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Public Defender’s Office Sponsors Used Clothing Drive to Tackle Homelessness

December 9 through February 10, the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office will collect used clothing, shoes, purses and belts, table, bath and bed linens, and stuffed animals in an effort to raise funds which will benefit Fourth & Hope’s homeless shelter and programs.  Everything collected will be sold by the pound to California Clothing Recyclers, which in turn will ship wearable items around the world and recycle unwearable items by turning them into industrial rags or fibers used to make new products.  All proceeds will go directly to Fourth & Hope.

“It’s really a win-win situation,” said Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson.  “Who couldn’t stand to clean out a closet?  And the job will seem easier knowing that the used clothing and other items will raise money to combat homelessness in our local community.”

Ten elected as fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ten elected as fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ten faculty members from the University of California, Davis, have been elected in the 2013 class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Exemplifying creativity and breakthrough discovery, their contributions to science and society range from X-ray synchrotrons to plant biology and primate behavior to cancer care. They are among 388 new fellows elected this year by other members of the society for their efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows from UC Davis: Donald M. Bers, chair of Department of Pharmacology at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is a renowned expert…... Read More

UC Davis West Village: Setting the standard

UC Davis West Village: Setting the standard

The University of California, Davis, West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, racks up an impressive list of achievements in its initial year of review. The first formal analysis of West Village shows that even in its initial phases, it is well on the way to the ultimate goal of operating as a ZNE community. The report released today from UC Davis, and its partner West Village Community Partnership LLC, outlines major milestones including West Village producing 87 percent of the energy it consumed in a one-year period — well in advance of the project’s full completion…... Read More

Cornell’s Helene Dillard named dean of agricultural and environmental sciences

Cornell’s Helene Dillard named dean of agricultural and environmental sciences

Helene Dillard, a plant disease expert, associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Dillard, a native Californian and UC Davis alumna, will on Jan. 27 assume leadership of the college, which is ranked among the very top agricultural and environmental research institutions in the world. “Helene Dillard is both an accomplished scientist and a highly skilled administrator,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.  “She has been a strong supporter of fundamental research and…... Read More

Branch Libraries Closed Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving Holiday

(Woodland, CA) – All branches of the Yolo County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 so staff may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family.  Library branches will re-open on the next day they are typically open.  The Yolo County Library’s administration and Archives & Records Center will also be closed on these days. 

Delivery of books and media on a “holds request” will be unavailable during the closures.  Likewise, books and media will not be scheduled to be due during this time.

Many library services will be available online as they always are, 24 hours a day.  Visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org to find online services, including e-books, databases and suggested reading lists, and to find typical library branch hours of operation.  Residents can also connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

Haven't gotten your flu shot yet? Still thinking about? This will help you decide.

It is that time of year; the winter holidays are upon us and so is the flu season.  Even though we’ve experienced mild fall weather so far, we are already seeing a few cases of seasonal influenza.  Influenza arrives every winter and sickens millions around the world each year.  The very young, the elderly and those with chronic illnesses are most severely affected.

To avoid the flu and related risks, the flu shot is recommended (with rare exception) for everyone over 6 months of age.  Each year’s vaccine is a little different because each year, the vaccine is produced to match the most common strains of influenza that are circulating around the world.  

Yolo County Helps You Clean Up Hazards During the Holidays

The Yolo County Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management will continue to hold weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through the winter holiday season, with the exception of Friday, November 29.  The landfill will be open for non-hazardous waste on November 29, but closed December 25 and January 1.