Oct 222013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 – West Sacramento police announced this week they have received a new traffic safety grant to fight drunk driving. The $19,750 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety, will support the department’s occasional sobriety checkpoints, reported Lieutenant David Delaini. “The grant [...]

Oct 212013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 – River City High School will kick off its annual National Teen Safe Driving Week observance with a teen driver safety fair and parent/teen workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the campus. The parent/teen workshop will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. at the [...]

Oct 212013
Better than a bank: where to stash cash

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 –   Editor’s note: Daryl is off this week. Below is one of his favorite columns from the past. On days when I have nothing constructive to do at work, I sometimes go on the Internet just to browse around with the hope that I might stumble across [...]

Oct 202013
A third pumpkin-paddling trophy --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 – Scott Henkin has grown his own giant pumpkins before, on his Southport property. And he has won the fun-yet-serious pumpkin paddling race in Elk Grove before, twice. This year, Henkin borrowed another man’s gourd for the annual festivities on the water in Elk Grove. And he went [...]

Oct 192013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 –   News items below are collected from police dispatchers’ notes and arrest reports. The information in them has often not been verified beyond the initial reports.   This police log is a regular feature in the News-Ledger newspaper of West Sacramento. To subscribe, see the special offer [...]

Oct 182013

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER – Sactoberfest – a beer and food celebration patterned after Germany’s Oktoberfest – comes to West Sacramento’s “Bridge District” on Saturday, Oct. 19. Experience German beer culture under a big tent. The official “tapping of the keg” is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Many local breweries are participating. Tickets start at [...]

Oct 172013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 17, 2013 –    California Lottery officials just announced that a lottery ticket purchased at a West Sacramento gas station is worth $487,000.    The buyer matched ‘Powerball’ winning numbers 3, 26, 28, 34 and 42 – missing only the sixth number, 28. The Powerball jackpot now goes to $186 [...]