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 [...]

Dec 242014
 
McGowan takes one last look back at his public service, Part III

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final piece in our three-part interview with Mike McGowan, who was West Sacramento’s first mayor and later its longtime county supervisor.   We talked with McGowan in March, and that chat covered his view of a lot of [...]

Dec 212014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 – From Beth Gabor County of Yolo Yolo County is linking up with employers to provide new job opportunities through the county’s Subsidized Employment Program.  This program, administered through the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, incentivizes local employers by cutting employment costs when hiring Yolo County residents, [...]

Dec 202014
 
West Sac Art Guild preps for art show & sale today near Nugget

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 – Six members of the West Sacramento Art Guild took multiple awards at the Yolo County Fair over the summer, reports JoJo Gillies of the guild. Among them: Agnes Nilsen took a first-place award in cross-stitch, a third as “best overall” and a pair of second-place ribbons. Linda Bowron won [...]

Dec 032014
 
River City students climb a roof and aim for the sun

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 26, 2014 – By Al Zagofsky News-Ledger Correspondent For Fay and Russell Landry, one sunny day leads to another, for on Tuesday, November 18 they received a free photovoltaic solar energy system that not only will nearly eliminate their electrical costs while contributing to a greener planet, but offered the opportunity to [...]

Nov 292014
 
Hundreds get help at 'giveaway day'

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 26, 2014 – From Lori Aldrete Aldrete Communications for the Yolo County Children’s Alliance It’s a long way from Detroit to West Sacramento.  But for 37-year-old Latina Taylor and her daughter Jamaica Rayne, a student at Westfield Village Elementary, they are feeling the love of the West Sacramento community and the Yolo [...]