Oct 212013
 
Better than a bank: where to stash cash

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 –   Editor’s note: Daryl is off this week. Below is one of his favorite columns from the past. On days when I have nothing constructive to do at work, I sometimes go on the Internet just to browse around with the hope that I might stumble across [...]

Oct 202013
 
A third pumpkin-paddling trophy --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 – Scott Henkin has grown his own giant pumpkins before, on his Southport property. And he has won the fun-yet-serious pumpkin paddling race in Elk Grove before, twice. This year, Henkin borrowed another man’s gourd for the annual festivities on the water in Elk Grove. And he went [...]

Oct 192013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 –   News items below are collected from police dispatchers’ notes and arrest reports. The information in them has often not been verified beyond the initial reports.   This police log is a regular feature in the News-Ledger newspaper of West Sacramento. To subscribe, see the special offer [...]

Oct 182013
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER – Sactoberfest – a beer and food celebration patterned after Germany’s Oktoberfest – comes to West Sacramento’s “Bridge District” on Saturday, Oct. 19. Experience German beer culture under a big tent. The official “tapping of the keg” is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Many local breweries are participating. Tickets start at [...]

Oct 172013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 17, 2013 –    California Lottery officials just announced that a lottery ticket purchased at a West Sacramento gas station is worth $487,000.    The buyer matched ‘Powerball’ winning numbers 3, 26, 28, 34 and 42 – missing only the sixth number, 28. The Powerball jackpot now goes to $186 [...]

Oct 172013
 
West Sac regatta draws a thousand rowers

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 – ABOVE: Crews head past a freighter and head for the dock after Sunday’s round of three-mile rowing races at the Port of West Sacramento. Bill Naddy of the local River City Rowing Club reports the annual regatta drew over a thousand athletes this year — including high [...]

Oct 162013
 
Walk raises $4,000 for charity

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 – A West Sacramento “Friends of the Poor”  walk drew about 100 people on September 28, and raised about $4,000 for charity. Event representative Paul Starkey reports that dozens of people did the two-mile walk hosted by Our Lady of Grace Conference at the Our Lady of Grace [...]