Opinion

Feb 242013
 
Southport's beaver problem: better to manage the animals than to kill them

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – EDITOR’S NOTE: On Feb. 13, the News-Ledger published a story about city-sponsored trapping of a beaver colony discovered in Southport’s Bridgeway Lakes area. You can find the original article here. Below is a response. By Heidi Perryman, Ph.D. Trapping, as you know, is a short-term solution that [...]

Feb 032013
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 23, 2013 – From Beth Gabor Public Information Officer County of Yolo This year’s influenza season is worse than an average year, and especially bad for seniors.  Seasonal influenza is now widespread in California.  Most influenza being seen this year is covered by the vaccine, and when needed, is sensitive to anti-viral [...]

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 [...]

Jan 162013
 

‘Letters to the Editor’ from the News-Ledger edition of January 9, 2013 – _______________ Why not Mark? In the December 12, 2012 edition of the News-Ledger the front-page article regarding the appointment of Chris Ledesma as the next vice mayor was troubling.  I don’t have anything against  Chris, but I was troubled by the politics [...]

Jan 142013
 

EDITORIAL from the News-Ledger — JAN 9, 2013 – In March, West Sacramento residents will vote in a special election to fill a vacant seat on the local school board. The vacancy was already filled once – last fall, when remaining school board members accepted applications and chose West Sacramento’s Liz Bagdazian to fill the [...]