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 [...]

Oct 202014
 
Lyon wants to make crime-fighting the number-one priority in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 15, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Jeff Lyon wants to make changes on the West Sacramento’s city council – perhaps more so than anybody else on the ballot. Almost two years ago, Lyon and his wife bought an 1897 Victorian in the “Washington” neighborhood, a couple of blocks [...]

Oct 052014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a forum for those running for city and school board office on the November ballot. Hear the candidates from 5-8:30 p.m. (with brief breaks) on Monday, Oct. 6, at 1275 Starboard Drive. All candidates for mayor, city council and school board are expected [...]

Aug 192014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 13, 2014 – News-Ledger Staff The filing period for local candidates is over. Your local ballot in November will look something like this: Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, who has held his post since 2004, will run for another two-year term. But he will draw a challenger: Narinder Hundal, has also filed [...]

Aug 082014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — Aug. 6, 2014 – The regular filing period for those interested in running for mayor, city council or school board in West Sacramento’s November ballot ends on Friday, Aug. 8. (The deadline will be extended for challengers by five days in any race in which an incumbent fails to file to [...]

Jun 162014
 
Post-election results, & comments from the local candidates

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The ballots are in, and there are no significant changes in local results since the News-Ledger posted early vote counts on its website on election night, June 3. Oscar Villegas successfully fended off a challenge from fellow Democrat Norma Alcala and will keep his [...]