Oct 262012
 
Meet Walt Bowman, WUSD candidate

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 3, 2012 –   Editor’s Note: each local election cycle, the News-Ledger invites all candidates for West Sacramento local office to meet us for a published interview. Those interviews are seen first by News-Ledger subscribers. We’re pleased to offer our Oct. 3 interview with Walt Bowman below. He’s running for [...]

Oct 182012
 
Running for school board: Alicia Cruz

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — SEPT 19, 2012 –   In every local election cycle, the West Sacramento News-Ledger invites every candidate to sit-down for a published interview. Below is the first of the 2012 interviews, in which the newspaper talked with Alicia Cruz, one of the challengers running for a seat on the local [...]

Sep 172012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 12, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board on Wednesday interviewed a number of candidates to fill the board seat vacated by Sandra Vargas. After a round of questions, the board voted 4-0 to ask Elizabeth Bagdazian to serve the final two-years-plus of that [...]

Aug 222012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 15, 2012 – EDITOR’S NOTE: The extended deadline for new people to enter the school board race passed without any new candidates signing up. So the list of candidates for West Sacramento’s city and school board elections we published below on Aug. 15 is now final and complete — with [...]

Apr 182012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 – The West Sacramento Foundation has named its Board of Directors for 2012. They include new president, Joe Goeden, a former West Sacramento City Manager; vice-president, Maria Simas; treasurer, Jennifer Engstrom; and secretary, Kelly A. Rochester Garrett.    The board plans to continue the Foundation’s mission to distribute grant money to [...]

Mar 222012
 
Voters lukewarm on school bond

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board appeared interested in pursuing a new local school bond or parcel tax on November’s ballot, despite a poll showing tepid public support for the idea right now. At the board’s meeting on Feb. 23, district officials heard a [...]

Dec 292011
 
McGowan to run again

  FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 21, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s Mike McGowan announced this month he will run to defend the Yolo Board of Supervisors seat he has held since 1993. He has also just been named president of the California State Association of Counties – which is now [...]