Jul 212014
 
Bid to turn old West Sac firehouse into lively restaurant & bar

JULY 16, 2014 — FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   (EDITOR’S NOTE: Several hours after this article was published in July 16, the West Sacramento City Council voted to approve the deal described below for an “exclusive negotiating agreement” to pursue a new life for the Washington Firehouse). Could a neglected, [...]

Jun 092014
 
'Tour de West Sac' citizens poke around some city hot spots on two wheels

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Close to 50 people joined West Sacramento city councilman Chris Ledesma on Saturday, May 31, for the “Tour de West Sac,” an informal bike tour of some of the town’s new and soon-to-be-new highlights. The group departed from Nugget market in Southport. [...]

Jan 232014
 
'Sail Inn' is gone, but new owner promises a future for former West Sac 'dive bar'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 15, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent Last August, after operating Sail Inn Food & Spirits for 27 years, Joan Washburn lost her lease. The old-time bar at 1522 Jefferson Boulevard closed up shop. Washburn had founded the West Sacramento landmark with little planning and little idea of what [...]

May 022013
 
City of West Sac's hotel project moves forward: new location near Raley Field

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 24, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s latest approach to bringing a hotel and conference center to its riverfront moved along last month after support from city council members. A prior vision for the hotel placed it north of the Tower Bridge, operated by Marriott and owned [...]