The News-Ledger is dedicated to serving the community of West Sacramento -- California's 444th city. The newspaper is published every Wednesday and is delivered to subscribers by mail. The News-Ledger puts the spotlight on local people, politics, crime, business, development and sports.
Julius Feher (a West Sacramento native who started his first newspaper when still a young teen!) and Michael P. Garten founded the News-Ledger. The first edition came off the presses on August 14, 1964. Mr. Feher died in 1988, and Mr. Garten continued as publisher until his own death in 2005.
The newspaper is now published by The News-Ledger, LLC, which is owned by Steve Marschke and Daryl Fisher. Both Mr. Fisher and Mr. Marschke have long ties to the News-Ledger.
Steve Marschke has served as editor at the newspaper since 1991, following two years as a reporter for the News-Ledger.
Daryl Fisher serves as features editor. Since 1991, he has authored a popular and award-winning News-Ledger column called 'My Back Pages.'
Richard Novoa contributes sports items to the newspaper.
Circulation assistance comes from Darrell Atkinson.
The News-Ledger is the official "newspaper of record" for the City of West Sacramento, exclusively publishing the city government's legal notices. The News-Ledger remains an independent local paper.