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Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Yolo County is seeking input from residents and local businesses concerning economic development in Knights Landing.  The community is invited to attend a one-hour meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a community revitalization study, funded by the California Department of Housing & Community Development through the Community Development Block Program.  Come learn about the study, meet the consultants and give your feedback at this meeting, the first of three (future meeting dates yet to be announced), being held at the Knights Landing Community Center, located at 42114 7th Street in Knights Landing.

Employers confident about hiring, study finds

Employers confident about hiring, study finds

American employers are feeling confident and it’s reflected in their hiring plans for the new year.

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Small Business Administration to hold health care webinar

Small Business Administration to hold health care webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a webinar Tuesday to discuss the impacts of the health care law on small businesses. The focus will be on the key federal and state provisions impacting small businesses... Read More

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.

Property Tax Delinquent if Not Paid By December 10

Property Tax Delinquent if Not Paid By December 10

Yolo County Tax Collector Howard Newens reminds taxpayers who own property in Yolo County that the first installment of 2015-16 Secured Property Tax, due November 1, 2015, will be delinquent if not paid by December 10, 2015.

To avoid a penalty, property taxes must be paid by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015, after which a 10 percent penalty must be added.  Envelopes must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2015 if taxes are paid by mail.  It is suggested that payments be mailed a few days before the December 10 deadline to ensure that the envelope will have the proper postmark.  The only acceptable postmark for deadline payments is a U.S. Postal Service postmark. 

Current law does not relieve property owners of payment responsibility or the imposition of penalties because of failure to receive a tax bill.

Yolo County Helps New Food Business Get Grant and Serve Local Farms

Yolo County Helps New Food Business Get Grant and Serve Local Farms

With assistance from the Yolo County Department of Agriculture and a USDA grant, Yolo County is now home to Preserve Farm Kitchens, a small batch, private label co-pack facility that helps farms of all sizes take raw product and turn it into shelf-stable, value-added foods.

Preserve Farm Kitchens is the brainchild of Merrilee Olson, a long-time food entrepreneur. She recognized farms could be more profitable if they had the means to sell the whole field and all grades of product.  To do so, farms would need a home for the less-than-perfect products (not fit for the shelf as is) that could be made into other products, i.e. jams, jellies, salsas, hummus, shrubs, etc.

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

Are you looking for a job but need help on your resume?  Stop by the One-Stop Career Center at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Career Counselors will show guests how to find a job, create a resume and get ready for an interview.  This One-Stop Career Center provides assistance in creating a professional voicemail, updating your social profiles and connecting with your network.

The One-Stop Career Center is free and open to the public.  The following hours of operation are:

  • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The center also provides eligibility services by appointment for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs.  To make an appointment for eligibility services, call (530) 312-5860.  Walk-ins are always welcome.