Our network

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the tenth street gate. Free. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Auto museum celebrates The Pickup Truck Exhibit with a family-friendly tailgate party

Auto museum celebrates The Pickup Truck Exhibit with a family-friendly tailgate party

Fun for the whole family…it’s time to celebrate The Pickup Truck exhibit at the California Automobile Museum with a themed “tailgate party” on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library at the “Cruisin’ into the Next Chapter” Classic Car and Truck Show on August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

All are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event which will feature a display of classic cars and trucks around the library. In addition to the car show, visit the nearly 100-year-old Carnegie library and check out books, watch a “Cars” movie marathon, enjoy arts and crafts for all ages and take part in family activities while listening to live music. Participants will also be able to enter to win raffle prizes and support the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library with purchases of food, plants and t-shirts.

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

100 Years before the hippies, we had our own seekers after hidden knowledge, including some well-known city fathers and a congressional candidate! We’ll meet sincere followers of Blavatsky, Crowley, Swedenborg and others, and a few double-jointed con artists preying on the gullible. With special guests, if the spirits are willing…

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Early arrival is recommended.

Cost is $10 at the gate (cash only).

 

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The SUCCESS: Afternoon Youth Enrichment program at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, has expanded to three days of service; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The SUCCESS program is an afterschool homework assistance, positive social interaction and mentorship program where elementary school students receive assistance with homework and reading from high school mentors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various community service projects, teambuilding games and enrichment activities.

The SUCCESS program is a partnership between RISE Inc. and the Yolo County Library, working together to support youth of all ages in our communities. For more information about the program, contact RISE Inc. staff at: (530) 794-6000 or visit www.riseinc.org.

Winemaker's dinner Aug. 27 - tickets for sale!

Winemaker's dinner Aug. 27 - tickets for sale!

#Elk Grove, CA -- McConnell Estates Winery, 10686 W. Stockton Boulevard, 95757, hosts the "Winemaker's Dinner" on Saturday, August 27, kicking off with a stroll through the luscious garden at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers prepared by Chef Chris Jackson paired with McConnell wines!

Individual tickets and Reserved Table Sponsorships are available through the Sacramento Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education. This "Winemaker's Dinner" celebrates the bounty of Sacramento farmers, ranchers and the Wackman "Family" Ranch wines while raising funds for agricultural scholarships and education.

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

Ingredients: 

Food manufacturers focus on saving water

Food manufacturers focus on saving water

MODESTO — California’s drought is in its fifth year. While that has prompted many businesses to change their operations, looking for ways to use water more efficiently has long been a priority in the Valley’s food manufacturing sector... Read More