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Anne Ternus-Bellamy

Governor signs mandatory vaccination bill

Two years after the state attempted to increase childhood vaccination rates by requiring parents to visit a health-care practitioner prior to claiming a personal belief exemption, the state has done away with the exemption altogether. On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will require all children to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases […]

Grand Jury calls for greater oversight of food trucks

Yolo County is seeing an influx of food trucks from surrounding counties that operate here without inspections or oversight from the county’s health services division, the Yolo County Grand Jury reported Friday. These food trucks, the grand jury said, “operate during non-business hours with little fear of being caught since the Yolo County Environmental Health […]

Frozen treats abound in downtown Davis

Different situations call for different desserts. But on a sultry summer day in Davis, nothing beats ice cream. Except maybe frozen yogurt. Or gelato. Or shaved snow. Come to think of it, they all sound good when the temperatures hit the century mark. Thankfully, Davis has something to offer for just about every taste, whether […]

Girl Scout leads effort for safer bike crossing

Ten-year-old Marina Greenwood was biking south on Tulip Lane, preparing to turn left onto Ponteverde Lane, when she was hit by a car last year. Fortunately it wasn’t a hard hit, more of a bump really, and she was fine, said her mom, Soji Howe. Still, it served as reminder of the safety risks when children have […]

Teen birth rates continue to drop locally, statewide

Yolo County’s teen birth rate continues to decline along with the rest of the state’s, but births to Hispanic, African-American and American Indian teens remain significantly higher than among white and Asian teens both locally and statewide. California’s adolescent birth rate declined to a record low of 23.2 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19, the […]

Supervisors OK $346 million budget

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday approved a recommended budget for 2015-16 that features $346 million in expenditures and growth largely limited to health and human services positions funded with state and federal revenue. Supervisors will vote on a final budget in the fall after lawmakers adopt a state budget. As with the 2014-15 budget, local […]

Davis centenarian named 2015 Veteran of the Year

He served in the U.S. Air Force before it became the U.S. Air Force; spent eight of his 26 years in the military serving overseas in locations from Burma to France to India; and served tours during World War II and the Korean War before retiring as a colonel in 1966. Now Edward Trautt, who […]

Bright futures await Da Vinci graduates

The location changed but everything else remained the same Thursday night when Da Vinci Charter Academy celebrated and bid farewell to another class of graduates.

From the poignant and humorous student-made videos that graduates made thanking family, friends and Da Vinci itself for making their journeys possible, to the personalized recognition …

Supervisors support state gas-tax increase to fund road repairs

Legislation that would increase the state gas tax and vehicle license fees in order to fund state and local road maintenance and repairs received support from county supervisors on Tuesday, who split along party lines in voting to send a letter to lawmakers endorsing SB 16. The action came as supervisors prepare to hold their […]

All ages, abilities welcome at chess camp

Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to a Davis summer chess camp from 1 to 5 p.m. July 13-16 at the New Harmony Community Room, 3030 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. Taught by John Langreck, the camp will feature basic strategy, tactics and game analysis as well as blitz, bughouse, team tournament, play […]

Arts Center invites teens to reimagine fairy tales

The Davis Arts Center is offering a five-day creative writing minicamp for teens ages 13 to 18; it meets from 9 to 11 a.m. June 29 through July 3. Students will discover different versions of familiar fairy tales and spend the week inventing their own, to be collected into a class volume of tales. The […]

Librarians challenge kids to read a book a week during summer

By Nora Brazil School librarians use many different tactics to help every student find the “right” book. One way to grab a reader is to help him or her find an author or authors they really like or love. This hook can be a springboard to many other books and authors and can have a […]

What’s happening

Thursday, June 11 * The city of Davis hosts the annual sixth-grade party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The event features everything from music and dancing to food, laser tag, a bounce house, foosball, video games, lawn games, board games and more. Tickets are $10 and may be […]

Supervisors consider funding plan for Children’s Alliance

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Children’s Alliance would maintain current programs — albeit with some painful cuts — thanks to increased funding from county, state and federal sources under a plan presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Those funds would help fill in some of the gaps left by expected cutbacks from First 5 Yolo, […]

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