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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Author Archive: Anne Ternus-Bellamy

Author to read ‘The Cat Who Chose to Dream’

Davis resident and author Loriene Honda will be at The Avid Reader on Saturday, May 3, to read from and sign copies of her book, “The Cat Who Chose to Dream.” The reading, geared toward both children and adults, will include a brief overview of the World War II internment camp experience for Japanese-Americans as […]

This little light of mine

Light. It’s something most children in Davis take for granted. With the flick of a switch, their bedrooms are illuminated, making it possible to do homework, read a book or play after dark. It’s clean, it’s safe and it’s oh-so-easy to come by, thanks to electricity. But for children living off the grid, light is […]

Cycle de Mayo benefits Center for Families

Support Yolo County’s Center for Families by participating in a benefit bike ride on Saturday, May 3. “Cycle de Mayo” is a round-trip ride that begins at 8 a.m. in either Davis or Woodland, with Plainfield Station serving as a rest stop/party location in between, complete with music and wild bikes on display. Woodland riders […]

Supervisors add e-cigarettes to county smoking ban

Don’t be fooled by the new kid on the block, Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell said back in February. “He’s no friend to anyone.” That new kid she was referring to was the e-cigarette. On Tuesday, Caldwell asked county supervisors to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all areas where smoking is currently prohibited […]

North Davis mourns longtime teacher Paulene Bitners

The playgrounds at North Davis Elementary School were alive with the typical happy sounds of recess on Monday morning, but inside the walls of the school, there was much quiet grief as staff members mourned the loss of one of their own. Longtime teacher Paulene Bitners, 47, died on Sunday following an 18-month battle with […]

Elementary students invited to learn ‘Smart Cycling’

Get your bells and your bike baskets ready, because the city of Davis is beginning a new program for third- through sixth-graders called Smart Cycling. The program includes instruction of smart and safe cycling techniques and etiquette. Participants will use their new knowledge to explore Davis via the city’s extensive bike trails and residential streets. […]

Presidential elections … Da Vinci-style

Don Raphael Gorga may have had the look and sound of Don Corleone, but it actually may have been his pledge to reform the country’s criminal justice system and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure that carried the day in presidential elections at Da Vinci Charter Academy last month. Then again, it may have been the “Godfather” […]

Teen’s sweet 16 is more about giving than receiving

Andi Jackson’s 16th birthday this year meant lots and lots of gifts — for some children in the small town of Thornton. That’s because Jackson, who turned 16 on March 13, decided she didn’t need any birthday gifts this year and asked family and friends who wanted to give her something to instead donate a […]

Final tuneup set for robotics team

The Citrus Circuits robotics team is competing in its third regional competition this season, the Silicon Valley Regional, being held through Saturday at San Jose State University’s Event Center. So far this year, Citrus Circuits, made up of Davis high school students, has won two regional competitions — the Inland Empire Regional and the Sacramento […]

Yolo’s healthy, but seeks an Rx for improvement

Yolo County maintained its fifth-place spot in California county health rankings released this week by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. For the second year in a row, Yolo was ranked fifth out of California’s 58 counties, trailing only Marin, Placer, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. But the county won’t […]

University Covenant Nursery School celebrates a decade in Davis

The children at University Covenant Nursery School seem to think Amy Duffy has a pretty special job — not to mention one she’s quite good at. Often one of the first people to greet students when they arrive at the school, Duffy will hold the door open for them as they enter. “A lot of […]

FamiliesFirst to close Yolo Crisis Nursery; officials call it retaliation

The Yolo Crisis Nursery will close its doors for good this summer, ending 13 years of providing emergency respite care to hundreds of families in crisis throughout Yolo County. Officials from EMQ FamiliesFirst, which operates the nursery in Davis, confirmed the plan at a meeting with Yolo County officials on Thursday, prompting an angry response […]

Supervisors OK wind turbine for Bogle vineyards

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan by Bogle Vineyards to erect a 398-foot wind turbine on property 4.5 miles southwest of the town of Clarksburg. The turbine will generate 1.6 megawatts of electricity, to be used to offset the power demands and electricity costs of the Bogle wine production facility located there. […]

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