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Input Sought on Space Utilization Study

Input Sought on Space Utilization Study

Yolo County is seeking the input of residents on a strategic plan for managing its facility needs now, and into the future.

This past year, Yolo County contracted with Jacobs Engineering Group to conduct a space utilization study.  The need was identified through the development of the county’s Capital Improvement Plan and the desire to take a holistic approach to facility strategic planning and asset management to best serve the residents of Yolo County. 

Yolo County Library & Other Department Winter Holiday Closures

Yolo County Library & Other Department Winter Holiday Closures

All Yolo County Library branches, including the Yolo County Archives and Records Center, will be closed December 24 through 26, December 31 and January 1.  Additionally, there will be some reduction in hours December 22 through the end of the year.

“In years past, we have had extended closures during the winter holidays due to budget cuts,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “This year, we are pleased to have our branches open on more days, albeit with limited hours, during the holiday season.” 

For a listing of winter holiday hours, please contact your local Yolo County Library branch or find up-to-date information at www.yolocountylibrary.org.  Please note, the Winters Community Library will also be closed January 2.

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

The City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History have recently been informed that the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America.  The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.  Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of the a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.  The Old City Cemetery was accepted at the national level of significance and as an historic district. 

Already listed on the State’s and City of Sacramento’s historic registers, the Old City Cemetery is a very unique property located in the City of Sacramento and is overseen by the City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History.

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Northeast Arizona, land of the Navajo, is home to mother and daughter Lucy and Ellen Begay.

Weaving in the Navajo culture has strong cultural values, and for Lucy and Ellen, weaving is part of their daily rhythm.  Author and collector Gary Beaudoin will soon visit Yolo County to discuss and display the Begays' handmade authentic Navajo textiles.

Gary Beaudoin is the author of Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay, Navajo Weavers.  He is the keeper of a collection of Navajo textiles by the Begays.  The collection spans 20 years of their work and each weaving is one-of-a-kind.  Living a pastoral life in Northeast Arizona, the remote landscape inspires their weaving designs.  The Begays say they weave “what they see”.

November Yolo County Library Closures

November Yolo County Library Closures

All branches of the Yolo County Library, as well as administration and the Yolo County Archives & Records Center will be closed as follows in November:

I Street Bridge Replacement Project – Community Open House Thursday, Oct. 9

I Street Bridge Replacement Project – Community Open House Thursday, Oct. 9

The Cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are holding a second open house meeting to provide an update on the I Street Bridge Replacement Project.  A new low-level, neighborhood friendly bridge upstream of the I Street Bridge is being planned to provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians, and serve motorists more efficiently.

Please attend the Environmental Scoping Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 9, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., located at Sanford Gallery, 111 I Street, Sacramento. A walking tour will begin at 5:30 p.m... Read More

9-11 Remembrance

9-11 Remembrance

 

West Sacramento is the location for a special observance of 9-11. A special placement of numerous American flags can be seen off Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road. This display is coordinated annually by John Vinson. The 13th anniversary of 9-11 is Thursday, Sept. 11... Read More