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Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012

 Contact: Jessica Hess
Media and Communication Specialist
City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
916-808-8260
JHess@cityofsacramento.org

 

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

Remember to properly dispose of all fats, oils and grease after the big holiday meal
 

Sacramento, CA - Sewer blockages and backups increase by up to 50 percent during the holidays. Leftover food put down kitchen sinks and garbage disposals contributes to increased sewer clogs. People can avoid potentially messy problems and holiday havoc by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease.

When poured down the sink, fats, oils and grease accumulate in sewer pipes restricting flow and ultimately causing blockages and backups in homes and neighborhoods.

Yolo County Helps with Hazardous Waste During the Holidays

Yolo County Helps with Hazardous Waste During the Holidays

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management will continue to hold weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through the winter holiday season, with the exception of Friday, November 23.  The landfill, however, will be open for non-hazardous waste on November 23, but closed December 25 and January 1.

Yolo County Paint Retailers Take Part in Statewide Paint Stewardship Program

Yolo County Paint Retailers Take Part in Statewide Paint Stewardship Program

Recycling leftover paint in California just got more convenient with the kick-off of California’s Paint Stewardship Program and participation of 350 retail collection locations throughout the state.  Yolo County paint retail stores participating in the program and now taking back paint for recycling include: Kelly Moore Paints, located at 831 Harbor Boulevard in West Sacramento and 538 N. East Street #A in Woodland; and Sherwin-Williams, located 1392 E Main Street #A, in Woodland.

Tree Tour - Capitol Park

Tree Tour - Capitol Park

Celebrate fall and explore the City of Trees on guided tours with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Tree Tours happen rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes for lawn and street walking. We also recommend you bring water and a camera (for all the beautiful trees). Tours begin promptly. All tours are free, but to ensure that you're included, RSVP to www.sactree.com/treetours to register.

 

Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 to 12:00

Capitol Park, 10th & L Street, 95814

Meet: North steps of the Capitol on L St

Tunes for Trees - Great Music & Family Fun!

Tunes for Trees - Great Music & Family Fun!

Get ready for some terrific music for a great cause! 

It's all happening at the 3rd annual "Tunes for Trees" benefit concert for the Woodland Tree Foundation. This year's concert features local musical legends Red Rose Ranch Band and the Hey Nows! as well food, drinks, and a silent auction for a chance to take home local goodies.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th at the historic Gibson House Museum located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Live music and dancing will continue until 9:00 p.m.

Purchase your $15.00 tickets online at www.woodlandtree.org or at the door!

Funds raised by "Tunes for Trees" will help support the planting and care of trees in and around the Woodland area.

Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.
 

 

Early Bloom in the Rose Garden

Early Bloom in the Rose Garden

Join our volunteers for a walk through our award-winning Historic Rose Garden. Enjoy some of the Historic City Cemetery’s most beautiful and rare roses abloom in the early spring.  Park across the street from the cemetery and assemble in the front parking lot.  The tour is free; however donations are appreciated and are used for our ongoing preservation of the garden.  For more information call 916.264-7839 or 916.448.0811.

“Early Bloom in the Rose Garden”

Historic City Cemetery

1000 Broadway Sacramento

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10AM