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Call Out for Volunteers at State Indian Museum This Fall!

Call Out for Volunteers at State Indian Museum This Fall!

For the upcoming fall season, the State Indian Museum needs positive and enthusiastic community volunteers to embark on an exciting and educational journey as State Park docents. The State Indian Museum is located on the grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.  Applications are now being accepted for volunteer positions and comprehensive training is provided.  Interested volunteers must apply and be interviewed in advance.

New board chair chosen for Mutual Housing

New board chair chosen for Mutual Housing

Mindy Romero has been appointed the new chair of the board of directors Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association. She replaces Greg Chew, who remains on the board.

A researcher at the Center for Regional Change, University of California, Davis, Romero also is a doctoral candidate in the UCD Department of Sociology.

Romero has been on the board for the past three years and was with the Yolo Mutual Housing Association’s board before the two nonprofits affiliated. She lives in Davis.

Mutual Housing develops and operates well-designed rental housing for modest-income households. The communities have 2,600 residents, half of whom are children.

Through Mutual Housing’s focus on leadership, the nonprofit also provides training and mentoring as well as educational programs, community-building activities and services for residents and neighbors. For more information, visit  http://www.mutualhousing.com.

Proposition 84’s $7 Million Grant to Pave Way for Powerhouse Science Center Groundbreaking

Proposition 84’s $7 Million Grant to Pave Way for Powerhouse Science Center Groundbreaking

Sacramento’s Premier Science Learning Center Breaks Ground This Fall

SACRAMENTO, CA. – A large, colorful banner was unfurled for the first time Thursday, Aug. 11, draped over an aging building that was once a power station but now displays a new placard in the name of education.

A banner ceremony took place at the historic PG&E Power Station B, the planned location of the Powerhouse Science Center, which is situated in the River District at 400 Jibboom Street in Sacramento. A $7 million check from Proposition 84’s Nature Education Facility Program will be used to begin construction on the $50 million project.

The Center has nearly completed its pre-construction phase and will begin breaking ground later this year.

Register now for News10's free Breakfast with the Bloggers August 17

Register now for News10's free Breakfast with the Bloggers August 17

Register now for News10's free Breakfast with the Bloggers panel discussion at News10 on Wednesday, August 17.

The event is from 8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. with registration at 7:30 a.m. It will take place at the News10 studio at 400 Broadway in Sacramento.

Yolo County takes the gold in State Fair exhibit competition

Yolo County takes the gold in State Fair exhibit competition

YOLO COUNTY - This year, Yolo County took home the Gold Medal for its California State Fair booth in the counties’ exhibit competition with the theme: “This is How We Roll in Yolo,” a press release announced Tuesday. Out of the 29 participating counties, Yolo County’s unique exhibit impressed the judges with its celebration of the many roads, bike trails, famers markets, wineries, and sports and leisure activity available in Yolo County.

This year’s display was made possible thanks to generous donations from: the Yolo County Farm Bureau; Supervisor Duane Chamberlain; River Cats Baseball; Cache Creek Casino; Whitewater Adventures; the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland; YoloArts; and the Yolo County Visitors Bureau.

“We are grateful to our generous donors who have allowed us to be represented at this year’s California State Fair and to bring home the gold!” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Rexroad.  “The State Fair pr

How to deal with annoying coworkers | Reader advice

How to deal with annoying coworkers | Reader advice
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Yolo County residents and merchants get money back from bad check writers

From the Yolo County District Attorney's office.

District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that the Yolo County District Attorney Check Prosecution Program recovered $32,918.13 for Yolo County merchants and residents during the month of June, 2011.  

“Much of the money was paid to the victims by check writers before criminal proceedings were initiated. Once criminal complaints are filed and arrest warrants are issued, the court supervises the payments of restitution,” stated District Attorney Reisig.

It is not uncommon for check writers to “bounce” checks to businesses or individuals.  These checks are generally written on checking accounts with non-sufficient funds (NSF) or on CLOSED ACCOUNTS.  If businesses or individuals in Yolo County have been unable to get cooperation from the check writers, they are encouraged to contact the DA Check Program.