Oct 232013
Promising start for West Sac brewpub

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s new mini-brewpub opened on Friday (Oct. 11)  just hours after flying past the final bureaucratic hurdles. Visitors seemed to enjoy the place’s vibe, which might be described as “having a beer in the garage of some friends who love to [...]

Oct 222013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 – West Sacramento police announced this week they have received a new traffic safety grant to fight drunk driving. The $19,750 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety, will support the department’s occasional sobriety checkpoints, reported Lieutenant David Delaini. “The grant [...]

Oct 212013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 – River City High School will kick off its annual National Teen Safe Driving Week observance with a teen driver safety fair and parent/teen workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the campus. The parent/teen workshop will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. at the [...]

Oct 212013
Better than a bank: where to stash cash

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 –   Editor’s note: Daryl is off this week. Below is one of his favorite columns from the past. On days when I have nothing constructive to do at work, I sometimes go on the Internet just to browse around with the hope that I might stumble across [...]

Oct 202013
A third pumpkin-paddling trophy --

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 – Scott Henkin has grown his own giant pumpkins before, on his Southport property. And he has won the fun-yet-serious pumpkin paddling race in Elk Grove before, twice. This year, Henkin borrowed another man’s gourd for the annual festivities on the water in Elk Grove. And he went [...]

Oct 192013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 –   News items below are collected from police dispatchers’ notes and arrest reports. The information in them has often not been verified beyond the initial reports.   This police log is a regular feature in the News-Ledger newspaper of West Sacramento. To subscribe, see the special offer [...]