Apr 232014
 
Vandals beat up local man's memorial

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor It’s often easier to destroy than it is to create. The city arborist and the local historical society combined last year to create a memorial for Bill Wingfield, a local citizen-naturalist. Recently, though, unknown vandals smashed that memorial at Circle Park. The [...]

Apr 222014
 
Fifty years of Wednesdays: reception marks opening of mini-exhibit on News-Ledger

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – Dozens came to the West Sacramento Historical Society reception on April 3 at the city community center. The reception launched the opening of a mini-exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the News-Ledger. Publisher Steve Marschke talked about the past, when the paper was led by lifelong newspaperman [...]

Apr 212014
 
Public can comment on big city plans

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – The City of West Sacramento will hold a public meeting about the process of updating its general plan at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at the community center. The updated plan is meant to guide city policy and growth patterns for years to come. The public [...]

Apr 202014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – “SELPA,” a Yolo County agency that covers special needs education locally, will hold its annual awards ceremony on May 12. Several “special needs” educators in West Sacramento’s Washington Unified School District will receive honors. They include paraeducator Elizabeth Felix and teachers Debra McDaniel and Claudia Parks. The [...]

Apr 192014
 
'Earth Day' party in West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The City of West Sacramento will host an ‘Earth Day’ party this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at city hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. The free event will include live music, food for sale, egg hunts for kids up to age 12 (from 11 to noon), a raffle, booths [...]

Apr 162014
 
Sandeen takes a seat ----------

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 9, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento City Council on Wednesday selected Beverly “Babs” Sandeen to fill the seat vacated when councilman Oscar Villegas left to serve on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The vote was 4-0, and came after the council interviewed six finalists from among [...]