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West Sac elections: a good night for the incumbents

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — TUESDAY, NOV 4, 2014 —

As early returns came in from today’s voting, West Sacramento voters appeared to be happy with the local status quo.  The early and unofficial tally so far:

MAYOR OF WEST SACRAMENTO

Christopher Cabaldon (incumbent): 3,431 votes or 84.7%

Narinderpal Hundal: 621 votes, or 15.3%

 

CITY COUNCIL OF WEST SACRAMENTO (voters choose two)

Mark Johannessen (incumbent): 2,956 votes, or 69.1% of the ballot

Chris Ledesma (incumbent): 2,492 votes, or 58.3% of the ballot

Nancy Heth-Tran: 791 votes, or 18.5% of the ballot

Jeff Lyon: 680 votes, or 15.9% of the ballot

 

WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD (voters choose two)

Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez (incumbent): 2,576 votes, or 60.2% of the ballot

Norma Alcala: 2,266 votes, or 53% of the ballot

Joshua R. Alves: 1,133 votes, or 26.5% of the ballot

 

MEASURE V — $49.8 MILLION SCHOOL BOND (needs 55%)

Yes: 2,776 votes, or 67.7%

No: 1,327 votes, or 32.3%

 

The News-Ledger will provide a final report in next Wednesday’s edition.

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Pasta plus plenty of prizes: West Sac raffle raises $73,000

MICHELLE CAUDILL did a sort of raffle prize prayer dance on Saturday evening as almost 200 people gathered for a spaghetti dinner and raffle drawing at Our Lady of Grace School (News-Ledger photo)

MICHELLE CAUDILL did a sort of raffle prize prayer dance on Saturday evening as almost 200 people gathered for a spaghetti dinner and raffle drawing at Our Lady of Grace School (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 22, 2014 —

BY NEWS-LEDGER STAFF

It was a festive scene Saturday, Oct. 18, at the All Charities Raffle dinner held at Our Lady of Grace School in Southport. The Knights of Columbus ladeled out a $5 spaghetti dinner in the campus auditorium while representatives from the West Sacramento Foundation provided over a raffle drawing on stage.

The raffle — as in previous years — gave a wide variety of ocal charities a chance to sell $10 raffle tickets provided by the Foundation, and keep $9 from each ticket sale.

This year, reports Charlie Moore of the Foundation, several dozen local groups set a new record, selling a total of $72,780 in tickets.

Prizes included the use of vacation condos in Hawaii and Mexico, gift certificates for shopping, a barbecue, bicycles, big screen TV and more.

“I’d be happy with anything,” Michelle Caudill told the News-Ledger before the drawings began. I could use the bikes. I don’t have a TV. I also could use a vacation!,” she said.

Caudill said she had bought three of the $10 tickets. She’s a member of the local Soroptimist chapter and a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

Representatives from the local groups that sold raffle tickets show off their fundraising totals (News-Ledger photo)

Representatives from the local groups that sold raffle tickets show off their fundraising totals (News-Ledger photo)

MARIA SIMAS (left) and CHARLIE MOORE (right)  of the West Sacramento Foundation preside over the drum of tickets, working with members of the participating nonprofits to choose the winners  (News-Ledger photo)

MARIA SIMAS (left) and CHARLIE MOORE (right) of the West Sacramento Foundation preside over the drum of tickets, working with members of the participating nonprofits to choose the winners
(News-Ledger photo)

Some of the hardest-working charities this year included Our Lady of Grace School, which netted $9,270 in ticket sale proceeds, River City Rowing Club ($6,687), and the Southport Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization ($4,626.) Altogether, about three dozen groups raised money in the annual project.

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Winter help for the pets of homeless

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Loaves & Fishes and VCA Animal Hospitals are kicking off a winter pet care driver designed to help the pets of homeless people. Consider donating pet sweaters, collars, leashes, carriers, blankets or toys. Among the collection sites are VCA Westside Animal Hospital, 1550 Jefferson Blvd. in West Sacramento (916-371-8900).

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Check out any of the News-Ledger’s 2014 candidate interviews:

voteNEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV. 2, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, is time to vote again.

Among the choices on West Sacramento’s ballot are decision’s about whom to send to the local city council, school board, and mayor’s office. There’s also a school bond measure designed to use extra taxes to help upgrade and repair local schools.

As is the News-Ledger’s tradition, this year we invited everyone running for one of these seats to talk with us about their goals for office and answer some of our questions.  These interviews are made possible by the newspaper’s subscribers and advertisers.

You can now find any of those interviews at the links below:

MAYOR OF WEST SACRAMENTO

Christopher Cabaldon (incumbent)

Narinderpal Hundal

 

CITY COUNCIL OF WEST SACRAMENTO (choose two)

MARK JOHANNESSEN (incumbent)

CHRIS LEDESMA (incumbent)

JEFF LYON

(NANCY HETH-TRAN declined an invitation to interview with the News-Ledger)

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (choose two)

NORMA ALCALA

JOSHUA ALVES

SARAH KIRBY-GONZALEZ

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