Nov 212013
 
Fire Chief takes Sonoma County job

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — News-Ledger Staff West Sacramento Fire Chief Al Terrell has accepted a job  as chief of the Sonoma County Fire Services Department. Terrell, who has been the head of West Sacramento’s fire department since 2008, will serve his last day here on Nov. 29. West Sacramento’s city council has appointed Rick Martinez, [...]

Nov 162013
 
Special DUI-prosecuting unit to continue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 20130 – The state’s Office of Traffic Safety will continue to fund a special DUI enforcement unit in Yolo County, reports the Yolo District Attorney’s office. The state has awarded Yolo $233,295 for the prosecution of “driving under the influence” cases, said a press statement from Chief Deputy D.A. [...]

Nov 142013
 
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department [...]

Nov 112013
 
What do you do with an old courthouse?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 – News-Ledger Staff What would you do with this landmark courthouse building erected in 1917? Would you convert it to office space? A museum? A school? Some sort of public market? Now that Yolo County is constructing a replacement court, the old structure in Woodland will lose its [...]

Sep 082013
 
New park is part of health outreach for northern West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 –   Information in this report comes chiefly from Edwin Garcia, Media Relations Specialist for Kaiser Permanente. On Tuesday of last week (August 20), local civic leaders and local families celebrated the opening of West Sacramento’s newest city park. Westfield Park — adjacent to Westfield Village Elementary School [...]

Sep 022013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 – Festivities around the opening of the Japan-based Nippon Shokken food seasonings plant in Southport weren’t the only thing in West Sacramento business news this month. According to various media reports: –  Petco opened one of two new Sacramento-area stores on Aug. 19 near Ikea in West Sacramento. [...]

Aug 262013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 26, 2013 – A skydiving accident near Davis on Saturday killed an experienced, 23-year old skydiver. Mark Persons, a spokesman for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, said deputies responded at about 6 p.m. on August 24 to the Sky Dance facility at the Yolo County Airport. “Upon arrival, deputies located the [...]