May 162014
 
Whooo is that in the trees?

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 7, 2014 – by Mary K. Hanson Tuleyome Association I was walking with my dog through a stretch of riparian (river side) habitat in the region, and was suddenly attracted to the sound of a group of Acorn Woodpeckers, high up in the trees, having a squawking fit over something, so I [...]

Mar 202014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – March 20, 2014 – A West Sacramento man died in jail custody yesterday, apparently of suicide. Captain Larry Cecchetini of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department said 33-year old inmate Nitesh Raj Singh had been in custody at the Woodland facility since March 6 on domestic violence charges. Singh was found in distress [...]

Mar 102014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – The “Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center” in Yolo County has changed its name to “Empower Yolo,” a spokesperson reports. “This change is intended to more effectively encompass our philosophy of service, comprehensive programs and geographical reach of services offered by our agency – with an emphasis [...]

Mar 042014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 26, 2014 – A Dunnigan man was sentenced to 20 days in county jail and three years probation for operating a cockfighting operation on his property. That sentence was passed down last week for 63-year old Lorenzo Pena Ponce, who was found guilty by a jury last month for permitting cockfighting on [...]

Feb 272014
 
Former West Sac police officer faces up to life in prison after jury finds him guilty on 18 counts

Former West Sac police officer Sergio Alvarez (booking photo) NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 27, 2014 – A Yolo County jury today announced “guilty” verdicts on 18 felony counts related to sexual assault and kidnapping, in a case involving former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez, reports the Yolo County D.A.’s office. He faces a sentence [...]