Aug 062014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 30, 2014 — SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS DON’T REQUIRE NOTICE TO NEIGHBORS, REPORTS POLICE DEPARTMENT — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor After the “Great Horror Campout” broke camp on July 19, the News-Ledger was left with a couple of lingering questions about the permit process that allowed it to set up […]

Jan 252014
Council votes to allow indoor cultivation of marijuana, within limits

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento City Council voted 4-0 last week to allow cultivation of marijuana within city limits – but only in certain places, by certain people and in limited spaces. Marijuana cultivation remains illegal under federal law. The new city rules are […]

Nov 152013
Conservation group invites you to visit threatened West Sacramento trees

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 — The next phase of a housing project near the Tower Bridge threatens the existence of about a dozen large trees along West Capitol Avenue between 3rd and 5th streets. The Capital Courtyards project by Wolff Enterprises of Arizona envisions over 300 units of apartments — and a […]

Feb 202013

FROM THE  NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — If your church or nonprofit is interested in getting a permit to sell fireworks in West Sacramento during this year’s Independence Day (July 4) season, go to the information session scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. The permit lottery […]

Dec 102012
Big old trees stand in the way of new development in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 28, 2012 — Opinions in West Sac differ about when to preserve them and when to replace them — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor An apartment project near Raley Field has paid the City of West Sacramento about $200,000 for replacement trees after it quite legally removed five “heritage oaks” […]