Dec 032014
 
River City students climb a roof and aim for the sun

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 26, 2014 – By Al Zagofsky News-Ledger Correspondent For Fay and Russell Landry, one sunny day leads to another, for on Tuesday, November 18 they received a free photovoltaic solar energy system that not only will nearly eliminate their electrical costs while contributing to a greener planet, but offered the opportunity to [...]

Jun 302014
 
U.S. Mayors Conference awards 'liveabililty' prize to West Sacramento

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – West Sacramento shared first place honors in the “2014 City Liveability Awards” program from the U.S. Conference of Mayors over the weekend in Dallas. New Orleans won its award for the program “NOLA FOR LIFE,” a campaign to mobilize government and community partners to fight the city’s [...]

Jun 212014
 
Letters to the editor: change the 'Redskins' name; fund early childhood education

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – June 18, 2014 Change the ‘Redskins’! During the NBA Finals, viewers saw a message sponsored in part by the Yocha Dehe Wintun tribe of Yolo County.  The commercial highlights a racial slur that has persisted as the name of a team mascot for over seventy years:  “Redskins.”  For many years, [...]

Apr 202014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – “SELPA,” a Yolo County agency that covers special needs education locally, will hold its annual awards ceremony on May 12. Several “special needs” educators in West Sacramento’s Washington Unified School District will receive honors. They include paraeducator Elizabeth Felix and teachers Debra McDaniel and Claudia Parks. The [...]

Apr 222013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 17, 2013 – A proposed charter West Sacramento charter school will appeal to the Yolo County Board of Education after being denied a charter by the school board of the Washington Unified School District. The staff of Washington Unified School District opined that the school was unlikely to succeed partly [...]

May 042011
 
Guest commentary: WUSD answers the mayor

NEWS-LEDGER – MAY 4, 2011 GUEST OPINION By Dayton Gilleland, Ed.D. Superintendent, Washington Unified School District When I arrived in West Sacramento about ten months ago, I expressed to the Washington Unified School District Board of Education that I was enthusiastic about the incredible gains the district had made in the past few years and [...]