Jan 212015
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 14, 2015 – Safeway Inc. has agreed to pay $9.87 million in “civil penalties, costs and supplemental environmental projects” after a group of California officials alleged its stores have been mishandling hazardous and pharmaceutical wastes. The office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig was among the 42 district attorneys and two [...]

Jan 202015
 
A short road trip to storied, Chinese-founded town in the Delta

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 14, 2015 By Al Zagofsky Correspondent Just 30 miles south of West Sacramento is the last remaining rural Chinatown, an outpost remaining largely intact since its founding in 1915, and struggling to survive in its centennial year. This unique historic property, described by the Locke Foundation as, “The only town in the [...]

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 [...]