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Drought costs California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015

Drought costs California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015

A dry field sits beside an orchard in Merced. The drought is expected to cost California's agricultural economy $1.84 billion and 10,100 jobs in 2015, according to a UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences report. Credit: Gregory Urquiaga

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

In 2015, the state’s agricultural economy will lose about $1.84 billion and 10,100 seasonal jobs because of the drought, the report estimated, with the Central Valley hardest hit.

The analysis also forecasts how the industry will fare if the drought persists through 2017... Read More

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Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

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Chocolate Buckeye Candies

When I was child, there was no such thing as nut or soy nut or seed butter at the local grocery store. There was peanut butter or there was nothing. Although allergies to peanuts (a legume) and tree nuts were seemingly not as common as today, there were no alternatives to peanut butter, and no yummy recipes like Chocolate Buckeye Candies made with sunflower seed butter for children (and adults) with peanut or tree nut allergies who were missing out.

Tahini and Sesame Seed Cookies

Alternatives to Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Other Nut Butters... Read More

County Road 27 Reconstruction Starting August 24

County Road 27 Reconstruction Starting August 24

Due to road reconstruction, County Road (CR) 27 from CR 98 to CR 99, as well as the intersection of CR 27 and CR 99, will have traffic delays and/or will be closed to through traffic from August 24 to October 5.

Detour signs will direct motorists to alternate routes through CR 29, CR 98 and CR 99, as shown in the attached map.  Access to properties along the closed section of the road will be provided at all times.  This project will reconstruct the existing CR 27 road surface.

Construction costs are approximately $660,000 and will be approximately 89% funded with federal transportation funds with the balance from the County Road Fund.  The low bid contractor is Team Ghilotti, Inc. from Petaluma, California.

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Davis Library Book Group Begins August 20

Davis Library Book Group Begins August 20

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes readers to the first meeting of the Davis Library Book Group on Thursday, August 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the small conference room.

The Davis Library Book Group is a new group that will meet (with the exception of the first meeting) regularly on the fourth Thursday of each month to discuss the month’s chosen book.  The August 20 meeting will include member introductions and distribution of Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  At each meeting, new books will be distributed and previously assigned books will be collected.

Yolo County Landfill Sunday Hours Changing

Yolo County Landfill Sunday Hours Changing

To better serve residents, beginning on Sunday, September 6, the Yolo County Central Landfill’s Sunday hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The landfill’s hours of operation Monday through Saturday (6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) remain unaffected.

This change in Sunday hours of operation is a result of most landfill visits being made in the morning, to provide more consistent hours of operation, to minimize operating in the dark during the winter months and following strong support from customers surveyed.

The Yolo County Central Landfill is located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland.  For more information about Yolo County’s integrated waste management program and services, visit: www.yolocounty.org/landfill.

Cancer-sniffing puppies join the team at UC Davis Cancer Center


At four-months-old, Alfie and Charlie are the youngest team members at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. They're also the furriest.