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Register to Vote

October 20, 2014 is the last day to register to vote in the November 4, 2014 election!

Are you going to be able to participate?

Registering to vote is as simple as calling Yolo Elections at (916) 375-6490; visiting www.yoloelections.org; or picking up a voter registration card at the library, post office, or at the City Clerk’s Office on the third floor of City Hall... Read More

City council will meet July 1 to swear in new members and install new honorary officers

City council will meet July 1 to swear in new members and install new honorary officers

The City of Woodland will be holding its next regular city council meeting on Tuesday, July 1 at 6 pm at the Community and Senior Center, located at 2001 East Street, Woodland. ... Read More

State Theatre sale and project concept approved, restoration is next hurdle

State Theatre sale and project concept approved, restoration is next hurdle

Prior to the Woodland City Council meeting, councilman Sean Denny agreed with a hearty "Yes!!!!!!" to a support letter requesting the new Woodland State Theatre LLC collaborate with the public to ensure the State Theatre is renovated with historical integrity."... Read More

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

The University of California, Davis has honored Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig with the 2014 Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.

In 2005, in an effort to honor Chief Emeritus Calvin E. Handy’s service to the UC Davis community as chief of the UC Davis Police Department from 1993 until 2005, and to continue his legacy of public service leadership, members of the campus community developed the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual community member, a group or organization that, through leadership actions, has made significant contributions in promoting leadership through diversity.

Gov. Brown to speak at May 19 climate change event

Gov. Brown to speak at May 19 climate change event

The future impact of climate change on California’s agriculture and natural resources will be the focus of a May 19 forum in Sacramento, coordinated by the University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. Gov. Jerry Brown and UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi will address the forum, titled “Climate Change: Challenges to California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources.” ... Read More

Governor Appoints Oscar Villegas to Yolo County Board of Supervisors

Governor Appoints Oscar Villegas to Yolo County Board of Supervisors

Following County Supervisor’s Mike McGowan resignation to accept a position with the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Governor Edmund G. Brown has selected City Councilmember Oscar E. Villegas to replace Mr. McGowan as District One Supervisor of Yolo County. Mr. Villegas has been a member of the West Sacramento City Council since 2000. He’s also been a field representative at the California Board of State and Community Corrections since 2008.

The City Council will soon be considering options for filling Mr. Villegas’ seat on the City Council.

As a Councilmember, Mr. Villegas served on the City/County 2×2, the City/School 2×2, the Sacramento-Yolo Port District Commission, the Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District Board, the Yolo County Transportation District, and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board... Read More

New UC Davis study reveals how people want their lawsuits resolved

As court systems throughout the country struggle to deliver civil justice in the face of budget cuts, a new study by a UC Davis law professor finds that people involved in civil lawsuits prefer mediation to nonbinding arbitration and like judge trials more than jury trials. In her study, “The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante,” Donna Shestowsky, who teaches negotiation strategy, alternative dispute resolution and legal psychology, reveals the legal procedures preferred by people involved in civil lawsuits at the start of their cases. The findings could help court systems design future generations…... Read More