Sep 152014
 
Cyclocross: a new West Sac tradition?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 10, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The inaugural “West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix” on Saturday exceeded its organizers’ expectations. They hope to bring the riverfront race back in future years – perhaps even turning it into a fixture on the international cycling calendar. Organizer Matthew Hargrove downplays his [...]

Sep 042014
 
Circus is coming to town, and so is our ticket giveaway

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – SEPT 4, 2014 – EDITOR’S UPDATE: We held the below-mentioned ticket contest on Sept. 11. Congratulations to winners Brianne Harris and Armando Gallegos! Thanks for playing! The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Sacramento next week, and the News-Ledger will be giving away some free tickets to the show. [...]

Jul 022014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – Booked at the “TBD Fest’ scheduled for October 3-5 on the West Sacramento riverfront are Moby, Blondie, Empire of the Sun and dozens of other artists. The music, arts and culture festival (formerly held in Sacramento and known as “Launch”) will come to a site on the River Walk near [...]

May 212014
 
West Sac readies for new, outdoor venue on riverfront -- for farmers market, concerts, beer garden

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 21, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento City Council last week to approve spending about $2.6 million in “capital improvement project” funds toward a project designed to attract visitors to the city’s developing riverfront. The contribution will help build a $5.6 million outdoor venue called “The [...]

Mar 192014
 
Days are numbered for I Street Bridge

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 12, 2014 – Plans to replace the 103-year old I Street Bridge continue to march forward. West Sacramento’s city council voted March 5  to approve an agreement with Sacramento to move forward with preliminary engineering on a new bridge to be sited just a little to the north of the [...]

Mar 052014
 
New park honors local athlete, judge: Jerome Barry played pro baseball in the early days

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 26, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor On Friday, the City of West Sacramento will host a double grand opening, celebrating both a neighborhood park and a water tank station in the Bridge District. The twin public facilities are located at 809 Ballpark Drive, alongside the Ironworks subdivision and [...]