Jun 262014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 26, 2014 – West Sacramento’s school district tonight will discuss putting a $49.8 million bond on the November 4 ballot, where it would need 55 percent of the vote to succeed. The money would be used to help fund a lengthy list of repairs and upgrades to facilities in the Washington [...]

Jun 252014
 
RCHS standout grads: Sufia Mehmood gets full-ride to Harvard; Kevin Burkes on track for U.S. Air Force Academy

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor From the Class of 2014 at River City High School, one pair of graduates in particular stands out for where they’re going next. Kevin Burkes is on the path to the U.S. Air Force Academy and a potential commission as an officer and [...]

Jun 242014
 
Yolo County appoints new planning boss, merges several departments

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning [...]

Jun 232014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – West Sacramento hosts a pair of “new factory” events just over 48 hours apart this week. They’re each within what local officials call the city’s mission as a “food hub.” Monday morning, Shinmei U.S.A. corporation broke ground on its first production facility in the U.S. – a [...]

Jun 212014
 
Letters to the editor: change the 'Redskins' name; fund early childhood education

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – June 18, 2014 Change the ‘Redskins’! During the NBA Finals, viewers saw a message sponsored in part by the Yocha Dehe Wintun tribe of Yolo County.  The commercial highlights a racial slur that has persisted as the name of a team mascot for over seventy years:  “Redskins.”  For many years, [...]

Jun 202014
 
News nuggets: West Sac tower wins award, two local teachers are in trouble

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 News briefs from West Sacramento and the region: Following an unsuccessful primary election in the State Assembly race, West Sacramento city councilman Mark Johannessen has thrown his support to formal rival Steve Cohn, a fellow Democrat and a member of the city council in Sacramento. Cohn and Kevin [...]