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Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced this year’s annual Assessment Roll increased from the 2014 total value of $21.8 billion to a current value of just over $23 billion. Improving economic factors have continued to strengthen the real estate market, attracting new residents and contributing to an overall rise in home values throughout Yolo County, resulting in a total 2015 Assessment Roll of $23,239,449,070; a 6.51% increase over the prior year. 

“Every member of my staff has been working tirelessly to efficiently handle the increased workload that accompanies the fair valuation of land, property and many other aspects of Yolo County and I could not be prouder of the end result,” said Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley.  “Preparing this year’s roll was a wonderful experience.”

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Yeti Restaurant: Nepali and Indian; Well Worth the Drive—and the Bike Ride!

Yeti Restaurant: Nepali and Indian; Well Worth the Drive—and the Bike Ride!

By Peter Bittner

Sometimes we SacFoodies explore outside Sacramento’s city limits. It’s not that there’s any scarcity of diverse food options here, but there’s always something exciting about seeing what other cities have to offer. On a recent trip to Davis, I spent a long, hot day biking on the cozy college town’s lovely path. At the end of it, tired and hungry, I visited a local gem: The Yeti Restaurant. There are few outdoor patios better in Davis, and not many establishments offering both authentic Nepali and Indian cuisine!... Read More

4th of July Celebration (Davis)

4th of July Celebration (Davis)
4th of July Celebration (Davis)
07-04-2015 - 07-04-2015
City of Davis
http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/community-and-theatre-events/community-events/fourth-of-july
Admission: Free
 
(530) 757-5602
 
Start Time(s): Sat 5pm-9:45pm
A wide array of family activities is planned for the Davis community on July 4th Following the days events, the community will gather for a free City-coordinated festival in Community Park to hear music, have picnics, and to view the fireworks finale 
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Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

 Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

Community Business Bank announces that it now ranks even higher on the list of Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America developed by DepositAccounts, an online publication focused on banking and savings information for consumers.

The 2015 list ranks Community Business Bank sixth in the nation - up two spots from 2014. The bank is one of only 49 out of nearly 7,000 federally insured banks to be listed in the top ten percent for the second straight year.

“We are very pleased to again be nationally recognized as one of the top 10 healthiest institutions across the U.S.,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “The fact that we have been ranked even higher on the list this year speaks to the dedication of our staff and directors, as well as to our commitment to the communities we serve.” 

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Low-income Woodland farming families go solar


Like many Americans, Alex Hernandez lost his home and his job in the aftermath of the recession. The former contractor, now truck driver, has four kids, and his paycheck goes to them.

Hernandez lives in a four-bedroom apartment with his family in a Woodland complex, but it's not like the other apartment buildings -- this one is 100 percent solar powered.

That means big savings for Hernandez and everyone else who lives here.

"I went from 257 bucks a month to $7," Hernandez said. "And, I have my A/C on all day!"

Sounds too good to be true, but it's not. It's called Mutual Housing at Spring Lake. It's a community built specifically for low-income farm workers and their families. Their rent is reduced, and so is the utility bill thanks to solar panels built on the rooftops.

July Workshops in Davis and Winters for Curious Musicologists of All Ages

July Workshops in Davis and Winters for Curious Musicologists of All Ages

Join Woodland Community College Professor of Music Lis Testa as she leads two interactive rhythm workshops for all-ages on July 9 and 14 at the Davis and Winters branch libraries respectively.  

As part of the Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program – Read to the Rhythm – come and learn about the power of rhythm in music from around the world, including Irish dance tunes and drum ensembles of Ghana.  The workshops will be held as follows:

  • Thursday, July 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street, Davis
  • Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Avenue, Winters

All programs of the Yolo County Library are free.  No reservations are required. For more information on these July rhythm workshops, contact joan.tuss@yolocounty.org.

Summer Food Events - What will you eat this summer?

Summer Food Events - What will you eat this summer?

The great thing about Sacramento is that we have food events all year long.  Our name of Farm-to-Fork Capitol is appropriate with everything from Baconfest to the Banana Festival. In fact, sometimes competition is fierce for your attention and your dollar.

We are also blessed to be in the middle of so many destinations. With Napa, Tahoe, Reno, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey/Carmel, and Yosemite so close by, there are events to select from throughout Northern California.

Below is the Foodie Calendar through September's Farm-to-Fork Festival. The ones with comments are my favorites that I return to year after year.

July 17-18 Marysville Peach Festival
July 18 Capay Organic Tomato Festival 
July 24-26 Gilroy Garlic Festival... Read More