Jun 242014
Yolo County appoints new planning boss, merges several departments

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 — From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning […]

Nov 212013
Fire Chief takes Sonoma County job

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — News-Ledger Staff West Sacramento Fire Chief Al Terrell has accepted a job  as chief of the Sonoma County Fire Services Department. Terrell, who has been the head of West Sacramento’s fire department since 2008, will serve his last day here on Nov. 29. West Sacramento’s city council has appointed Rick Martinez, […]

Jul 222013
West Sacramento gets new top cop

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 17, 2013 — West Sacramento’s new police chief was sworn into office on Tuesday. Chief Thomas McDonald replaces outgoing department head Dan Drummond, who retired after nine years. McDonald was raised as the son of a U.S. Air Force officer, living in different places including Europe. He joined the Los […]

May 092013
West Sac picks new chief of police

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 9, 2013 —     The City of West Sacramento announced this morning that the city council has chosen a police chief to replacing retiring chief Dan Drummond.     Tom McDonald, a currently a Los Angeles Police Department captain, has been appointed to the post. McDonald currently serves as the commanding officer […]

Jan 242013
West Sac police chief to retire

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 24, 2013 — The City of West Sacramento this morning announced the pending retirement of Police Chief Dan Drummond. Here’s the press release: “West Sacramento Police Chief Dan Drummond, after 36 years in law enforcement, has announced his retirement effective July of this year.  Chief Drummond, the City’s fourth Police Chief, […]