Mar 222012
Voters lukewarm on school bond

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board appeared interested in pursuing a new local school bond or parcel tax on November’s ballot, despite a poll showing tepid public support for the idea right now. At the board’s meeting on Feb. 23, district officials heard a […]

Mar 122012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 7, 2012 — “Mayors for Meals” day is coming up on March 21 and other days in March, says the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County. Mayors and city council members from throughout Yolo County will volunteer to deliver meals to homebound seniors (in the “Meals on Wheels” service) and […]

Mar 072012
Charter school renewed -- with conditions

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 29, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board on Thursday gave a temporary reprieve to the Early College Prep Charter School (WSECP) on Fallbrook Street. A state association of charter schools had recommended it be closed for poor student testing performance. But the board – in front of […]

Feb 232012
School board items include discussion of whether to re-approve charter school

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 — The local school board will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at city hall to discuss a variety of issues, including the “roller coaster ride” in the district’s budget resulting from a troubled state budget. The Washington Unified School District is planning another round of reductions. Also on […]

Feb 192012
'Heart of the City': West Sacramento's vibrant youth sports scene

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 15, 2012 — (NOTE: This article has been corrected for a couple of errors. The first was an incorrect mention that James Marshall High School had once been on the site of the current Riverbank Elementary School campus. It wasn’t; it was of course at the site of the current […]

Feb 032012
Raider wrestling season nears end

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — On Wednesday, Jan. 25, River City High School Wrestling team held their first home wrestling match vs Union Mine.  River City Lost the match 38-36.Their final home match of the season was scheduled for yesterday against El Dorado, when the team was to celebrate “senior night.” (Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute […]