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September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.

6.0 earthquake epicenter is American Canyon

6.0 earthquake epicenter is American Canyon

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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.”

Extended Hours at the Winters Community Library begin August 19

Extended Hours at the Winters Community Library begin August 19

On Tuesday, August 19, extended hours at the Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library System, will begin.  Extended hours are:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Saturdays: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

The Winters Community Library operates as both the public library and the Winters High School library and serves all members of the community when open.  These longer hours are made possible by a partnership between the Winters High School and the Yolo County Library.  Morning hours will be staffed by the high school and its team of student interns.  Afternoon, evening and weekend hours will be staffed by Yolo County librarians and library assistants. 

“We are pleased to partner with the school district to offer more hours through the student intern program,” said County Librarian Patty Wong

Farm Fresh To You offers farm tour and benefit dinner

Farm Fresh To You offers farm tour and benefit dinner

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New Emergency Notification System Launched – Yolo-Alert.org

New Emergency Notification System Launched – Yolo-Alert.org

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, in partnership with emergency response agencies throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties, has implemented a state-of-the-art mass notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important community news.  The system enables officials in the three counties to provide essential information quickly, through a variety of avenues, when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents.