Nov 282012
 
River Cats get a new manager

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV 28, 2012 – From the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball team: Seven-year Major League veteran Steve Scarsone will be the fifth manager in River Cats history, the Oakland Athletics announced today. Rick Rodriguez—who was the A’s bullpen coach for the last two seasons after spending 10 seasons in Sacramento—will return [...]

Nov 282012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 21, 2012 – By News-Ledger Editor Steve Marschke   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. To see West Sac’s ‘Police Log’ every week, take a look at the special offer at [...]

Nov 282012
 

FROM NEWS-LEDGER STAFF – A number of local charities will benefit from your attendance at the “Hope Stocking Event,” planned by the West Sacramento Foundation for 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Club Pheasant. Santa and honorary “elves” will join you for hors d’oeuvres and wine. $30. Give a tax-deductible gift and receive [...]

Nov 272012
 
Celeste Hall gets her wings

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 21, 2012 – By News-Ledger Staff – Celeste Hall, a 2009 graduate of River City High School now serving in the Navy, received her wings as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (left). She is presently on the USS John C Stennis, a seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier. She’s the daughter of Heidi Haskins, [...]

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 [...]

Nov 262012
 
State audit says West Sacramento's handling of redevelopment property was clean & legal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 14, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento has become the first California city to be certified by the state controller with a clean bill of health for the manner in which the city “wound down” its redevelopment agency assets. When the state abolished redevelopment agencies in a [...]

Nov 252012
 
Life in America before 'Black Friday'

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 21, 2012 – NEWS-LEDGER COLUMN BY DARYL FISHER This year I decided I wasn’t going to wait until the very last minute to do all my Christmas shopping so off I went this past Saturday to a shopping mall in downtown Sacramento. I quickly found what I was looking for and was [...]