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Nominate a ‘Woman of Character’


The Yolo County Women’s History Month committee invites nominations for Yolo County women to be honored at the group’s March 6 luncheon. Nominees must have a track record of contributing to their community along the theme of “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.”

Individuals and organizations may nominate an honoree. To receive a nomination form, email kfmawdsley@ucdavis.edu or download one at www.ycwhm.org. To receive a copy by mail, leave a message with your name and address, including ZIP, at (530) 758-5093. Nominations are due by Jan. 24.

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Your library card may earn you a Northern California museum discount


Your Yolo County library card can earn you free and low-cost passes to Northern California museums through the “Discover & Go” program. Visit www.discover.yolocountylibrary.org.

For general library information, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org or look for the library on Facebook.

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Yolo deputy fires at suspect accused of pointing a gun, trying to run him down


A man is in custody after an incident Sunday evening in which he allegedly fled from an attempted traffic stop, then pointed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy and rammed his patrol car.

According to Yolo County spokesman Mark Persons, the events unfolded last night after a Yolo sheriff’s deputy (whose name wasn’t provided) tried to stop the suspect’s car northbound on I-5 in Woodland, after witnessing it violate traffic laws.

“The vehicle not only failed to stop, (the driver) accelerated to speeds of more than 110 m.p.h., weaving dangerously in and out of traffic while driving with a a willful disregard for the safety of the vehicles around him,” said Persons in a press release.

The deputy pursued the suspect until losing sight of him south of Dunnigan. But he soon spotted the vehicle again as it made a U-turn on County Road 8, west of I-5. The deputy again activated his lights.

“After making the U-turn, the suspect vehicle drove toward the deputy’s vehicle while the suspect was pointing a gun at the deputy,” Persons stated. “The suspect than rammed the deputy’s vehicle on the right front side before continuing eastbound on County Road 8. Believing the suspect presented imminent danger to the public, the deputy fired two rounds, striking the suspect vehicle.”

The suspect abandoned the vehicle behind a truck stop and jumped a fence onto I-5. He was spotted by a California Highway Patrol officer, and two CHP officers detained him at gunpoint before the deputy took custody. The suspect was not injured.

A handgun believed to belong to the suspect was found “along the route between where the suspect abandoned his vehicle and where he was located by CHP,” said Persons.

The arrested man was identified as John August Scrhoiff, a 28-year old transient.

He’s been charged with assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury,assault with a firearm on a peace officer, being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and evading a peace officer.

Bail was set at $280,000, and Schroiff is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

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Recycling a Christmas tree: three choices


There are three ways for West Sacramento residents to recycle their used, formerly-live Christmas trees. Choose from among the following options after removing all decorations from the tree:

First, you may cut it into small enough (less than three-foot) sections and fit the pieces into your yard waste cart or bundled next to it, for pickup on your regular service day.

Secondly, you may take the tree to Whitey’s Jolly Kone between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 4. If you make a donation at the dropoff, it will benefit Cub Scout Pack 49. Whitey’s is located at 1300 Jefferson Boulevard.

Third, you may recycle your Christmas tree (limit two per person) to the Yolo County Landfill between Woodland and Davis. The landfill will also recycle your old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors now made obsolete by your new holiday gifts.   For more information, call (530) 666-8729 or visit www.yolocounty.org.

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