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 [...]

Jun 272013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 26, 2013 – Sales of “safe and sane” fireworks in West Sacramento may legally begin at approved booths at noon on Friday. The sales are permitted through the Fourth of July holiday. Except for the shortened hours (noon to 10 p.m.) on the first day, booths are allowed to be [...]

May 122013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 8, 2013 – Submitted by the County of Yolo A new website aims to let local farmers publicize what they have for sale — and allow consumers, school districts and restaurants to connect and buy fresh and direct. It’s called “Harvest Hub Yolo,” and you can find it at www.harvesthubyolo.org. [...]

Jun 052012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 30, 2012 – By John Young, Yolo Co. Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights & Measures Farm-to-School programs combine public health and agricultural marketing objectives with the potential to change the way young people eat, think about food and improve their health through development of life-long healthy eating habits. Farm-to-School Yolo is [...]

May 202012
 
Award for Bridgeway Island school

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 – Bridgeway Island Elementary School was named a “Title I Academic Achievement Award” again this year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. It’s the second consecutive year for the award. The honor goes to schools that meet performance standards “meeting the educational needs of students living at or [...]

Jan 162012
 

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL — JAN 11, 2012 – It’s been a good run for the West Sacramento Redevelopment Agency. This town heavily used the state-authorized agency to, sometimes quite literally, lay the groundwork for a lot of new projects. After the city incorporated in 1987, local leaders strongly pursued growth – partly because that’s what local [...]