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 [...]

Oct 152013
 
Munching along the waterfront

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 – BY NEWS-LEDGER STAFF – The second annual edition of “Trucktoberfest” Saturday on the West Sacramento riverfront seemed to show that the event is gaining an enthusiastic following. For the second year, food trucks descended on River Walk Park, next to the ziggurat building, CalSTRS tower and the [...]