Aug 122013
 
'Yolo Idol' contest still open; West Sac native setting the stage at fair

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG. 7, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The Yolo County Fair starts Aug. 14, and West Sacramento native Marty DeAnda is on a mission. The sometime music-promoter and artist manager wants to upgrade the fair’s entertainment quotient, and he wants more West Sacramento musicians upon the fair’s various stages. Those goals [...]

Aug 052013
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 – Eight West Sacramento residents are among the 43 empaneled for duty on the 2013-2014 Yolo County Grand Jury, which began service this month. Included from West Sacramento are Jeanne Binns, Margie Campbell, Albert Freitas, Sara Noceto, Chalon Rogers, Belinda Shaw, Robert Stoinoff and David Valverde. Also hailing from East [...]

Aug 022013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office hasn’t finished its investigation into the May 18 death of a jail inmate. But the sheriff’s department has released a “cause of death” finding that appears somewhat unusual. Todd Alexander Phillips, a 29-year old from West Sacramento, [...]

Jul 052013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 3, 2013 – Law enforcement agents throughout the county conducted a compliance sweep of over 110 registered sex offenders — arresting ten of them for  violations such as possession of pornography, possessing children’s clothing,  or failing to register at a current address.   Investigators seized 22 computers and other “smart” devices [...]

Jun 292013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — JUNE 26, 2013 – Yolo County’s property tax roll was valued at over $20 billion for the first time since 2008, reports Assessor Joel Butler. “The improving real estate market and thriving agricultural economy, coupled with new construction and changes of ownership (which trigger reappraisal) increased this year’s roll to [...]

Jun 092013
 
MADD honors prosecutor, local cop

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 5, 2013 – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has given its “Prosecutor of the Year” award in California to Jonathan Raven, Chief Deputy District Attorney in Yolo County. The award “is presented to one prosecutor who has made a significant impact in one or multiple cases and worked closely with [...]