Aug 062012
 
Firefighter saves a child, gets an honor

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 – Ian Gilmour, a firefighter/emergency medical technician with the West Sacramento Fire Department, was chosen by the national Veterans of Foreign Wars organization as “firefighter of the year” for 2012. Nominees were in the hundreds, reports Gary Reason, commander of Post 8762 in West Sacramento. They [...]

Aug 052012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 –   The office of Senator Barbara Boxer announced last month that she had introduced legislation to create a 319,000-acre “Berryessa Snow Mountain Conservation Area” from a region that spans the counties of Yolo, Lake, Mendocino and Napa.   “The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one [...]

Jul 312012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – JULY 25, 2012 –   The folks who fight West Nile Virus every summer by attacking the mosquito population report that no aerial spraying is planned at this time in the Sacramento-Yolo area — but low intensity ground spraying is underway from time to time.   The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control [...]

Jul 302012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 30, 2012 – Law enforcement officials are looking for help from the public after a Chihuahua-mix dog was found in West Sacramento, apparently tortured and killed. A probation officer working with a yard maintenance crew found the dog on Thursday afternoon at 1720 Merkley Avenue, near Westacre Road. “The dog’s legs [...]

Jul 302012
 
Port hopes feds will fund new barges, allowing it to start container-barging service

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER, JULY 25, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor    The $5 million crane received by the Port of West Sacramento in January primarily to handle shipping container traffic hasn’t actually lifted any shipping containers yet. But port manager Mike Luken said he is confident that his facility will still get a [...]