Feb 222012
 
Japanese plant breaks ground in Southport

  NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 15, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A groundbreaking in Southport on Thursday, Feb. 9, took on a notably Japanese flair. Company officials from Nippon Shokken – a firm that produces Japanese seasonings and food products – joined local officials in a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of [...]

Jan 112012
 
Redevelopment agency appears finished

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 4, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s redevelopment agency – one of the most frequently used tools in the city’s toolbox for promoting growth – will probably close up shop this year. The California Supreme Court ruled last week that the state is within its rights to [...]

Jan 062012
 
Old dock retired; new one planned for public use

  FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 28, 2011 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor The City of West Sacramento has hired a contractor to dismantle the old dock at Raley’s Landing – formerly home to the Elizabeth Louise paddlewheeler and to the now-defunct River Otter Taxi Service. The dock has been disused for several years, [...]

Dec 182011
 
Tower Gateway 'reborn' as surface street

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 7, 2011 – Information & photo courtesy of Art Schroeder, City of West Sacramento During a morning ribbon-cutting last Wednesday, the City of West Sacramento marked the completion of the east phase construction of the Tower Bridge Gateway, converting the former State Route 275 into a city arterial. Located west of the [...]

Dec 052011
 
Century-old pumps retired: new pumps for Southport

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 30, 2011 – ‘Old pumps played a role in keeping Southport living room floors dry for about a century’ By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A pair of drainage pumps in Southport that have been diligently working or on call for about a century have just been retired.   The City [...]

Dec 032011
 
Are there alternatives to redevelopment?

From the NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 30, 2011 – ‘Governor Brown wants West Sac to ‘pay to play’: cost would be $6.5 million up front‘ By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A “blue ribbon commission” set up by Mayor Christopher Cabaldon is now looking at how West Sacramento can keep doing big things if it loses one [...]

Nov 282011
 
Shaping future of West Sac's Washington neighborhood

West Sac’s Washington District is now a disparate mix of longtime residents, old houses, shiny townhouses, skyscrapers, and the homeless NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Officials from West Sacramento and the federal Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) gathered at a street corner in the city’s Washington neighborhood on [...]