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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.

A New Holiday Tradition Begins! Watch the Book, Then Cook the Book – Film to Food Project

Are you ready for a classic holiday film, and a meal to match?  The Davis Food Co-op and Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library are proud to announce, “Watch the Book, Then Cook the Book – Film to Food Project”.

This holiday season, come enjoy an exclusive film screening of the holiday classic portraying Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women.  Along with the film, the Davis Food Co-op will present a cooking class based on foods depicted in novel.

“Join us as we partner with the Davis Food Co-op to bring three popular pastimes – fiction, film and food – together for the holidays,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Get inspired to start your own tradition!”

Watch the film on Thursday, November 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and then attend the Little Women Cooking Class on Thursday, December 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Used Oil Filters

On Saturday, November 16, the Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works’ Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters will host a free Used Oil Filter Exchange Event, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 

With the help of O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout Yolo County, and the NAPA Auto Parts store in Winters, local government recycling coordinators are partnering to remind do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers of the importance of recycling by hosting the November 16 used oil filter exchange event.  Residents of Yolo County can receive a free oil filter by bringing in their used one for recycling.  There is a limit of two filters per resident that can be exchanged.