YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Evan Arnold-Gordon

Rotary clubs offer Davis High students some life lessons

Every summer for one week, Rotary International’s Camp Royal and Camp Venture provide real-world training for high school juniors entering their senior years. In total, six DHS students were chosen — four for Camp Royal and two for Camp Venture — and sponsored by local Rotary clubs to attend these camps along with other qualified students […]

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Head over heels for Yolo County Fair

Across the street from the County Fair Mall in Woodland, the actual Yolo County Fair kicked off its five-day run Wednesday night. The fair, which first opened its gates in 1935, remains the only free gate fair in California.

Upon entering the 55-acre fairgrounds through the back gate, the unmistakable sounds and smells of livestock permeate the area. This is the Future Farmers of America section of the fair.

Bringing a total of 19 animals this year — including goats, pigs, chickens and turkeys — is the Davis High School FFA …

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Slacklining allowed at 3 Davis parks

The city of Davis has approved a 12-month pilot program permitting slacklining — think tightrope walking, on a slack rope — at three parks in town. Slackliners walk on a span of nylon climbing or slackline webbing, positioned horizontally above the ground and anchored at two fixed points. The pilot program, which began last December, will continue […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS grads complete service academy stints

For most people, college is the best four years of their lives.

It’s training for the real world. A chance to be away from home for the first time, to find oneself and, of course, attain a higher level of education.

For six Davis High School graduates, college life included training of another kind at the U.S. Air Force and Military academies.

Four years ago Max Reilly, Tyler Finley and Chris Hu headed off on a shortened summer break to Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the Air Force Academy. They returned to Davis this summer as second lieutenants in the U.S Air Force and have been assigned at least five years of active duty each.

Zombies by rail: It’s not just a show, it’s a trip

The living dead have been projected onto the big screen, filled comic books and captured the imagination of many. Now, thanks to brothers Chris and Mike Hart, they’ve taken up a new frontier: the train.

“We were sitting around, having a few beers on the train one day and thought to ourselves, what would make this better?” said Sierra Railroad Company president Mike Hart. “Shooting zombies!”

The Sierra Railroad Company — which operates the Sierra Dinner Train, the Sacramento River Train and the acclaimed Skunk Train — brought the idea to life last year …

Clyde Elmore: Art in the Wild

His day begins shortly after sunrise, or sooner, if he has a particular place in mind. Clyde Elmore is out on safari in Africa, looking for his favorite animal to photograph: the cheetah. “Cheetahs hunt by eye in pastures or open land where the grasses aren’t too high,” says the Davis photographer. “Sometimes, they’ll even […]

July 25, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bellhops: Student muscle for moving day

“Kennedy wanted a man on the moon; we just want Bellhops in every city in the country.” The Bellhops take their slogan seriously and have set up shop in Davis. Founded in 2011 by University of Auburn students Stephen Vlahos and Cameron Doody, Bellhops began by offering their moving services to incoming freshmen at orientation, and by year […]

July 06, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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