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Yolo County soccer coach sentenced for molesting boys


SACRAMENTO - A Yolo County man who coached youth soccer was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday after pleading no contest to molesting five boys.

Cristan Rooms, 32, pleaded to 12 counts of sexual assault, the Yolo County District Attorney's Office reported. The molestations took place from 2007 through 2011.

The D.A.'s. office said the crimes came to light when a mother of one of the victims received a sexually explicit text message from Rooms and contacted the Yolo County Sheriff's Department.


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5th Annual Poker Tournament Fundraiser

5th Annual Poker Tournament Fundraiser
5th Annual Poker Tournament Fundraiser
04-05-2014 - 04-05-2014
Davis Musical Theatre Company
http://www.dmtc.org/2014poker.html
Admission: Before 4/1 $50 After 4/1 $60
 
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Start Time(s): Sat 6:30pm
Davis Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) is set to deal out an exciting evening of Texas Hold'em Poker action! The festivities include a delicious buffet dinner, a wealth of prizes for the winner and final place finishers will be up for grabs, including a 40" flat screen television, and
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Karen Larsen Appointed Mental Health Director

Karen Larsen Appointed Mental Health Director

This month, the Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health welcomed Karen Larsen as the department’s new Mental Health Director and Alcohol & Drug Administrator.  Prior to her position with Yolo County, she was the Director of Behavioral Health Services for CommuniCare Health Centers, responsible for the implementation and oversight of several specialized programs for individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.

Ms. Larsen is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a master’s of science in counseling from California State University Sacramento.  She has been providing services for mental health and substance use disorders for over 20 years.  She has managed several substance abuse programs throughout the region and has worked in every modality of substance abuse treatment, including detoxification, residential and outpatient.  

What to Make This Week

What to Make This Week

Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for dinner this week!... Read More

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Sweet smell of sustainability: renewable sources for artificial scents

Sweet smell of sustainability: renewable sources for artificial scents

Fresh banana, a waft of flowers, blueberry: the scents in Shota Atsumi's laboratory in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry are a little sweeter than most. That's because Atsumi and his team are engineering bacteria to make esters — molecules widely used as scents and flavorings, and also as basic feedstock for chemical processes from paints to fuels. Their latest work is published March 9 in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. Nearly all industrial chemicals, from artificial flavorings to paint, are derived from oil or gas, Atsumi said. "Our motivation is to make chemicals from renewable sources instead," Atsumi…... Read More

Grant Funds offer Free Tire Disposal at the Yolo County Landfill

Grant Funds offer Free Tire Disposal at the Yolo County Landfill

(Woodland, CA) – Over 15 tons of tires have already been recycled through a CalRecycle Tire Amnesty grant that was awarded to the Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management.  Since funding is still available, now through the end of March, all Yolo County residents are being offered free tire recycling at the Yolo County Central Landfill for up to nine tires per household, farm or ranch.  Coupons are being sent in the mail and utility bills, and can also be found for downloading on Yolo County city websites.  A valid driver’s license or utility bill verifying Yolo County residency will be checked upon arrival at the landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H at Road 104, and a coupon must be presented at that time for free disposal. 

Things to remember when participating in this free tire recycling event:

Family of woman killed by falling tree on I80 seeks answers


VACAVILLE, CA – The family of a woman killed by a falling eucalyptus tree on Interstate 80 on Sunday is asking how a dead tree could have been allowed to become a potential hazard so close to the freeway.

"That tree was rotten. That tree was dead. It shoulda been cut down a long time ago," said Johnnie Price, the great grandmother of 22-year-old Kenneisha Dale, of Oakland.

Dale was driving in the westbound lanes of I-80 Sunday afternoon just after 1:30 when the tree fell on her car just west of Cherry Glen Road, smashing the windshield and apparently killing her instantly, according to the Highway Patrol.

"After the tree struck the vehicle, the vehicle swerved across all lanes and collided into the center divide, and then it swerved to the right across all lanes, and that's when it came to rest in the number four lane," California Highway Patrol officer S. Bratcher said.