Jan 172015
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 West Sacramento’s police department announced last month that it will receive renewed funding for DUI checkpoints and other traffic enforcement. The department has been awarded a $ 91,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent [...]

Jan 162015
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 A man convicted in a shooting death in West Sacramento back in 2000 was denied parole last month. The Yolo County District Attorney’s office reported that a panel of the state board of parole hearings denied parole for David Cree, 34. Cree (then 20) and companion Jessie Lampkin [...]

Jan 152015
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –JAN 7, 2014 – A West Sacramento fraternal group reports it won an honor for the 2013-2014 service year. The Knights of Columbus Council #9469 were named  a “Star Council” chapter. “The award recognizes overall excellence in areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of [...]

Jan 142015
 
Hats: for ladies and domed reptiles --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –JAN 7, 2015 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor December 20 turned out to be “the best birthday ever!” reports Cindy Breninger of Southport. That day, a sketch of her little tortoise in a handmade decorative “hat” was part of a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal. The article explored people [...]

Jan 122015
 
West Sac council okays new community -- minus the gate

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor – A couple of larger issues — the desirability of gated communities and the density of local development — emerge during discussion of project  – The West Sacramento city council has approved a 222-home subdivision in Southport. The project – which abuts Southport Parkway, [...]

Jan 112015
 
Knitting for the world

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 – By Al Zagofsky Vona Giese of West Sacramento wondered if it was a prank when the caller said, “Hi, I’m the costume designer for the NCIS television show.” (SPOILER ALERT: If you’re an NCIS fan, you may wish to skip the next paragraph). She asked Vona that to make [...]