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Every Friday: Urban Garden and Farm Stand is Open

Every Friday: Urban Garden and Farm Stand is Open

Visit the City of West Sacramento’s first Urban Farm.  Located on the corner of 5th and C streets.  Fresh vegetables for sale every Friday 8am to 2pm. Sponsored by the Center for Land Based Learning... Read More

Child Support Workshops in August Part of Child Support Awareness Month

Child Support Workshops in August Part of Child Support Awareness Month

“Children are the best part of ourselves – the sum of our past and the promise of our future, the guarantee that our lives and values and dreams will flourish long after we are gone.”  With that statement, then President Bill Clinton made an official proclamation in 1995 that recognized the month of August as Child Support Awareness Month.

Child Support Awareness Month is a time to salute parents who work hard to ensure their children grow up in stable homes and look forward to a bright future.  It is also a time to help remind parents who are not always present that they are an important part of their children’s lives.  

Sacramento Museums Celebrate & Commemorate With Special Events & Activities in August!

Sacramento Museums Celebrate & Commemorate With Special Events & Activities in August!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring celebratory events and activities, a few of which include the following:

LEO’s Birthday Bash at the Sacramento Children’s Museum -- 8/2!
Get ready for the biggest party of the summer at the Sacramento Children's Museum for a night of family fun celebrating their mascot LEO’s birthday!  Activities include carnival games, face painting, dancing and the very first appearance of LEO himself!  The event raises funds for all of the exhibits, programming and activities for the Children’s Museum.  For more, visit www.sackids.org

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Philip J. Pogledich as County Counsel.  After a comprehensive search and an extensive screening process, Mr. Pogledich was appointed to this position by a unanimous vote of the board.   

Mr. Pogledich began his tenure with Yolo County in 2004, most recently serving as senior deputy county counsel since 2007.  His focus has been on local government law, land use and natural resources, real property and public works, agriculture and the Williamson Act, solid waste and recycling, and policy concerning the Bay-Delta.  Prior to his tenure with Yolo County, he worked for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Mr. Pogledich received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Volunteers of America Saves Voiceless Heroes

Volunteers of America Saves Voiceless Heroes

Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada (VOA), is “helping America’s most vulnerable” rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Among these vulnerable individuals are veterans who are experiencing a difficult time transitioning from military to civilian life. From assisting in employment opportunities, to providing stable housing, VOA continues their search for veterans who are homeless or soon-to-be homeless and is need of support in Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer counties.

A large number of men and women who have served our country are currently living on the streets. In most cases, these homeless veterans are unaware that organizations such as VOA provide services specifically designed for those in their current situation.

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to California’s drought conditions and the enormous amounts of water needed to put on the annual heritage event, the traditional Gold Rush Days activities in Old Sacramento have been cancelled for 2014.  The decision was made by Steve Hammond, President & CEO of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Sacramento and other stakeholders of the event.

Each year, nearly 200 tons of dirt (or decomposed granite) is used to help transform Old Sacramento into a scene out of the 1850s.  In addition to the visual transformation, the dirt also allows for a safe foundation for the horses, wagons and for various skits and performances to take place in the streets. However, it takes up to 3,000 gallons of water per day to keep the dirt dampened and dust down during the event – plus up to 100,000 gallons of water to clean up the dirt at the conclusion of the event.   

Corps Unveils Draft Plans for West Sacramento Flood Risk Reduction

Corps Unveils Draft Plans for West Sacramento Flood Risk Reduction

A plan to implement enhanced flood risk reduction features around West Sacramento’s perimeter was revealed on July 14th, 2014.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft general re-evaluation report and draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the West Sacramento project for public review.

The proposed project would implement a variety of flood risk management improvements throughout West Sacramento, which is almost completely surrounded by water ways.  The plan includes installing cutoff walls, raising levees, providing increased bank protection, as well as the construction of a setback levee, berms and relief wells to help update the region’s flood control system... Read More