Mar 012014
 
For CHiPs, the path starts here

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent “Safety, Service, Security”: that’s the motto of the California Highway Patrol. The men and women officers who uphold that motto begin their careers right here in West Sacramento. Located on 457 acres off of Reed Avenue in the city’s northwest, the present CHP Academy [...]

Jan 062014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 – The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from [...]

Dec 042013
 
Students hope to 'can' their principal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 27, 2013 – Students at Holy Cross Academy school are trying to “can” their principal this holiday season. They hope to stack Principal Laura MacDonald’s office with enough collected canned foods that she can’t get to her desk. Students at the school invite community members to drop off canned food [...]

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 [...]

Sep 082013
 
New park is part of health outreach for northern West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 –   Information in this report comes chiefly from Edwin Garcia, Media Relations Specialist for Kaiser Permanente. On Tuesday of last week (August 20), local civic leaders and local families celebrated the opening of West Sacramento’s newest city park. Westfield Park — adjacent to Westfield Village Elementary School [...]

Jun 172013
 
HEART OF THE CITY: Southport Elementary wins a couple of WUSD scholastic sports titles

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — JUNE 12, 2013 – Summer has started, graduations are done and it’s time for congratulations to all the graduates. Best of luck in the future!  Parents: you, too, can take a bow. You made it so far! Southport takes a double: Southport Elementary School won both the Washington Unified School [...]