Nov 282014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER of WEST SACRAMENTO — Yolo CASA, a nonprofit that specializes in advocating for children as they spend time in the foster care system, needs new volunteers. Training provided. Successful volunteers will spend time with the child they’re paired with, talk to professionals and caregivers in that child’s life, and advocate in the […]

Sep 122014
'Sactoberfest' returns to West Sac riverfront for  a second year

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Beer, keg rolling and “worst tossing” are all on tap as Sactoberfest returns to West Sacramento’s Bridge District October 10-12. The three-day festival is expected to draw at least 8,500 visitors to celebrate the German tradition. There will be brews from both the old country and local breweries such as Sudwerk, […]

Aug 062014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 30, 2014 — SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS DON’T REQUIRE NOTICE TO NEIGHBORS, REPORTS POLICE DEPARTMENT — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor After the “Great Horror Campout” broke camp on July 19, the News-Ledger was left with a couple of lingering questions about the permit process that allowed it to set up […]

Jul 262014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 23, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   (EDITOR’S NOTE: the News-Ledger is seeking some additional information on the city’s approval process for this special event. There may be a follow-up story in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.) At least a few residents of rural Southport were upset […]

Apr 202014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 — “SELPA,” a Yolo County agency that covers special needs education locally, will hold its annual awards ceremony on May 12. Several “special needs” educators in West Sacramento’s Washington Unified School District will receive honors. They include paraeducator Elizabeth Felix and teachers Debra McDaniel and Claudia Parks. The […]

Apr 012014

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 26, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Were you expecting very many people to apply to fill that vacancy on the West Sacramento City Council? If you were, you were right. City officials received applications from 25 citizens hoping to serve out the remaining term of the empty seat, through November […]