Nov 172014
 
New bridge to Southport set to open on December 5

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 – West Sacramento officials have set the date for a ribbon-cutting of the new Mike McGowan Bridge: December 5, at 10 a.m. The bridge will add an alternative connection across the barge canal, particularly for Southport residents used to using the Stone Lock Bridge on Jefferson Boulevard. Initially, the bridge [...]

Sep 222014
 
Check out open-house & take a walking tour of replacement bridge site

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 17, 2014 – The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento have plans to replace the 103-year old I Street Bridge with a “new low-level, neighborhood-friendly bridge upstream” that will “provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians, and serve motorists more efficiently,” they report. The project is entering “environmental assessment” phase. [...]

Aug 212014
 
West Sac: odd/even watering days and other new rules approved

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 13, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor As California’s drought continues, the state has tightened up its rules required the City of West Sacramento to follow. On Wednesday (Aug. 6), West Sacramento declared a “water shortage emergency, stage two.” Local residents and business owners are still being asked to [...]

Jul 212014
 
Bid to turn old West Sac firehouse into lively restaurant & bar

JULY 16, 2014 — FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   (EDITOR’S NOTE: Several hours after this article was published in July 16, the West Sacramento City Council voted to approve the deal described below for an “exclusive negotiating agreement” to pursue a new life for the Washington Firehouse). Could a neglected, [...]

Jul 182014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 9, 2014 – TWO GUN BUSINESS OWNERS SAY PROPOSED RULES ARE ACCEPTABLE – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s planning commission on June 19 approved a tightening of the permitted locations for gun shops in the city. But those restrictions were made with the approval of a couple of gun-related local [...]

Jul 092014
 
West Sac voters will face $49.8 million school bond in November

Local school district doesn’t plan to build any news schools, but does hope to pay for some repairs and upgrades at West Sacramento campuses – NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 2, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters will be asked to approve a $49.8 million school bond on the November 4 general election [...]

Jul 072014
 
June in West Sac: one food plant breaks ground, another expands

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – Two days after city officials helped break ground for the 28,000 Shinmei U.S.A. rice bun plant in the Southport Business Park, they helped celebrate a new plant for TOMRA Sorting on Wednesday (June 18) in northern West Sacramento. The new 60,000-square foot TOMRA Sorting plant at 875 Embarcadero Drive [...]