Jan 272015
A message & invitation from Yolo Supervisor Oscar Villegas

From Oscar Villegas Yolo County Supervisor, District 1 Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Yolo County Supervisor, District 1, representing West Sacramento and Clarksburg.  In February 2014, I was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, to serve on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in the seat vacated by the legendary Mike McGowan […]

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 […]

Dec 192014
Mike McGowan looks back: Part II

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 10, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, the City of West Sacramento opened a bridge named after Mike McGowan, the city’s first mayor and later its longtime representative on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.   Earlier in 2014, the News-Ledger had a lengthy chat with […]

Aug 262014
West Sac's supervisor says this region played big role in shaping state water bond

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 20, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Yolo County Supervisor Oscar Villegas says this region played a big role in deciding what to keep and what to throw away as the upcoming $7.2 billion state water bond was drafted for the November ballot.  Villegas, who represents Clarksburg and most of West […]

Jun 032014
Local election results start coming in

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 3, 2014 Ballots are now being tallied for today’s primary election in California. Of special interest to West Sacramento, here are some early results. With 51.2% of precincts “partially” reporting, West Sacramento Democrat Mark Johannessen is starting out in fourth place among five candidates running for State Assembly in District 7.  […]

Mar 172014
Bridge and water plant get new names: local civic leaders are honored

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 12, 2014 — A couple of key pieces of West Sacramento infrastructure were officially named after local leaders last week. The names were approved by the West Sacramento City Council on Wednesday for: —  “The George Kristoff Water Plant,” formerly known as the Bryte Bend Water Treatment plant. This facility […]