Mar 022011
 
School board wants 20-point gain 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 [...]

Feb 162011
 
Fire claims a life

  NEWS-LEDGER – FEB 16, 2011 18 firefighters respond; victim had tried to put out fire but ran out of time as medical oxygen tanks helped spur the blaze By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor An elderly man on oxygen tubes apparently dropped a lit cigarette onto his oxygen equipment, and didn’t have a chance to [...]

Dec 152010
 
Westin offers proposals for future of West Sac schools

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER By Steve MarschkeNews-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, and [...]

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. [...]