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 […]

Jun 052013
Controversial, downed 'butternut' tree becomes West Sacramento park sculpture

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 29, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor From something old, something new: Thanks to the City of West Sacramento, a Sacramento sculptor, a chainsaw, and a deal with a West Sacramento preservation group, a hunk of that old “butternut tree” removed from the Bridge District in 2010 will soon […]

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 […]

May 182011
Baseball sculpture finds a short-term home on West Capitol

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGE – May 18, 2001 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor There are a couple of new guys playing baseball in the middle of 1100-block of West Capitol Avenue – oversized, bronze fellows. The sculpture was installed with little fanfare several weeks ago after West Sacramento city staff saw an opportunity to pick […]