Tag Archives: west sacramento news

RCHS basketball stand-outs honored; King gets ‘coach of the year’

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 26, 2014 —

Several basketball players from River City High School have been honored as “all league” selections of the Sierra Valley Conference for their winter-season sports performance.

In boys basketball, the all-league honorees are Mike Briscoe, Richard DeSilva, Jalen Davis and Xaxier Francois.

In girls basketball, selections were led by “most valuable player” Tori Torres, and included fellow all-leaguers Carmen Garcia, Aliyah Brantley and Makaila Robinson.

The girls’ coach, Jamie King, was named “Coach of the Year” for his sport by the conference. His Raider team went 24-5 for the regular season and was 12-0 in league play.

 

  Do you like what you see here?

  You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledger newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.

  You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).

Copyright News-Ledger 2014

 

Sandeen is new West Sac council member

Beverly Sandeen was appointed by the West Sacramento last night to fill a vacant seat. The term comes up for reelection in November, 2016. (Courtesy of City of West Sacramento/2013)

Beverly Sandeen was appointed by the West Sacramento last night to fill a vacant seat. The term comes up for reelection in November, 2016. (Courtesy of City of West Sacramento/2013)

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — APRIL 3, 2014 —

The West Sacramento City Council last night selected Beverly “Babs” Sandeen to fill the seat vacated when councilman Oscar Villegas left to serve on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The vote was 4-0 and came after the council interviewed six finalists from among a field of 25 applicants.

Sandeen was sworn in immediately. She fills the remainder of a four-year term ending in November, 2016.

She is currently a vice chancellor (resource and economic development) for the Los Rios Community College District and president of the Los Rios Foundation. A resident of Southport, Sandeen is a current member of the city planning commission.

Last year, she received the “Civic Leadership Award for Service” from Mayor Christopher Cabaldon as part of the “State of the City” festivities.

More in next week’s News-Ledger newspaper.

 

  Do you like what you see here?

  You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledger newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.

  You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).

Copyright News-Ledger 2014

 

Six finalists for vacant city council seat

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 2, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

The West Sacramento City Council is on track to fill a vacant seat on the council tonight.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen have winnowed a list of 25 applicants into a short list of six “finalists,” invited to interview at tonight’s public city council meeting.

Finalists are:

— Bernadette Austin of Hearst Street, a project manager for an infill development company (she’s now on the city’s parks and community services commission);

— Nate Eckler of Pender Island Road, director of technology at a high-tech firm;

— Kyle Glankler of Quail Road, who is in construction management;

— Martha Guerrero of Barberry Place, a social worker (her resume indicates she is now legislative representative for Los Angeles County, and is a city planning commissioner)

— Dean Haakenson of Julian Drive, an analyst/paralegal for the state;

— Beverly Sandeen of Lewiston Road, a higher education administrator (and current member of the city planning commission).

After a closed-session meeting at 6:30 p.m., the public meeting opens at 7. The meeting takes place at city hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue.

 

  Do you like what you see here?

  You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledger newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.

  You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).

Copyright News-Ledger 2014

Who wants to be on the city council? Applications come in to fill vacant seat

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 26, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Were you expecting very many people to apply to fill that vacancy on the West Sacramento City Council?

If you were, you were right. City officials received applications from 25 citizens hoping to serve out the remaining term of the empty seat, through November of 2016. The vacancy was created when former councilman Oscar Villegas accepted an appointment by Governor Jerry Brown to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.

The vacant supervisor’s seat, in turn, was made empty when Brown appointed Supervisor Mike McGowan to a special post in the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

The city council has opted to fill its vacancy by appointment, at its public meeting on April 2. First, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen will pre-screen the 25 applications to choose finalists.

Here are the applicants, their neighborhoods and their self-described occupations:

— Raquel Andrade, a resident of Turlock Street and a public relations professional and homemaker;

— Bernadette Austin of Hearst Street, a project manager for an infill development company (she’s now on the city’s parks and community services commission);

— Antoine J. Bastien van der Meer of Westlake Drive, an attorney;

— Margaret “Peggy” Ann Bell of Maryland Avenue, a personnel specialist with the C.H.P.;

— Wayne Boissicat of Anchor Lane, a mechanical engineer;

— James Caughman of Delaware Avenue, an information technology developer and database engineer;

— Corey Cummings of Rolling Green Drive, a retired state correctional administrator;

— Nate Eckler of Pender Island Road, director of technology at a high-tech firm;

— Kyle Glankler of Quail Road, who is in construction management;

— Martha Guerrero of Barberry Place, a social worker (her resume indicates she is now a legislative representative for Los Angeles County, and she’s a past city planning commissioner)

— Dean Haakenson of Julian Drive, an analyst/paralegal for the state;

— Nancy Heth-Tran of Graphite Lane, an associate energy specialist with the state energy commission;

— Preston Jackson of Tahoe Street, an educator;

— Shanon Kern of Hume Street, who has managed projects at Air Force bases and is training to be a commercial pilot;

— Jeff Lyon of 4th Street, a state government employee;

— Karl Machschefes of Meadowlark Circle, a teacher (and former school board member);

— Danny L. Moore of Headslane Road, a self-employed attorney;

— Ryan Mosley of Deerwood Street, a software project manager and “scrum master”;

— Jonathan Peacock of Solomon Island Road, a high school teacher;

— Cody Potter of Laurel Lane, a labor representative and union organizer;

— Beverly Sandeen of Lewiston Road, a higher education administrator (and current member of the city planning commission)

— Maude Schmitt of West Capitol Avenue, president of a nonprofit and in eBay sales;

— Alberto Torrico of Turlock Street, an attorney;

— Mark Wilder of Alturas Court, retired from the Army and national chair of the Veterans Party of America;

— Robbie White of Coyote Road, a Microsoft certified systems engineer.

Mayor Cabaldon will join Johannessen and fellow council members Chris Ledesma and Bill Kristoff in interviewing the finalists at the April 2 meeting. If no candidate can get a majority vote from the four council members, the council may have to call for a special election to fill the vacant seat.

 

  Do you like what you see here?

  You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledger newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.

  You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).

Copyright News-Ledger 2014