Jan 182015
 
Opinion: being a foster parent is not as hard as you may think

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 By Cherie Schroeder Yolo County Foster Kinship Care Program Local families are needed for local foster children, newborns through transitional age youth. Winter can be harsh on children and families. During the month of November and into early December there was a definite up-swing in the number of children Yolo [...]

Jan 172015
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 West Sacramento’s police department announced last month that it will receive renewed funding for DUI checkpoints and other traffic enforcement. The department has been awarded a $ 91,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent [...]

Jan 162015
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 A man convicted in a shooting death in West Sacramento back in 2000 was denied parole last month. The Yolo County District Attorney’s office reported that a panel of the state board of parole hearings denied parole for David Cree, 34. Cree (then 20) and companion Jessie Lampkin [...]

Jan 152015
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –JAN 7, 2014 – A West Sacramento fraternal group reports it won an honor for the 2013-2014 service year. The Knights of Columbus Council #9469 were named  a “Star Council” chapter. “The award recognizes overall excellence in areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of [...]

Jan 142015
 
Hats: for ladies and domed reptiles --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –JAN 7, 2015 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor December 20 turned out to be “the best birthday ever!” reports Cindy Breninger of Southport. That day, a sketch of her little tortoise in a handmade decorative “hat” was part of a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal. The article explored people [...]

Jan 122015
 
West Sac council okays new community -- minus the gate

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor – A couple of larger issues — the desirability of gated communities and the density of local development — emerge during discussion of project  – The West Sacramento city council has approved a 222-home subdivision in Southport. The project – which abuts Southport Parkway, [...]