Mar 102014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – The “Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center” in Yolo County has changed its name to “Empower Yolo,” a spokesperson reports. “This change is intended to more effectively encompass our philosophy of service, comprehensive programs and geographical reach of services offered by our agency – with an emphasis [...]

Feb 212014
 
Former W.S.P.D. officer's fate now in the hands of a jury

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – The fate of disgraced former West Sacramento police officer Sergio Alvarez went into the hands of 12 jurors on Friday. Alvarez was arrested a year ago and charged with sexually assaulting five women “under color of authority” while on patrol in the city. The alleged victims tended [...]

Oct 282013
 
West Sac woman helps women fighting cancer to look & feel better

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 23, 2013 – By Anita Fizhugh Fitzhugh Public Relations Randy Smedley of West Sacramento meets a lot of women who are losing their hair and are embarrassed to leave home. They don’t look like themselves anymore. They don’t feel the same. These women are battling cancer, and the effects of [...]

Feb 252013
 
WSPD officer arrested & booked

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 25, 2013 – The West Sacramento Police Department has announced the arrest of one of its officers on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.    The alleged crimes are believed to have occurred while Sergio Alvarez was performing duties on patrol. Trouble was discovered on September 24, 2012. “Information regarding possible criminal [...]