Nov 142013
 
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department [...]

Jun 192013
 
'West Sacramento Promise' hopes to give free first-year college tuition for local grads

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 12, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor What if local high school graduates knew that if they took the proper courses, they would be guaranteed a place in the local community college – and their first-year tuition would be free? That’s the premise of the “West Sacramento [...]

May 132013
 
'State of the City' returns Thursday

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 13, 2013 – Mayor Christopher Cabaldon will deliver the keynote “State of the City” address during Thursday’s annual civic dinner at city hall. Cabaldon is serving his fifth consecutive two-year term as West Sacramento mayor — he’s the only person elected to the post since voters opted to make it a [...]

Dec 202012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 19, 2012 – Police have concluded their investigation into comments made online through the Facebook site that appeared to threaten West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. No arrest was made.   The Facebook post used gay slurs against Cabaldon and accused him of selling the region’s water rights, implying there would [...]

Dec 162012
 
West Sac has new vice mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012– In its annual organizational meeting, the West Sacramento City Council last Wednesday selected Councilman Christopher Ledesma to serve as its new mayor pro tem – a post similar to that of a vice mayor. Ledesma will fill in for Mayor Christopher Cabaldon over the next year when Cabaldon [...]

Dec 132012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012 – West Sacramento police are looking into what may have been a threat to the safety of Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. A post on another person’s Facebook social media site accused Cabaldon of selling the region’s groundwater, referred to him with gay slurs (Cabaldon is openly homosexual) and promised that the [...]