Feb 222013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – News-Ledger Staff The bait this time was a Cadillac Escalade. A thief took the bait in West Sacramento last Tuesday, Feb. 12. According to police reports and information from West Sacramento Police Department Lieutenant Tod Sockman, local police and the CHP left the specially-equipped Escalade alone at [...]

Nov 272012
 
West Sac native is the new warden

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 21, 2012 – By News-Ledger Staff – Governor Jerry Brown’s office announced last month that Ronald Rackley, 46, of Elk Grove, has been appointed warden of the Deuel Vocational Institution at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as chief deputy administrator since 2009. Rackley has [...]

Oct 272012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 24, 2012 – The West Sacramento Fire Department reports an unusual incident Oct. 11 during a brush fire near County Road 126 and Old River Road just north of city limits. West Sacramento and Elkhorn fire crews responded to a one-acre brush fire at about 3:43 p.m. The fire grew, and more [...]

Oct 122012
 
Elena Villegas lobbies the governor

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 – West Sacramento’s Elena Villegas (second from right) was part of a group that met with Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 to promote keeping the state’s community colleges affordable to students. Brown is pictured at the left front. Villegas is a community college student active [...]

Oct 032012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 26, 2012 – We were disappointed to find that the superintendent of Washington Unified School District, and apparently the district’s lawyers, when offered a chance to walk away from an untenable position, chose instead to dig in and play defense. The issue – as you may have seen [...]

Sep 192012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — SEPT 19, 2012 – The office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig has just released a statement saying that it will not press charges against the UC Davis police officers involved in a notorious use of pepper spray against peaceful protesters last November. The statement doesn’t condone the officers’ actions (and [...]

Jun 152012
 
McGowan reelected; other faces will change

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 – The state primary election on June 5 was a quiet ballot for local West Sacramento elections. There were no local measures on the ballot, and voters won’t choose new city council or school board members until November. Mike McGowan ran unopposed for another term as Yolo County [...]