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Free Tire Recycling at Landfill on September 25

Yolo County is hosting a free tire recycling event at the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, on September 25, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Yolo County residents and farmers are encouraged to turn in their used passenger car, truck or tractor tires during this free event, made possible through a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).  Participants may bring in up to nine tires to be recycled free of charge.

Things to remember when participating in this tire recycling event:

Yolo County Releases 2012 Crop Report

Yolo County Releases 2012 Crop Report

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2012 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2012.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2012 was $645,766,504; an all-time high and an increase of 17.5% from 2011.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner John Young.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.  When the multiplier effect of related industries is considered, agriculture contributes well over $1.5 billion to the economy of Yolo County.”

Love roses?

Love roses?

Love roses or just working with plants but have no flower bed or garden? Historic City Cemetery (10th & Broadway in Sacramento) invites West Sac residents to help tidy up its renowned heirloom rose garden Aug. 5.

Old City Cemetery spokesman Dennis Gunvalson says volunteers are needed to tidy up the treasured rose garden at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, first meeting at the cemetery's 10th Street gate.

The cemetery has many notables, both people and plants, and the rose garden has lovely vintage varieties.

For more information or directions to the cemetery, call 448-0811, or go to www.oldcitycemetery.com.

E-mail Carol Bogart with news and events interesting to West Sac residents at 3bogart@gmail.com.

  

City asks residents to conserve water

City asks residents to conserve water

The light spring rains, early spring runoff, and intense summer heat have created a water shortage (drought) condition in West Sac and throughout Northern California, said West Sacramento water conservation spokeswoman Paulina Rosenthal in a press release July 22.

"Due to these conditions, the City of West Sacramento is focused on improving water conditions this summer and protecting its water supplies in 2014," she said.  "The City is requesting a Stage 2 Water Conservation effort and encourages residents to irrigate lawns and gardens with less water and during nighttime hours only; to repair leaks in indoor and outdoor plumbing, and to be generally diligent about preserving this precious resource."

Residents and businesses are urged to refrain from the following activities:

A pristine secret for West Sac nature lovers

A pristine secret for West Sac nature lovers

Do you like to explore nature’s off-the-beaten-path hidden hideaways? Independence Lake (12 miles north of Truckee off  I-80 east toward Reno) is a magnet for West Sac's savvy anglers, hikers, birders and more. Experts in the High Sierra say many of the lake's most frequent visitors travel from northern California communities like West Sac.

Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

 

The award-winning Sacramento Historic Rose Garden will host its annual Open Garden with sales of rare old roses and rose merchandise, tours, and a Silent Auction. Thousands of old-fashioned, fragrant roses will be in bloom amidst beautiful Victorian monuments and statues in the Historic City Cemetery. Native plant and perennial gardens will also be on display, and a history tour is scheduled.