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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – A few minutes ago, authorities reopened the Yolo Causeway connecting West Sacramento and points west. Traffic has been backed up for over six hours as the freeway was closed for the search for a fugitive (see prior post).
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 19, 2012 UPDATE: 12:35 P.M.: Authorities are reopening the Yolo Causeway at this time, although it isn’t known how quickly traffic will return to normal as thousands of trapped motorists begin filtering through in both directions. The second vehicle hijacked by the gunman was found in the Arden Arcade area of [...]