Aug 262014
 
West Sac's supervisor says this region played big role in shaping state water bond

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 20, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Yolo County Supervisor Oscar Villegas says this region played a big role in deciding what to keep and what to throw away as the upcoming $7.2 billion state water bond was drafted for the November ballot.  Villegas, who represents Clarksburg and most of West [...]

Aug 112014
 
West Sac is saving water, but is way behind on water meter use

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 6, 2014 – CITY OFFICIAL ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WEST SACRAMENTO IS OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH STATE MANDATE ON WATER METERS By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor As California struggles to deal with a drought, West Sacramento has shown good progress toward meeting the governor’s goal of cutting water use by 20 percent. [...]

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 [...]

Mar 012014
 
For CHiPs, the path starts here

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent “Safety, Service, Security”: that’s the motto of the California Highway Patrol. The men and women officers who uphold that motto begin their careers right here in West Sacramento. Located on 457 acres off of Reed Avenue in the city’s northwest, the present CHP Academy [...]

Dec 152013
 
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

Nov 162013
 
Special DUI-prosecuting unit to continue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 20130 – The state’s Office of Traffic Safety will continue to fund a special DUI enforcement unit in Yolo County, reports the Yolo District Attorney’s office. The state has awarded Yolo $233,295 for the prosecution of “driving under the influence” cases, said a press statement from Chief Deputy D.A. [...]