Feb 242013
 
Southport's beaver problem: better to manage the animals than to kill them

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – EDITOR’S NOTE: On Feb. 13, the News-Ledger published a story about city-sponsored trapping of a beaver colony discovered in Southport’s Bridgeway Lakes area. You can find the original article here. Below is a response. By Heidi Perryman, Ph.D. Trapping, as you know, is a short-term solution that [...]

Feb 232013
 
Cruise aboard the Sea Scout cutter

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – A pair of brunch cruises aboard the former Coast Guard Cutter Morris will serve as a fundraiser for the Delta Youth Maritime Association. The brunch cruises will be held Feb. 24 & 25, and a dinner cruise is offered on the 23rd. Donation: $75 for brunch or $125 for dinner, tax-deductible. [...]

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 [...]

Feb 212013
 
Castillo wants to be 'parent advocate'

By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor “I’m a parent advocate,” sums up 32-year old Francisco Castillo of Southport, who is one of five people running for a vacant seat on West Sacramento’s school board. Castillo said that what originally drew him into the school board race was his family’s need to camp at night outside their [...]

Feb 212013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – West Sacramento’s local elementary schools will accept registration for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students on Sat., Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of physical (dated after Aug., 2012, for kindergarten students) and a copy of your PG&E bill for [...]

Feb 202013
 

FROM THE  NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – If your church or nonprofit is interested in getting a permit to sell fireworks in West Sacramento during this year’s Independence Day (July 4) season, go to the information session scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. The permit lottery [...]

Feb 192013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – Last month, a Yolo County jury found 57-year-old Fidel Alvarez guilty of “cultivation of marijuana” and “possession for sale of marijuana.”  The jury also convicted Alvarez of being armed during the commission of these crimes. According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig: Last September, agents from [...]