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News in Yolo County, California

One-time prep basketball sensation set off for a new life in Seattle disappears
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:00 -0800

Two months ago, Officer Danny Del Castillo of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office in Northern California pulled into Lower Site, a parking lot pushed back from the winding, seldom-used Route 16. His job was to survey the area, to look around various campgrounds and rest stops and take note of anything out of the ordinary.

Yolo County sees increase of children entering foster care
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:57:44 -0800

Yolo County is currently experiencing a shortage of foster parents both due to an increase in children entering the system and a deficit of available foster parent homes. According to Cherie Schroeder, educational specialist and program director for Yolo County Foster Care, it is not just Yolo County experiencing a shortage of foster families but also counties all over California. Schroeder said ...

Lake County's unemployment rises in November
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:17:44 -0800

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Lake County unemployment rate increased in November, while the state's rate decreased and the federal rate stayed flat. The Employment Development Department's latest report on joblessness put Lake County's November rate at 9.7 percent, up from a revised 8.8 percent in October and below the year-ago estimate of 11.2 percent. The report said California’s unemployment ...

Sacramento's downtown arena pays big dividends
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:46:41 -0800

Sacramento’s downtown arena project is already paying big dividends for Northern California.

California storm hits south after drenching north
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:56:21 -0800

A dangerous storm system blamed for two deaths in Oregon, thousands of power outages in Washington, and flooded roadways in the Bay Area that kept many from work and school, pushed into the southern California ...

Update: Placer County Flood Advisory Issued
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:32:40 -0800

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an Urban And Small Stream Flood Advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas in our region until 7:15 pm.

Policy center ranks cities and counties for financial stresses
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:47:46 -0800

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A recently released study of California's cities and counties ranks the various jurisdictions based on the financial stresses they face and the possibility of default, with local governments among those rated. In its report, the California Policy Center completed 492 assessments of the state's cities and counties, using municipal finance data to look at bankruptcy risk ...

California whacked by 'Pineapple Express' storm
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:38:53 -0800

A powerful storm churned down the West Coast on Thursday, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow that caused widespread blackouts in Northern California and whiteouts in the Sierra Nevada. ...

Protection sought for scenic California region
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:11:40 -0800

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

Chain Requirements on Area Highways; Roadways Reopen in California
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:51:37 -0800

More snow has triggered chain control requirements on Interstate 80 and Highways 89 and 267. Last week's storm generated 16-19 inches of new snow over Donner Pass and 13 inches at Echo Summit on Highway 50.