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News in Yolo County, California

Labor Day closures in Woodland
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:35:48 -0700

Public services will be affected Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day. Woodland and Yolo County residents can expect the following: • Woodland's city offices will be closed. • Yolo County offices are closed.

Raley's settles retail hazardous waste disposal case
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:51:04 -0700

West Sacramento's Raley's supermarket has agreed to pay $1.59 million in civil penalties and costs for illegally transporting and disposing of retail hazardous waste. The payment is one of a series of actions taken against retail stores across the state by the Yolo County District Attorney's Office

County revisits law to provide outpatient care for some mentally ill
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0700

Santa Barbara County residents suffering from chronic and severe mental illness may see new court-ordered outpatient services in the future after the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to once again explore implementing Laura's Law.

Avoid the 8 checkpoint planned Saturday night in Woodland
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:44:10 -0700

Yolo County law enforcement with the AVOID 8 campaign will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday evening at East Main and Thomas streets between the hours of 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. "The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed

Water bond proposal results in deluge of supporters, some critics
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:43:54 -0700

jsmith@dailydemocrat.com @newsie2001 on Twitter Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November. It's a decision that drew its share of praise and minimal criticism.

Human remains discovered on Sacramento River identified as prehistoric Native American
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:59:41 -0700

Human bones discovered by a person walking along the Sacramento River last week were determined to be a prehistoric Native American, the Yolo County's Coroner's Office announced Tuesday. The fragments of bone consisted of little more than a couple of teeth and other particles, according to a

Port of West Sacramento on the upswing with new tenants
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:43:50 -0700

Mike McGowan remembers the day the Port of West Sacramento opened. He was selling snow cones when the port opened. He made $75 that day, the most he had ever made as a 15 year old. He recalls Gov. Pat Brown speaking to the crowd and President John F.

Sheriff: Malnourished dogs seized in California
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:23:13 -0700

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Northern California say they have launched a criminal investigation after discovering eleven malnourished dogs and three dead dogs at a Rottweiler rescue facility.

UPDATED: Lincoln man in stable but critical condition in CHP officer-involved shooting in Woodland
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:59:15 -0700

Less than 24 hours after one officer-involved shooting in Woodland, there has been another incident, this time involving the California Highway Patrol.

Yolo County's elections chief doesn't want to see ballots become a lottery
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:44:32 -0700

Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets and that doesn't sit well with Yolo County's chief election official. With fewer than a fourth of voters showing up for recent local elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted to recommend that the City Council consider