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Johannessen announces Assembly run

MARK JOHANNESSEN Announcing early for the 2014 Assembly race  (News-Ledger file photo)

MARK JOHANNESSEN
Announcing early for the 2014 Assembly race
(News-Ledger file photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 19, 2013 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

West Sacramento City Councilman Mark Johannessen made it official Thursday: he will run next year for the California Assembly seat now held by fellow Democrat Roger Dickinson. Dickinson plans to run for the State Senate seat now held by Darrell Steinberg, who will step down due to term limits.

“I am proud of what has been accomplished since my election to the West Sacramento City Council in 2006. By bringing together businesses and the community, we have created a culture of governmental efficiency that is widely respected throughout the region. Together, we have promoted economic growth, improved local schools, reduced crime, and focused on senior health and transportation issues,” said Johannessen in an emailed statement.

“Even though my campaign for Assembly is just beginning,” he added, “I have already received the support of state and local leaders including (state board of education member) Betty Yee, (Yolo) County Supervisors Mike McGowan, Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, West Sacramento City Councilmember Bill Kristoff, as well as business leaders like Mark Friedman and Jeff Savage and the support of many labor organizations and neighborhood leaders.”

Johannessen’s current city council term ends in 2014.

The two-term councilman is the son of former state senator K. Maurice Johannessen, a Republican. He’s a family law attorney.

Other West Sacramento politicians have not succeeded recently in bids for state office. Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan (a former local city council member) ran unsuccessfully against the elder Johannessen in a state senate race in 1994, and current mayor Chistopher Cabaldon twice failed win an Assembly seat more recently.

With Mark Johannessen in the upcoming race for the District 7 Assembly seat is Democrat Kevin McCarty, a Sacramento city councilmember who will make his second bid for the seat.

 

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Learn more about foster parenting: workshop on Tuesday in West Sacramento

CHERIE SCHROEDER Yolo Foster Care Educator (News-Ledger file photo/2009)

CHERIE SCHROEDER
Yolo Foster Care Educator
(News-Ledger file photo/2009)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — June 19, 2013 —

West Sacramentans are invited to learn more about becoming a foster parent.

“Most people have a false impression of foster children,” reported Cherie Schroeder of the Foster & Kinship Care Education Program at Woodland Community College.

“They are kids who at no fault of their own are placed into care, usually because someone in their immediate family has not been able to keep them protected and safe,” she added in a press release.  “Often, placement is related to their parent’s addiction, lack of stable housing and/or lifestyle.  Kids in care often have been hurt and neglected, many going without proper shelter, food, clothing, or medical intervention.”

“Truly, our goal is to place local foster children in the best family possible; to have several foster homes to choose from and to make a ‘best fit’” said Schroeder. “Do you have room in your home and in your heart to help a vulnerable child? Good foster families leave a lasting legacy, one that changes the course of a child’s life, and hopefully serves to break the cycle of abuse and neglect.”

Learn more at an information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, in the community room of the Arthur F. Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento. Or attend a workshop at 6:30 p.m. on July 9 at Woodland Community College, Building 700, Room 727.

For more information, visit www.yolofostercare.com or call (530) 574-1964.

 

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Drama camp for young actors next month in West Sacramento

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Something else for your little drama queen (or king) to do this summer: they can join the young actors’ workshop, and learn basic acting skills regardless of experience or talent. Open to youth age 10-18. $90,and classes go from July 8 to Aug. 2. Call 617-4620.

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But will the popcorn get wet? Swim in Rec Pool while watching a movie

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The Recreation Center in Southport (next to River City High School on Raider Lane) offers the film “Wreck It Ralph” for its “Cinema at Sundown” program at sundown on June 27.

For details, call 617-4770.

Free to Rec Center pass holders. Others: $6 for adults, $4.50 for children and students. Swim in the pool while watching the movie!

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