Aug 222012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 15, 2012 – EDITOR’S NOTE: The extended deadline for new people to enter the school board race passed without any new candidates signing up. So the list of candidates for West Sacramento’s city and school board elections we published below on Aug. 15 is now final and complete — with [...]

Aug 082012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 8, 2012 – In today’s News-Ledger newspaper, we mentioned that Alicia Cruz (“parent/community volunteer”) and Coby Pizzotti (“consultant/legislative advocate”) have filed candidacy papers for the school board election. Fresh news this morning is that Katie Villegas has just done the same. She is executive director of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance [...]

Jul 122012
 
Help equip local kids for school

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 11, 2012 –   IKEA West Sacramento is asking the community to help low-income kids start the school year loaded with new backpacks and classroom supplies.  The “Getting Yolo County Kids Ready for School” collection drive is underway through July 29. KATIE VILLEGAS, executive director of the Yolo County Childrens Alliance (News-Ledger/2011) [...]

Jul 062012
 
Hoping for explosive sales

  NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 4, 2012 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor    Business was off, but the crew at this Southport fireworks booth was optimistic on Tuesday.   “We’re down this year,” reported Byron Paige. “TNT (the fireworks wholesaler) said it’s because the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday. Tomorrow will be just [...]

Jun 282012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – FIRECRACKER SALES BRING CASH TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND CHURCHES, AS WELL AS WHOLESALERS By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor   Fireworks booths will open up today inWest Sacramento, so local charities can raise money and residents can buy “safe and sane” fireworks for use on the Fourth of [...]

Jun 232012
 
'Heart of the City': local youth leagues

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – BY DON SCHATZEL It’s that time of year again, when everyone goes full speed for what seems like a short time, and then looks up and says, “Wow where did summer go?” School may be out, but it’s a time of lots of soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball around [...]

Jun 062012
 
Rotary chips in for literacy

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 30, 2012 – The Centennial Rotary Club of West Sacramento donated $200 to Westfield Village’s Scholastic Book Fair and to Southport Elementary’s literacy program.   “This thoughtful and generous donation means so much to me,” said Westfield librarian Jennifer Gray. “I definitely will be able to put new books into [...]