Mar 042014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 26, 2014 – A Dunnigan man was sentenced to 20 days in county jail and three years probation for operating a cockfighting operation on his property. That sentence was passed down last week for 63-year old Lorenzo Pena Ponce, who was found guilty by a jury last month for permitting cockfighting on [...]

Mar 032014
 
Commie-hating draftee had a plan --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – A few weeks ago, I was out golfing with some of my college fraternity brothers and while waiting for our turn to tee off on the back-nine, one of them said to me, “I hear you ended up going to Vietnam. What was that like?” “Oh,” I [...]

Mar 012014
 
For CHiPs, the path starts here

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent “Safety, Service, Security”: that’s the motto of the California Highway Patrol. The men and women officers who uphold that motto begin their careers right here in West Sacramento. Located on 457 acres off of Reed Avenue in the city’s northwest, the present CHP Academy [...]

Feb 282014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 26, 2014 – On Thursday, a Yolo County jury found 51-year old Viktor Zhdamirov of West Sacramento guilty of a felony charge involving receiving stolen property. The property consisted of about 80 bee hives and their colonies. According to the office of District Attorney Jeff Reisig, the theft was discovered [...]

Feb 272014
 
Former West Sac police officer faces up to life in prison after jury finds him guilty on 18 counts

Former West Sac police officer Sergio Alvarez (booking photo) NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 27, 2014 – A Yolo County jury today announced “guilty” verdicts on 18 felony counts related to sexual assault and kidnapping, in a case involving former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez, reports the Yolo County D.A.’s office. He faces a sentence [...]

Feb 262014
 
New leaders for W.S. Historical Society

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 12, 2014 – New leaders of the West Sacramento Historical Society took their posts on Sunday, after being sworn in by News-Ledger editor Steve Marschke. The society reports various activities on the calendar, including ongoing history displays at the community center and a survey of historic local houses done on [...]