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Yolo County Receives Recognitions for Use of Green Power

Yolo County Receives Recognitions for Use of Green Power

Yolo County will be recognized next week at the Green California Summit with a Green California Leadership Award for 5.8 megawatts of ground-mounted, high-efficiency SunPower solar power systems installed at two county-owned sites in 2013, which at current utility rates, are eliminating the county’s annual $1.4 million electricity bill and generating $438,000 in annual revenues.  The Green California Leadership Awards were established to recognize outstanding environmental achievements in governments who undertake publicly financed and executed projects that provide a measurable benefit to the natural or human environment.

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Sacramento Southern Railroad Celebrates 31 Years!

Sacramento Southern Railroad  Celebrates 31 Years!

All aboard! 

In 2014, California State Parks, the California State Rairoad Museum and the Sacramento Southern Railroad are celebrating 31 years of weekend excursion train rides that are now available on weekends through September.  To learn more about the fascinating history, below are some interesting facts that will get you up-to-speed.

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Friday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Dr. Yin and her Family Fido dog class instructors will present “How to Think Like a Dog”.

The Family Fido pre-class dog talk is a fast-paced, game-show workshop that is designed to prepare dog class participants for developing a great relationship with their dog.  The talk is free and open to the public.  It is the pre-class for Dr. Yin’s “Family Fido: training people and their pooches” course.  One does not have to be registered in the Family Fido class to attend the pre-class.

Public Safety Realignment Public Planning Sessions

Public Safety Realignment Public Planning Sessions

Assembly Bill 109, Public Safety Realignment was enacted in 2011 in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding by placing supervision and incarceration responsibilities for non-serious, non-sexual and non-violent offenders with local county criminal justice systems.  To aid Yolo County in strengthening its related planning efforts, the Crime and Justice Institute was engaged to develop an assessment and assist the county’s criminal justice partners in a strategic planning process. 

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Make Plans for Summer 2014! Local Museums Offer Fun Camps & Special Activities for Kids!

Make Plans for Summer 2014! Local Museums Offer Fun Camps &  Special Activities for Kids!

Get your kids all set for a summer to remember!   Below is a listing of fun summer camps and activities for children at various Sacramento area museums in 2014.   Please note space is limited, please connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability.    For updated Summer Camp information, please visit http://sacmuseums.org/summer-camps/

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Aerospace Museum of California
916-564-3437
www.aerospaceca.org
Amazing Aerospace Camp
June 9 - 13; June 23 - 26; July 14 - 17 & August 11 - 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$225 per person (space is limited to 10 students per class)
Ages 13 - 17

Former West Sacramento cop sentenced for multiple rapes


SACRAMENTO - A man who served as a West Sacramento police officer was sentenced to 205 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting women.

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In February, a Yolo County Superior Court jury convicted Sergio Alvarez of 18 counts, including rape, oral copulation against will and kidnapping. Five women testified against him at his trial.

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

The Yolo County Health Department, through the Healthy Yolo campaign, is working on the Healthy Yolo 2014 Community Health Assessment.  The Community Health Assessment is the process used to examine the health of Yolo County and to identify areas where organizations, policy-makers and residents can work together to improve our community’s health.  Gathering and reviewing statistical information, such as the rate of deaths from heart disease and prevalence of risk factors that affect health outcomes, is complete.  The next step is to share this information with residents and seek their input regarding the health of our community.