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Governor Appoints Oscar Villegas to Yolo County Board of Supervisors

Governor Appoints Oscar Villegas to Yolo County Board of Supervisors

Following County Supervisor’s Mike McGowan resignation to accept a position with the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Governor Edmund G. Brown has selected City Councilmember Oscar E. Villegas to replace Mr. McGowan as District One Supervisor of Yolo County. Mr. Villegas has been a member of the West Sacramento City Council since 2000. He’s also been a field representative at the California Board of State and Community Corrections since 2008.

The City Council will soon be considering options for filling Mr. Villegas’ seat on the City Council.

As a Councilmember, Mr. Villegas served on the City/County 2×2, the City/School 2×2, the Sacramento-Yolo Port District Commission, the Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District Board, the Yolo County Transportation District, and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board... Read More

New UC Davis study reveals how people want their lawsuits resolved

As court systems throughout the country struggle to deliver civil justice in the face of budget cuts, a new study by a UC Davis law professor finds that people involved in civil lawsuits prefer mediation to nonbinding arbitration and like judge trials more than jury trials. In her study, “The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante,” Donna Shestowsky, who teaches negotiation strategy, alternative dispute resolution and legal psychology, reveals the legal procedures preferred by people involved in civil lawsuits at the start of their cases. The findings could help court systems design future generations…... Read More

A Startup Goes to Washington DC

A Startup Goes to Washington DC

The region’s annual Cap-to-Cap* advocacy program in DC happened about ten days ago, and a brand-new startup went along for the ride. This wasn’t a brand-new startup company, however – it was a startup Cap-to-Cap team, and it was focused on Innovation policy. I was honored to lead the team, especially since those on the team made it such an easy job!... Read More

Garamendi to Host First Town Halls in New 3rd District in Woodland and Marysville on Saturday

Garamendi to Host First Town Halls in New 3rd District in Woodland and Marysville on Saturday

 

WHAT:          Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) will host his first two town halls in the new 3rd District on Saturday in Woodland and Marysville. Both town halls will be open question and answer sessions with all community members invited.

Since entering Congress, Garamendi has hosted more than two dozen in person and telephone town halls, including a half dozen town halls in Solano County.

WHO:             Congressman John Garamendi

                        Congressman Garamendi’s District Staff

Nine bills authored by Yamada become laws this year

Nine bills authored by assembly member Mariko Yamada in 2012, ..... Read More

Election Polling Places and more...

Election Polling Places and more...