Jan 082014

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 8, 2014 – The Yolo County Coroner’s office has identified the pedestrian killed on a West Sacramento freeway early morning as 25-year old Bryson Rush Labourdette, of Davis. The coroner’s report still lists the cause and manner of death both as “pending,” but states that Labourdette apparently left his disabled car [...]

Jan 062014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 – The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from [...]

Dec 312013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER OF WEST SACRAMENTO – 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 [...]

Dec 172013
West Sac Foundation receives honor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 11, 2013 – The Yolo Community Foundation has named the West Sacramento Foundation as its “Philanthropist of the Year: in the county. According to Meg Stallard, president of the board of Yolo Community Foundation: “The West Sacramento  Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, for the past 25 years has help enhance the [...]

Dec 152013
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

Dec 102013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 27, 2013 – Yolo County has hired Magellan Advisors to analyze the local broadband internet infrastructure and “assess future needs and identify strategies to meet those needs,” the company reports. The study is being commissioned by Yolo County’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) in conjunction with the cities of West [...]