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Hazardous Waste Facility Observes the Thanksgiving Holiday

Hazardous Waste Facility Observes the Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the collection of household hazardous waste will not occur at the Yolo County Central Landfill’s Hazardous Waste Facility on Friday, November 27.

With the exception of this date, the Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management holds weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.    

During the holidays many generate more waste and are busier than normal.  To encourage residents to properly dispose of their household hazardous waste, the Division of Integrated Waste Management will be handing out 2016 Recycling Calendars to all residents bringing in hazardous waste after Christmas. 

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Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

The Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management and the Cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento have collaborated with O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone Auto Parts stores, as well as Pisani’s Napa Auto Parts Store in Winters, to educate Yolo County residents on the importance of used oil filter recycling by offering a Used Oil Filter Exchange Event on Saturday, November 21.

This special event is being held to bring awareness around the need to recycle used oil filters.  Do-it-yourself (DIY) oil changers in California purchase more than 20 million oil filters annually.  Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of used oil filters are recycled or even disposed of properly.  This means that an estimated 1.2 million gallons of oil in discarded oil filters goes to landfills each year.  When used oil filters are recycled, the filters and the oil they contain can be made into new products such as construction rebar and re-refined oil.

Davis city officials seek public input to improve downtown safety


DAVIS, Calif. -- It's been a rough year for many cities across Northern California when it comes to violent crime, but one is trying a variety of methods to keep their streets safe.

Davis recently expanded their moratorium on bars and nightclubs to next Fall.

Police said they want to take a time-out allowing new bars or nightclubs in downtown while they continue to make safety improvements. City officials want input from residents during the process.

Back in August, a 23-year-old Southern California man was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by alleged gang members, according to officers.

Ever since that burst of violence, Davis PD has made keeping downtown safe priority one.

Wednesday night, there will be a community discussion regarding downtown safety. Residents we talked to said they have suggestions they’d like to see implemented.

Inspiration for a Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Inspiration for a Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Alice K. Thompson

Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie

You don’t have to reinvent the tradition to make your fall feast interesting, enticing and vegan for all. Just a few tweaks and a handful of super recipes will guarantee that no one misses the meat and dairy. Here are my top strategies for pleasing everyone at the holiday table.  ... Read More

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Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

The Yolo County Library is offering a new “Food for Fines” program this holiday season that allows library card holders who donate one food item to also clear $1 from their Yolo County Library overdue fines.  There is no limit to the number of donations and no limit to the reduction in fines cardholders can receive. 

All Yolo County Library cardholders can donate food from November 15 through December 15 at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location.  Donated items will be given to the Yolo Food Bank to feed the hungry this winter.  Suggested donations include the following:

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Join the Yolo County Library, Yolo County Office of Education and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change for the second of four presentations in the Yolo County Education & Equity Summit Series on November 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

The November 19 presentation focus of Children & Family Poverty will be presented by M. Anne Visser, Ph.D., assistant professor for the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology.  Dr. Visser studies the forms of social, economic and political exclusion (such as poverty, citizenship status, race, class and gender) that result in inequality and social stratification.  Her work includes studying the impacts of these inequities on young people and the capacity of government policy and civil society to address socioeconomic inequality in the United States and abroad.

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Are you looking for new places to take your family that are educational and inexpensive?  Then come check out the award-winning Discover & Go program that offers Yolo County Library cardholders free and low-cost passes to over 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other cultural venues throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area!

This unique partnership between cultural venues and libraries was launched in 2011 to provide California library cardholders with discounted admission to cultural institutions in their own backyard.  In Yolo and Sacramento County alone, library card holders will have access to the Gibson House Museum, Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Croker Art Museum. In addition, cardholders can choose from over 35 destinations including: