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Drought Housing Relocation Funds Approved

Drought Housing Relocation Funds Approved

The California Department of Housing & Community Development has awarded $150,000 to Yolo County to provide relocation assistance to Yolo County residents without access to potable water as a result of the drought.

This award, from the Community Development Block Program, is part of the Drought Housing Relocation Assistance Program which was established under the governor’s drought state of emergency to assist eligible households, renters and homeowners in relocating and receiving rental assistance for 12 months in the event they lack reasonable access to potable water as a result of the drought.  The program also provides assistance with security deposits, last month’s rent and a one-time moving cost allowance.

Beginner’s Composting Class January 16

Is learning how to “go green” on your list of resolutions for 2016?  Then come to the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden in Woodland on Saturday, January 16, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., for a free composting class sponsored by the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency Community Health Branch.

 

Composting is a great way to utilize green materials from your yard or garden and can enhance the success of your plants or crops.  This class will teach the basic skills and techniques used in “hot” composting, provide an introduction to the benefits of composting for plant nutrition, and detail how to use compost to improve your soil.  This is a hands-on class so be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

 

Garden Class: Water-Wise Drip Irrigation for the Backyard Gardener

Garden Class: Water-Wise Drip Irrigation for the Backyard Gardener

Integrating drip irrigation into your backyard garden or landscape can be an effective, low-maintenance way to save time, money and water, while helping your plants thrive.  Yolo County’s Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden is host to a free class on how to set up drip irrigation based on plant type and garden layout on Saturday, December 12, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

This class will provide an overview of the strategies used to set up drip irrigation, such as the type of plants, the season, the role of drip timers and the soil.  There will also be a hands-on demonstration of how to set up a drip system and what components are needed to get started. 

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Invites Families to Celebrate Birth Center Anniversary

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Invites Families to Celebrate Birth Center Anniversary

The Family Birth Center at the Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center is turning two this year. If you are among the 2,200 families who welcomed a baby to your family with us since we opened, you are cordially invited to the celebration.

The open house event will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the medical center, located at One Quality Drive in Vacaville.

Some physicians and staff from the Family Birth Center will be there and are excited to see how your little ones have Thrived.Families can enjoy games, giveaways, a photo booth and take home a special keepsake of your child’s footprint.

Families interested in attending can RSVP by calling 707-624-4440.

Garden Class Nov. 7: Gardening Without Pesticides

Garden Class Nov. 7: Gardening Without Pesticides

Are you curious about how to garden without pesticides and still keep the harmful critters away?  The Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health &d Human Services Agency, will be host to a free gardening class, Integrated Pest Management: Gardening Without Pesticides, on Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

This class will provide an overview of the Integrative Pest Management approach to gardening.  Topics will include strategies for gardening without pesticides, how to identify products that are safe for use in the garden, techniques for identifying beneficial and harmful insects, and how to use plant and soil properties to help keep harmful critters at bay and optimize yield.

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Receives Stroke Care Quality Award

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Receives Stroke Care Quality Award

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Kaiser Permanente’s Vacaville Medical Center with its Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. 

The award recognizes Kaiser Permanente’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. 

Health Officer Urges Yolo County Residents to Get the Flu Vaccine

Health Officer Urges Yolo County Residents to Get the Flu Vaccine

Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman urges people in Yolo County to get the flu vaccine.

Each year, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths in the United States.  Flu can cause severe disease across all ages.  According to the recent California Influenza Surveillance Report, there were 78 influenza-associated deaths reported in persons under 65 years of age in California during the 2014-15 influenza season.  To reduce this threat, Dr. Chapman recommends the annual flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older, including pregnant women.

Common symptoms of the flu include fever or feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, chills, fatigue and body aches.  Children may also have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.  To stop the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses: