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Input Sought on Space Utilization Study

Input Sought on Space Utilization Study

Yolo County is seeking the input of residents on a strategic plan for managing its facility needs now, and into the future.

This past year, Yolo County contracted with Jacobs Engineering Group to conduct a space utilization study.  The need was identified through the development of the county’s Capital Improvement Plan and the desire to take a holistic approach to facility strategic planning and asset management to best serve the residents of Yolo County. 

Yolo County Library & Other Department Winter Holiday Closures

Yolo County Library & Other Department Winter Holiday Closures

All Yolo County Library branches, including the Yolo County Archives and Records Center, will be closed December 24 through 26, December 31 and January 1.  Additionally, there will be some reduction in hours December 22 through the end of the year.

“In years past, we have had extended closures during the winter holidays due to budget cuts,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “This year, we are pleased to have our branches open on more days, albeit with limited hours, during the holiday season.” 

For a listing of winter holiday hours, please contact your local Yolo County Library branch or find up-to-date information at www.yolocountylibrary.org.  Please note, the Winters Community Library will also be closed January 2.

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Northeast Arizona, land of the Navajo, is home to mother and daughter Lucy and Ellen Begay.

Weaving in the Navajo culture has strong cultural values, and for Lucy and Ellen, weaving is part of their daily rhythm.  Author and collector Gary Beaudoin will soon visit Yolo County to discuss and display the Begays' handmade authentic Navajo textiles.

Gary Beaudoin is the author of Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay, Navajo Weavers.  He is the keeper of a collection of Navajo textiles by the Begays.  The collection spans 20 years of their work and each weaving is one-of-a-kind.  Living a pastoral life in Northeast Arizona, the remote landscape inspires their weaving designs.  The Begays say they weave “what they see”.

November Yolo County Library Closures

November Yolo County Library Closures

All branches of the Yolo County Library, as well as administration and the Yolo County Archives & Records Center will be closed as follows in November:

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

The Yolo County departments of Employment & Social Services and Health Services invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Yolo County Health & Human Services Winters Service Center, located at 111 East Grant Avenue in Winters, on Thursday, November 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Winters Service Center opened its doors on October 20 to provide employment services; eligibility services for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs; children’s mental health services (two days per week); and beginning January 1, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services (two days per month).

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: 

Assessor

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

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