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Opening Celebration May 6 for Davis Employment & Eligibility Services One-Stop Center

Opening Celebration May 6 for Davis Employment & Eligibility Services One-Stop Center

The community is invited to join the Yolo County Library and the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services in celebrating the opening of the Davis Employment & Eligibility Services One-Stop Center at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library on Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Employment specialists are now available to assist residents at the Davis Branch Library on Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., by providing job search and resume assistance, subsidized job assessment and placement, related workshops and other resources that assist job seekers and employers.  Eligibility services for assistance such as CalFresh, CalWORKs and Medi-Cal will be provided on Tuesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Gardening Question and Answer (Davis ACE Garden)

Gardening Question and Answer (Davis ACE Garden)
Gardening Question and Answer (Davis ACE Garden)
04-24-2015 - 05-22-2015
Yolo County Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/yolomg
Admission: Free
 
(530) 666-8143
mgyolo@ucanr.edu
 
Start Time(s): Fridays 2pm-5pm
Yolo County Master Gardeners will be staffing an information table at the Davis ACE Garden Center Stop by and ask all about spring garden planning, lawn removal, and other questions
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Carmichael Park Community Band Festival June 6 & 7 2015

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival   June 6 & 7 2015

Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7   2015

The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival, Carmichael Park Amphitheater. With 15 concert bands, this is one of the largest community band festivals in California for over 20 years.  There will be music from noon to 7 pm Saturday and  11 am to 7 pm Sunday.  Bring the entire family, a picnic, lawn chairs, sun hat, and enjoy two lovely afternoons of music!

Admission: FREE

Parking: FREE

Location: Carmichael Park: 5750 Grant Ave. Carmichael 95608  (southeast corner of the park; Fair Oaks Blvd. between Grant and North)

http://maps.google.com/?q=carmichael+park+amphitheater+5750+grant

Davis Pride and 5K Run for Equality

Davis Pride and 5K Run for Equality
Davis Pride and 5K Run for Equality
05-03-2015 - 05-03-2015
The Davis Phoenix Coalition
http://davispride.org
Admission: 5K: -Registration (by 4/25) $35 -Late registration (4/26-5/3) $38 Festival Free
 
(530) 756-9304
davisphoenixco@gmail.com
http://www.davispride.org/5k-run-walk.html
Start Time(s): Sun 9am-5pm *5K 9am **Festival 11am-5pm
The Davis Phoenix Coalition, a Davis, CA non-profit organization, committed to promoting an inclusive culture, will be holding their inaugural Davis Pride Festival and 5K Run for Equality. This will be the first pride event held in Davis since 2005.  The festival is free and open to the public and will feature activities for all ages, such as a kids zone, pet zone, a resource fair, and vendors. 
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April 29 Literacy Symposium to Address Achievement Gap

April 29 Literacy Symposium to Address Achievement Gap

According to a 2013 Annie E. Casey Foundation report on why reading by the end of third grade matters, “children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.”  How does this affect us in Yolo County?  This question will be addressed in a community “Call to Action” on April 29, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center, located at 1280 Anita Court, Suite 120 in Woodland. 

Yolo County Superintendent of Schools Jesse Ortiz and Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong are working together to bring attention to the issue of low literacy.  This symposium will be the first step in creating a county wide action plan.  Community and civic leaders from all backgrounds are invited to attend the symposium and learn what we can do in Yolo County to give our children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.

April Public Forums for Input on Services for Low-Income Residents

April Public Forums for Input on Services for Low-Income Residents

The Yolo County Community Services Action Board, in coordination with the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, is in the process of planning programs for the 2015 and 2016 Community Services Block Grant funding cycle.  As part of that process, they will be holding the following public forums to seek input on services for low-income residents which will be used to set service priorities for the program:

Tuesday, April 14, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Department of Employment & Social Services, Community Room
25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland

Thursday, April 16, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Department of Employment and Social Services, Community Room
500-A Jefferson Street in West Sacramento

Tuesday, April 21, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Room 6 & 7
640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis

Public Safety Realignment & Prop. 47 Planning: Second Session Added in Davis

Public Safety Realignment & Prop. 47 Planning: Second Session Added in Davis

Assembly Bill 109, Public Safety Realignment, was enacted in 2011 in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding by placing supervision and incarceration responsibilities for non-serious, non-sexual and non-violent offenders with local county criminal justice systems.  Adding to those responsibilities, Californians passed Proposition 47 in November which reduced penalties for certain offenders convicted of certain property and drug crimes and which allows certain offenders who have been previously convicted of such crimes to apply for reduced sentences.  In addition, the measure requires any state savings that result be spent to support truancy (unexcused absences) prevention, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and victim services.