Jan 172015
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 Liking the new bridge As a Southport resident I have already enjoyed driving on the new Mike McGowan Bridge near my home. Not only does it shave a few minutes off driving, the bridge is a good start for diverting heavy traffic from Jefferson Boulevard. Mike McGowan is [...]

Jan 152015
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –JAN 7, 2014 – A West Sacramento fraternal group reports it won an honor for the 2013-2014 service year. The Knights of Columbus Council #9469 were named  a “Star Council” chapter. “The award recognizes overall excellence in areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of [...]

Jan 142015
 
Hats: for ladies and domed reptiles --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –JAN 7, 2015 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor December 20 turned out to be “the best birthday ever!” reports Cindy Breninger of Southport. That day, a sketch of her little tortoise in a handmade decorative “hat” was part of a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal. The article explored people [...]

Jan 122015
 
West Sac council okays new community -- minus the gate

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor – A couple of larger issues — the desirability of gated communities and the density of local development — emerge during discussion of project  – The West Sacramento city council has approved a 222-home subdivision in Southport. The project – which abuts Southport Parkway, [...]

Jan 112015
 
Knitting for the world

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2014 – By Al Zagofsky Vona Giese of West Sacramento wondered if it was a prank when the caller said, “Hi, I’m the costume designer for the NCIS television show.” (SPOILER ALERT: If you’re an NCIS fan, you may wish to skip the next paragraph). She asked Vona that to make [...]

Jan 102015
 
Mike McGowan, Mick Martin & other West Sac-related musicians will 'Rock the Box'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Local and native West Sacramento musicians will headline a concert on Sat., Feb. 7, at the “Black Box Theater” inside the city community center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. Performers will include Mick Martin, Lew Fratis, Mike McGowan and Cindy Tuttle, along with other guests. Refreshments and microbrews available for purchase. $10 [...]