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, [...]

May 302014
 
'Tour de West Sac' will be a casual bike ride around the town

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 30, 2014 – West Sacramento City Council member Chris Ledesma is inviting locals to join him for a very casual bicycle ride around some of the city’s landmarks and neighborhoods on Saturday morning, May 31. He anticipates that the”Tour de West Sac”  informal ride will cover about 8-10 miles at a [...]

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 [...]

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 282014
 
West Sac tries again for riverfront hotel

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials will try, with at least their third serious effort, to bring a Marriott Hotel to the city riverfront. They envision a project complete with conference center and other amenities. Last Wednesday, the city council approved an “exclusive negotiation agreement” with Portman [...]

Dec 272013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show returns to Old Sacramento on Dec. 31, with shows at 9 p.m. and midnight, viewable from the West Sacramento riverfront near the ziggurat, or from Old Sacramento.  In Old Sac, there will also be street entertainment, live music and children’s events. You may bring [...]