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Woodland pool finally open again, over $1 million including Measure E money spent

Woodland pool finally open again, over $1 million including Measure E money spent

The Brooks Pool Swim Center improvements are complete. Grand reopening ..... Read More

Healthy Yolo Forces of Change Assessment Now Available

Healthy Yolo Forces of Change Assessment Now Available

Recently, the Yolo County Health Department, through the Healthy Yolo campaign, conducted a work session to assess the threats and opportunities around forces of change in relation to the public health system.  The resulting Forces of Change Assessment report is now available at www.HealthyYolo.org.

Healthy Yolo is a long-term systematic effort to improve community health.  Since July, Healthy Yolo has been engaging the community to share and together understand the specific health concerns and strengths of the community, prioritize public health issues, and determine goals and strategies to achieve a healthier Yolo County.  

Play & Learn Workshops at the Winters Community Library in March

The Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library system, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, will host a four-part parenting workshop for the parents and caregivers of children ages 1 to 4 in March. The series will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in March (March 6, 13, 20 and 27).

During the series, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers will have the opportunity to play together with developmentally appropriate toys, learn together with an early childhood specialist, and get to know other parents in the community with like-aged children.  Dramatic play, music and art, gross and fine motor skills, as well as books and puppet play will be incorporated into the series.  Presenters will include a pediatrician, an occupational therapist, a child psychologist and a nutritionist.

$1.7 Million Grant Funds Crisis Triage

The Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health has been awarded the first of the grants available under Senate Bill 82 (Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013).  The $1.7 million grant over four years is monitored by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and will fund crisis triage personnel.  Yolo County’s proposal received the highest score statewide with 960 points out of a possible 1,000.

The Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health submitted its response to this grant opportunity with a proposal to fund crisis personnel, including clinicians and peer counselors providing services in the community.  Yolo County proposes to put in place clinical staff to accompany law enforcement on crisis calls and peer counselors throughout the community to provide support following a crisis, including assistance engaging in a crisis plan, navigating the system of services and supporting recovery needs.

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' Winning Dish to be announced this Thursday Feb. 6

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' Winning Dish to be announced this Thursday Feb. 6

This week's 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' poll asked News10 viewers to decide what the News10 Good Morning crew will be eating this Friday, Feb. 7 during our 5 and 6 a.m. live newscasts.

Co-anchor Dan Elliott and traffic anchor Melissa Crowley will be enjoying breakfast and meeting local residents at Carol's Restaurant in West Sacramento. 

Reminder: Another Yolo County Free Flu Vaccine Opportunity Feb. 5

The Yolo County Health Department, in partnership with the West Sacramento Fire Department and the City of West Sacramento, is offering another special free flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday, February 5, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at West Sacramento City Hall, located at 1110 W. Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

The predominant flu virus this season is H1N1 which disproportionately affects younger adults, children, people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women.  In 2009, H1N1 did not follow the traditional flu season months of November through March.  While it is too early to determine how long the flu season will last, there is still time for those who have not gotten their flu vaccine to do so through their healthcare provider, pharmacy or through the Yolo County Health Department. 

Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Launches NIXLE Community Information Service

Sheriff Ed Prieto is pleased to announce the implementation of a new communications service (NIXLE) that allows the Sheriff’s Office to send important, valuable community information directly to residents who subscribe to the FREE service.

Using NIXLE, the Sheriff’s Office can create and publish messages which can be delivered to registered residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com. Messages may include important advisories, missing person alerts, real time emergency information, suspect descriptions, as well as other relevant safety and community event information.