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Disney/KaBOOM! Playground transforms Bryte Park

Disney/KaBOOM! Playground transforms Bryte Park

It’s done!

What was once a barren corner of West Sacramento’s Bryte Park is now the site of a Tom Sawyer-themed playground, built is just one day, May 31, by more than 400 community volunteers.

The playground is a result of a partnership between Disney, KaBOOM!, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, and the City of West Sacramento.

This is Disney’s 62nd KaBOOM! playground nationwide, and first in Northern California. The 9,745-square-foot playground, designed with inspiration from drawings by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade West Sacramento students is Disney’s largest to date and features a zip line, rock climbing wall and, of course, swings and slides... Read More

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.

Abandoned Barge Demolition Under Way at Port of West Sacramento

Abandoned Barge Demolition Under Way at Port of West Sacramento

Several barges are being hauled out of Lake Washington this week as part of a clean-up effort at the Port of West Sacramento. The barges, in various states of disrepair, have been illegally anchored in Lake Washington for several years... Read More

April Public Forums for Input on Services for Low-Income Residents

April Public Forums for Input on Services for Low-Income Residents

The Yolo County Community Services Action Board, in coordination with the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, is in the process of planning programs for the 2015 and 2016 Community Services Block Grant funding cycle.  As part of that process, they will be holding the following public forums to seek input on services for low-income residents which will be used to set service priorities for the program:

Tuesday, April 14, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Department of Employment & Social Services, Community Room
25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland

Thursday, April 16, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Department of Employment and Social Services, Community Room
500-A Jefferson Street in West Sacramento

Tuesday, April 21, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Room 6 & 7
640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The gardens of the Historic City Cemetery will be in full bloom during our annual Open Garden. The fragrance of the old roses of the award-winning Historic Rose Garden will fill the air as 500 roses clamber up trees, cover archways and bloom on big shrubs in this unique 19th century setting.  Perennial and native plant gardens will also be featured. The day begins with a sale of rare heritage rose plants and continues with free tours of the gardens and cemetery, a Silent Auction, and sales of rose merchandise.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance.  Tours are free; however, donations and proceeds will benefit cemetery preservation projects.

 

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will host a Community Safety Forum on March 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Blanchard Room.  The forum’s topic is, Community Policing, Incarceration and the Judicial System: How are we Ensuring Equitable Law Enforcement Practices in the Community to Promote Mutual Trust and Community Safety?

Urban Farms in West Sacramento

Urban Farms in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is featured in a recent “Little Green Wheelbarrow” article on urban farms (see link: http://littlegreenwheelbarrow.com/urban-farms/).

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