Feb 232012
School board items include discussion of whether to re-approve charter school

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 — The local school board will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at city hall to discuss a variety of issues, including the “roller coaster ride” in the district’s budget resulting from a troubled state budget. The Washington Unified School District is planning another round of reductions. Also on […]

Feb 222012
Japanese plant breaks ground in Southport

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 15, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A groundbreaking in Southport on Thursday, Feb. 9, took on a notably Japanese flair. Company officials from Nippon Shokken – a firm that produces Japanese seasonings and food products – joined local officials in a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of a […]

Feb 212012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Fathers can learn hands-on skills for helping to raise newborns – including the “ever-popular diaper toss,” promises First 5 Yolo. Three “Daddy’s Tool Bag,” workshops are planned, including one from 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at West Sacramento’s library, 1212 Merkley Avenue. The free workshops are led by a dad, Ted […]

Feb 192012
'Heart of the City': West Sacramento's vibrant youth sports scene

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 15, 2012 — (NOTE: This article has been corrected for a couple of errors. The first was an incorrect mention that James Marshall High School had once been on the site of the current Riverbank Elementary School campus. It wasn’t; it was of course at the site of the current […]

Feb 182012
'Carol' of Carol's Restaurant is honored

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 15, 2012 — The ‘Carol’ behind Carol’s Restaurant in West Sacramento has been honored for her support of a breast cancer fundraising project organized by a women’s employee group at AT&T. For two years, the group has sold Easter Bunny Baskets as a fundraiser for the fight against cancer. “(Baker) […]