Jan 262015

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 14, 2014 — The West Sacramento City Council voted last month to work with regional partners to apply for a public arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) . The “Our Town” grant of up to $200,000 would focus on bringing art pieces to the city’s Washington neighborhood and […]

Oct 032014

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 1, 2014 — Sacramento’s “TBD Fest” has moved to the West Sacramento riverfront this year. Booked for this Friday through Sunday (Oct. 3-5) are musical acts including Moby, Blondie, Empire of the Sun and dozens of other artists. The music, arts and culture festival (formerly held in Sacramento and known as “Launch”) […]

May 212014
West Sac readies for new, outdoor venue on riverfront -- for farmers market, concerts, beer garden

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 21, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento City Council last week to approve spending about $2.6 million in “capital improvement project” funds toward a project designed to attract visitors to the city’s developing riverfront. The contribution will help build a $5.6 million outdoor venue called “The […]

Oct 042013

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 4, 2013 — About 20 mobile food vendors will set up shop on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Sacramento’s River Walk Park. The second annual ‘Trucktoberfest’ will bring kids’ activities, a full bar and a beer garden, along with music from “Journey” and “Tower of Power” tribute […]

Dec 292012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 19, 2012 — RIVER WALK PARK IS A GOOD SPOT TO WATCH THE SHOW: New Year’s Eve festivities in Old Sacramento will include a couple of fireworks shows, along with other entertainment.   The fireworks will be launched from West Sacramento’s riverfront and can be viewed from either Old Sacramento […]

Dec 172012
'A Life's Ride': new bench is memorial

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012 New memorial combines a West Sac man’s work, and his passion — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor In retrospect, it seems obvious: Andrew Yokoyama was a lifelong West Sacramentan, a farmer, an enthusiastic bicyclist. Why not commemorate his life with a bicycle-themed memorial right along the road so […]