Opinion

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 [...]

Dec 282012
 
They could have been anybody's kids

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 26, 2012 – ‘MY BACK PAGES’: Daryl Fisher’s column So, just what is the “Bushmaster .223 AR-15” assault rifle that was used to slaughter 20 grade school children and six of their female teachers and administrators a week ago last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut? To begin with, it’s actually a demilitarized version [...]

Dec 192012
 
Go climb a nearby mountain

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012 – Guest Commentary by Charlotte Orr Tuleyome Association December 11th was designated International Mountain Day. The day was created by the UN in 2003 to promote awareness about the importance of the world’s mountains and highlands. Mountains are crucial to life, provide most of the world’s fresh water, [...]

Nov 142012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 7, 2012 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL: “Participatory Budgeting”: It’s an experiment that’s been tried out, so far, in Brazil, New York City and  Chicago. It just started in Vallejo. And it would be good for West Sacramento, too. “PB” could work for both the local city government and the school district. [...]