Mar 132014
Grand opening of new Bridge District park & city water pump station

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 5, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials cut the ribbon Friday morning on a new neighborhood park and water storage facility. The Jerome D. Barry Park is located on Ballpark Drive next to the Ironworks subdivision and near Raley Field. It’s named after a man who […]

Mar 052014
New park honors local athlete, judge: Jerome Barry played pro baseball in the early days

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 26, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor On Friday, the City of West Sacramento will host a double grand opening, celebrating both a neighborhood park and a water tank station in the Bridge District. The twin public facilities are located at 809 Ballpark Drive, alongside the Ironworks subdivision and […]

Feb 142014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 — A 178-unit assisted living complex is proposed for the northwest corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Gateway Drive in Southport. “Summerplace Living at Westgate” hopes to place up to 205 residents in a combination of 94 “assisted living” units and 84 “memory care” units at 2305 Jefferson Boulevard. […]

Jan 282014
West Sac tries again for riverfront hotel

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials will try, with at least their third serious effort, to bring a Marriott Hotel to the city riverfront. They envision a project complete with conference center and other amenities. Last Wednesday, the city council approved an “exclusive negotiation agreement” with Portman […]

Jan 232014
'Sail Inn' is gone, but new owner promises a future for former West Sac 'dive bar'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 15, 2014 — By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent Last August, after operating Sail Inn Food & Spirits for 27 years, Joan Washburn lost her lease. The old-time bar at 1522 Jefferson Boulevard closed up shop. Washburn had founded the West Sacramento landmark with little planning and little idea of what […]

Jan 152014
Chamber installs new officers; Kristoff to get 'lifetime achievement' award

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 15, 2014 — The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce will install a new board of directors at its annual installation dinner, held this year at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 16)  in the civic center galleria. Marty Swingle of Capital West Realty is the 2014 chairman of the board of directors. […]