Our network

Schools

Fruit Tree Care Class February 6

Fruit Tree Care Class February 6

The winter months are the optimal time to care for your fruit trees and help them stay healthy throughout the year.  Join the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency at the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a hands-on fruit tree care class in the garden’s orchard.

This class will be a taught by a UC Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Participants will learn proper fruit tree training and pruning techniques to optimize tree health and fruit yield, will get tips on how to select bare root fruit trees, and will learn about ideal timing for fruit tree planting and care.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

The class is free to all but pre-registration is required by February 5.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org

Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

The Yolo County Agriculture Department’s farm to school program is one of 74 projects, spanning 39 states, receiving support this year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Program to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers.  Yolo County’s project received a $93,500 grant which will impact 35,000 students in five Yolo County School districts, including Woodland, Esparto, Davis, West Sacramento and River Delta.

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Join the Yolo County Library, Yolo County Office of Education and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change for the second of four presentations in the Yolo County Education & Equity Summit Series on November 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

The November 19 presentation focus of Children & Family Poverty will be presented by M. Anne Visser, Ph.D., assistant professor for the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology.  Dr. Visser studies the forms of social, economic and political exclusion (such as poverty, citizenship status, race, class and gender) that result in inequality and social stratification.  Her work includes studying the impacts of these inequities on young people and the capacity of government policy and civil society to address socioeconomic inequality in the United States and abroad.

Distracted Driving Putting Yolo County High School Students at Risk

Distracted Driving Putting Yolo County High School Students at Risk

During a recent one hour monitoring of distracted driving habits near high schools in West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland, drivers were found to be visibly and dangerously demonstrating the need to improve their focus.  Distracted driving observations included the following:

 

Distraction

River City HS

West Sacramento

(Total cars = 1,269)

Winters HS

Winters

(Total cars = 758)

Pioneer HS

Woodland

October 29 Read to Succeed Conference Addresses Early Literacy

October 29 Read to Succeed Conference Addresses Early Literacy

The Yolo County Library is again partnering with the Yolo County Office of Education, the Woodland Public Library, United Way and others to bring attention and action to the issue of low literacy and the related achievement gap with a Read to Succeed Conference on October 29, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, located at 2001 East Street in Woodland.  The conference is a follow up to the April 29 symposium which focused on early literacy.

“The April 29 Symposium got people to the table and talking,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “The Read to Succeed Conference will provide businesses, practitioners and the community methods in which they can address early literacy in their arenas.”

The conference will provide a variety of model approaches to address early literacy issues identified in the April 29 symposium by showcasing the following local and regional programs:

Davis Branch Library Offers After-School Program for Grades 4-7

Davis Branch Library Offers After-School Program for Grades 4-7

Pssst—kids!  Have you heard of The Spot?  If you are into gaming, crafting, movies or just chilling with your friends, The Spot is THE place to go after school.  Come to the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis, to find out what everyone is talking about! 

The Spot is a free after-school program for those in grades 4-7 to take part in fun, supervised activities, such as arts and crafts, video games, movies, outdoor activities, Minute-To-Win-It competitions, board games, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities and homework help.  Kids are welcome to visit The Spot as follows:

UC Davis ranked among top public universities

UC Davis ranked among top public universities

The University of California, Davis, continues to be listed among the top public universities in the nation, according to annual rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

“With hundreds of public universities in the United States, we are always gratified to be considered one of the very best in the nation,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “As we continue to grow and advance our big initiatives to enhance the university and support the success of our students, I know our reputation for excellence remains very solid. That is certainly reflected in our receiving a record number of applications year after year from some of the best students anywhere.”... Read More