Apr 012014

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 26, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Were you expecting very many people to apply to fill that vacancy on the West Sacramento City Council? If you were, you were right. City officials received applications from 25 citizens hoping to serve out the remaining term of the empty seat, through November […]

Feb 072014
Governor appoints Villegas as Yolo Supe

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 7, 2014 The office of Governor Jerry Brown has just announced the appointment of Oscar E. Villegas to fill the remaining term as the District 1 representative to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The supervisor’s seat was vacated by longtime supervisor Michael McGowan in December, after McGowan accepted the governor’s […]

Nov 142013
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department […]

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 […]

Oct 152012

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S UPDATE: The article below discusses a petition to nullify the appointment of Elizabeth Bagdazian to the local school board and force a special election to fill the vacant seat. Late this week, the Yolo County Elections Department verified […]