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Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Powerful, fast and flashy, motorcycles have left enduring tracks on California’s vehicular history and are an integral part of the very culture of the Golden State. To showcase the lasting impact of the motorcycle on California’s collective psyche, the California Automobile Museum is proud to present the “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit that will debut on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library at the “Cruisin’ into the Next Chapter” Classic Car and Truck Show on August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

All are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event which will feature a display of classic cars and trucks around the library. In addition to the car show, visit the nearly 100-year-old Carnegie library and check out books, watch a “Cars” movie marathon, enjoy arts and crafts for all ages and take part in family activities while listening to live music. Participants will also be able to enter to win raffle prizes and support the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library with purchases of food, plants and t-shirts.

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

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Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier” on August 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier” on August 20

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier” event on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls and gates plus have the opportunity to step back in time to enjoy some hard-earned frivolous fun, pioneer-style.

August is Toy Train Month at the California State Railroad Museum

August is Toy Train Month at the California State Railroad Museum

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to recognize August 2016 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit.

In recognition of Toy Train month, 14 toy cabooses from the Museum’s impressive collection will be introduced – for the first time – in the crowd-favorite “Small Wonders” exhibit, one of which is quite rare. Prized Caboose No. 2129 was manufactured between 1908-1913 by Voltamp Electric Manufacturing Company, is blue in color with gold painted lettering “B&O” and “2129” and pin striping on both sides, has an 8-window cupola, and features other eye-catching detail sure to capture the interest of dedicated toy train collectors and casual enthusiasts alike.