May 022014
 
Two Southport Elementary students win honors for messages of peace

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – Two students from Southport Elementary School are among the winners in this year’s “Inspirational Message of Peace” contest sponsored by the National Park Service and International World Peace Rose Gardens. The contest was in conjunction with the annual celebration of the “I Have a Dream” garden at [...]

May 012014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials have relaxed a bit since last week, when the beginning of the “Fix 50” freeway project threatened to jam up local streets. “The traffic is running smoothly and its going great,” reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento [...]

Apr 302014
 
Fire inspector named West Sac's employee of the year

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 23, 2014 – At the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, April 16, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon announced the selection of Senior Fire Inspector Bryan Jonson as the 2014 “Employee of the Year.” Jonson’s honor reflects his work with the Community Emergency Response Team, inspections, hazardous materials response, fireworks event permits, and weed [...]

Apr 292014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 23, 2014 – Caltrans has tentatively agreed to reimburse West Sacramento for up to about $750,000 in costs related to the “Fix 50” freeway construction project that started yesterday in Sacramento. The city had requested $947,000. The West Sacramento City Council approved the arrangement last week. As the lane-closing freeway [...]

Apr 262014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The library at River City High School could use your help stocking the shelves with books – particularly biographies. If you have an extra copy of a book about such persons as Barack or Michele Obama, current sports or popular culture icons, people from the tech world such as Steve Jobs [...]

Apr 252014
 
Hundreds on West Capitol for Earth Day

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 23, 2014 – By Lina Vang & Danny Thirakul River City High School Volunteers The sun was shining, the band was playing, and lots of little kids were smiling as teenage volunteers from River City High School’s Interact Club painted faces and more April 19 at city hall (1110 West [...]

Apr 232014
 
Vandals beat up local man's memorial

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor It’s often easier to destroy than it is to create. The city arborist and the local historical society combined last year to create a memorial for Bill Wingfield, a local citizen-naturalist. Recently, though, unknown vandals smashed that memorial at Circle Park. The [...]