain low-level crimes will have a chance to exchange a court appearance and possible conviction for a chance to negotiate a resolution with a group of local volunteers and […]

Aug 152013
West Sacramento neighbors host 'National Night Out' block parties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 14, 2013 — By Daryl Fisher Features Editor Tuesday before last was National Night Out in West Sacramento with local organizers at 15 different sights participating in the annual event sponsored by the West Sacramento Police Department. National Night Out is a community police awareness-raising event held every year on […]

Jul 282013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 24, 2013 — The annual “National Night Out” block party and anti-crime rally is planned for Aug. 6 this year. Fifteen West Sacramento blocks will hold events this year from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. They are: Washington Courtyard Apartments (500 7th St.); Las Casitas Apartments (685 Lighthouse Dr.); Sunset […]