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, […]