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Sept. 1-30 The third annual “Best of Davis” photo contest takes place during the month of September. Participants enter in one of three age categories: 6-11; 12-17; and 18 and up. Visit http://www.cityofdavis.org for contest rules and how to enter. Thursday, Sept. 3 High school students interested in applying to one of the service academies — […]

Calling all book lovers: The Battle of the Books is coming

Test your recall What: Battle of the Books, benefiting the Hattie Weber Museum When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 Where: St. James Memorial Center, 1275 B St. The Battle of the Books: It’s an exciting annual event at Davis elementary schools and junior highs. School librarians select a list of books, students form into teams of four […]

Faith groups ‘lift up’ county’s social workers

Yolo County social worker Phonecia Stone isn’t quick to tell people what she does for a living.

After all, she says, “There’s so much negative connotation around this job.

“We’re treated like the dregs of society some times.”

That’s particularly the case when it comes to child protective services, where Stone worked for a decade …

Sign-ups for elementary music program scheduled

Students in grades 4-6 in the Davis public schools will have a chance to sign up for the district’s instrumental music program next month. The program is free of charge and includes weekly pull-out music classes at each school site. Families who cannot afford to rent or purchase an instrument will be provided one by the […]

‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ applications due Sept. 11

Applications for the 39th annual “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” are due Friday, Sept. 11, at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. All children ages 6 to 12 can apply to be in the show, which will be presented Dec. 16-20 with rehearsals beginning Nov. 30. For nearly four decades, the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” has thrilled audiences — […]

Forty years of Child Care Services come to an end

It’s the end of an era. After 40 years, the city of Davis’ Child Care Services program, which provided child-care resources and referrals to hundreds of Yolo County families last year, has shut its doors, with services being transferred by the state and county to two other agencies. The Children’s Home Society of California will […]

Teen’s Vietnam War film premieres at the Varsity

A Davis teen’s two-year-long labor of love comes to fruition Saturday with the premier eat the Varsity Theatre of his feature film, “Unforgotten.”

Andre Martinez, who graduated from Da Vinci Charter Academy in June, served as lead writer and editor as well as director of the Vietnam War-era film, overseeing a cast and crew of 60 people — almost all of them Da Vinci and Davis High students.

The film focuses on three American soldiers — played by Davis teens Brady Sharp, Christopher Monheit and Connor Judd — and details the impact of the war on them as well as their families and friends back home.

Provenza endorses Wolk, plans to seek re-election to Board of Supervisors

Yolo County Supervisors Jim Provenza of Davis and Oscar Villegas of West Sacramento have endorsed Davis Mayor Dan Wolk — rather than their board colleague, Supervisor Don Saylor — in the 2016 race for the Assembly District 4 seat. All three county supervisors are Democrats, as is Wolk. “I have worked closely with Dan Wolk, and I know […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State issues pertussis warning, urges vaccinations for pregnant women

California’s ongoing pertussis epidemic has state officials urging pregnant women to get vaccinated in order to protect their newborns from the potentially fatal disease. “Vaccinated mothers pass protective antibodies to their infants during pregnancy,” said Dr. Karen Smith, the state’s public health director and health officer. “Right now, it’s estimated that fewer than half of […]

August 04, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dickinson appointed county’s homeless program coordinator

Tracey Dickinson, an analyst in the county administrator’s office who played a key role in the Bridge to Housing program, has been named the county’s new full-time homeless program coordinator. In the newly created position, Dickinson will focus on coordination and expansion of the countywide homeless system, as well as supervising the newly created Homeless […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Top Yolo concerns: Seniors’ falls, kids’ dental decay, mental health

Young children showing up at school suffering from untreated tooth decay or lacking immunizations. Senior citizens hospitalized following falls at home who are then discharged back home without anything being done to prevent another fall. Increasing rates of substance abuse, suicide and self-harm among residents of all ages. These are among the most pressing health […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Help kids in need start the school year off right

The start of the new school year is right around the corner, but hundreds of low-income Yolo County children will be heading back to the classroom without the supplies they need to be successful. Community members can help provide the basics by donating to Yolo County Backpacks for Kids, a nonprofit established by Supervisor Matt Rexroad of […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Urban spraying may be necessary to fight West Nile

As the number of mosquito samples and dead birds testing positive for West Nile virus in Yolo County continues to grow, the local vector control district is warning residents that aerial spraying over urban areas may become necessary. So far, 56 mosquito samples and 16 dead birds — 13 of them in Davis — have tested […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors poised to extend e-cigarette ban

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors appear poised to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places, following in the footsteps of the cities of Davis and Woodland, which already have done so. Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-1 to direct staff to develop a policy that would prohibit the use of electronic nicotine delivery devices in […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,
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