Jun 202014
 
News nuggets: West Sac tower wins award, two local teachers are in trouble

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 News briefs from West Sacramento and the region: Following an unsuccessful primary election in the State Assembly race, West Sacramento city councilman Mark Johannessen has thrown his support to formal rival Steve Cohn, a fellow Democrat and a member of the city council in Sacramento. Cohn and Kevin [...]

Jun 032014
 
Local election results start coming in

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 3, 2014 Ballots are now being tallied for today’s primary election in California. Of special interest to West Sacramento, here are some early results. With 51.2% of precincts “partially” reporting, West Sacramento Democrat Mark Johannessen is starting out in fourth place among five candidates running for State Assembly in District 7.  [...]

Dec 152013
 
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

Apr 052013
 
Using a brain to make a point:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 – GUEST COMMENTARY from Edwin Garcia, Kaiser Permanente Dr. Victor DeNoble, a former tobacco research scientist who became a whistleblower against his company – and the entire industry – spoke to hundreds of students in a series of school assemblies in West Sacramento earlier this month, explaining the [...]