Jan 152013
 
Five compete for open seat

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 9, 2013 – Former board member David Westin and temporary member Elizabeth Bagdazian are not among the candidates – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Five candidates have signed up for West Sacramento’s special school board election on March 5.  The all-mail ballot will ask voters to pick one person to fill the [...]

Jan 142013
 

EDITORIAL from the News-Ledger — JAN 9, 2013 – In March, West Sacramento residents will vote in a special election to fill a vacant seat on the local school board. The vacancy was already filled once – last fall, when remaining school board members accepted applications and chose West Sacramento’s Liz Bagdazian to fill the [...]

Nov 152012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 14, 2012 – West Sacramento’s school board has chosen Tuesday, March 5, as the day to hold a special election for an existing school board vacancy. Sandra Vargas, former member of the board, resigned in August to create the vacancy. The resignation came too late for the position to be [...]

Nov 142012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 7, 2012 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL: “Participatory Budgeting”: It’s an experiment that’s been tried out, so far, in Brazil, New York City and  Chicago. It just started in Vallejo. And it would be good for West Sacramento, too. “PB” could work for both the local city government and the school district. [...]

Nov 032012
 
CANDIDATE INTERVIEW: Mary Leland

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 31, 2012 –   EDITOR’S NOTE: The West Sacramento News-Ledger newspaper traditionally invites every candidate in a local election to sit down for a published interview. This year, we had the chance to do this with every candidate in the contested local elections (school board and city council; the mayor’s [...]

Oct 312012
 
Katie Villegas, school board candidate

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 17, 2012 –   EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview comes from the Oct. 17 edition of the News-Ledger newspaper. It is part of our series to bring you an in-depth look at each of the people running for city council and school board in West Sacramento this year. By Steve Marschke [...]

Oct 292012
 
Roy Sianez, running for school board:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 –   Editor’s note: This interview with school board candidate Roy Siañez comes from the Oct. 10 edition of the News-Ledger, West Sacramento’s weekly community newspaper. We hope these interviews help you make up your mind about the upcoming Nov. 6 ballot. By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Roy [...]