Jul 142014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo Food Bank will distribute free food to eligible residents of West Sacramento and Clarksburg on Tuesday, July 15. Distributions will be held 9-10 a.m. at the West Sacramento County Building at 500 Jefferson Blvd.; 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd.; 11-noon at the Yolo Housing Authority, [...]

Jul 142014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 9, 2014 – (Editor’s note: several additional pieces of information have been added to this article taken from the News-Ledger’s print edition) Yolo County’s property assessment roll has topped $21 billion for the first time, reports county assessor Joel Butler. “The improving real estate market and thriving agricultural economy, coupled with new [...]

Jun 272014
 
Yolo supervisors, sheriff agree to a joint investigation of criticisms of sheriff's management

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – The Yolo County Board of Supervisors and Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto have agreed to form an “independent working group” to address internal issues in the sheriff’s office. The board of supervisors referred concerns about nepotism and other alleged inappropriate personnel practices to the county grand jury. The resulting [...]

Jun 242014
 
Yolo County appoints new planning boss, merges several departments

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 – From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning [...]

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 212014
 
Letters to the editor: change the 'Redskins' name; fund early childhood education

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – June 18, 2014 Change the ‘Redskins’! During the NBA Finals, viewers saw a message sponsored in part by the Yocha Dehe Wintun tribe of Yolo County.  The commercial highlights a racial slur that has persisted as the name of a team mascot for over seventy years:  “Redskins.”  For many years, [...]

Jun 162014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 16, 2014 – From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi and the Workforce Development Collaborative to connect job seekers with employers through a job fair which will be held Monday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 [...]