Jun 272014
 
Yolo supervisors, sheriff agree to a joint investigation of criticisms of sheriff's management

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – The Yolo County Board of Supervisors and Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto have agreed to form an “independent working group” to address internal issues in the sheriff’s office. The board of supervisors referred concerns about nepotism and other alleged inappropriate personnel practices to the county grand jury. The resulting [...]

Jun 252014
 
RCHS standout grads: Sufia Mehmood gets full-ride to Harvard; Kevin Burkes on track for U.S. Air Force Academy

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor From the Class of 2014 at River City High School, one pair of graduates in particular stands out for where they’re going next. Kevin Burkes is on the path to the U.S. Air Force Academy and a potential commission as an officer and [...]

Jun 242014
 
Yolo County appoints new planning boss, merges several departments

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning [...]

Jun 232014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – West Sacramento hosts a pair of “new factory” events just over 48 hours apart this week. They’re each within what local officials call the city’s mission as a “food hub.” Monday morning, Shinmei U.S.A. corporation broke ground on its first production facility in the U.S. – a [...]

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, [...]