Aug 192012
 
The wilderness nearby: Cache Creek

By Andrew Fulks It’s summer, 2012. The slap, slap, slap of Cache Creek drums on the bottom of my boat as I paddle down the North Fork.  Bobbing, weaving, head down.  Branches have grown since last summer.  The North Fork is the first couple miles of the Wilderness run and the vegetation makes for more [...]

Aug 052012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 – The office of Senator Barbara Boxer announced last month that she had introduced legislation to create a 319,000-acre “Berryessa Snow Mountain Conservation Area” from a region that spans the counties of Yolo, Lake, Mendocino and Napa. “The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one of California’s [...]

Jul 262012
 
Yolo Fair booth: baseball, wine & more

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 25, 2012 – From the County of Yolo    This year, Yolo County took home a silver medal for its California State Fair booth in the counties’ exhibit competition. Yolo’s theme was “Yolo: You Only Live Once.”  there were 29 participating counties.   Yolo County’s unique exhibit evidently impressed the judges with [...]

Jul 122012
 
Help equip local kids for school

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 11, 2012 –   IKEA West Sacramento is asking the community to help low-income kids start the school year loaded with new backpacks and classroom supplies.  The “Getting Yolo County Kids Ready for School” collection drive is underway through July 29. KATIE VILLEGAS, executive director of the Yolo County Childrens Alliance (News-Ledger/2011) [...]

Jul 102012
 
Citizens learn about local justice system

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 4, 2012 –   Yolo District Attorney Jeff Reisig has announced that 23 county residents graduated from the inaugural session of the Yolo County Law Enforcement Citizens Academy.   The graduation ceremony was held June 21. The Academy was sponsored by the District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Yolo County Sheriff’s [...]

Jun 252012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – The Yolo County Superior Court has chosen 33 citizens to serve on the grand jury for a year, beginning July 1. The grand jury has the power to indict suspected criminals, and also can respond to citizen complaints about public agencies by conducting an investigation. Below are [...]

Jun 232012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo County landfill will take in your household hazardous wastes on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program is open to Yolo County residents (include West Sacramento residents), who may bring such waste items as batteries; fluorescent bulbs or tubes; used motor oil and filters; cleaning supplies; [...]