May 172014
 
Spaghetti dinner to help family of Westmore Oaks school teacher

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 14, 2014 – Help the family of Westmore Oaks Elementary School teacher Amy Mills by showing up for some spaghetti, a silent auction and raffle on May 31. Mills, 33, lost her fight with cancer on Sunday — Mother’s Day. She leaves behind a husband as well as children age [...]

May 082014
 
Trotting off the written page

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor They called it “Horsin’ Around for Literacy.” The regional district of Rotary International asked its local chapters, like the Centennial Rotary Club in West Sacramento, to do something to improve literacy among children. So the local chapter several months ago launched a [...]

May 022014
 
Two Southport Elementary students win honors for messages of peace

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – Two students from Southport Elementary School are among the winners in this year’s “Inspirational Message of Peace” contest sponsored by the National Park Service and International World Peace Rose Gardens. The contest was in conjunction with the annual celebration of the “I Have a Dream” garden at [...]

Mar 012014
 
For CHiPs, the path starts here

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent “Safety, Service, Security”: that’s the motto of the California Highway Patrol. The men and women officers who uphold that motto begin their careers right here in West Sacramento. Located on 457 acres off of Reed Avenue in the city’s northwest, the present CHP Academy [...]

Jan 062014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 – The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from [...]