YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Lauren Keene

Davis residents benefit from active service organizations

There are over 850 nonprofit organizations in Yolo County, but only a fraction of those groups solely service and are operated in the local community. Two of the largest, STEAC (Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee) and Davis Community Meals, provide food, shelter and funds for locals struggling financially. Two others — Team Davis and All Things […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Film Festival to feature 18 selections

The 11th annual Davis Film Festival will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Eighteen films will be showcased at this year’s event. For $8 moviegoers may watch either the first nine films — screening between 1:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. — or the last nine films, playing from 6:30 p.m. […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UC Davis alumnus hopes to bring amateur radio to Nepal

In 2003, UC Davis graduate Suresh Ojha quit a well-paying job as a communications engineer to spend a year in his native Nepal. Working pro-bono to develop a curriculum at Tribhuvan National University in radio engineering, Ojha lived in the middle of a cramped, time-worn neighborhood in Kathmandu where generations of his family had been […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Governor signs ‘sip and spit’ bill

A bill that would allow underage winemaking students to taste, but not consume, the alcohol they make during class was signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Dubbed the “sip and spit” bill, the legislation by Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro will affect seven schools, including UC Davis, Fresno State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. UCD has the […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD professor Andy Jones named Davis’ new poet laureate

It’s hard not to run into UC Davis professor Andy Jones. On Monday nights, the English prof becomes the quiz master at de Vere’s Irish Pub, where he circles the crowded bar, microphone in hand, issuing questions to trivia fans. On Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Jones broadcasts his long-standing radio show, “Dr. Andy’s […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

KDRT to hold benefit concert Friday

Local Davis radio station KDRT will host a benefit concert Friday, July 11, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., featuring an all Yolo County-based lineup. Winters country music band Bonanza King with Kari King will open the show for Bill Scholer and Waiting for Bruce at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 […]

July 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo benefits from its service organizations

There are over 850 nonprofit organizations in Yolo County, but only a fraction of those groups solely service and are operated by the Yolo community. Two of the largest, STEAC (Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee) and Davis Community Meals, provide food, shelter and funds for locals struggling financially. Two others — Team Davis and All Things […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Made in Yolo | Tagged ,

Local student crowdfunds for art school tuition

In last fall’s UC Davis production of “Spring Awakening” first-year student Teryn Gray played Ilse, a wild child described by Gray as a “girl forced to grow up too fast.” Gray says she can relate. Paying her way to UCD and helping to support her family after her single mother fell on hard times, Gray said […]

June 24, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Underage wine students may benefit from ‘sip and spit’ bill

Linda Bisson, a professor of viticulture and enology at UC Davis, says that for her students to successfully judge a wine, they need to appraise its color and hue, assess the “nuances of the aroma” and taste the wine for its sweetness or acidity. But Bisson said students enrolled in UC Davis’ top-ranked winemaking program […]

June 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hats off to Davis High’s graduating seniors

A total of 520 seniors from Davis High School’s Class of 2014 received their diplomas Friday under the lights at the Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

Members of the school’s 83rd graduating class were the most recent in a long line of high-achieving Blue Devils to walk across the stage. Last year’s class graduated nearly 98 percent of its students, with more than 90 percent of them indicating that they would pursue some form of higher education.

After the DHS Senior Awards …

DSIS: Different paths, same graduation joy

Twenty-three seniors from the graduating class of the Davis School for Independent Study walked across the same stage to receive their diplomas Thursday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. But Principal Karrie Sequeria-Hernandez said every member of the small class took a unique path en route to graduation. “Every student up there […]

June 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Minor gas leak on Central Davis street

Davis firefighters attended to a gas leak Thursday when an underground natural gas line was punctured during construction. Ryan Stiles, a Davis Fire Department division captain, said a service line to a residence was hit at 10:18 a.m. by a construction crew on the 1100 block of Ovejas Avenue. Stiles said a crew from PG&E […]

June 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Newsbeat going strong after 25 years

Davis resident Bonnie Mintun pauses outside to admire the red-and-blue neon sign hanging in the crowded the window of Davis’ Newsbeat before making her way inside. One of only four in the country, the sign was a gift from publishers of the New York Times and has lighted up Third Street in downtown Davis for years. […]

June 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The best of the best: DHS honors seniors

More than $1 million in scholarships were presented to Davis High School’s graduating seniors in front of a crowd of peers, parents and faculty Tuesday evening. More than 280 students from the Class of 2014 were honored.

“This senior class is probably the most accomplished that I’ve ever been associated with,” said first-year Davis High School Principal Will Brown. “It’s inspiring for me to just walk through the halls and ask them about their plans after graduation.”

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