Jun 222014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo County Library system is helping to collect food for the Yolo Food Bank throughout the summer. This year’s goal is to collect 2,000 pounds. You may drop off non-perishable foods at the Arthur F. Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, as well as other branches in [...]

Jun 212014
 
Letters to the editor: change the 'Redskins' name; fund early childhood education

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – June 18, 2014 Change the ‘Redskins’! During the NBA Finals, viewers saw a message sponsored in part by the Yocha Dehe Wintun tribe of Yolo County.  The commercial highlights a racial slur that has persisted as the name of a team mascot for over seventy years:  “Redskins.”  For many years, [...]

Jun 202014
 
News nuggets: West Sac tower wins award, two local teachers are in trouble

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 News briefs from West Sacramento and the region: Following an unsuccessful primary election in the State Assembly race, West Sacramento city councilman Mark Johannessen has thrown his support to formal rival Steve Cohn, a fellow Democrat and a member of the city council in Sacramento. Cohn and Kevin [...]

Jun 192014
 
Workshop tonight on I Street Bridge replacement project

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – You may have read about a plan to replace the old I Street Bridge. The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento invite you to an informational open house about the project from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street in Sacramento. A brief presentation will [...]

Jun 192014
 
City's water treatment plant named after early civic leader

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 – City councilman Bill Kristoff (fifth from left) was present at the renaming of West Sacramento’s water treatment plant in honor of his father, the late George Kristoff. The elder Kristoff was one of the activists who helped create a local public water plant to replace a privately-run [...]

Jun 182014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – JUNE 18, 2014 –   The Fix50 freeway rehabilitation project is ahead of schedule, reports Caltrans.  Closed lanes will reopen during the night tonight. The following comes from Dennis Keaton of Caltrans:   Westbound Phase 2, which began June 6 to resurface the outside lanes of Highway 50 between 24th and 18th Streets [...]