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What Happens at Startup Grind Doesn’t Stay at Startup Grind!

What Happens at Startup Grind Doesn’t Stay at Startup Grind!

Guest blog post by Rich Foreman, Founder and CEO of Apptology and Sacramento Chapter Director of Startup Grind Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. I started..... Read More

Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. 

As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning and Building, Public Works and Integrated Waste Management to form the Department of Planning, Public Works and Environmental Services.  For the next six months, Environmental Health will remain in its current location at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.  In 2015, it will join Planning and Building, located at 292 W. Beamer Street in Woodland, to provide its customers a more efficient process for permit applications.

Job Fair & Success Camp June 16 in Woodland

Job Fair & Success Camp June 16 in Woodland

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi and the Workforce Development Collaborative to connect job seekers with employers through a job fair which will be held Monday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Yolo County One Stop Career Center located at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 30 local businesses and ten apprenticeship programs represented at the job fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to fill out applications and turn in resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft resumes and conduct free resume reviews, providing constructive feedback to increase the applicant’s likelihood of success.  More than 500 job seekers are expected to attend the event.

Aggie softball field set for major renovations

Aggie softball field set for major renovations

La Rue Field, home to the UC Davis softball team and site of several NCAA Division II Regional Championships, will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2015 to create a much-improved facility for the Aggies and a better gameday experience for fans. The renovations, estimated to cost between $3.3 million and $4.3 million, are part of a comprehensive strategic plan for UC Davis Athletics facilities. ... Read More

Northern California Construction Training Opens Its Doors in Woodland

Northern California Construction Training Opens Its Doors in Woodland

Northern California Construction Training (NCCT) has opened its doors in Woodland, thanks to recent funding from the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.  Citing the correlation between lack of employment and a high risk for re-offense within the criminal justice population, the Board of Supervisors voted to support bringing NCCT to Woodland to enhance local efforts to break the cycle of recidivism.

Located at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, NCCT is a non-profit, community-based pre-apprenticeship program that teaches and mentors students, enabling them to successfully transition to careers in construction.  The NCCT curriculum includes classroom work and hands-on building experience, including help in obtaining a driver's license and GED if necessary.  Participants are taught by credentialed teacher-trainers who are master carpenters with years of experience.

Mellon Foundation awards $1.725 million for humanities research

Mellon Foundation awards $1.725 million for humanities research

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $1.725 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support research in the humanities during the next seven years. The grant is a renewal of the largest single award to UC Davis from the 45-year-old foundation, which is dedicated to supporting the humanities and the arts in higher education. “We are honored that the Mellon Foundation is renewing their generous support of the humanities at UC Davis,” said Ralph Hexter, UC Davis executive vice chancellor and provost. "Their support, which has already had such a profound impact on our campus…... Read More

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

By Laura Braden

Whether you’re leaning in, banning bossy or opting out, there’s a new group focused on supporting and promoting local businesswomen: the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Facebook, Twitter)... Read More