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State health department: Ebola virus poses no significant risk to Californians

State health department: Ebola virus poses no significant risk to Californians

The risk of the spread of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in California is low, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman... Read More

Noted California zoo director dies while on a trip

Noted California zoo director dies while on a trip


SACRAMENTO (AP) - Officials say the executive director of a zoo in Northern California has died unexpectedly during a trip overseas.

Mary Healy, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Zoo, died Thursday while traveling to the Galapagos Islands.

Zoo spokeswoman Tonja Candelaria said Saturday the 61-year-old Healy had left a port in Ecuador by ship when she suffered a cerebral aneurysm and was declared brain dead.

Candelaria says Healy was headed to the Galapagos Islands on business and vacation to see animals in the wild and their habitats. Healy's husband was traveling with her.

The widely respected Healy, who had been the Sacramento Zoo's director for nearly 15 years, also worked at zoos in Texas and South Carolina and at a Disney animal park in Florida.

Classic cars cruise streets of Sacramento

Classic cars cruise streets of Sacramento


Hundreds of classic cars will be cruising down Sacramento streets Saturday afternoon during this year's California Automobile Museum Car Cruise.

The route starts at Sacramento State University at 4 p.m. as cars drive down Fair Oaks Boulevard and Fulton Avenue.

The event ends with a huge car show between El Camino and Marconi Avenue and will feature a beer garden, food trucks and a music festival.

People can register their classic ride at Sac State starting at 1 p.m. The on-site fee is $50.

You can find all the information about the California Automobile Museum Car Cruise at http://bit.ly/1shkv7P


New mandatory water restrictions in West Sacramento


West Sacramento resident Chuck Buckner takes a lot of pride in his yard. Still he's happy to do his part to help conserve water.

"We have to cut back," Buckner said. "I'm trying to cut back."

The City of West Sacramento has enacted new mandatory water restrictions due to the state's ongoing severe drought. Among the restrictions is a crackdown on when you can water your lawn: Outdoor watering between noon and 6 p.m. is now banned. Residents are limited to watering only three times a week.

Resident Margaret Trussell said she's been conserving water for awhile.

"I think they're needed." Trussell added. "And I think they have been for a long time."

The Dress Code Campaign: August 4-15

The Dress Code Campaign: August 4-15

By Robin Swanson

Attention ladies!  Through Friday, August 15th, we have a unique opportunity to serve those who have served our country. Operation “Dress Code,” a project supporting CalVet’s Women’s Summit, is kicking off a clothing drive of new and ever-so-gently used professional attire for female veterans making the transition back into the civilian workforce.

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Subsidized Employment Program Helps Employers and Job-Seekers

Subsidized Employment Program Helps Employers and Job-Seekers

Employers in Yolo County now have an opportunity to cut employment costs by hiring Yolo County residents through the county’s Subsidized Employment Program.  This new program, administered through the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, incentivizes local employers while assisting eligible low-income job seekers otherwise unable to find employment.

The Subsidized Employment Program reimburses participating employers eligible employee wages for up to a year through the CalWORKs Employment Services Program.  Jobs made available through the program are not meant to displace current employees, and may be, but are not limited to, entry level positions.  While the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services provides potential employee applicants to participating employers, the employer is fully in control of deciding who to hire.  The employee is also responsible for providing supervision and training.