[Yolo County] Old Yolo 

Aging archives at risk in one of California’s oldest pre-statehood counties


Two often-overlooked sectors of Yolo County government are in dire need of technological upgrades, according to a new grand jury report.

Yolo County Youth Immigration Detention Facility In Spotlight

YOLO COUNTY (CBS130 — An immigrant youth detention facility in Yolo County is under scrutiny after a grand jury report revealed some major problems.

The center is not for children who were separated from their parents, but rather for undocumented and unaccompanied teens considered to be a danger to themselves or others.

Now, the county could close it down for good.

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors plans to tackle the fate of a federal contract that houses immigrant minors.

[Yolo County] City, county respond to grand jury reports

Yolo County sharply disagreed with elements of a recently released grand jury report on the county’s child welfare services program, calling the report’s linkage of six recent child deaths to the county’s data systems sensationalized and inappropriate, and “without any supporting evidence,” in a statement released Friday.

[Yolo County] Grand jury probe finds county’s child welfare data resources old, inefficient

Child welfare authorities, county supervisors and the general public will continue to be blindsided by reports of sudden crises involving abused and neglected children — and will be hampered in their ability to prevent such crises — unless the county improves its data analysis resources, according to a Yolo County Grand Jury report released Thursday.

[Yolo County] County working to preserve history

The Friends of the Yolo County Archives is a local all voluntary nonprofit organization whose members share the Grand Jury and The Davis Enterprise’s passion for our local history.  Our primary mission is to support the Yolo County Archives and promote the preservation and access to local history. As the President of FYCA, I would like to provide some clarification to the recent article entitled “Grand Jury: Decaying archives jeopardize Yolo County history.”

Yolo County Grand Jury says pension debts creating a crisis

Pension and retiree health insurance costs for the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland are consuming increasing portions of their budgets, putting extreme pressure on other city service priorities.

[Yolo County] Grand jury: Decaying archives jeopardize Yolo County history

Yolo County’s historical records are decaying and disintegrating in an inadequately temperature- and humidity-controlled building in northwest Woodland, according to a Yolo County grand jury report released Wednesday.

[Yolo County] Elections Office follow-up

In a separate report also released Wednesday [June 6], the grand jury found that Yolo County Elections Office has sufficiently addressed issues identified in a 2016-17 grand jury investigation.

“Given the appointment of the new elections officer in 2016 and the confirmed improvement of Elections Office operational practices, the grand jury has only two further recommendations to make,” the new report states.

Those recommendations are: