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Letter: What is on the other side of Berryessa Snow Mountain?

Letter: What is on the other side of Berryessa Snow Mountain?

Have Yolo County’s ‘Big Picture’ land use issues been abdicated to Tuleyome? It seems that Tuleyome has virtually become the unelected and unaccountable land use planner for this region.

With HR 5455, the Blue Ridge Mountain Range coursing through Solano, Yolo, Lake, Napa, Colusa and Glenn Counties will be renamed the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area. Why? Tuleyome says, “The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is threatened by encroaching development.” That is not true.....

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Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.
 

 

County offers door-to-door hazardous waste collection for seniors and disabled

County offers door-to-door hazardous waste collection for seniors and disabled

     Senior or disabled residents who cannot drive, and who have household hazardous waste in need of proper disposal, may schedule a free pickup of their waste. Yolo County residents 65 years and older qualify for this service.

     Material that can be collected include: household batteries, cleaning supplies, lighter fluid, antifreeze, aerosol cans ( empties can be recycled), garden pesticides and herbicides, latex or oil based paints, solvents, poisons, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, used motor oil and used oil filters.

     Appointments are required for the Door to Door program and can be made by contacting Yolo County’s Household Hazardous Waste line at 1-866-714-8470... Read More

USDA Davis invites local producers to join Minority Farm Register

USDA Davis invites local producers to join Minority Farm Register

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) [Davis branch] encourages minority farmers and ranchers in California to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportunities from USDA agencies.

“The new Minority Farm Register is an outreach tool designed to reach underserved farmers and ranchers who are not currently enrolled in USDA loan, farm or conservation programs,” said FSA State Executive Director Val Dolcini. “The Register will assist USDA, community-based organizations and minority-serving educational institutions to better communicate with minority farmers and ranchers.”... Read More

New Vacaville park set to break ground

New Vacaville park set to break ground

New Vacaville park set to break ground
TheReporter.com
The city of Vacaville's Community Services Department, along with DR Horton, will be holding groundbreaking ceremonies for the first phase of Magnolia Park in Southtown at 10 am Tuesday. The park is part of the Southtown development in the southeastern ...

UC Davis geologist advises on Mars landing site

DAVIS - Based partly on the advice of a UC Davis geologist, the next Mars rover, Curiousity, will land in Gale crater near the Martian equator. The landing site was announced Friday at a press conference at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The site was selected based on the "reachable science" nearby, said Dawn Sumner, professor of geology at UC Davis and co-chair of the landing site working group for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.

The goal of the Mars Science Laboratory is to evaluate whether the Martian environment could have (or could now) support life, Sumner said.

"We will learn a huge amount about the Martian environment," Sumner said.

Gale crater was selected based on data from probes in orbit around Mars.

Work to begin on Browns Valley sewer pipeline project

Work to begin on Browns Valley sewer pipeline project

VACAVILLE - Work on a half-mile sewer pipe installation project in the Browns Valley area is expected to begin in early August, and traffic will be affected during construction.

 The $1.4 million project will include placement of approximately 2,076 feet of 21-inch high-strength vitrified clay gravity sewer pipe;  2,737 feet of 12-inch PVC gravity sewer pipe; 150 feet of 21-inch vitrified clay micro-tunneling pipe; construction of 14 manholes; modification of four existing manholes; abandonment of an existing sanitary sewer lift station; abandonment of four existing manhole structures and associated sanitary sewer pipeline; traffic control and all other work as required.