Jul 062012
 
Hoping for explosive sales

  NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 4, 2012 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Business was off, but the crew at this Southport fireworks booth was optimistic on Tuesday.   “We’re down this year,” reported Byron Paige. “TNT (the fireworks wholesaler) said it’s because the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday. Tomorrow will be just [...]

Jul 022012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 2, 2012 – Georgina Crespo, the Spanish-speaking 82-year old woman who was considered “at risk” and missing since June 12, has been located. Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department said that out-of-state law enforcement personnel have located the missing Southport woman, but he did not immediately provide further [...]

Jul 022012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER An “all skills” volleyball camp is planned for Sat.-Sun. July 14-15 at River City High School, led by former U.S. National Team Member Addie Hauschild-Willis (now a pro player and an assistant coach at UCD). Girls who are incoming 9th graders to 12th graders at any high school are welcome. Cost is [...]

Jul 022012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –   West Sacramento’s free summer concert series has returned, and runs through August 30. Concerts will take place on the first Tuesday of each month at River Walk Park (north of the Tower Bridge near the ziggurat building and CalSTRS (food sold at 5 p.m., music starts at 6), as well [...]

Jun 292012
 
Why not 'Teach for America'?

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – Program aims to ‘close achievement gap,’ but local union objects to use of non-credentialed teachers By Steve Marschke,  News-Ledger Editor   A proposal to bring the “Teach for America” program into West Sacramento’s school district fizzled in March, in the face of opposition from the local teachers’ union. At [...]