Feb 292012
 
Foster care, & a bowl of soup

 NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 – GUEST COMMENTARY From the Woodland Community College Foster & Kinship Care Education Program It was a recipe for success.  Begin with a great cause, mix in dozens of volunteers, over 60 delicious homemade soups and a silent auction. Next, open the doors to the public for about four hours [...]

Feb 282012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – First 5 Yolo – a local agency funded with tobacco tax money – believes it is on track to distribute $2.5 million in additional money to Yolo organizations that support kids up to age five and their families over the next three years. The money was held up after the passage [...]

Feb 242012
 
Free food every Friday on Anna St.

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 – The Yolo County Children’s Alliance and First 5 Yolo remind you that fresh fruits and vegetables are given away at 10 a.m. every Friday at the Alyce Norman Elementary School site of the Alliance’s offices. The program receives $15,000 per year from First 5 Yolo (chartered with [...]

Feb 212012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute free food in West Sacramento and Clarksburg on Feb. 21. The schedule will be: Starting at 9-10 a.m. at the county building, 500 Jefferson Blvd.; 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd.; 11-noon at Yolo Housing Authority, 685 Lighthouse Dr.; and [...]

Feb 182012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo County Animal Shelter is offering half-priced adoption fees for dogs and cats, between Feb. 21-25. Adopt a dog for $75 or a cat for $55 between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or 2-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, or on Saturday 10-12:30 or 2-3:30. The shelter is at 2640 [...]

Feb 162012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo County Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book “The Snowy Day,” which “was one of the first books to feature an African-American child in a main role that appeals to all children.” Storytime programs at the West Sacramento branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue, will feature [...]

Feb 152012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo Community Foundation is looking to honor local high school seniors who have volunteered with a Yolo nonprofit for at least 60 hours during their junior or senior years of high school. Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a Yolo Youth Service Award; the nonprofit they support will receive [...]