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Crime meets its match

Community organizers and faith based institiutions are fighting crime, helping victims heal wounds and making communities safer through restorative justice efforts. Anyone can participate. This video explains.

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Spread some cheer this Dec. during Calistoga’s Holiday Village. From Dec. 6-7, 2014 Calistoga will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with fun activities to be enjoyed with friends and family during this wonderful time of year. 

Calistoga welcomes visitors with a cheerful atmosphere and shops aglow with a fully decorated celebration of family and friends in the Holiday Village. Visitors can shop for the perfect holiday gift while enjoying holiday refreshments and the heart-warming song of Christmas Carolers. The weekend will feature a variety of activities for the entire family.

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

(Woodland, CA) – Yesterday, just hours before the rain came, approximately 100 volunteers and staff moved 63 homeless individuals, along with their 40 pets, from the North Levee encampment in West Sacramento into temporary housing.

The move, along with provision of services, was a collaborative effort between Yolo County, Yolo County Housing, the City of West Sacramento and numerous private and non-profit partners.  Over the next 60 to 120 days, with $100,000 in financial support from Yolo County and the City of West Sacramento, along with private donations, these individuals will be housed and will receive assistance for benefits in which they may be eligible to prevent homelessness in the future.

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

The Yolo County departments of Employment & Social Services and Health Services invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Yolo County Health & Human Services Winters Service Center, located at 111 East Grant Avenue in Winters, on Thursday, November 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Winters Service Center opened its doors on October 20 to provide employment services; eligibility services for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs; children’s mental health services (two days per week); and beginning January 1, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services (two days per month).

Winters Community Library Open House Celebrates 5th Anniversary November 5

Winters Community Library Open House Celebrates 5th Anniversary November 5

In celebration of Yolo County’s Winters Community Library’s fifth year in its current location at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, an open house will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The open house will include activities for all ages, including crafts, story time and light refreshments.  The Balloon Lady will be in attendance as well as a number of community groups showcasing their talents, including the Needle Arts group, the RPG group (teen gaming) and the Book Menders.  The Yolo Reads literacy program will be playing word games such as Apples to Apples and Bananagrams, and the Tales 4 Tails program will allow kids to read aloud to a trained therapy dog.

“Come celebrate the Winters Community Library with us and enjoy good food and good company on November 5,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.

Found: Halloween Funtivities

Found: Halloween Funtivities

By Ashley Robinson Originally posted Oct. 18, 2012

Updates By Jamee Villa & Chantel Elder Oct. 15, 2014

October is the best month of the year. I mean, how amazing is it when it’s 100 degrees one day, and a crisp 76 the next? It’s like Mother Nature finally let out a deep breath and the world sprung to life with golden leaves and bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds and a soft breeze … and yes, I love October.

But what makes this month particularly important is the celebration of the year’s best holiday: Halloween. I am a fiend for it. I spend the entire month trying to find scary books, watching scary movies – even ones like “The Others” and “The Sixth Sense” in which the ending makes up the whole point of the movie – and going places that embrace the Halloween spirit.

Here are some of my local(ish) suggestions to get into the holiday spirit in the Sacramento area... Read More

October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

Attention Yolo County gardeners and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Community Garden in Woodland is hosting a class entitled, “Cover Cropping for Better Spring Soil” on Wednesday, October 22, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  The class is free and open to all.

This class, taught by David Linebarger, garden assistant and graduate from the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Department, will help participants understand what cover crops are, the types of plants that make ideal cover crops for fall and winter in our region, and how to use cover crops to improve your soil.  Cover cropping is a great low-maintenance technique for getting your soils ready for spring and summer plants.

The community garden program is committed to offering garden-based technique and nutrition classes to help the community grow fresh food and live healthier lives.