Dec 102014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 10, 2014 – From the City of West Sacramento The City of West Sacramento is taking steps in advance of the heavy storm expected to strike the area, beginning Dec. 10. Incidents of flooding caused by fallen leaves and clogged drains are anticipated. The City will respond to emergencies as quickly [...]

Feb 052014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – West Sacramento residents may receive free fruit trees from The City of West Sacramento, if they first attend a tree-care workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. on either Feb. 5 or March 5 at the community center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. Call 617-4620 to sign up. Fruit trees specially selected for this program [...]

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 [...]

Jun 032013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 22, 2013 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL Last week, the mayor and city council honored a local community group for its civic improvement efforts. That honor came with a plaque, along with a wink and a nod. The plaque came for the efforts of the “Friends of the Main Drain Parkway” to [...]

Feb 242013
 
Southport's beaver problem: better to manage the animals than to kill them

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – EDITOR’S NOTE: On Feb. 13, the News-Ledger published a story about city-sponsored trapping of a beaver colony discovered in Southport’s Bridgeway Lakes area. You can find the original article here. Below is a response. By Heidi Perryman, Ph.D. Trapping, as you know, is a short-term solution that [...]