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Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Public Input Sought on Clerk-Recorder/Assessor/Registrar of Voters

With the retirement of Yolo County Clerk-Recorder//Assessor/Registrar of Voters Freddie Oakley, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors has embarked on a process to appoint a successor to complete the remainder of the term ending January 8, 2019.  While statute does not allow the board to call for a mid-term election, they have an interest in obtaining public input on the skills and qualities necessary to carry out the duties of the office.

Yolo County residents can provide feedback by either: 1) attending the January 12, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting, held at 9:00 a.m. in Board Chambers, Room 206 of the Erwin Meier Administration Building at 625 Court Street in Woodland; or 2) by completing the survey found on www.yolocounty.org by January 22, 2016.

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown warned stakeholders not to get giddy over increased revenues as he released his 2016-17 budget proposal, a plan that calls for shoring up California’s rainy day fund and increasing education spending... Read More

Yolo County Library Collects 5,867 Pounds of Food

Thanks to the Yolo County Library’s Food for Fines program, the Yolo Food Bank received a donation of 5,867 pounds of food over the holiday season!  The Food for Fines program ran from November 15 through December 15 allowing library card holders to receive $1 off an overdue fine for every food item donated. 

“This weight total was the third largest food drive we recorded in 2015,” said Yolo Food Bank Volunteer Manager and Procurement Specialist Josh Ellis.  “The Yolo County Library has always been a tremendous supporter of the Yolo Food Bank and this food drive is yet another example.”

Charges dropped against man who allegedly shot 13-year-old girl


Charges have been dropped against 39-year-old Sonny Martinez who allegedly shot a 13-year-old girl in West Sacramento in October.

“The people move to dismiss without prejudice for insufficient evidence,” stated the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office on its website.

Alize Valadez was lying on the couch at her grandmother’s home on Solano Road when a bullet hit her in the head.

Martinez was charged with attempted murder and gang enhancement. His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 23, 2016. For now, Martinez will be released from jail.

Stockton Heat fans react to rained out hockey game




The "Stockton Heat" was set to play an exhibition game Friday night at Raley Field. But because of all the rain, it got postponed until Saturday afternoon.

Rain or shine. Hockey fans were psyched and ready for anything.

"I have 6 layers on top and 2 on bottom," said one fan.

Fans were hoping Stockton's hockey team would bring the heat this Friday night and take on the Bakersfield Condors during an exhibition game at this outdoor rink in Sacramento.

"It's good to have hockey here in Sacramento," said Phil Boyer, a fan.

West Sacramento police investigate fatal accident

West Sacramento police are investigating a fatal accident Wednesday night at around 5:30 p.m.

Police said a woman was crossing the road at Bright and Sacramento Avenue when she was hit by a maroon Kia.

The driver remained on scene and cooperated with police. Police said the woman was not using the crosswalk. 

This is a developing story, check back for more information.