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 […]

Aug 272012

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 22, 2012 — The City of Davis is looking for a new source of drinking water to replace its problematic use of ground water. Options include forming a partnership with Woodland to build a new plant to process water from the Sacramento River or becoming a water customer […]