Jun 222014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo County Library system is helping to collect food for the Yolo Food Bank throughout the summer. This year’s goal is to collect 2,000 pounds. You may drop off non-perishable foods at the Arthur F. Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, as well as other branches in [...]

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 [...]

Feb 072014
 
A tasty trip down Memory Lane in old-time West Sacramento

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 – Last week a longtime West Sacramento resident and family friend, Sharon Cuff, stopped by the News-Ledger office to give me a book she thought I would enjoy reading.  The book was entitled “Lost Restaurants of Sacramento” and was penned by Sacramento natives Maryellen and Keith Burns. It almost lovingly [...]

Jan 192014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 15, 2014 – The Yolo Food Bank will distribute free food items to eligible West Sacramento and Clarksburg residents on Tuesday, January 21. Visit the county building at 500 Jefferson Blvd. from 9-10 a.m.; Trinity Presbyterian Church at 1500 Park Blvd., between 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Yolo Housing Authority at 685 Lighthouse [...]

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 [...]

Dec 042013
 
Students hope to 'can' their principal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 27, 2013 – Students at Holy Cross Academy school are trying to “can” their principal this holiday season. They hope to stack Principal Laura MacDonald’s office with enough collected canned foods that she can’t get to her desk. Students at the school invite community members to drop off canned food [...]

Nov 222013
 
Need a little help? 'Community Giveaway Day' returns this Saturday

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 20, 2013 – The Yolo County Children’s Alliance will host its annual “West Sacramento Community Giveaway Day” on Saturday, November 23, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Westfield Village Elementary School, 508 Poplar Avenue. The Children’s Alliance and community partners will provide about 400 low-income families with free food [...]