Jan 012015
West Sacramento gets new vice mayor, or 'mayor pro tem'

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 24, 2014 — Mayor Christopher Cabaldon was sworn in for another two-year term last Wednesday by Kryss Rankin, City Clerk. Cabaldon easily won re-election during the November local ballot. Also reelected last month were city council members Mark Johannessen and Chris Ledesma, who each earned another four-year term from local voters. Johannessen […]

Dec 242014
McGowan takes one last look back at his public service, Part III

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final piece in our three-part interview with Mike McGowan, who was West Sacramento’s first mayor and later its longtime county supervisor.   We talked with McGowan in March, and that chat covered his view of a lot of […]

Nov 122014

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 — In West Sacramento, Tuesday was a great night for incumbents. As voters cast their ballots in the November 4 general election, it seemed they were trying to show they were happy with the current direction of the local school district and city government. In the mayor’s race, current mayor […]

Nov 042014

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — TUESDAY, NOV 4, 2014 — As early returns came in from today’s voting, West Sacramento voters appeared to be happy with the local status quo.  The early and unofficial tally so far: MAYOR OF WEST SACRAMENTO Christopher Cabaldon (incumbent): 3,431 votes or 84.7% Narinderpal Hundal: 621 votes, or 15.3%   CITY COUNCIL […]

Nov 012014
Check out any of the News-Ledger's 2014 candidate interviews:

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV. 2, 2014 Tuesday, November 4, is time to vote again. Among the choices on West Sacramento’s ballot are decisions about whom to send to the local city council, school board, and mayor’s office. There’s also a school bond measure designed to use extra taxes to help upgrade and repair local schools. […]

Oct 302014
Johannessen: excited about streetcar, striving to be accessible

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 29, 2014 —   EDITOR’S NOTE: During every West Sacramento election campaign, the News-Ledger invites every candidate to sit down for an in-depth talk on the issues.  This interview completes our series on November city council candidates. We’ve already brought you a look at Chris Ledesma and Jeff Lyon. Candidate Nancy Heth-Tran […]

Oct 272014
Ledesma sees city on 'tremendous run'

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 22, 2014 —   EDITOR’S NOTE: The News-Ledger’s interviews with those running for local office continue. Here is the result or our conversation with City Council member Chris Ledesma. It was first published in our Oct. 22 print edition. By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor “To be a good, effective council member, it’s […]