Jun 192014
 
City's water treatment plant named after early civic leader

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 – City councilman Bill Kristoff (fifth from left) was present at the renaming of West Sacramento’s water treatment plant in honor of his father, the late George Kristoff. The elder Kristoff was one of the activists who helped create a local public water plant to replace a privately-run [...]

Jun 122014
 
Not working or underemployed due to the drought? Help available

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – Yolo Food Bank has launched a program to help those in the county left unemployed or underemployed because of the state-wide drought. Many agricultural jobs, for example, have suffered during this year’s water shortage. Through the “Drought Food Assistance Program,” the food bank will distribute prepacked food [...]

Jun 112014
 
Civic honors for local brewpub, community college branch and more

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The annual “State of the City” address on May 21 lacked any major new public policy announcements. But it did offer some perspective on sweeping changes now working their way through a growing West Sacramento. In his keynote address to the dinner [...]

Mar 262014
 
West Sac & state want 20% water conservation; city still catching up on meters

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 19, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor It’s a drought year, and both state and local officials want Californians to find ways to use 20 percent less water. But many West Sacramentans have no way to measure that: this city is among those communities, mostly in the Central Valley, that don’t [...]

Aug 042013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Short of a really wet winter, West Sacramento officials anticipate a water-supply problem in 2014, and they want residents and businesses to start conserving the wet stuff right now.   “The City is requesting a ‘Stage 2’ water conservation effort and [...]

Aug 022013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office hasn’t finished its investigation into the May 18 death of a jail inmate. But the sheriff’s department has released a “cause of death” finding that appears somewhat unusual. Todd Alexander Phillips, a 29-year old from West Sacramento, [...]

Jan 252013
 
Water tank paired with park

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 16, 2013 – New water tank will be painted in colors echoing the nearby ‘Ironworks’ subdivision close to Raley Field.  By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor That “shrink-wrapped” globule off to the north of the Pioneer Bridge at US 50 is West Sacramento’s latest water storage tank. It’s soon to be finished and [...]