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 [...]

Aug 142012
 
Boxing champ runs for council

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 8, 2012 – The first challenger has “pulled papers” to enter the West Sacramento Council race — and it’s a face that’s new to local politics, if not new to the public eye. Oleg Maskaev, a former WBC heavyweight boxing champion who lives in Southport, West Sacramento, has [...]

Aug 092012
 
School board seats are in play

WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG. 8, 2012 – Vargas, elected in 2006, tenders her resignation but gives no official reason By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board is in flux, with three of the five seats up for election in November and a fourth board member announcing her resignation. Board member Sandra Vargas [...]

Aug 082012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 8, 2012 – In today’s News-Ledger newspaper, we mentioned that Alicia Cruz (“parent/community volunteer”) and Coby Pizzotti (“consultant/legislative advocate”) have filed candidacy papers for the school board election. Fresh news this morning is that Katie Villegas has just done the same. She is executive director of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance [...]

Jun 152012
 
McGowan reelected; other faces will change

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 – The state primary election on June 5 was a quiet ballot for local West Sacramento elections. There were no local measures on the ballot, and voters won’t choose new city council or school board members until November. Mike McGowan ran unopposed for another term as Yolo County [...]

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 [...]