Mar 092012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 7, 2012 – District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on February 27, a Yolo County jury convicted three members of the Norteno street gang of robbery, battery, assault, witness intimidation and street gang activity for an attack on three people in a Lowe’s parking lot in West Sacramento on April [...]

Mar 022012
 
Southport brush fire burns bee hives

  NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 29, 2012 – West Sacramento firefighters last Wednesday responded to a brush fire on the 30000 block of South River Road in Southport. They found  a half acre of vegetation burning — along with about 50 beekeepers’ bee hives. Most of the hives were empty, but some had active colonies of [...]

Feb 262012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 – West Sacramento’s city council this morning (Feb. 22) plans a special ‘thank you’ breakfast for Congressman Mike Thompson. City officials credit Thompson with helping support local levee improvement efforts and improvements at the Port of West Sacramento. He has represented the region since 1998, but the city will become [...]

Feb 072012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB. 7, 2012 – A Japanese food plant breaks ground in Southport on Thursday. Nippon Shokken is the “top producer of Japanese blend seasonings in the world,” according to a City of West Sacramento press release. Construction is expected to finish next January. The company makes seasonings, sauces and tempura [...]

Jan 232012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 23, 2012 – McDonald’s will open its new  in Southport soon, and plans a grand opening celebration for Sat., Feb. 4.  The restaurant is located in the Lowe’s center at 2244 Lake Washington Boulevard “We are thrilled to be opening a brand new McDonald’s restaurant in the West Sacramento area and [...]

Jan 182012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 18, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Seven juveniles believed to have jumped out of a stolen car in Southport were taken into custody Sunday night after an intense search that included a helicopter and K-9 dog teams. Things started at 11:43 p.m. when a call came in from [...]

Jan 092012
 
Port gets $5 million crane for containers

From the NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 4, 2012 – The Port of West Sacramento received a new, $5 million crane on Jan. 3. The crane is meant to help the port in its new foray into container-handling — its traditional mission has involved bulk cargoes such as grain, rice, fertilizer and wood chips. The port is [...]