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 [...]

Feb 072014
Governor appoints Villegas as Yolo Supe

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 7, 2014 The office of Governor Jerry Brown has just announced the appointment of Oscar E. Villegas to fill the remaining term as the District 1 representative to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The supervisor’s seat was vacated by longtime supervisor Michael McGowan in December, after McGowan accepted the governor’s [...]

Dec 152013
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

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 [...]

Apr 212013
Fight child abuse: upcoming fashion show & fun run both offer you a chance

By Don Saylor, Chair of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, District 2 Child abuse is a national tragedy.  An estimated 3 million children are the victims of substantiated abuse or neglect each year in the United States.  In California during 2012, nearly 500,000 children were referred [...]

Sep 142011
McGowan: alive & well after cancer scare

MIKE McGOWAN: Yolo supervisor hopes to encourage others to keep up with their doctor visits, catch prostate cancer early NEWS-LEDGER – SEPT 14, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor     Yolo County Supervisor Michael McGowan told the News-Ledger last week that the September 13 supervisors’ meeting was going to have special significance to [...]