Sep 082013
 
New park is part of health outreach for northern West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 –   Information in this report comes chiefly from Edwin Garcia, Media Relations Specialist for Kaiser Permanente. On Tuesday of last week (August 20), local civic leaders and local families celebrated the opening of West Sacramento’s newest city park. Westfield Park — adjacent to Westfield Village Elementary School [...]

Apr 072013
 
Elkhorn class wins 'Think Green' prize

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 27, 2013 – Local students were invited to come up with energy-wise ideas as part of the ‘Think Green’ contest. Joining Elkhorn as winners were a first grade class from Westfield Village Elementary, which took second place and a $300 class prize, and second-graders at Westfield, who won third place [...]

Mar 262013
 
Westfield families celebrate reading -- city councilmen & others help out

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Westfield Village Elementary School in West Sacramento celebrated “Read Across America” week with its own family literacy celebration on Feb. 27. Over 200 children and parents showed up, receiving information in English and Spanish on things families can do at home to promote reading and literacy. Several [...]

Jun 062012
 
Rotary chips in for literacy

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 30, 2012 – The Centennial Rotary Club of West Sacramento donated $200 to Westfield Village’s Scholastic Book Fair and to Southport Elementary’s literacy program.   “This thoughtful and generous donation means so much to me,” said Westfield librarian Jennifer Gray. “I definitely will be able to put new books into [...]

May 162012
 
Kaiser grant helps kickstart West Sac park

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Land on and near the Westfield Village Elementary School’s playfields will be upgraded into a neighborhood park, thanks largely to a $150,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.   The grant comes from a Kaiser program that tries to fight obesity by helping people [...]

Jan 272012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 – The local school district is changing attendance boundaries for Stonegate, Westmore Oaks, Westfield Village and Elkhorn Village elementary schools, beginning with the 2012-13 year. Residential reas affected include a number of streets west of Sycamore Ave., including Orchard Way, Pine Street, Palomar Avenue, Lake Court, and more. [...]

Jan 102012
 
Westfield 'tot lot' & other projects funded

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER Last month, the First 5 Yolo organization awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to organizations supporting children 0 to 5 in local communities. “We received 26 requests for more than $111,775 in funding,” said Yolo County Supervisor and First 5 Yolo Chair, Don Saylor in a First 5 Yolo press release.  “Each proposal demonstrated [...]