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Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

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5 Tips for Eating Mindfully

5 Tips for Eating Mindfully

Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Cucumber-Lemon Water with Parsley Recipe

I think about food a lot. Partly because it’s my job, partly because I have two growing boys and feel responsible for providing them with mostly wholesome meals (with an occasional treat). To succeed with the latter, I make a meal plan for the upcoming week considering our activities, what’s in my freezer, what’s languishing in the crisper or what we’re craving. I shop, prep, cook and clean. But I’ve realized I often spend meals standing up, multitasking while helping my kids with their own plates or starting the kitchen clean up. Recently I’ve started making an effort to devote time to thinking about what I’m eating as I am eating and engaging in my meal more than just consuming. Being more mindful and intuitive. Here are five tips to try.

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Native Bee Day at the Davis Branch Library April 23

Native Bee Day at the Davis Branch Library April 23

(Woodland, CA) – Buzzz!  Are you interested in bees?  Come celebrate Native Bee Day on April 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis, and learn all about native bees with the Davis Science Collective.

Families and children of all ages will learn about native stingless bees through pollination activities, honey tasting, flower dissections and more.  This free program will have a variety of fun and family-friendly activities and live demonstrations.  The Davis Science Collective, a group of UC Davis graduate students, promotes science and facilitates communication and interaction with the community. 

Yolo County Library Celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

Yolo County Library Celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

(Woodland, CA) – Children and their families are invited to join the Yolo County Library and celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros in April.

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is a nationally recognized initiative which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  The event emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds and encourages libraries and community organizations to connect children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. 

Children who attend the following events will receive a free book and can participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities, watch a special performance and listen to a story time program.  Additional vendors and organizations will also be present to celebrate with the Yolo County Library.

All are welcome to participate in this fun and educational celebration on the following days:

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Yolo County Receives Grant to Assist Medically Vulnerable Homeless

Yolo County Receives Grant to Assist Medically Vulnerable Homeless

Partnership HealthPlan of California has awarded the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency $499,125 to improve the health and well-being of medically vulnerable people experiencing homelessness through the Bridge to Health & Housing project.  

The Bridge to Health & Housing project is a collaborative effort between Yolo County, Fourth & Hope, Sutter Davis Hospital, Yolo Community Care Continuum and Woodland Memorial Hospital which will provide outreach, intensive case management and housing navigation for homeless persons with an acute or chronic health condition or substance use disorder.  The project will feature a 24-hour response to Yolo County emergency rooms in cases involving frequent utilizers who are homeless, ensuring they are appropriately assessed and linked with services and shelter upon discharge.

Active Older Adults Invited to Join Wisdom Circle at the Davis Library

Active Older Adults Invited to Join Wisdom Circle at the Davis Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis, welcomes elders to join the ongoing group Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle on Thursday, April 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room.

This free discussion group meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, share the accumulated wisdom of long lives and find effective ways to share and pass on legacies.  Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller’s book, From Age-ing to Sage-ing serves as a guide for discussion and activities.

No reservations are required, all programs are free to attend and new members are welcome to join.  The Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is accessible for persons with disabilities.

Learn About Conflict and Opportunity at the Davis Branch Library on April 13

Learn About Conflict and Opportunity at the Davis Branch Library on April 13

(Woodland, CA) – The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis, welcomes the community on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to a “Building Strong Relationships Through Conflict” program presented by the Yolo Conflict Resolution Center.

The Yolo Conflict Resolution Center is an affordable community-based organization that helps people resolve conflicts by delivering mediation, facilitation, education and restorative practices. This free workshop will discuss the nature of conflict, how it impacts our lives and communities, and how we can turn conflicts into opportunities.