Jun 052013
 
Controversial, downed 'butternut' tree becomes West Sacramento park sculpture

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 29, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor From something old, something new: Thanks to the City of West Sacramento, a Sacramento sculptor, a chainsaw, and a deal with a West Sacramento preservation group, a hunk of that old “butternut tree” removed from the Bridge District in 2010 will soon [...]

Jun 042013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Do you know someone or something worth honoring through the naming of a local park? The City of West Sacramento is accepting nominations for a name to attach to a new park to be built at the confluence of West Capitol, Evergreen and Sycamore avenues. Name suggestions will be forwarded to [...]

Jun 032013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 22, 2013 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL Last week, the mayor and city council honored a local community group for its civic improvement efforts. That honor came with a plaque, along with a wink and a nod. The plaque came for the efforts of the “Friends of the Main Drain Parkway” to [...]

Jan 252013
 
Water tank paired with park

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 16, 2013 – New water tank will be painted in colors echoing the nearby ‘Ironworks’ subdivision close to Raley Field.  By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor That “shrink-wrapped” globule off to the north of the Pioneer Bridge at US 50 is West Sacramento’s latest water storage tank. It’s soon to be finished and [...]

Dec 172012
 
'A Life's Ride': new bench is memorial

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012 New memorial combines a West Sac man’s work, and his passion – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor In retrospect, it seems obvious: Andrew Yokoyama was a lifelong West Sacramentan, a farmer, an enthusiastic bicyclist. Why not commemorate his life with a bicycle-themed memorial right along the road so [...]