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Dining News: Uber Hosts 'Taco Tuesday on Demand,' Delivers Chando's Tacos on Tuesday

Dining News: Uber Hosts 'Taco Tuesday on Demand,' Delivers Chando's Tacos on Tuesday

To celebrate one million rides in Sacramento, Uber is will deliver Chando's Tacos from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Specifically, you'll get three carne asada tacos and a side of chips for $5, a 20% savings from the..... Read More

Businesses see green in painting dry lawns

Businesses see green in painting dry lawns

The grass is always greener — at least until there’s a severe drought that prompts water restrictions and causes landscaping to turn brown... Read More

Yolo County Nut Buying Period Starts August

Yolo County Nut Buying Period Starts August

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young has announced that the nut buying period will be held August 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016, in accordance with the county’s nut theft ordinance.

On May 13, 2014, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors adopted a nut theft ordinance to assist with the issue of nuts being stolen from orchards and sold illegally.  The declaration of the nut buying period, and related Proof of Ownership requirements, assists the department in enforcing the ordinance through compliance checks at places were nuts are sold.

During this period, persons in possession of unprocessed “nuts” (almond, walnut or pistachio) shall be required to show a Proof of Ownership.  Under probable cause, the agricultural commissioner or any peace officer may inspect the commodity and request that proof of ownership be provided.  Proof of Ownership shall contain the following information:

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Now Hiring Guides for New “Gold Rush Experience” Tours!

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Now Hiring Guides for New “Gold Rush Experience” Tours!

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is now hiring part-time tour guides for new “Gold Rush Experience” walking tours that will be launched later this summer.   Candidates interested in leading tour groups, meeting people from all over the world, sharing Sacramento’s fascinating history and working in the dynamic historic district in Old Sacramento State Historic Park are encouraged to apply by Monday, July 27, 2015.

Successful candidates must be 18 years or older, reliable, enthusiastic, energetic, articulate, friendly, responsible and have strong public speaking skills.  A background in Sacramento and California history is not required as comprehensive training will be provided.  Applicants able to speak multiple languages, including American Sign Language, are encouraged to apply.  Also, preferential consideration will be given to those with college-level coursework in history, theater, education and/or with tour guide experience.

State Awards Smart Growth Funding To West Sacramento

State Awards Smart Growth Funding To West Sacramento

The state has awarded the City of West Sacramento $6.7 million in affordable housing and infrastructure construction funds to jump start new office, retail and residential mixed use development in the Bridge and Washington districts. It is the state’s fifth largest cap-and-trade award... Read More

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced this year’s annual Assessment Roll increased from the 2014 total value of $21.8 billion to a current value of just over $23 billion. Improving economic factors have continued to strengthen the real estate market, attracting new residents and contributing to an overall rise in home values throughout Yolo County, resulting in a total 2015 Assessment Roll of $23,239,449,070; a 6.51% increase over the prior year. 

“Every member of my staff has been working tirelessly to efficiently handle the increased workload that accompanies the fair valuation of land, property and many other aspects of Yolo County and I could not be prouder of the end result,” said Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley.  “Preparing this year’s roll was a wonderful experience.”

Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

 Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

Community Business Bank announces that it now ranks even higher on the list of Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America developed by DepositAccounts, an online publication focused on banking and savings information for consumers.

The 2015 list ranks Community Business Bank sixth in the nation - up two spots from 2014. The bank is one of only 49 out of nearly 7,000 federally insured banks to be listed in the top ten percent for the second straight year.

“We are very pleased to again be nationally recognized as one of the top 10 healthiest institutions across the U.S.,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “The fact that we have been ranked even higher on the list this year speaks to the dedication of our staff and directors, as well as to our commitment to the communities we serve.”