May 092014
Corn as high as an elephant's eye? Unusual land use crops up in urban West Sac neighborhood

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 7, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor There is sudden new activity on that old, city-owned vacant lot at the corner of 5th and C streets in West Sacramento’s old “Washington” neighborhood. New soil has been dropped off, and a tractor is leveling it out. People are bustling about […]

Jan 062014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 — The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from […]

Sep 052013
Air Force JROTC starts up at River City High School

NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — AUG 28, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A military officer prep program has returned to West Sacramento’s main high school after an absence of many years. This time, it’s the Air Force which is on the River City High School campus for its “JROTC,” or Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. […]

Sep 022013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 — Festivities around the opening of the Japan-based Nippon Shokken food seasonings plant in Southport weren’t the only thing in West Sacramento business news this month. According to various media reports: —  Petco opened one of two new Sacramento-area stores on Aug. 19 near Ikea in West Sacramento. […]

Feb 062013
RCHS student volunteers help younger kids with their reading

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 23, 2013 — River City High School’s community service club, called the ‘Interact Club,’ is now working with the local library branch on a program to help kids read.   In the ‘Reading Buddies’ program, two Interact Club members will spend time listening to first- and second-graders practice their reading […]