Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke

Jul 022012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –   West Sacramento’s free summer concert series has returned, and runs through August 30. Concerts will take place on the first Tuesday of each month at River Walk Park (north of the Tower Bridge near the ziggurat building and CalSTRS (food sold at 5 p.m., music starts at 6), as well [...]

Jun 292012
 
Why not 'Teach for America'?

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – Program aims to ‘close achievement gap,’ but local union objects to use of non-credentialed teachers By Steve Marschke,  News-Ledger Editor   A proposal to bring the “Teach for America” program into West Sacramento’s school district fizzled in March, in the face of opposition from the local teachers’ union. At [...]

Jun 282012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – FIRECRACKER SALES BRING CASH TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND CHURCHES, AS WELL AS WHOLESALERS By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor   Fireworks booths will open up today inWest Sacramento, so local charities can raise money and residents can buy “safe and sane” fireworks for use on the Fourth of [...]

Jun 252012
 

PUBLISHER’S NOTE — JUNE 25, 2012 – BY STEVE MARSCHKE Well, the News-Ledger office on West Capitol Avenue had some bad luck Sunday night. Some thieves evidently broke in and made off with a little bit of “this and that,” including some business checks and two office computers. The computers were more valuable for their [...]

Jun 252012
 
Eating on $4.46/day: Assemblywoman takes 'Hunger Challenge' for food stamp awareness

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 – GUEST COMMENTARY From the office of Mariko Yamada, 8th District, California State Assembly June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and with the Legislature facing a looming state budget deadline, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) is taking the “Hunger Challenge” for the 4th consecutive year as a state legislator.  Hunger Challenge [...]

Jun 252012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – The Yolo County Superior Court has chosen 33 citizens to serve on the grand jury for a year, beginning July 1. The grand jury has the power to indict suspected criminals, and also can respond to citizen complaints about public agencies by conducting an investigation. Below are [...]

Jun 242012
 
Fitness machine: exercise in futility?

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 – COLUMN BY DARYL FISHER I was talking to a longtime friend the other day who had just made the terrible mistake of purchasing something she had to assemble out of a cardboard box, and our little conversation went something like this: “I am such a fool!” “What did you [...]