YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Bruce Gallaudet

Help Camp Kesem make the magic

Our community has been impacted greatly by diagnoses of cancer and cancer deaths in our neighborhoods, schools, churches, fitness centers and workplaces. When it’s a parent who has been diagnosed and is going through treatment, their children are affected immensely; they don’t understand all of the doctor appointments and the side-effects of the treatments. The joys […]

Students deserve some grade privacy

As students in Race and Social Justice class at Davis High School, we have completed a yearlong research project that focuses on the pressure that DHS students face and their effects on academic success. In a survey of DHS students, 76.3 percent of sophomores, 44.2 percent of juniors and 40 percent of seniors identify their […]

Survey reveals drug use at DHS

Many people associate negative stereotypes with drug users and their ability to maintain an above-average GPA. Our Race and Social Justice in U.S. History research group wanted to investigate some of these stereotypes to see if they are accurate and how Davis High School compares to the rest of the high schools in the nation […]

Whisky-tasting for a good cause

We would like to thank all the people involved in helping us organize and support the recent Rotary charitable fundraising single malt scotch whisky tasting event held at Carlton Plaza in Davis. Rob Read of Carlton Senior Living generously provided the location, along with the food and a raffle prize, while Paul Bissett and David […]

Long past time for SAT action

In his recent essay “The Big Problem with the New SAT,” former University of California system president Richard Atkinson shares that flaws in the old SAT test are repeated in the new SAT. Those flaws, he argues, have led to “an education arms race” that “creates great pressure on students and parents” and disadvantages for […]

Suiting up, and eating right

STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee, once again has much to be thankful for, receiving support for two of its major programs. First, Soroptimist International of Davis generously awarded STEAC grant funds for the Suit Up for Success Program. Designed to provide work attire for low-income job-seekers, this program prepares clients for the all-important job […]

Many hands make this event work

Our sixth annual Taste of Davis event was the best ever. We wish to thank all the many participants and supporters who helped the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge in this memorable community event. First and foremost, we thank the 250 community members who purchased tickets and attended the event. Folks told us that they had […]

A tasty way to make a gift

We are very grateful for the incredibly generous donation made to Team Davis through the Davis Lutheran Church’s annual Picnic Day BBQ. The BBQ proceeds of $2,826 plus the $1,000 gift from DLC’s Benny Davis Memorial Fund plus $500 from the Yolo County Chapter of Thrivent Financial–Lutheran came to a stunning total of $4,325 — one […]

DHS survey looks at genders

We are a group of juniors from Davis High School participating in a class called Race and Social Justice in United States History. Part of the class’ requirements is to conduct a research project on an issue that we believe affects the high school or the Davis community. We chose to focus on the perception […]

How about a tax on meat sales?

I thought Sunday’s op-ed piece by Tim Egan from the New York Times was excellent. Yes, I agree that California needs more ingenuity, imagination and courage regarding the four-year drought. During the drought, it’s reasonable to expect people to help out by taking shorter showers, refrain from watering lawns and holding off on the carwash. […]

Davis Media Access offers its thanks

Davis Media Access is in the thick of its annual fundraising month, and we have many thanks to offer. For their help, support and generosity with KDRT’s 10th Birthday Dance Party on April 25, we thank the Davis Odd Fellows, and in particular their Music Committee, for making the event possible, working it, and making […]

A city where alums are welcome

I recently had the opportunity to listen to Mayor Wolk speak at the Davis College Democrats’ annual Indigo Awards. I was pleasantly surprised by how much he genuinely enjoyed connecting with us students and pleased with Wolk’s aspiration to make Davis a welcoming place where students could settle down and raise their families after graduation. […]

Oil should stay in the ground

Another train hauling Bakken crude has exploded, this time in North Dakota (Davis Enterprise, May 7). Fortunately, there were no injuries, but it is only a matter of time. The logic is clear. As long as we depend on fossil fuel, corporations will find ways to get oil to their customers. We can increase safety […]

Eyewitness account was welcome

I am writing to commend you on publishing the eyewitness account of the fall of Saigon (“Eyewitness to the Fall of Saigon,” May 3). It is a welcome glimpse of truth in an endless campaign of lies and distortions that frequently surround the tragedy of the Vietnam War. Certainly the evacuation of Saigon did not […]

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