Sep 072011
 

WUSD schools met the goal of Board President David Westin to achieve a 20-point increase in API scores overall this year. In fact, scores at the district went up 28 points. The gain makes for a 48-point increase in API scores districtwide over two years. Westmore Oaks this year joined Bridgeway Island and Southport elementary [...]

Sep 072011
 

NEWS-LEDGER – SEPT. 7, 2011 – The News-Ledger has obtained the results of a “DUI checkpoint” staged by the West Sacramento Police Department on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of a statewide crackdown on drunk drivers through the Labor Day holiday travel period. The checkpoint ran from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on the 3200-block of [...]

Sep 012011
 

NEWS-LEDGER – AUG. 31, 2011 – The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce wants to put some shade over the new Thursday night farmers market at 1271 West Capitol Avenue. To fund the “colorful shade sails,” there will be a fundraising party on Sept. 30, from 6-10 p.m at the site. The “Corks Kegs” event will [...]

Aug 312011
 
Pooches in the pool

NEWS-LEDGER – SEPT. 7, 2011 – If only that pit bull could talk: ‘Kisses’ gets a swim lesson from owner Kevin Gowens during the ‘Soggy Doggie Day’ event in which the parks department marked the end of the public swimming season by opening the Rec Center recreation pool up to dogs ($5) and their human [...]

Aug 312011
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – AUG. 31, 2011 –   Editor’s note: This article is an updated and corrected version of an article published in our print edition on Aug. 31.   We received new information after going to press. Unlike the shooting on West Capitol Avenue on Aug. 27 that left a man dead, there was [...]

Aug 242011
 
City & U-Haul can’t agree about illegally tall sign

U-Haul’s illegally tall sign on West Capitol Avenue. The company says it needs a tall sign so truck renters can safely spot the entrance, and return a vehicle. (News-Ledger file photo) FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – AUG 24, 2011 – By Steve MarschkeNews-Ledger Editor And then there was one: A U-Haul sign is the last illegally [...]