Sep 122012
 
Riverbank gets spruced up

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 5, 2012 – Riverbank Elementary was opened more than 50 years ago as a high school, later becoming Golden State Middle School and then an elementary campus. During the 2011-2012 school year the 12-acre campus was home to third through eighth graders but after a 10-week, $8-million overhaul the campus [...]

Sep 012012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER – A “Clarksburg Wine Country Tour” will depart from the River City High School parking lot in West Sacramento on Sept. 22. The chartered coach will tour the Clarksburg wine country in a fundraiser for the Delta Elementary Charter School in Clarksburg. Participants will visit Miller’s Leap Winery, Bogle Vineyards [...]

Aug 082012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 8, 2012 – In today’s News-Ledger newspaper, we mentioned that Alicia Cruz (“parent/community volunteer”) and Coby Pizzotti (“consultant/legislative advocate”) have filed candidacy papers for the school board election. Fresh news this morning is that Katie Villegas has just done the same. She is executive director of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance [...]

Jul 122012
 
Help equip local kids for school

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 11, 2012 –   IKEA West Sacramento is asking the community to help low-income kids start the school year loaded with new backpacks and classroom supplies.  The “Getting Yolo County Kids Ready for School” collection drive is underway through July 29. KATIE VILLEGAS, executive director of the Yolo County Childrens Alliance (News-Ledger/2011) [...]

Jul 062012
 
Hoping for explosive sales

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 4, 2012 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Business was off, but the crew at this Southport fireworks booth was optimistic on Tuesday.   “We’re down this year,” reported Byron Paige. “TNT (the fireworks wholesaler) said it’s because the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday. Tomorrow will be just crazy, [...]

Jun 282012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – FIRECRACKER SALES BRING CASH TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND CHURCHES, AS WELL AS WHOLESALERS By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Fireworks booths will open up today inWest Sacramento, so local charities can raise money and residents can buy “safe and sane” fireworks for use on the Fourth of [...]