Yolo County Local News

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Yolo County DA Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy


The eight-week Citizens Academy is designed to involve diverse communities in learning about the criminal justice system with the goal to improve relationships between Yolo residents and the criminal justice system.

How Far Can Cities Go to Clear Homeless Camps? SCOTUS Will Decide


In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could reshape how cities manage homelessness. The legal issue is whether they can fine or arrest people for sleeping outside if there’s no shelter available.

Nevada County Rejects Controversial Gold Mining Project


After years of controversy, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously struck down a Grass Valley gold mining project. “It’s clear that this community wants to move forward to a cleaner economic future,” said Supervisor Heidi Hall.

Park Improvement Projects Now Open to Public


Woodland’s Spring Lake Park and the Sports Park Bike and Pedestrian Overcrossing are now open to the public after roughly two years of construction for both projects.

Davis League of Women Voters Make the Case for Voting ‘No’ on Proposition 1


The LWVDA held a forum encouraging residents to vote against the popular proposition.

San Francisco Set to Apologize to Black Residents for ‘Systemic Racism’


Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.

CapRadio Interim General Manager to Vacate Role, Stay On as ‘Special Consultant’


Tom Karlo has resigned his position as CapRadio’s interim president and general manager, but will remain on as a “special consultant,” the station’s board of directors announced after an emergency closed session meeting.

Q&A With Yolo County District 3 Supervisor Candidate Mary Sandy


Incumbent Mary Sandy is running for reelection for the District 3 seat on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, to which she was appointed after the unexpected death of her husband, Gary Sandy, in mid-August.

Yolo County Women’s History Month Celebration Set for March 2


The Yolo County Women’s History Month celebration will take place at the Gibson House with the theme of “Women Who Advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.”

UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services Holds Student Focus Groups


Students shared feedback on the current state of dining and possible improvements for ‘Dining Reimagined’ project.

Capay Valley Almond Festival Returns; Woodland Chamber of Commerce Hosts Mixer


The annual Capay Valley Almond Festival is making its return Feb. 24 and 25 at every town up the valley from Esparto to Rumsey.

Why Adopting Sports Gambling in California Has to Involve Tribes


When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

Faceoff Between Anthem Blue Cross, UC Health Shows Hazards of Industry Consolidation


For weeks, Anthem Blue Cross enrollees who receive health care from the University of California were in suspense, as the health system and one of its largest insurance partners struggled to reach a new contract.

Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support


Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.

California Tightens Rules on Worker Exposure to Poisonous Lead


For the first time in decades, California is tightening its rules on workplace exposure to lead, a poisonous metal that can wreak havoc throughout the body.

UC Davis Integrative Center for Alternative Meats and Proteins Launches


The center is a collaboration between multiple departments and institutions that will lead innovation and research in sustainably producing alternative proteins.

Woodland Host Lions Club Set to Host Annual Student Speaker Contest


In the contest, open to all high schoolers in and around the Woodland area, students can win up to $22,000 in cash and scholarships.

Beekeeper Offers $100,000 Reward in Brazen Fresno Beehive Thefts


Commercial beekeeper Andrew Strehlow estimates he’s had 1,000 hives stolen over the years. The latest theft, of 96 hives from a Fresno County orchard, was his last straw.

California EV Sales Are Falling. Is It Just Temporary, or a Threat to State Climate Goals?


California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.

Arts Education Takes Flight Outdoors in Mariposa County


Teachers and students tap into a native tradition in which art and nature have always been inextricably linked.

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