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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.

Child Support Workshops in August Part of Child Support Awareness Month

Child Support Workshops in August Part of Child Support Awareness Month

“Children are the best part of ourselves – the sum of our past and the promise of our future, the guarantee that our lives and values and dreams will flourish long after we are gone.”  With that statement, then President Bill Clinton made an official proclamation in 1995 that recognized the month of August as Child Support Awareness Month.

Child Support Awareness Month is a time to salute parents who work hard to ensure their children grow up in stable homes and look forward to a bright future.  It is also a time to help remind parents who are not always present that they are an important part of their children’s lives.  

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Philip J. Pogledich as County Counsel.  After a comprehensive search and an extensive screening process, Mr. Pogledich was appointed to this position by a unanimous vote of the board.   

Mr. Pogledich began his tenure with Yolo County in 2004, most recently serving as senior deputy county counsel since 2007.  His focus has been on local government law, land use and natural resources, real property and public works, agriculture and the Williamson Act, solid waste and recycling, and policy concerning the Bay-Delta.  Prior to his tenure with Yolo County, he worked for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Mr. Pogledich received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

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