Nov 162013
 
Special DUI-prosecuting unit to continue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 20130 – The state’s Office of Traffic Safety will continue to fund a special DUI enforcement unit in Yolo County, reports the Yolo District Attorney’s office. The state has awarded Yolo $233,295 for the prosecution of “driving under the influence” cases, said a press statement from Chief Deputy D.A. [...]

Nov 142013
 
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department [...]

Nov 132013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 – Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two out-of-town men found with a large amount of marijuana. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons reports a deputy contacted the pair at about 8:20 a.m. on Oct. 30, while they were parked in the southbound lot at an I-5 rest stop in the [...]

Nov 072013
 
Man in custody for hit-and run death; woman still sought as 'person of interest'

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 7, 2013 –  West Sacramento police say the male suspect in Tuesday night’s hit-and-run killing on Sacramento Avenue turned himself in to police at about 5 p.m. today. He is identified as Joshua Neil Anthon, 31, of Rio Linda.  Anthon has been booked into Yolo County Jail on one count of [...]

Nov 062013
 
Can you clean up a criminal record? New Yolo County program helps some who can

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 30, 2013 – From the County of Yolo Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announces the launch of the Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic.  The result of a collaboration between the Public Defender’s Office and the University of California, Davis, School of Law, the clinic will help rehabilitated offenders clean up [...]

Oct 232013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 23, 2013 – West Sacramento police will join the Yolo County Bomb Squad and SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team for a “tactical training” session this evening from about 4 to 9 p.m. at River City High School. WSPD’s Lieutenant Tod Sockman said there is no anticipated disruption to the public [...]