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Turkovich Family Wines owner featured on Visit California podcast

Chris Turkovich, owner of Turkovich Family Wines, was featured on a Visit California podcast focused on travel tips for Northern Californians.

“We’re definitely kind of off the radar in terms of California, but we’re right in the middle of things,” Turkovich said of Yolo County. “It’s a very diverse county with lots of farming, lots of outdoor things to do, great food, and it’s pretty relaxed.”

Turkovich is from Winters and called it “the gem of Yolo County.”

“It’s a farming town at heart with a thriving downtown with a great food and winter scene, so it’s kind of this hidden gem in Yolo County,” he pointed out. “It feels like a different experience that you don’t get anywhere else in the area.

If you want to listen to the podcast, go to visitcalifornia.com/podcast/travel-tips-norcal-locals.

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Yolo County is offering an information session on an available pre-apprenticeship training program beginning in June.

Job seekers will be able to join one of the virtual information sessions for construction and building trades training at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19, according to a county press release. from Yolo.

“The general orientation course includes the structure of the construction industry and the construction process, orientation to learning, tools of the various trades and the safe handling of hand and power tools and standards of construction. ‘industry on labor responsibility and craftsmanship excellence,’ the statement read.

Anyone who completes the course will receive up to $1,000 in cash incentives, up to $1,000 for placement in a state-approved apprenticeship program, $500 for job placement related to construction, $300 for placement in another job and up to $500 for tools and materials, depending on the county.

The training — called Multi-Trade Basic Training (MC3) — is part of the California Workforce Development Board’s High Road Construction Careers, funded by SB1.

“This statewide initiative puts money to work advancing careers in the building and construction trades as a reliable path to the middle class for underprivileged Californians through pre- multi-trade learning,” the statement added.

If you want to participate, people can sign up by visiting tinyurl.com/MC3June. For more information about the program, visit yoloworks.org or contact HHSA Program Coordinator Erica Johnson at erica.johnson@yolocounty.org or by calling (530) 631-2289.

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Yolo County connects job seekers to California Department of Housing and Community Development opportunities.

“YoloWorks!, the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency and the Yolo County Workforce Innovation Council, in partnership with the California Department of Housing and Community Development, are hosting a virtual job fair on May 24,” a county news release read.

Attendees will be able to access live virtual booths that offer one-on-one discussions where they can ask questions directly to department representatives.

If interested, can register for the virtual open house by visiting tinyurl.com/HCDOpenhouse or by visiting yoloworks.org.

Additional opportunities with the Department of Housing and Community Development can be found by visiting the HCD Employment Opportunities website.

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The Yolo Federal Credit Union announced that it has been approved to participate in the 2022 Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) program, which will allow them to reserve funds for eligible homebuyers on a first-come basis.

“The WISH program is providing funds to distribute to first-time home buyers in Yolo County,” said a press release from the credit union. “Yolo FCU has worked closely with the cities of Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento and Winters to identify and help eligible individuals and families access grant funds for down payment assistance.”

Grants provided by the program can be up to $22,000 in matching funds to be used for down payment and closing costs. Yolo FCU will match up to $4 for every dollar paid by the homebuyer to purchase a home.

“Our mission at Yolo Federal is to help Yolo County succeed financially,” said Jenee Rawlings, President and CEO of Yolo FCU. “Participation in this grant program is an important tool to help us pursue our mission. We believe in providing programs that provide low- and middle-income individuals and families with the opportunity to realize their dream of home ownership.

Yolo FCU has been serving the county since 1954, offering a variety of home loans and resources and was even named the top mortgage company in the county.

Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Yolo County, according to the credit union. For more information on its home loans or grant programs, visit yolofcu.org or call (530) 668-2700.

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Davis’ Freewheeler Bicycle Center was featured in an article in Comstock’s Magazine highlighting the center’s nearly 50 years of service.

“It’s a labor of love for us,” Sheri Hein, who helps entertain the center with her family, said in the article. “We love coming to work, working with each other and being part of our community.”

If you want to learn more about Freewheeler – located at 703 2nd St. in Davis – visit comstocksmag.com.

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