Jan 282013
 
Things I won't miss about the Kings

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 16, 2013 – As I write this, the less-than-beloved Maloof family have apparently sold the Sacramento Kings to a group of wealthy Seattle, Washington investors headed by some hedge fund guy named Chris Hansen. The selling price appears to be about $525 million, which should go a long way in [...]

Jan 272013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Thirty Sacramento-area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, February 2, during the 15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day. Twenty-eight of the 30 museums will offer free admission and two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to [...]

Jan 252013
 
Water tank paired with park

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 16, 2013 – New water tank will be painted in colors echoing the nearby ‘Ironworks’ subdivision close to Raley Field.  By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor That “shrink-wrapped” globule off to the north of the Pioneer Bridge at US 50 is West Sacramento’s latest water storage tank. It’s soon to be finished and [...]

Jan 242013
 
West Sac police chief to retire

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 24, 2013 – The City of West Sacramento this morning announced the pending retirement of Police Chief Dan Drummond. Here’s the press release: “West Sacramento Police Chief Dan Drummond, after 36 years in law enforcement, has announced his retirement effective July of this year.  Chief Drummond, the City’s fourth Police Chief, [...]

Jan 242013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 23, 2013 – The Sacramento River Cats announced yesterday they are searching for enthusiastic seasonal “Cat Crew” members who “have a desire to entertain and create memories for River Cats fans,” with auditions set for Saturday, Jan. 26, at Raley Field.   In addition to implementing promotions during home games, [...]

Jan 232013
 
Youngsters raise funds for burn victims

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 16, 2013 – Three West Sacramento youngsters — Jason (5), Sonja (8)and James Weldon (10), above — raise some money from family and friends every year around the holidays, reports the West Sacramento Fire Department. This year, the youngsters chose to make their donation to the Firefighters Burn Institute. Firefighter [...]

Jan 222013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 16, 2013 –   On the News-Ledger’s “Facebook” internet page this week, we invited comments to last week’s newspaper editorial.   The editorial (we’ve provided a link below) contrasted the way Washington Unified School District and Sacramento City Unified School District each handled the appointment of a new school board [...]