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Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Used Oil Filters

On Saturday, November 16, the Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works’ Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters will host a free Used Oil Filter Exchange Event, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 

With the help of O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout Yolo County, and the NAPA Auto Parts store in Winters, local government recycling coordinators are partnering to remind do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers of the importance of recycling by hosting the November 16 used oil filter exchange event.  Residents of Yolo County can receive a free oil filter by bringing in their used one for recycling.  There is a limit of two filters per resident that can be exchanged.  

Help on the way for West Sacramento homebrewers

Help on the way for West Sacramento homebrewers

WEST SACRAMENTO – One of the bastions of homebrewers in Folsom and Roseville is coming to West Sacramento.

The Brewmeister is set to open a new location in West Sac in early 2014, according to an email from owner Erik Schmid.

Founded in 1991, the Brewmeister opened a second location in Roseville a couple years ago, to cater to the needs of a growing number of local brewing enthusiasts.

Schmid hopes the new location will reduce the wear and tear on brewers nearer the downtown area. “We want to thank all of you for your patronage, and especially those who travel from West Sac, Natomas, Davis and further, to get to us, we hope you find the new location convenient.”

No opening date or specific location was announced for the third Brewmeister location.

Request for Ideas for Future Uses of the Yolo County Courthouse

Yolo County has issued a Request for Ideas in an effort to solicit creative input regarding the future use of the Yolo County Courthouse.  When the Yolo Superior Court completes the construction of their new facility in 2015, the existing building and property will revert to the county for its use upon the court’s departure.  The Board of Supervisors recognizes this as an opportunity to consider alternative and innovative approaches to the reuse of the facility. 

Building Inspection Division High Rating Results in Lower Insurance Rates

This summer, the Building Inspection Services Division of the Yolo County Planning & Public Works Department was surveyed by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule.  The survey resulted in a Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification of 2 – a high rating – for its commercial and residential properties codes and inspections. 

BBCAN partners with West Sacramento Singers Inc., and Boosters for International Gymnastics

BBCAN partners with West Sacramento Singers Inc., and Boosters for International Gymnastics

Firework sales as, many Nonprofit Organizations in West Sacramento know, can be a huge undertaking, often times requiring long hours, lots of coordination, volunteers and logistics in meeting city regulations . The Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) was one of the first groups in West Sacramento to be drawn in the 2011 City Fireworks lottery and experience firsthand the amount of time and effort it took to pull it off. After their first year BBCAN developed a open door strategy that would allow them to partner with other Nonprofits in the area to raise money for their groups.

Go Gold This September For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Go Gold This September For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Go Gold This September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

 Local Childhood Cancer Organization, Keaton Raphael Memorial Asks all to Join the Fight and Go Gold for September- Because Kids Can’t Fight Alone!

September is a time to go for the gold and fight back for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Local charity, Keaton Raphael Memorial (KRM) represents gold all year round focusing on building awareness every day. Their mission is to provide educational, emotional, and financial support for children with cancer and their families while building awareness and funds toward a cure. Contact events@childcancer.org to find out how you can help this month to continue the fight until the day we can all say, a cure has been found.

Why go gold?

Wedding pros invited to experience Yolo County facilities

Wedding pros invited to experience Yolo County facilities

Join us as we spend the day discovering the wedding facilities in the countryside of Yolo County. Plus, you’ll get more time to network with other wedding pros, riding together in a bus to the various locales.

Historic homes and gardens, a sprawling ranch and quaint market are all part of the tour. Our member facilities need this opportunity to be featured since the SacAfWPi mixers are usually held closer to Sacramento.