Dec 122013
 
Johannessen is the new vice mayor

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – DEC 12, 2013 –  The West Sacramento City Council last night picked Council Member Mark Johannessen to serve as “Mayor Pro Tem” – essentially a vice mayor – for the next year.   Johannessen replaces Mayor pro tem Chris Ledesma, who remains on the council as a regular member.    Johannessen was [...]

Nov 272013
 
A place to plug it in: West Sacramento city hall gets a vehicle charging station

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 20, 2013 – West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon joined Chief Technical Officer Richard Lowenthal of ChargePoint and other local officials on Thursday, Nov. 14, to cut the ribbon at a new charging station for electric vehicles (EVs). The new station is in the parking lot at West Sacramento city hall. [...]

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 [...]

Jun 192013
 
'West Sacramento Promise' hopes to give free first-year college tuition for local grads

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 12, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor What if local high school graduates knew that if they took the proper courses, they would be guaranteed a place in the local community college – and their first-year tuition would be free? That’s the premise of the “West Sacramento [...]

May 132013
 
'State of the City' event returns

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 13, 2013 – Mayor Christopher Cabaldon will deliver the keynote “State of the City” address during Thursday’s annual civic dinner at city hall. Cabaldon is serving his fifth consecutive two-year term as West Sacramento mayor — he’s the only person elected to the post since voters opted to make it a [...]

Apr 082013
 
RCHS students practice interviewing

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APR 3, 2013 – A panel of local businesspeople showed up at River City High School on March 11 to help prepare some of the school’s seniors for the job market. Panelists staged mock job interviews with a number of the students, as the kids’ peers looked on. The goal was [...]

Dec 162012
 
West Sac has new vice mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 12, 2012– In its annual organizational meeting, the West Sacramento City Council last Wednesday selected Councilman Christopher Ledesma to serve as its new mayor pro tem – a post similar to that of a vice mayor. Ledesma will fill in for Mayor Christopher Cabaldon over the next year when Cabaldon [...]