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Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

West Sacramento Job Fair October 29 - Woodland Job Talk October 21

West Sacramento Job Fair October 29 - Woodland Job Talk October 21

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, in partnership with the City of West Sacramento, the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board, will be holding a job fair on Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the City of West Sacramento Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

UC Davis ramps up new commercial venture formation with 14 technology startups in past year

UC Davis ramps up new commercial venture formation with 14 technology startups in past year

The University of California, Davis, launched 14 commercial startups during the past year to June 30 — the largest number of new ventures based on UC Davis technology to be started in a single year.

This represents an increase from eight startups the preceding fiscal year.

“Nearly doubling the number of university-based startups is a major milestone achieved by the Office of Research, working closely with entrepreneurial faculty,” said Harris Lewin, vice chancellor for research. “This achievement illustrates the huge potential of our faculty for driving economic development, and is in perfect alignment with Chancellor Linda Katehi’s goals for the campus, and the recent emphasis on technology transfer by our new University of California president, Janet Napolitano.”... Read More

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

This week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2013 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2013.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2013 was $721,636,091; an all-time high and an increase of 12.89% from 2012.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.”

Subsidized Employment Program Helps Employers and Job-Seekers

Subsidized Employment Program Helps Employers and Job-Seekers

Employers in Yolo County now have an opportunity to cut employment costs by hiring Yolo County residents through the county’s Subsidized Employment Program.  This new program, administered through the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, incentivizes local employers while assisting eligible low-income job seekers otherwise unable to find employment.

The Subsidized Employment Program reimburses participating employers eligible employee wages for up to a year through the CalWORKs Employment Services Program.  Jobs made available through the program are not meant to displace current employees, and may be, but are not limited to, entry level positions.  While the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services provides potential employee applicants to participating employers, the employer is fully in control of deciding who to hire.  The employee is also responsible for providing supervision and training.

Farm Fresh To You offers farm tour and benefit dinner

Farm Fresh To You offers farm tour and benefit dinner

.... Farm Fresh To You will hold two farm events in ..... Read More

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

UC Davis will be partnering with Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi.

Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

The signing ceremony was held in the city of Yingchuan, China, during a meeting between high-level officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology... Read More