Nov 212013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – The Yolo Food Bank (with support from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation) will distribute 1,500 meals this Thanksgiving. Yolo households needing help may receive a package including a turkey, fresh produce and non-perishable goods. The Food Bank will partner with the Yolo County Children’s Alliance to distribute the food boxes [...]

Nov 162013
 
Special DUI-prosecuting unit to continue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 20130 – The state’s Office of Traffic Safety will continue to fund a special DUI enforcement unit in Yolo County, reports the Yolo District Attorney’s office. The state has awarded Yolo $233,295 for the prosecution of “driving under the influence” cases, said a press statement from Chief Deputy D.A. [...]

Nov 142013
 
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department [...]

Nov 112013
 
What do you do with an old courthouse?

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 – News-Ledger Staff What would you do with this landmark courthouse building erected in 1917? Would you convert it to office space? A museum? A school? Some sort of public market? Now that Yolo County is constructing a replacement court, the old structure in Woodland will lose its [...]

Nov 062013
 
Can you clean up a criminal record? New Yolo County program helps some who can

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 30, 2013 – From the County of Yolo Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announces the launch of the Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic.  The result of a collaboration between the Public Defender’s Office and the University of California, Davis, School of Law, the clinic will help rehabilitated offenders clean up [...]