Dec 152013
 
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

Dec 142013
 
Horsemen bearing gifts:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 11, 2013 – The West Sacramento Trail Riders Association – a local horse riding group – plans their annual “Trail Ride for Kids” beginning 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15. Above, club members are seen in a previous year’s “Toy Ride” (photo courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department). This Sunday, the [...]

Dec 142013
 

NEWS-LEDGER– DEC 4, 2013 – Local law already bans pot dispensaries and backyard medical marijuana groves – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The City of West Sacramento is poised to again tighten the restrictions on anyone growing marijuana at home. The city has already outlawed marijuana dispensaries, the cultivation of marijuana for dispensaries, and any [...]

Dec 132013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Buy a gift for a home-bound or lonely senior: The West Sacramento Rotary Club will be on hand at Raley’s supermarket from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend of Dec. 14-15, and invites you to donate a gift to fill a senior’s request. Most of the requests are for [...]

Dec 132013
 
Hundreds visit Santa, city tree lighting

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 11, 2013 – Last year’s event was canceled by stormy weather, but celebrants this year just moved indoors to dodge a drizzle The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce threw its annual holiday party at city hall on Friday evening. With a bit of moisture in the air, the party moved from the [...]

Dec 122013
 
Johannessen is the new vice mayor

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – DEC 12, 2013 –  The West Sacramento City Council last night picked Council Member Mark Johannessen to serve as “Mayor Pro Tem” – essentially a vice mayor – for the next year.   Johannessen replaces Mayor pro tem Chris Ledesma, who remains on the council as a regular member.    Johannessen was [...]

Dec 122013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 12, 2013 – The West Sacramento Police Department will be holding a toy and clothing drive today (Thursday, Dec. 12), in front of the West Sacramento Walmart from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. The donated presents will be delivered to children in the community who would otherwise go without gifts this [...]