Mar 052014
 
New park honors local athlete, judge: Jerome Barry played pro baseball in the early days

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 26, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor On Friday, the City of West Sacramento will host a double grand opening, celebrating both a neighborhood park and a water tank station in the Bridge District. The twin public facilities are located at 809 Ballpark Drive, alongside the Ironworks subdivision and [...]

Feb 142014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 – A 178-unit assisted living complex is proposed for the northwest corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Gateway Drive in Southport. “Summerplace Living at Westgate” hopes to place up to 205 residents in a combination of 94 “assisted living” units and 84 “memory care” units at 2305 Jefferson Boulevard. [...]

Jan 302014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – West Sacramento officials plan to officially open the Clarksburg Branch Line Trail in a ceremony Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., just east of the Target store (2005 Town Center Plaza). The city has converted a 1.25-mile segment of the former Yolo Short Line Railroad into a paved multi-use trail ranging from [...]

Jan 272014
 
West Sac tries again for riverfront hotel

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials will try, with at least their third serious effort, to bring a Marriott Hotel to the city riverfront. They envision a project complete with conference center and other amenities. Last Wednesday, the city council approved an “exclusive negotiation agreement” with Portman [...]

Jan 232014
 
'Sail Inn' is gone, but new owner promises a future for former West Sac 'dive bar'

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 15, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent Last August, after operating Sail Inn Food & Spirits for 27 years, Joan Washburn lost her lease. The old-time bar at 1522 Jefferson Boulevard closed up shop. Washburn had founded the West Sacramento landmark with little planning and little idea of what [...]