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Syrian war producing ‘lost generation’ of college-age students

Syrian war producing ‘lost generation’ of college-age students

The war in Syria has had a devastating effect on that country’s university students and scholars, creating a lost generation, according to a recent University of California, Davis, report. “The war will end but the young people who would be integral in rebuilding the country are being left behind,” said Keith David Watenpaugh, an associate professor and director of the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative, and lead author of the report. ... Read More

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

Letter to city council: Restore the State Theatre if we are truly "Historic Woodland"

Letter to city council: Restore the State Theatre if we are truly "Historic Woodland"

..From the Friends of the State Theatre Facebook page: "This ramp, the loge stairs (and loge) and Art Deco bannister - and the matching set on the other side of the State Theatre - will only be historical footnotes if the public/private "City of Woodland / Cinema West" project continues as planned. ... Read More

C.O.W. to accept applications for utility assistance

C.O.W. to accept applications for utility assistance

The City of Woodland is now accepting applications for the ..... Read More

Yolo County’s State Fair Exhibit Wins the Gold and Blue!

Yolo County’s State Fair Exhibit Wins the Gold and Blue!

This year, Yolo County took home a gold ribbon in the California State Fair Counties Exhibit competition, as well as a blue ribbon for ‘best content’.  With this year’s counties exhibit theme, “From (our) County to Your Table”, Yolo County is excited to feature its successful Farm to School Yolo program with a giant tomato-shaped school house, an animated school room scene, a school garden with fresh produce from local farms and an informational slideshow.

Award Supports Public Defender’s Record Mitigation Clinic

Award Supports Public Defender’s Record Mitigation Clinic

Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announced the Yolo Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee has awarded $19,495 from the Gaming Special Distribution Fund to support the Public Defender’s Record Mitigation Clinic. 

California law allows rehabilitated offenders to petition the court to expunge their past convictions, reduce their felony convictions to misdemeanors, earn early termination of probation, or seal their juvenile or arrest records.  The goal of the Record Mitigation Clinic is to assist rehabilitated offenders with applications to the court for post-conviction legal remedies that serve to clear up their criminal records.  The Gaming Special Distribution Funds will allow the clinic to conduct outreach and perform legal services specifically for ex-offenders who were arrested related to tribal casino operations.