Feb 202015
Driving lesson: officer talks to RCHS teens about real danger behind the wheel

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 11, 2015 — By Farina Khalil River City High School Journalism Class River City High School students attended a driving awareness presentation held by the driver’s education teacher, Shannon Woods, in partnership with Impact Teen Driving, an organization that was founded in response to the high frequency of crashes involving teens to […]

Oct 282014
Film to tell story of Joe Chairez: RCHS grad, cop & organ donor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 15, 2014 — A local team is working on a documentary about River City High School graduate Joe Chairez. According to the school’s web page, in 2000 Chairez was “living his dream” and nearing the end of his field training as a Sacramento police officer when he collapsed after he […]

Aug 272014

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 — A West Sacramento man and his girlfriend are facing prison for a pair of robberies in which the woman solicited prostitution from the victims, and the man showed up to rob them. According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, the robberies took place in the […]

Feb 272014
Former West Sac police officer faces up to life in prison after jury finds him guilty on 18 counts

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 27, 2014 — A Yolo County jury today announced “guilty” verdicts on 18 felony counts related to sexual assault and kidnapping, in a case involving former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez, reports the Yolo County D.A.’s office. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison. The jury deadlocked […]

Feb 212014
Former W.S.P.D. officer's fate now in the hands of a jury

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 — The fate of disgraced former West Sacramento police officer Sergio Alvarez went into the hands of 12 jurors on Friday. Alvarez was arrested a year ago and charged with sexually assaulting five women “under color of authority” while on patrol in the city. The alleged victims tended […]