NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 8, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor What looked like a “ball of fire” moving through Circle Park late Wednesday night turned out to be somebody’s idea of a very cruel prank. A cat had been lit ablaze and turned loose. Witnesses walking near Circle Street and Alabama Street at [...]
Celebrate Arbor Day on Sat., April 28, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Bridgeway Lakes Park (the boathouse), 3650 Southport Parkway. Festivities include a bounce house, the planting of five new trees, and information tables. Free. Sponsored by the City of West Sacramento.
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MARCH 16, 2012 – Yesterday evening, two vehicles were in a car chase and gunfight in West Sacramento. A bystander on the property of Trinity Presbyterian Church was injured with a gunshot wound to the face. The News-Ledger’s Daryl Fisher saw the two suspect vehicles turn north on Park Boulevard from Stone [...]
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 28, 2011 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor The City of West Sacramento has hired a contractor to dismantle the old dock at Raley’s Landing – formerly home to the Elizabeth Louise paddlewheeler and to the now-defunct River Otter Taxi Service. The dock has been disused for several years, and [...]
NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Right on time at 10 o’clock on Friday morning, a crane dropped a shiny new piece of public artwork onto a concrete base at the Rotary Centennial Park. It was planned by Rotary members to be an asset to the neighborhood near Jefferson and [...]
NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 26, 2011 The City of West Sacramento has opened a new recreational walkway, the River Walk Trail, along the picturesque riverfront south of the Tower Bridge, parallel to the Sacramento River. The paved trail, nearly one mile in length, creates a “front door” to the City’s new Bridge District development now [...]
Special from the News-Ledger – Oct. 19, 2011 A circular park at the intersection of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue may be renamed, from “Pennsylvania Park” to “”Fred and Leila Holmes Park.” The city parks commission has approved the renaming request from the couple’s daughter, Mary Jane Holmes. The West Sacramento city council will consider [...]