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City Expects to Complete Joey Lopes Park by December

City Expects to Complete Joey Lopes Park by December

A new park under construction in the Sycamore neighborhood named after  West Sacramento sports legend Joseph (Joey) Lopes should be complete by the end of the year. The four acre site is parallel to Sycamore Avenue, from West Capitol Avenue south to Evergreen Avenue. Park improvements include play equipment, lighting, benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains, a shade shelter, half-court basketball, and a parking area. The park’s funding was provided by a state grant award of $4.1 million... Read More

Rural Libraries to Receive 1 GB of Broadband Service

Rural Libraries to Receive 1 GB of Broadband Service

Yolo County’s library branches in Esparto, Yolo and Knights Landing will receive an additional gigabyte of broadband service by the end of 2015.

Through Governor Brown and the legislature’s “Lighting Up Libraries” initiative, as well as the State Library’s partnership with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), broadband services are being deployed to public libraries across the state.  On behalf of Yolo County, CENIC negotiated with Internet service providers to bring improved, lower cost broadband services to rural libraries within Yolo County at a significantly reduced rate for the next five years.  As a result, one GB of high speed broadband service will be available at Yolo County library branches in Esparto, Yolo and Knights Landing, as well as enhanced bandwidth at the Yolo County Library’s central services facility in Woodland. 

Yolo County Landfill Sunday Hours Changing

Yolo County Landfill Sunday Hours Changing

To better serve residents, beginning on Sunday, September 6, the Yolo County Central Landfill’s Sunday hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The landfill’s hours of operation Monday through Saturday (6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) remain unaffected.

This change in Sunday hours of operation is a result of most landfill visits being made in the morning, to provide more consistent hours of operation, to minimize operating in the dark during the winter months and following strong support from customers surveyed.

The Yolo County Central Landfill is located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland.  For more information about Yolo County’s integrated waste management program and services, visit: www.yolocounty.org/landfill.

Programs at West Sacramento Library in September

Programs at West Sacramento Library in September

The following special programs will be held during the month of September at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

 

  • September 8: Get Your News Online, 9:00 a.m.  Review different news websites from around the world and what they offer.  Experience using a computer is recommended but not necessary.  This event requires a library card, PIN and registering in person at the information desk or by phone at (916) 375-6465.

 

  • September 10 and 22: All Things String, 6:00 p.m.  For those who enjoy knitting, crocheting or embroidering.  Participants are welcome to bring their current project or start something new.

 

  • September 16: What’s Happening Seniors, 11:15 a.m.  A social group for older adults to discuss current events and issues.

 

Open House for the Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study on July 23

Open House for the Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study on July 23

The Broadway Bridge project will provide a new crossing for bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists and transit users over the Sacramento River, connecting the cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento, downstream of the Pioneer Bridge.

The feasibility study is funded by Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), and is scheduled for completion in December 2015. ... Read More

Disney/KaBOOM! Playground transforms Bryte Park

Disney/KaBOOM! Playground transforms Bryte Park

It’s done!

What was once a barren corner of West Sacramento’s Bryte Park is now the site of a Tom Sawyer-themed playground, built is just one day, May 31, by more than 400 community volunteers.

The playground is a result of a partnership between Disney, KaBOOM!, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, and the City of West Sacramento.

This is Disney’s 62nd KaBOOM! playground nationwide, and first in Northern California. The 9,745-square-foot playground, designed with inspiration from drawings by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade West Sacramento students is Disney’s largest to date and features a zip line, rock climbing wall and, of course, swings and slides... Read More

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.