Jul 272014
 
Yolo's booth at state fair celebrates farms, earns a medal

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 – From Beth Gabor Information Officer County of Yolo This year, Yolo County took home a gold ribbon in the California State Fair Counties Exhibit competition, as well as a blue ribbon for ‘best content’.  With this year’s counties exhibit theme, “From (our) County to Your Table,” Yolo County is [...]

Jul 262014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 23, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   (EDITOR’S NOTE: the News-Ledger is seeking some additional information on the city’s approval process for this special event. There may be a follow-up story in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.) At least a few residents of rural Southport were upset [...]

Jul 172014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 17, 2014 – Not all neighbors of the “Great Horror Campout” in rural Southport this week are happy. The horror-themed event is selling tickets for people to camp on Burrows Road (the property includes a popular annual pumpkin patch and farm) and experience ghoulish frights on Friday and Saturday. Some locals [...]

Jun 122014
 
Not working or underemployed due to the drought? Help available

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – Yolo Food Bank has launched a program to help those in the county left unemployed or underemployed because of the state-wide drought. Many agricultural jobs, for example, have suffered during this year’s water shortage. Through the “Drought Food Assistance Program,” the food bank will distribute prepacked food [...]

Jun 092014
 
'Tour de West Sac' citizens poke around some city hot spots on two wheels

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Close to 50 people joined West Sacramento city councilman Chris Ledesma on Saturday, May 31, for the “Tour de West Sac,” an informal bike tour of some of the town’s new and soon-to-be-new highlights. The group departed from Nugget market in Southport. [...]

May 092014
 
Corn as high as an elephant's eye? Unusual land use crops up in urban West Sac neighborhood

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 7, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor There is sudden new activity on that old, city-owned vacant lot at the corner of 5th and C streets in West Sacramento’s old “Washington” neighborhood. New soil has been dropped off, and a tractor is leveling it out. People are bustling about [...]

Jan 062014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 – The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from [...]