Apr 222012
 
'HEART OF THE CITY': West Sac's youth

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 – BY DON SCHATZEL – Congratulations to  Stonegate Elementary, the local 2012 boys scholastic basketball champions! Stonegate was crowned the Washington Unified School District 2012 boys basketball champs after a 47-38 win over Westmore Oaks. As usual, the road wasn’t easy! Stonegate had an overall record of 6-1. Starting players [...]

Apr 222012
 
Free tours of training ship at port

  FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 – Visitors will be welcome on the Golden Bear – the 500-foot teaching ship of the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo – when the ship visits the Port of West Sacramento on Sunday, April 29. The vessel will arrive around 1:30 p.m., and free tours will be [...]

Apr 212012
 
Shooting, carjacking suspect ID'd

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 21, 2012 – The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the identity of the suspect shot and killed after a crime spree that started in West Sacramento Friday morning and led to the closure of I-80 on the Yolo Causeway (see earlier posts on this site). He was 38-year old Jimmy [...]

Apr 212012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 21, 2012 – The suspect in yesterday’s carjackings that shut down I-80 at the Yolo Causeway is dead after a shooting involving Sacramento sheriff’s deputies at an apartment complex. Following is the entire set of press releases summarizing the incident from the West Sacramento Police Department: PRESS RELEASE  April 20 “On [...]

Apr 212012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 – Eight local churches and charities were chosen from among 41 applicants by lottery for a permit to operate a fireworks booth in West Sacramento during this year’s Fourth of July season. For the first time, the city legalized use of “safe and sane” fireworks last year for [...]

Apr 212012
 
A lopsided soccer win for Gold

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 – The Gold won Sunday’s home opener at River City High School Field, beating the San Francisco Stompers 9-0. The semi-pro Gold soccer team plays next at 7 p.m. on Sunday April 22 at RCHS, hosting the Bay Area Ambassadors. $5 (No charge for kids under six or youth soccer [...]