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Davis fares better than rest of county in lung association’s report card

For the third straight year, the city of Davis earned a B grade from the American Lung Association in its annual State of Tobacco Control report issued this week, still higher than most cities in the region. The city was commended for its smoke-free outdoor air and for reducing sales of tobacco products through retail […]

What’s happening

Wednesday, Feb. 10 * Join school district officials, parents and other community members at a Local Control and Accountability Plan community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. at King High School, 635 B St. The meetings will focus on the school district’s progress and priorities in reaching annual goals for all students. Those attending the […]

Free classes explore how addiction affects families

Community members are invited to a free three-part series exploring how addiction affects families. “Addiction and its Destructive Power in a Family” will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25. The free workshops are presented by the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. “An addiction destroys families as […]

School district, law enforcement offer advice on sexting, cyberbullying

Concerns about sexting and cyberbullying among Davis students have prompted a couple of community conversations in recent weeks. Dozens of parents participated in discussions about sexting at a recent Parent Engagement Night hosted by the school district, and about 75 people turned out for a forum at Davis High School on Monday evening. There they heard […]

Saylor, Dodd hold fundraising edge in 2016 campaigns

Davis Mayor Dan Wolk raked in more contributions during the last calendar year than either of his two opponents for the state Assembly, but Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor entered 2016 with the largest war chest thanks to funds available from previous supervisorial campaigns. Saylor, Wolk and Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, are seeking election to […]

Local officials issue health alert, recommendations for Zika virus

With last week’s announcement by the World Health Organization that the mosquito-borne Zika virus “is spreading explosively” in the Americas, local officials are offering advice to Yolo County residents, particularly pregnant women, on how to protect themselves. Those recommendations include not only the same advice given during the height of West Nile virus activity last […]

What’s happening

Ongoing * The city of Davis holds “Teen Open Gym” every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. All teens in grades 9-12 are invited to drop in for a game of badminton or basketball. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but some will be provided. Hours […]

Science bowl team’s hard work pays off

Since 2010, there’s been a large trophy in Gary Slizeski’s science classroom at Emerson Junior High School, a third-place award won by that year’s Emerson science bowl team in the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual National Science Bowl regional competition. One day last week, Slizeski took the trophy down from its perch atop a cabinet and […]

Forum on sexting, cyberbullying set for Monday

The Davis school district will hold a community forum on sexting, harassment and cyberbullying on Monday, Feb. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The event is free and open to all students, parents and community members, but the forum’s presentations are designed […]

Supervisors consider medical marijuana cultivation regulations

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday expressed support for a local ordinance on medical marijuana cultivation that largely would mirror regulations enacted by the state last year. California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act addressed all aspects of medical marijuana, from cultivation and distribution to dispensary sales, deliveries and taxation, but allows local jurisdictions […]

Celebration of Abraham focuses on faith over fear

“Faith Over Fear” is the theme of the 15th annual Celebration of Abraham, which will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at St. James Catholic Church. Born in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the celebration brings together people from the three Abrahamic faiths — Christianity, Judaism and Islam […]

School district hosts forum on sexting, cyberbullying

Concern about sexting and cyberbullying among Davis students has prompted the Davis Joint Unified School District to host a community forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The event is free and open to all families and community members. The […]

Davis youth mentoring challenge is underway

Each one, teach one.

Whether it’s a retired teacher working with a transitional kindergartner on reading skills once a week or a local engineer teaching computer-assisted design to a high school robotics team member, every adult has a skill to pass on to a child, and local leaders hope 1,000 such adults step up this year to do so.

“Each one, teach one,” City Councilman Lucas Frerichs saidWednesday night, quoting the old African-American proverb.

“We really hope that becomes your mantra for the year,” Frerichs told an audience at the Stephens Branch Library as the Davis 1,000 Mentors for Youth Challenge kicked off.

The joint effort between the city of Davis and the Davis Joint Unified School District hopes to draw on and expand the community’s existing …

Spreading the joy of soccer around the world

Funny thing about that shiny red soccer jersey your 10-year-old used to wear that ended up in a donation box in the AYSO building at Community Park. There just might be a little boy in Burkina Faso wearing it today. Or a little girl in Haiti. And those soccer cleats your 11-year-old outgrew in a […]

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