Jul 192014

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 18, 2014 — The Tower Bridge will close down for the evening of Sunday, September 28, for the second annual “Farm to Fork” dinner on its deck. The event is a fundraiser for Sacramento’s “Farm to Fork Celebration,” held this year on the Capital Mall on Sept. 27. Dinner on the […]

May 212014
West Sac readies for new, outdoor venue on riverfront -- for farmers market, concerts, beer garden

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 21, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento City Council last week to approve spending about $2.6 million in “capital improvement project” funds toward a project designed to attract visitors to the city’s developing riverfront. The contribution will help build a $5.6 million outdoor venue called “The […]

Nov 302013
'Letters to the Editor': save the trees, adopt a dog or cat

NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — NOV 20, 2013 — Below are a pair of letters from the News-Ledger’s print edition, Nov. 20, 2013. To see everything in the newspaper, please subscribe. Call (916) 371-8030. Save the trees Fifteen people attended the tour of threatened sycamore trees on Nov. 15 at the Tower Bridge Gateway. John Lichter, the […]

Nov 152013
Conservation group invites you to visit threatened West Sacramento trees

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 — The next phase of a housing project near the Tower Bridge threatens the existence of about a dozen large trees along West Capitol Avenue between 3rd and 5th streets. The Capital Courtyards project by Wolff Enterprises of Arizona envisions over 300 units of apartments — and a […]

Oct 302013
New use for old docks? West Sac looks at updating Raley's dock, rice mill pier

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 23, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento city staff have begun plans to upgrade and rehabilitate a couple of the town’s connections with the Sacramento River. At a September 9 public meeting, about a dozen members of the public showed up to listen to staff’s ideas, and […]

Sep 232013

FROM THE  NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 18, 2013 — The Tower Bridge will shut down and forks will go up on Sunday, September 29, for the first-ever banquet dinner served on the Tower Bridge. The event is sponsored by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau as the culmination of that city’s first “Farm to Fork” week […]