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Upcoming programs coming to the Winters Library

New programs are coming to the Winters Community Library in January.The Winters branch, located at 708 Railroad Ave,, will host the following events:• Jan. 11: Literary Trails: Teen Walk ‘n’ Talk Book Club, 2 p.m. Jo → Read More

Supervisors fund new library program

Yolo County Libraries will soon be equipped with Chrome Books and Wi-Fi hot spots to provide those without internet access a way to connect with modern services.Yolo supervisors OK’d the library’s request for $20,860 in general fu → Read More

New Year’s Eve events abound in Yolo County

Ring in the new year at one of Yolo County’s premier bars or restaurants.It’s that time of year again and what better way to celebrate than to head out with friends and family to a local bash in the city’s historic downtown → Read More

Police pursuit through Yolo County

Two suspects are at large following a police pursuit from Woodland to Winters.Around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies were called regarding a disturbance outside of the recreation yard at the Juvenile Detention Facility. → Read More

Yolo County archery range negotiations off target

The Yolo Bowmen may lose their home at the Grasslands Regional Park after almost a half century of work and play on the site.Grasslands Regional Park, a 320-acre plot of land south of Davis, has been the site of the Bowmen’s archery rang → Read More

Woodland kidnapper denied parole

Bruce Young will continue to remain locked up for the 1982 kidnapping of then three-month-old Brandon Huff.Young, now 56, was denied parole for the 18th time this week following a four-hour hearing at the Heath Care Facility, a state prison in → Read More

Christmas services planned across Woodland

‘Tis the season for family, Santa and Christ.Churches throughout Woodland will be celebrating the savior’s birthday next weekend with special services and carols sung by candlelight. To meet everyone’s needs there will be s → Read More

Yolo County’s Inmate Tablet Program underway

The Yolo County Jail’s Inmate Tablet Program’s six-month initial trial is in full swing to better prepare offenders to reenter society.Inmates in the Monroe Detention Center in Woodland have had access to the Edovo Samsung tablets → Read More

Woodland Food Closet cares for the community

The Woodland Food closet needs help serving the community’s neediest citizens.The Food Closet’s annual “Season of Caring” campaign is now in full swing to help disadvantaged families during the holidays and throughou → Read More

Toys for Tots theft in Woodland

More than $2,000 in toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign have allegedly been stolen.Around 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, a Latino couple in their 20s appeared at the Yolo County Fairgrounds with their young son and told members of the Sierr → Read More

Yolo County’s Child Welfare Renaissance

Yolo County’s youth may be safer than they were six months ago thanks to the recent overhaul of Child Welfare Services.After a baby died due to his mother’s drug abuse and a Yolo County supervisor lost a foster child to what he be → Read More

Santa’s workshop draws thousands to downtown Woodland

The wet and windy weather didn’t keep the die-hards away from downtown Woodland this weekend.The 52nd Woodland Holiday Parade brought the Christmas cheer to town Saturday morning, shutting down much of Main Street. Though there was a low → Read More

Holiday Parade takes over downtown Woodland

’Tis officially the season with the Woodland Holiday Parade taking over downtown Woodland this morning.The winter chill is unlikely to keep the crowds at bay, with as many as 40,000 people possibly flocking to see the festivities each ye → Read More

Judge denies new trial for Samantha Green

Samantha Green has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison with her motion for a new trial denied by a Yolo County judge.Green, 24, was convicted of second-degree murder in September after a over a month of testimony in Superior Cour → Read More

Yolo supervisors look to improve food safety

Yolo County residents will soon see prominently featured placards at all food facilities to indicate the safety of the food inside.On Tuesday, Yolo County supervisors are expected to formally adopt an ordinance implementing the Retail Food Faci → Read More

Financial literacy workshops headed to Davis Library

Free financial literacy workshops will be held at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library each month in 2017 to support and build community knowledge of budget and finances.According to Public Information Officer Beth Gabor, the Yolo County L → Read More

Woodland Library hosts free coding classes

The Woodland Public Library has wrapped up its fourth series of free “Kids’ Coding Classes” to help children learn increasingly important skills.According to Children’s Librarian Abigail Craig, a pizza party and open → Read More

‘Operation Vigilance’ continues to protect Yolo County residents

Four arrests have been made as a result of Yolo County’s recent surprise compliance checks on more than 300 registered sexual offenders.The checks took place last week and were part of “Operation Vigilance,” a program that → Read More

Reception celebrates Woodland war hero

Close to 100 friends and family came to celebrate the life of Woodland war hero Joe Casillas Sr.The 91-year-old veteran died peacefully in his Woodland home on last Friday surrounded by his wife of 25 years, Laura Casillas, his children and gra → Read More

January trial for Yolo County arson suspect

A Woodland arson suspect is scheduled to face a jury in the new year.Ernesto Morales, 64, was arrested on Feb. 21 at the scene of a fire at Idle Wheel Estates — a mobile home park located at 907 Bourn Drive — on suspicion of setti → Read More