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Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

There’s no fancy party planned to celebrate Community Business Bank’s 10th anniversary. Instead, the West Sacramento-headquartered community bank plans to give away $10,000 to one lucky not-for-profit making a difference in Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin or Solano counties.

“For the past decade, it’s been our honor to help meet the needs of small businesses and not-for-profits in our communities,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “Our $10,000 give away contest is the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to a local not-for-profit that is working hard every day to help those in need.” In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive a full-page ad in thePartners in Philanthropyedition of the Sacramento Business Journal.

Entry period for all nominations is September 1-30, 2015. Here are two ways to nominate your favorite not-for-profit:

Annual Community Garden Celebration September 16

Annual Community Garden Celebration September 16

It’s celebration time at the Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden!  Join us on September 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the garden for food, a tomato tasting and a chance to meet our partners, gardeners and other garden enthusiasts. 

The event is hosted by the Yolo County Health & Human Service Agency’s Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention Program.  All are welcome to attend and the event is free.

The community garden provides garden-based nutrition and gardening technique classes as well as community plots for residents and groups to grow fresh produce.  This year’s celebration theme is “Healthy Habits Grow Here”.  The event will include a visual representation of how the garden has helped improve the health of the Yolo County community.

RSVP is preferred, so please contact Rebecca Tryon at rebecca.tryon@yolocounty.org if you plan to attend. 

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in September

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in September

The following programs will be held during the month of September at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

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

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.

Countywide Homeless Program

Countywide Homeless Program

Yolo County is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Dickinson as the county’s new full-time homeless program coordinator.  Ms. Dickinson has most recently served as an analyst in the County Administrator’s Office.

The homeless program coordinator is a newly created position that will focus on coordination and expansion of the countywide homeless system, as well as supervising the newly created Homeless Services Unit in the county’s recently formed Health & Human Services Agency.  The unit will also include:

Black and white ruffled lemur youngsters on exhibit at Sacramento Zoo

Black and white ruffled lemur youngsters on exhibit at Sacramento Zoo

At just over two months old, the two female Black and White Ruffed Lemur babies are now on exhibit with their extended family. ... Read More