Mar 012014
 
For CHiPs, the path starts here

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent “Safety, Service, Security”: that’s the motto of the California Highway Patrol. The men and women officers who uphold that motto begin their careers right here in West Sacramento. Located on 457 acres off of Reed Avenue in the city’s northwest, the present CHP Academy [...]

Feb 272014
 
Former West Sac police officer faces up to life in prison after jury finds him guilty on 18 counts

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 27, 2014 – A Yolo County jury today announced “guilty” verdicts on 18 felony counts related to sexual assault and kidnapping, in a case involving former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez, reports the Yolo County D.A.’s office. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison. The jury deadlocked [...]

Feb 262014
 
New leaders for W.S. Historical Society

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 12, 2014 – New leaders of the West Sacramento Historical Society took their posts on Sunday, after being sworn in by News-Ledger editor Steve Marschke. The society reports various activities on the calendar, including ongoing history displays at the community center and a survey of historic local houses done on [...]

Feb 252014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – River City High School and a local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., will present “Partners for Progress: Working To Build Bridges for Youth,” on Saturday, March 8, at the school. The event will focus on community partnerships supporting youth. There will be “STEM” (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, [...]

Feb 212014
 
Former W.S.P.D. officer's fate now in the hands of a jury

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – The fate of disgraced former West Sacramento police officer Sergio Alvarez went into the hands of 12 jurors on Friday. Alvarez was arrested a year ago and charged with sexually assaulting five women “under color of authority” while on patrol in the city. The alleged victims tended [...]