Dec 202014
West Sac Art Guild preps for art show & sale today near Nugget

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 — Six members of the West Sacramento Art Guild took multiple awards at the Yolo County Fair over the summer, reports JoJo Gillies of the guild. Among them: Agnes Nilsen took a first-place award in cross-stitch, a third as “best overall” and a pair of second-place ribbons. Linda Bowron won […]

Nov 032014
Pasta plus plenty of prizes: West Sac raffle raises $73,000

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 22, 2014 — BY NEWS-LEDGER STAFF It was a festive scene Saturday, Oct. 18, at the All Charities Raffle dinner held at Our Lady of Grace School in Southport. The Knights of Columbus ladeled out a $5 spaghetti dinner in the campus auditorium while representatives from the West Sacramento Foundation provided over […]

Oct 112014
'Mother of All Raffles' may raise around $60,000 for West Sac charities

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 8, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The “All Charities Raffle,” a big fundraiser for many West Sacramento nonprofits, is nearing the finish line. Charlie Moore, executive director of the West Sacramento Foundation, explained that his organization has been organizing the raffle annually for five years. The experiment is apparently a […]

Aug 242014
'All Charities Raffle' is back: West Sac groups selling $10 tickets

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —  The annual “All Charities Raffle” has formed again under the “mother ship” of the West Sacramento Foundation this year. Many local sports leagues and nonprofits are participating. They’re selling $10 raffle tickets (each group gets to keep $9 from each ticket) and ticket buyers will have a chance to win any […]

Aug 122013
'Yolo Idol' contest still open; West Sac native setting the stage at fair

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG. 7, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The Yolo County Fair starts Aug. 14, and West Sacramento native Marty DeAnda is on a mission. The sometime music-promoter and artist manager wants to upgrade the fair’s entertainment quotient, and he wants more West Sacramento musicians upon the fair’s various stages. Those goals […]