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 102012
Big old trees stand in the way of new development in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 28, 2012 — Opinions in West Sac differ about when to preserve them and when to replace them — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor An apartment project near Raley Field has paid the City of West Sacramento about $200,000 for replacement trees after it quite legally removed five “heritage oaks” […]

Nov 302012

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV 30, 2012 The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce has just announced that it will cancel the annual tree-lighting ceremony scheduled for tonight in front of city hall. The decision was made “in the interest of public safety,” said a message from the chamber as this week’s rain and wind storm continues. […]