Sep 222014
 
Check out open-house & take a walking tour of replacement bridge site

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 17, 2014 – The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento have plans to replace the 103-year old I Street Bridge with a “new low-level, neighborhood-friendly bridge upstream” that will “provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians, and serve motorists more efficiently,” they report. The project is entering “environmental assessment” phase. [...]

Aug 212014
 
West Sac: odd/even watering days and other new rules approved

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 13, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor As California’s drought continues, the state has tightened up its rules required the City of West Sacramento to follow. On Wednesday (Aug. 6), West Sacramento declared a “water shortage emergency, stage two.” Local residents and business owners are still being asked to [...]

Jul 182014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 9, 2014 – TWO GUN BUSINESS OWNERS SAY PROPOSED RULES ARE ACCEPTABLE – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s planning commission on June 19 approved a tightening of the permitted locations for gun shops in the city. But those restrictions were made with the approval of a couple of gun-related local [...]

Jul 072014
 
June in West Sac: one food plant breaks ground, another expands

FROM LEFT: Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; TOMRA C.E.O. Stefan Ranstrand of Norway; Dr. Volker Rehrmann of Germany, head of TOMRA Sorting; Ashley Hunter, TOMRA Senior V.P. in Belgium and Sacramento (courtesy of TOMRA Sorting Solutions) NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – Two days after city officials helped break ground for the 28,000 Shinmei U.S.A. rice bun [...]

Jun 242014
 
Yolo County appoints new planning boss, merges several departments

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning [...]

Jun 232014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – West Sacramento hosts a pair of “new factory” events just over 48 hours apart this week. They’re each within what local officials call the city’s mission as a “food hub.” Monday morning, Shinmei U.S.A. corporation broke ground on its first production facility in the U.S. – a [...]