Mar 092011
City, developer negotiate for 215 acres

News-Ledger March 9, 2011 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s 215-acre waterfront development deal with The Cordish Companies has been sitting on the back burner since the recession. But the deal may get a push this month, indirectly, because of those same financial hard times.   Plans for the city and The Cordish Companies [...]

Mar 092011

News-Ledger – March 9, 2011 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Two suspects in the beating of a Sikh taxi driver in West Sacramento have pled guilty – with one admitting to a “hate crime,” reports the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. According to the D.A.: 42-year old Pedro Ramirez of Natomas pled [...]

Mar 022011

‘Local Scene’ is a weekly feature on the back page of the News-Ledger’s print edition. It’s West Sacramento’s best calendar of events. To find out how to submit an item for the ‘Local Scene’ section (it’s free), see the ‘News Submission’ tab at the left. Here’s the ‘Local Scene’ listing from our newspaper of March [...]

Mar 022011
School board wants 20-point jump in test scores

NEWS-LEDGER – MARCH 2, 2011 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The school board and superintendent of Washington Unified School District sat around a table for several hours on Friday, deciding on goals for the district for the 2011-2012 year. More specifically, they hashed out a set of benchmarks for the performance of their new superintendent, [...]

Feb 162011
Fire claims a life

  NEWS-LEDGER – FEB 16, 2011 18 firefighters respond; victim had tried to put out fire but ran out of time as medical oxygen tanks helped spur the blaze By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor An elderly man on oxygen tubes apparently dropped a lit cigarette onto his oxygen equipment, and didn’t have a chance to [...]