Feb 192015
Amgen Tour of California bike race will touch West Sac this year

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 19, 2015 — Cyclists in this year’s edition of the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race will pass through West Sacramento twice on Sunday, May 10, after the race kicks off its first stage at the state capitol. There should be plenty of local spectator opportunities both in the morning as […]

Nov 122014

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 — In West Sacramento, Tuesday was a great night for incumbents. As voters cast their ballots in the November 4 general election, it seemed they were trying to show they were happy with the current direction of the local school district and city government. In the mayor’s race, current mayor […]

Oct 112014
Spectators invited to watch the rowing Sunday at the Port

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 8, 2014 — West Sacramento’s River City Rowing Club will host some racing on its home waters at the port this Sunday, Oct. 12. The action will last from about 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes college crews from UC Davis (also headquartered at WestSacramento’s port), UC Berkeley, […]

Sep 152014
Cyclocross: a new West Sac tradition?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 10, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The inaugural “West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix” on Saturday exceeded its organizers’ expectations. They hope to bring the riverfront race back in future years – perhaps even turning it into a fixture on the international cycling calendar. Organizer Matthew Hargrove downplays his […]

Aug 292014
Cyclocross -- a bike sport involving mud and obstacles -- comes to West Sac riverfronton Sept 6

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 — FOOD TRUCKS, BEER FOR SALE AND LIVE MUSIC ALSO AT THE SITE NEAR THE ‘ZIGGURAT’ BUILDING — The sport of “cyclocross” is coming to the West Sacramento riverfront on Sept 6. West Sacramento’s Matthew Hargrove joined with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in announcing that bicycle racers of […]

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 042014
Villegas keeps seat; Johannessen falls short in bid for Assembly

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 4, 2014 — Election results are still unofficial, but there have been no major changes in local results since the first votes were counted last night. Oscar Villegas successfully fended off a challenge from fellow Democrat Norma Alcala and will keep his seat on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. West […]