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All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

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John Heilmann Named New West Sacramento Fire Chief

John Heilmann Named New West Sacramento Fire Chief

John Heilmann, Deputy Fire Chief of the Operations Division at UC Davis and the City of Davis Fire Departments has been appointed as City of West Sacramento’s next fire chief.

Heilmann formally served in the West Sacramento Fire Department as Fire Division Chief of the Training Division, and also as Captain, Engineer and Firefighter... Read More

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 8

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 8

In celebration of National Public Health Week, April 6-12, the Yolo County Health Services Department invites the community to attend this year’s annual Public Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The fair will be held in the parking lot on the southeast corner of Beamer and Cottonwood Streets in Woodland.

“We welcome all residents to join us for our Public Health & Wellness Fair on April 8,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Rexroad.  “This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the services and programs our county Health Services Department and partners offer that can enrich the health and well-being of our communities now, and into the future.”

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River?  Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style.  Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, 2015, with each program offering fun new twists to experience this season.    

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Grant Funds Traffic Safety/Underage Drinking Prevention Projects

Grant Funds Traffic Safety/Underage Drinking Prevention Projects

The Yolo County Department of Health Services Friday Night Live partnership has received a grant for $5,000 to support FNL youth leaders in their implementation of campaigns to address traffic safety / underage drinking issues in their community.  The funding, provided through the California Friday Night Live Partnership, with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will allow youth to lead projects that will engage peers, their families and communities around these important issues.

Dining News: New Opening Date for Jackrabbit Brewery

Dining News: New Opening Date for Jackrabbit Brewery

If there's one thing I've learned over the years doing Cowtown Eats, it's that construction takes longer than expected. No matter how well organized or financed an operation is, there are always delays. As recently as early March, Jackrabbit Brewery..... Read More

Fix a Leak Week: Every Drop Counts in this Drought

Fix a Leak Week: Every Drop Counts in this Drought

More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s why the City of West Sacramento is participating in Fix a Leak Week, March 16—March 22. And you can help.

Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is an opportunity to improve the water efficiency of your home by finding and fixing leaks... Read More