Mar 022011
 
School board wants 20-point jump in test scores

NEWS-LEDGER – MARCH 2, 2011 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The school board and superintendent of Washington Unified School District sat around a table for several hours on Friday, deciding on goals for the district for the 2011-2012 year. More specifically, they hashed out a set of benchmarks for the performance of their new superintendent, [...]

Feb 232011
 
Raiders lose in first game of playoffs

 NEWS-LEDGER – FEB 23, 2011 The River City High School girls basketball team earned a spot in the playoffs for 2011. But number-two seed Del Oro High dealt them a 65-20 loss on the first game of the playoffs on Feb. 22 to end the Raiders’ season. Copyright News-Ledger 2011

Feb 232011
 
Obituaries: Richard Novoa, and others

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – FEB 23, 2011 – Richard Novoa, Jr. Richard Novoa, Jr., died Feb. 10, 2011, of complications related to the 2005 liver transplant that had saved his life. Mr. Novoa, 59, was owner of the Sacramento Gold semi-pro soccer team, which finished its first season with a championship last July in the [...]

Jan 302011
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 11, 2012 – “Blithe Spirit” hits the stage at the community center on Friday, courtesy of the West Sacramento Community Theater Company. The play by Noel Coward explores what happens when a séance really does connect with a deceased spirit – resulting in a “darkly funny” comedy featuring a competition between a [...]

Jan 192011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER Jan. 19, 2011 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor Washington Unified School District hosted a “town hall” meeting on January 8 at River City High School’s library. The WUSD was asking for public input on where to focus its efforts this year, under the basic strategic guidelines offered by board president Dave [...]

Dec 152010
 
Westin offers proposals for future of West Sac schools

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board on Thursday re-elected businessman David Westin as board president and chose Teresa Blackmer as vice president for the coming year. In other board changes, former trustee Matt Stegman has finished his school board service after deciding not to run for re-election this year, [...]

Nov 242010
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – NOV. 24, 2010 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor     Local police issued an alert after a city contractor reported seeing a mountain lion on two successive days last week in Southport. But after an investigation that brought in a county-hired trapper, they’re inclined to see the sightings were mistaken. [...]