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Breaking Records For A Cause

Breaking Records For A Cause

Nearly four months have passed since the tragic events of the Boston Marathon. Since then, many of the victims who were affected have been receiving treatment for their mental and physical injuries. Others have received counseling and other similar rehabilitation treatments. Some have even received prosthetic limbs, such as Celeste Corcoran, who lost both legs below her knees due to the injuries she sustained during the Boston Marathon bombing. A post on http://www.gofundme.com/CelesteandSydney shows Celeste with the new prosthetic limbs she recently received.

A New Year, A New Cause, and New Records to be broken

A New Year, A New Cause, and New Records to be broken

Like many of us, I was captivated by the events that unfolded in the city of Boston in April. Having been to the city of Boston in the past myself, and having known former residents of Boston, I sat glued to the television and watched the news about the explosion that occurred during the Boston Marathon. I too was saddened by the casualties inflicted by the senseless violence of that day. Alhough justice may have already run its course, and the healing process has been continuing since then, I believe people can still make a difference in the lives of those affected by the tragedy even today.

Local Mideast Expert to Speak on "The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel"

Sacramento resident Alison Weir, an Internationally-recognized writer and speaker, will present a talk on Wednesday, July 10 at the Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library on the topic "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel," from 6-9 p.m (full details at end).

The talk will present fascinating and little-known information from Weir's upcoming book on the topic. Weir is president of the Council for the National Interest, an NGO based in Washington DC and founded by former Congressmen and top diplomats, and founder of If Americans Knew, a think tank that focuses on Israel-Palestine.

Weir has written extensively on the Middle East conflict, traveled independently in the West Bank and Gaza, and traveled the world to speak about her experiences and her findings.

Staying safe in a heat wave

Staying safe in a heat wave

Five days of 100 degree+ heat are in the forecast through the weekend and until the 4th of July. That's dangerous heat for both people and pets, warns the Yolo County Health Department.

Health officials and animal welfare experts are reminding residents in West Sacramento and throughout the county to protect themselves and their pets, says county spokeswoman Beth Gabor in a press release.

Especially vulnerable, say experts, are:

Red Cross to Present Preparedness Info at Woodland Senior Center

Red Cross to Present Preparedness Info at Woodland Senior Center

Emergency response begins at home, where having a plan and knowing how to react in critical situations can improve safety, reduce the risk of injury, and ultimately save lives.

That is the message which volunteers of the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter will bring to the Woodland Senior Center on Tuesday, April 30th, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

Local seniors are invited to attend this FREE interactive presentation during which attendees will receive valuable tips and resources to help them prepare at home and away from home. They will also hear a brief history of the Red Cross, have the opportunity to share their own personal experiences, and learn about volunteer opportunities available within the community.

The Woodland Senior Center is located at 2001 East St. in Woodland. For more information please contact Kris Bain, Senior Center Supervisor, at (530) 661-2002 or the Woodland Red Cross Office at (530) 662-8386.

New Yolo County health officer appointed

New Yolo County health officer appointed

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Constance Caldwell, MD as Yolo County’s Health Officer.  Dr. Caldwell has been serving as Interim Health Officer since April 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Caldwell served as a physician for the Yolo County Health Department for the past seven years, which included being the medical consultant for the California Children's Services program. She has also served as medical consultant to Mendocino County's California Children's Services program for the past 12 years.  Prior to that, Dr. Caldwell worked for Redwood Coast Regional Center in Ukiah and was in clinical Pediatric practice in Ukiah and Oakland.  Dr. Caldwell received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and her masters from the University of California, Berkeley.  She served her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of San Francisco.

Board of Trustees recognizes students from Winters Elementary Schools

Board of Trustees recognizes students from Winters Elementary Schools

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, Winters Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized Winters Elementary School students Rylie Schoeder, Calista Cardinale, Grace Wingard, Aislynn Trojanowski, Emily Aguiar, Emma Villanueva and Alyvia Baylor.

Source: Jason Trojanowski