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 [...]

Dec 032013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 27, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The lease wasn’t – quite – signed as the News-Ledger went to press on Nov. 26. But it appeared that a local beer house operator had found a home for his planned new pub in West Sacramento. Yolo Brewing Company has probably [...]

Nov 262013
 
Kids' agency celebrates 15 years

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 20, 2013 – From Lori Aldrete for First 5 Yolo The camaraderie and sense of accomplishment were apparent as commissioners, agency representatives, nonprofit executives, and community advocates for children came together for a small celebration Friday morning, November 15th in Woodland to mark the 15th anniversary of First 5 Yolo. “It was [...]

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 [...]