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Local Women Who Inspire & Give Back: Sarah Thomas

Local Women Who Inspire & Give Back: Sarah Thomas

By Kellie Edson

When our editors let us know that for March we were doing pieces about inspiring women in our community for women’s history month, I knew I had to do mine on my dear friend Sarah Thomas. When you first meet Sarah, she may seem reserved or shy, but when you get her talking about what she’s passionate about, she radiates light and excitement.  I am ever inspired by her willingness to give her whole self to her passions and her desire to inspire and empower other women, and especially young girls... Read More

John Heilmann Named New West Sacramento Fire Chief

John Heilmann Named New West Sacramento Fire Chief

John Heilmann, Deputy Fire Chief of the Operations Division at UC Davis and the City of Davis Fire Departments has been appointed as City of West Sacramento’s next fire chief.

Heilmann formally served in the West Sacramento Fire Department as Fire Division Chief of the Training Division, and also as Captain, Engineer and Firefighter... Read More

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

This month, Yolo County’s Public Defender and District Attorney took the actions of the State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court just a little bit further by endorsing the Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism as a standard of conduct for their two offices.

In July 2007, the State Bar of California adopted California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism.  In May 2014, the California Supreme Court adopted rule 9.4 of the California Rules of Court to supplement the attorney oath for new lawyers to include a statement that the attorney will strive to conduct himself or herself with dignity, courtesy and integrity.

Setting the bar for their offices, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson have now signed the following pledge:

City Council Selects Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem

City Council Selects Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem

The West Sacramento City Council has selected Chris Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor Pro Tem serves in the absence of the Mayor when the Mayor is not available for City Council meetings or City events. The Mayor Pro Tem serves a term of one year... Read More

City Honors Managers of the Year

City Honors Managers of the Year

Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney was named 2014 Manager of the Year by the City of West Sacramento.

Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney was named 2014 Manager of the Year by the City of West Sacramento, Dec. 9. From a field of seventeen candidates nominated by co-workers, Mr. Cooney distinguished himself as the “go to” person when something important needs to be done.  In presenting the award, City Manager Martin Tuttle said Mr. Cooney is “always willing to go the extra mile, with a smile on his face and a desire to improve any situation.” Sam was helpful on the recent North Levee Clean-up project and in restoring the Broderick Boat Ramp to a safe and attractive condition... Read More

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

(Woodland, CA) – Yesterday, just hours before the rain came, approximately 100 volunteers and staff moved 63 homeless individuals, along with their 40 pets, from the North Levee encampment in West Sacramento into temporary housing.

The move, along with provision of services, was a collaborative effort between Yolo County, Yolo County Housing, the City of West Sacramento and numerous private and non-profit partners.  Over the next 60 to 120 days, with $100,000 in financial support from Yolo County and the City of West Sacramento, along with private donations, these individuals will be housed and will receive assistance for benefits in which they may be eligible to prevent homelessness in the future.