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September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.

Yolo County Department Closures During the Winter Holidays

The following Yolo County departments will be closed during the winter holidays: 


December 23 - January 1

Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector

December 25 - January 1

County Administrator (including Clerk of the Board and Human Resources)

December 23 - January 1

County Counsel

December 23 - January 1

Health Department

Medical Therapy Unit: December 26, 27 and 31

Immunization Clinic: December 23 – 27

Child Passenger Safety program: December 24

Environmental Health (except emergency response services): December 23 – January 1

WIC: December 23 - 27 and December 31 - January 3


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.

Request for Ideas for Future Uses of the Yolo County Courthouse

Yolo County has issued a Request for Ideas in an effort to solicit creative input regarding the future use of the Yolo County Courthouse.  When the Yolo Superior Court completes the construction of their new facility in 2015, the existing building and property will revert to the county for its use upon the court’s departure.  The Board of Supervisors recognizes this as an opportunity to consider alternative and innovative approaches to the reuse of the facility. 

Reduced Hours in Branch Libraries Oct. 14 and 28 for Staff Trainings

All branches of the Yolo County Library will have shortened hours on Monday, October 14 and Monday, October 28 so staff may attend system-wide training.  Branches will re-open on those days from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. if the branch is normally open on Mondays.  The Yolo County Library’s Central Services and Archives will also be affected.

“Library staff are committed to providing the most current, up-to-date library services, and to continuing to meet the high expectations of our Yolo County community,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “These trainings provide us with new information and the resources we need to continue to develop excellent library services for all Yolo County residents.”

Nature hike July 14 at Rockville Trails

Nature hike July 14 at Rockville Trails

Solano County's Rockville Trails, just a short drive from West Sacramento, opened to hikers earlier this year, and you can take a guided hike July 14, said Solano Land Trust Volunteers Coordinator Natalie DuMont in a press release.

"Rockville Trails," she said, "is a key entry point into a rare and special region called the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area. Its land and water provide critical food and shelter for wildlife, and safe passage for animal migrations." This natural area is so unspoiled, you can almost picture Patwin Indians still walking its oak forests and climbing the hills to look out over the valleys below, said DuMont adding, "The forests, rugged hills and high ridges that they saw hundreds of years ago are largely unchanged."

Sobriety and driver's license checkpoint planned for Friday

Sobriety and driver's license checkpoint planned for Friday

The California Highway patrol (CHP)), Woodland Area, will be conducting a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license checkpoint on August 24, 2012, somewhere within the unincorporated area of Yolo County.

The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of intoxicated or unlicensed drivers. A sobriety/driver license checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operation.