District 1 News
Serving West Sacramento & Clarksburg
 
  Oscar Villegas
 Yolo County Supervisor
 District 1
November 2015
Note From Oscar:
Greetings,
November is the month traditionally known for giving thanks.  It's a great time to reflect upon the goodness in our life.  This can take the form of health, family, pets, friendships, the list is endless.  While we commemorate this through the consumption of turkey, it is important to be mindful of our blessings on a daily basis.  Last week, throughout many cities, we joined in festivities to honor our Veterans, the true unsung heroes of our nation.  The thousands of men and women who served and those who are actively serving in our military deserve recognition and thanks for their contributions to defend our freedom.  Further, as we enter the holiday season, I encourage you to participate in the various food drives occurring in our communities.  Giving to others, particularly to those in need often include veterans.  Your donations foster goodwill among the community which ultimately nourishes our collective mind and body.  May you have a happy and nurturing Thanksgiving holiday.  


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Oscar Villegas 
oscar.villegas@yolocounty.org
916.375.6440

Marianne Estes, Deputy
marianne.estes@yolocounty.org
916.375.6441

Jennifer Perez,  Assistant Deputy
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916.375.6443

Clarksburg Expansion of Residential Recycling Area
On November 3, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved the expansion for residential garbage and recycling services to include certain areas or part of the Clarksburg community.  Recycling carts will be delivered starting January 2016.  Based upon the surveys seeking the interest level of the residents, from the responses received, 85% were in support of the new service.  See staff report and detailed information here.

Habitat for Humanity in West Sacramento
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is seeking applications for home repair from low to moderate income homeowners in West Sacramento.  This unique and valuable services includes repairing exterior issues that address safety and accessibility as well as painting, siding, stucco repair, gutter, gates, decks, and yard clean-up.  Please click here for contact information     
Yolo County Receives $30 million Grant for Jail Renovations
Yolo County was awarded $30.5 million from the California Board of State and Community Corrections to rebuild its medium-security Leinberger Center located in Woodland.  These funds are part of the $500 million earmarked to improve and replace aging jails across California.  The grant will provide for a new 150-bed facility, allow for improved security, provision of rehabilitative services, including parenting skills, anger control and group counseling, etc.  These services are designed to expand treatment and reduce recidivism.  Upon completion in the next few years, this building will have a positive impact for the community and for the inmates.   
Yolo County Library Food for Fines
The Yolo County libraries are providing a great way to donate to the Yolo Food Bank.  The Yolo County libraries are offering fine waivers in exchange for food donations around the holidays. For each item donated, the library will forgive $1 per item.  All Yolo County Library card-holders can donate food from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location. Donated items will be given to the Yolo Food Bank to feed the hungry this winter. Suggested donations include canned tuna or meats, canned fruits and vegetables, canned or dry beans or soup, canned or boxed meals, cereal, rice, pasta, fruit juice or shelf-stable milk and peanut butter.  See info here.

9th Annual Community Giveaway Day
Reminder!!  The Yolo County Children's Alliance is inviting the community to donate food, clothing, blankets, coats, toys and other essential items for the annual Community Giveaway Day on November 21, 2015.   Please contact Julie Beckner, (530) 757-5574, for more information on how to donate or volunteer the day of the event. Email Julie Beckner

Discover and Go Program for Yolo County Library Card Holders
Are you a Yolo County library card holder?  If so, you will be able to enjoy some great family activities by participating in the Discover & Go program which provides free or low-cost passes to more than 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theaters and other cultural venues.  To learn more about this program read here.
Urban Farms in West Sacramento
Urban Farms in West Sacramento was featured in a recent segment of Studio Sacramento, a PBS show hosted by Scott Syphax.  Supervisor Villegas and Mary Kimball, Executive Director, Center for Land-Based Learning discussed the needs of growing the next generation of farmers, with a focus on the California Farm Academy Program, the West Sacramento Urban Farm Program, and the new Cannery Farm in Davis. You can watch the video on the KVIE website at the following link here.  Select the Browse All Episodes to view Urban Farms segment.
Farmer Flood Safety
In anticipation of El Niño, Flood Safety is at the forefront of instilling public awareness.  The District 1 office assisted with flood safety awareness public service announcements aimed at farmers and their employees.  You can find the PSAs here.
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California El Niño/Winter Outlook and Flood Preparedness
The Governor's Office of Emergency Services is preparing for the threat of El Niño by convening meetings with various state agencies to ensure coordination measures are in place.  For the public, a new website has been established to keep current on the status of the emergency threats.  You can access this information at the following:  Click Here
Flu Clinic in West Sacramento
A free flu vaccination clinic will be held at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, on Thursday, December 3rd, from 3pm to 8pm.  Volunteer opportunities for this event are also available.  Read here for more information.  
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