Jul 242014
 
West Sac parks commission member packs some muscle, takes a medal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Francisco Castillo, a Southport resident and a citizen member of West Sacramento’s Parks & Community Services Commission, has a new hobby. It’s working out pretty well so far. Over the weekend, Castillo put his biceps, etc., on display at the San Jose [...]

Jul 192014
 
'Night Out' returns to West Sac neighborhoods on August 5

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 9, 2014 – FROM THE CITY OF WEST SACRAMENTO – The “National Night Out” event  returns on Tuesday, Aug. 5. In West Sacramento, as in cities across the nation, “National Night Out” will be celebrated throughout the city with block parties and barbecues. The West Sacramento Police Department joins residents and neighborhood [...]

Jul 172014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 17, 2014 – Not all neighbors of the “Great Horror Campout” in rural Southport this week are happy. The horror-themed event is selling tickets for people to camp on Burrows Road (the property includes a popular annual pumpkin patch and farm) and experience ghoulish frights on Friday and Saturday. Some locals [...]

Jul 072014
 
June in West Sac: one food plant breaks ground, another expands

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – Two days after city officials helped break ground for the 28,000 Shinmei U.S.A. rice bun plant in the Southport Business Park, they helped celebrate a new plant for TOMRA Sorting on Wednesday (June 18) in northern West Sacramento. The new 60,000-square foot TOMRA Sorting plant at 875 Embarcadero Drive [...]

Jun 132014
 
Into the drink --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 – Four juveniles got away with minor injuries after the car they were in went into a pond near Southport Parkway and Marshall Road. The accident call came in at 1:18 p.m. on Friday to local police. One officer told a reporter that the four were found walking [...]

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 [...]