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 [...]

Feb 092012

From the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office Several alert older adults in Yolo County recently contacted the Yolo County District Attorney’s Elder Protection Unit to report phone calls from people pretending to be from a collection agency. In one instance the caller claimed to be an attorney and that over $800 dollars was owed for [...]

Feb 072012

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 1, 2012 – GUEST OPINION – Telling you that agriculture is important in Solano and Yolo counties is not news to any of us.  But if we told you that agriculture is the engine behind a $2.5 billion sector of our economies, you might be interested.  When we add that agriculture is [...]

Jan 222012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER The Yolo County Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management holds weekly collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) at the Yolo County Central Landfill (44090 County Road 28H).  The HHW facility is open every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The landfill also accepts hazardous waste from businesses [...]