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Dr. Bob's Medical Bag Tour

Dr. Bob's Medical Bag Tour

The major causes of death in the 19th century took their toll on many Sacramentans, and we’ll share their fascinating stories. We’ll also visit the graves of our fearless physicians of the 1800s and hear their contributions to early Sacramento, as well as the tragic story of how 17 died in several weeks’ time fighting the cholera epidemic.Saturday, July 2, 2016 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery

Yolo County Library’s summer reading program update

Yolo County Library’s summer reading program update

The Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program is off to a great start with more than 3,365 sign ups since the June 1 kick-off. The program continues through August 15 and all are welcome to sign up online or in person at their local Yolo County Library branch.

Participants will receive a ticket for prizes and a free gift. In addition, those who read five books will receive a book full of puzzles, games or coloring pages, and a ticket for finishing prizes, generously donated by the various Friends of the Library groups. Children, ages 0-12, will also receive a free pizza coupon to Round Table Pizza. New to the Summer Reading Program, participants will now receive an additional prize ticket for every completed reading log they turn in. Prizes, such as the free book or pizza coupon, will remain the same for the first reading log.

Pollination sensation

Pollination sensation

Summertime is peak pollinator season as hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects are out in full force gathering pollen and nectar for their nests. California native plants in particular provide an excellent, high-nutrient source of food for not just the European honeybees but for our native birds and pollinators. Join our tour in the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden and learn how to garden for pollinators with our resilient, drought-tolerant summer blooming natives that continue to bring beauty into the garden even during the hottest months of the year. Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery.

Learn about civil disobedience in the Gilded Age

Learn about civil disobedience in the Gilded Age

Think boycotts, protests and riots are recent creations? Think again. Despite their Victorian stuffiness, the pioneers found ways to express their displeasure. Tales of righteous indignation and justifiable misbehavior, great-great-grandpa style. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. Free; donations welcome.

Annual County Memorial Service May 27

Annual County Memorial Service May 27

Yolo County’s Annual Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Knights Landing Cemetery, located at 10150 County Rd. 102 in Knights Landing.

The county memorial service is held to pay respects to the individuals served this year by the Yolo County Public Guardian-Public Administrator’s office.  The office manages the estates and/or affairs of persons who cannot care for themselves due to serious physical illness, mental illness or other disability.  Public Administrator services include managing the indigent burial/cremation program and the estates of those who die in Yolo County without a will, or without a relative in the state willing or able to act as administrator.

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

For more information, go to daretoprepareday.com

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Yolo County, the cities of Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency are excited to announce completion of the Yolo Rail Realignment Economic Benefits Study.  

Prepared with support from a 2014 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, the study analyzes the economic potential of relocating the rail line that runs through the centers of Davis and Woodland, and extending rail service to industrial areas in Woodland, the west side of West Sacramento and the Port of West Sacramento.  Study findings show rail relocation could generate substantial economic benefit in Yolo County and align well with regional flood protection options currently being studied.