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High Heat Advisory - Keep Cool

June 20, 2017 

High temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend. The City of Woodland and Yolo County are reminding all residents to take measures to protect themselves accordingly. For those residents and visitors who are without access to air conditioning during the daytime hours, a list of air conditioned buildings which are open to the public are listed below:
- Woodland Public Library, 250 First Street, Woodland
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
- Woodland Community Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland
Hours of Operation: Monday –Friday 8:00am – 5:00 pm
For a map listing public locations throughout Yolo County with air conditioning, please click here.

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Square One Opening!

June 15, 2017 

On Sunday, July 2, from 2-5 pm, the Woodland Public Library will open 745.5 Square One, a nearly 2000 square foot makerspace and community learning lab located on the ground floor of the Library. This Open House is planned for the public to meet Square One staff and volunteers, tour the facility, and learn more about the equipment and classes offered through Square One.

A makerspace is an area dedicated to education through creation where users can imagine, explore, and collaborate in hands-on learning, design, and production. The Makerspace Movement has gained momentum in recent years worldwide as a creative, collaborative space outside home, school, and work to explore and learn. This movement aligns with the library’s mission to provide education and literacy to the community. “Libraries have always been on the forefront of providing public access to emerging technology that isn’t readily available to most consumers,” stated Greta Galindo, Woodland Public Library Director.

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Woodland 4th of July Events

June 9, 2017 

Plan a fun filled 4th of July in Woodland this year by attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the day. Including the Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, the Bike Parade and Freeman Park Family Fest, the Ice Cream Social, Swim Fest, and concluding with the Firework Celebration at Woodland High School.

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Summer Reading at Woodland Public Library

May 23, 2017 

This summer at the Woodland Public Library all ages can participate in our Summer Reading Program and Build a Better World! The program runs from June 1st through the end of July, and all ages can read five books and earn a prize. We will have paper logs again but are also using on online program called Beanstack, where participants can log more books and activities to earn more rewards like prizes and entries into a raffle. Summer Reading information is up on our website, and patrons can register for Beanstack there, or at wpl.beanstack.org using a smart phone, tablet, or computer.

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Kentucky Avenue Widening and Complete Streets Project (CIP # 04-07)

April 18, 2017 

The City of Woodland has awarded the contract for the widening and reconstruction of Kentucky Avenue to Teichert Construction. Construction is scheduled to begin May 1, 2017 and be completed by late 2018.

A public information meeting will be held at The Yolo County Farm Bureau located at 69 W. Kentucky Avenue, Woodland, CA 95695 on Wednesday, April 26th at 5:30 pm to discuss the project. Attendance is encouraged as this will be an opportunity to learn about the project scope, traffic impacts, and to have questions answered regarding the project.

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Yolo County District Attorney Citizens Academy 2017

March 9, 2017 

The Yolo County District Attorney's Office in partnership with all local law enforcement to host Citizens Academy 2017. This course is designed to educate the public and improve relationships between the diverse communities and the Yolo County Justice System.

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New Medication Disposal Kiosk at the Woodland Police Department

December 1, 2016 

Safely dispose of unneeded medications in the new medication disposal kiosk at the Woodland Police Department (1000 Lincoln Avenue). The kiosk is located in the Police Department lobby, which is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following items may be disposed of in the kiosk:

  • Pill and liquid medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Pet medications

The kiosk is sponsored by Yolo County in an effort to prevent improper disposal and unauthorized use of pharmaceuticals.

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Kentucky Avenue Widening and Complete Streets Project

September 16, 2016 

This week, city staff received Caltrans and Federal authorization to proceed with construction on the Kentucky Avenue Project. Staff is finalizing the project documents for bid advertisement late September/early October with bid opening anticipated in November. Construction of public utility improvements and private utility relocations are anticipated to begin by November 2016 with the roadway widening and reconstruction work to begin in spring 2017. The project is estimated to be complete by December 2018. More information is available by clicking here.

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The City of Woodland Public Safety Special Needs Alert Program

September 2, 2016 

In its continual endeavor to provide better service to the residents of the City of Woodland, the Woodland Public Safety Department has created the SNAP Program. The Special Needs Alert Program (SNAP), assists First Responders (Police and Fire) to be more responsive during emergencies to residents of the City of Woodland with special needs.

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Woodland Economic Index and Business Confidence Survey

February 4, 2016 

The Woodland Economic Index and Woodland Business Confidence Survey are now accessable through the Woodland Chamber of Commerce website. The Woodland Economic Index shows how the local economy has been performing based on real, local data. The Woodland Business Confidence Survey has shown a strong level of optimism among business leaders in the community. Click "READ MORE" for detailed instruction on accessing the reports or click here to view the combined reports in pdf format.

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Yolo Conflict Resolution Center

November 30, 2015 

The City of Woodland is proud to support the nonprofit organization, Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC). YCRC recently opened an office in Woodland, Casa del Sol Community Building, 709 East Street. This organization provides affordable mediation, facilitation, restorative justice, and conflict resolution education services through volunteer community members. Additional information on YCRC and its services is available at www.yolocrc.org or by calling at (530) 564-2324.

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Get Your Business Online Event

October 26, 2015 

The first ever Get Your Business Online workshop hosted by The City of Woodland and Woodland Chamber of Commerce to be held Tuesday, November 3 at the Woodland Community Center. There will be two sessions: from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Woodland Community Center, located at 2001 East Street, Woodland, Ca 95776. This event serves as a way to help local businesses increase their presence online.

To learn more visit GYBO.com or contact Wendy Ross at economicdevelopment@cityofwoodland.org or (530) 661-5921.

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Woodland Boards and Commissions Need YOU!

January 22, 2015 

The City is accepting applications for the following voluntary City Boards and Commissions and Advisory Committees:

Board of Building Appeals
Commission on Aging
Parks and Recreation Commission
Personnel Board
Planning Commission
Traffic Safety Commission
Water Utilities Advisory Committee (WUAC)

Applications and additional information can be obtained at City Hall or on the City’s website, cityofwoodland.org. You can also contact Ana Gonzalez, City Clerk, by e-mail at ana.gonzalez@cityofwoodland.org or by phone at (530) 661-5806.

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Community Survey for Yolo Broadband Strategic Plan

January 22, 2014 
If you live and/or work in Yolo County, help Yolo Broadband understand your needs for broadband Internet by completing the short online survey below, and help us extend our reach by forwarding the survey to your family, friends and colleagues.

For Residents: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yolo-residents

For Businesses: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yolo-business

For more information, please visit http://www.yoloshare.org/
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Take Action to Protect Your Water Supply

January 21, 2014 
Woodland is currently asking water customers to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% in order to prevent potential future water shortages. 2014 is starting out as the third dry year in a row. The Governor has delcared a drought emergency. Little or no rain means the City has less groundwater to pump, and pumping water to deliver to homes and businesses becomes more expensive. As the demand for water increases during the summer months, we could face a shortage in water supplies. For tips on conserving water both indoors and outdoors, please visit www.cityofwoodland.org/waterconservation.
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2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Woodland Public Library

March 7, 2017 

The Woodland Public Library is excited to be hosting its second annual Peeps Diorama Contest this year. There are categories for every age as well as a group category. The viewing and judging will take place at the Peeps Diorama Show on Saturday, March 18th from 12-3 pm in the library’s Leake Room. Entries will be judged by members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate for Barnes and Nobel to purchase books. Those attending the show get to vote on a “Peeples Choice” award as well. Winning dioramas will be on display at the library after the show.

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