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 [...]

Oct 102012
 

  Following are a couple of letters-to-the-editor received by the West Sacramento News-Ledger recently. They are from the newspaper’s Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 editions, respectively.   The News-Ledger is West Sacramento’s weekly, longstanding hometown paper. Cell phone abuse Everyday I see more and more motorists brazenly texting or talking on  their cellphones. Either they [...]

Oct 012012
 
'Little Free Library' in Southport

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — SEPT 26, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Those creative folks living next to the Main Drain Parkway in Southport have come up with something new to the city. They’ve installed a “little free library” about as big as a good-size birdhouse. “My husband heard about the [...]

Sep 142012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER – Got some old computers & electronic appliances? Old electronic devices may be recycled at an “e-waste” day at San Pedro Park (708 N. Hobson Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 15. Bring your old TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, small appliances, etc. Drop them off inside [...]

Aug 052012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 –   The office of Senator Barbara Boxer announced last month that she had introduced legislation to create a 319,000-acre “Berryessa Snow Mountain Conservation Area” from a region that spans the counties of Yolo, Lake, Mendocino and Napa.   “The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one [...]

Jul 212012
 
Partners rehab Little League park

Volunteers celebrate their efforts to improve Memorial Park in the ‘state street’ neighborhood near Park Blvd. (courtesy photo) FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 18, 2012   The non-profit organization “TLC for Kids Sports” and engineering contractor O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. partnered with PG&E to host a special volunteer day to rehabilitate Memorial Park in [...]