Sep 032014
 

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL — AUG 27, 2014 – In this time of drought, most West Sacramento residents have water meters that are going unused. It’s like this: Homes built since 1992 have come with water meters attached. Older homes didn’t. The City of West Sacramento is chipping away at this deficit by installing water meters neighborhood [...]

Aug 252014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 25, 2014 – The West Sacramento-based Raley’s supermarket chain has agreed to pay about $1.6 million in civil penalties, costs and to support environmental projects as part of the settlement of a civil lawsuit alleging it improperly transported and disposed of pharmaceutical waste and retail hazardous waste. According to the office [...]

Aug 212014
 
West Sac: odd/even watering days and other new rules approved

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 13, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor As California’s drought continues, the state has tightened up its rules required the City of West Sacramento to follow. On Wednesday (Aug. 6), West Sacramento declared a “water shortage emergency, stage two.” Local residents and business owners are still being asked to [...]

Aug 112014
 
West Sac is saving water, but is way behind on water meter use

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 6, 2014 – CITY OFFICIAL ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WEST SACRAMENTO IS OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH STATE MANDATE ON WATER METERS By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor As California struggles to deal with a drought, West Sacramento has shown good progress toward meeting the governor’s goal of cutting water use by 20 percent. [...]

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 [...]