Dec 282014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Attend a free city workshop about shade trees, and qualify for up to two free trees per year for the life of the program (depending on availability). The City of West Sacramento is giving from a stock of trees including Gingko biloba, bur oak, golden rain tree, Zelkova serrata, emerald sunshine […]

Dec 312013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER OF WEST SACRAMENTO — There are three ways for West Sacramento residents to recycle their used, formerly-live Christmas trees. Choose from among the following options after removing all decorations from the tree: First, you may cut it into small enough (less than three-foot) sections and fit the pieces into your yard waste […]

Dec 132013

NEWS-LEDGER– DEC 4, 2013 — Local law already bans pot dispensaries and backyard medical marijuana groves  — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The City of West Sacramento is poised to again tighten the restrictions on anyone growing marijuana at home. The city has already outlawed marijuana dispensaries, the cultivation of marijuana for dispensaries, and any […]

Sep 032013
Native plants bring native pollinators: the right plants bring butterflies in Yolo

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 — By Nancy Bauer Tuleyome Association My native habitat gardening journey started almost 20 years ago, right after viewing a slide show presentation by two passionate butterfly gardeners. The magic of those butterfly gardens resurrected memories of a favorite childhood garden— a glorious tangle of fragrant flowers, hanging […]

Nov 302012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 28, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials are considering a 45-day “urgency ordinance” banning the cultivation of marijuana in outdoor yards. The move comes while various courts are sorting out some of the issues about marijuana growing and the drug’s use in California. State voters approved […]

Sep 302011

NEWS-LEDGER – SEPT 28, 2011 – Larry Brooks, West Sacramento’s code enforcement officer, reminds the public that the rules regarding holding a garage sale in West Sacramento changed in 2009. The city council had adopted an ordinance it hoped would limit the blight of homemade signs and inconvenience to neighbors posed by some households which […]