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USDA Farm Service Agency seeks committee members, nominations due Aug. 1

The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA county committees ..... Read More

Pimentel's lack of reporting to FPPC reveals a twisted tale

Pimentel's lack of reporting to FPPC reveals a twisted tale

     Above are pieces from Art Pimentel's latest campaign. Pundits will certainly latch on to the new "people like us" slogan since Pimentel's job at Woodland Community College is funded by a federal subsidy. Pimentel may also have alienated many District 5 voters by characterizing incumbent Duane Chamberlain as a farmer who has taken "tax-payer funded" bail-outs and even insinuated that the supervisor has financial trouble. Farmers in the area often receive federal funds to help provide our nation's food at an affordable price.

     City councilman Art Pimentel, who is a candidate for District 5 county supervisor, stated in a new campaign piece that "the bank that held the mortgage on my home forced me to sell it at a loss when they refused to refinance it."

The reality is that responsible homeowners – who make much less than $143,000 a year...... Read More

Council candidates "Questions & Cocktails" start April 26

Council candidates "Questions & Cocktails" start April 26

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the Woodland City Council Candidates Questions & Cocktails event that will be broadcast Live On WAVE, community cable channel 21 at the The Burger Saloon, First and Main Streets in downtown Woodland...... Read More

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR 2012 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION IS FRIDAY, APRIL 20

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR 2012 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION IS FRIDAY, APRIL 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – High school students in California’s 1st Congressional District are reminded that the deadline to participate in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition is Friday, April 20. The winning artwork from Rep. Thompson’s district will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. In addition, the grand prize winner will be flown with a guest to Washington, D.C. to attend an awards ceremony in June.

Each year, the Congressional Art Competition showcases the artistic talents and abilities of students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

LWV sponsors display of local maps of new California districts

LWV sponsors display of local maps of new California districts

California voters required that the state districts be redistricted by a select committee of citizens. That done, and the maps accepted, there is still some confusion as to where district boundaries are set.

To assist with voter education Woodland’s League of Women Voters is sponsoring a map display of the various local districts to help voters determine in which district(s) they reside. The maps are on display in the lobby of the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland and can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The display contains maps of:

• Yolo County’s Supervisorial Districts
• Boundary lines for the City of Woodland
• California State Assembly District 4
• California Senate District 3
• California Congressional District 3... Read More

Santorum attending fundraiser at Jelly Belly Factory

FAIRFIELD - Rick Santorum is in Fairfield on Thursday. He'll be attending a fundraiser at the Jelly Belly Factory.

Santorum has raised more than half a million dollars from Californians through February. This is according to the non-profit watchdog group, maplight.org.

Yamada addresses WateReuse Association this morning

Yamada addresses WateReuse Association this morning

Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D – Davis), who represents a large portion of the Delta primary zone, will address hundreds of water industry professionals today (March 27)at the annual WateReuse Association Conference. Yamada serves on the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee as well as the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Approaches to Managing the State’s Water Crisis.

Yamada will discuss increasing California’s water supply, including water for the Delta, through recycling and water reuse regulatory reforms that the legislature and WateReuse are seeking through AB 2398 (Hueso), The Water Recycling Act of 2012...

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