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Good news, bad news on Yolo County’s children

Children in Yolo County are more likely to be breastfed as newborns, enrolled in preschool as 3- and 4-year-olds and receive regular health care than children in other counties throughout the state, according to a new report. But they are also less likely to see a dentist, to participate in free and reduced-price breakfast programs […]

State grant will aid county’s farm-to-school program

While Yolo Food Connection focuses part of its efforts on increasing participation in free and reduced-price school meal programs, efforts at improving the quality of those meals got a boost last week. The California Department of Food and Agriculture awarded the Yolo County Department of Agriculture $399,930 over a three-year period to develop the countywide farm-to-school […]

Name droppers: UCD director honored

Kenneth W. Kizer, director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, received the Rutherford T. Johnstone Award for outstanding contributions to the field of occupational and environmental medicine at the Western Occupational Health Conference, held in San Francisco. The award is presented annually by the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association. Kizer, a […]

Future Subscriber: Jacob Lawrence Sullivan

Catie and Tom Sullivan of Woodland are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Jacob Lawrence Sullivan, born on June 11, 2012. Jake was born weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces. His father is an environmental consultant and his mother is a substitute teacher. Jake is the first grandchild for Pam and David Day of […]

Name droppers: Rosenberg receives humanitarian award

Yolo Superior Court Judge Dave Rosenberg of Davis receives the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the California Judges Association on Friday, Oct. 12, at the association’s annual conference in Monterey. From left are Kenneth Kuchman, executive director of the Witkin Foundation, which funds the award; Court of Appeals Justice Eileen Moore, who chairs the Humanitarian […]

There’s an ‘app’ for that: Throw a Halloween cocktail party

Halloween really kicks off the holiday season for most of us. The classic Halloween party involves a keg, two big bags of chips, some store-bought salsa and a noise complaint. You probably don’t need my help for that. (Although I’m happy to switch to my Co-op employee hat and give you keg-ordering advice!) At the […]

Heart of the Home tour cooks up entertaining celebration

A “Top Chef” competition, wine and beer tasting and raffle drawing are all are part of the festivities during the annual Heart of the Home Tour set for Saturday. The tour, featuring six Yolo County homes, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting the Elderly Nutrition/Meals On Wheels Program […]

What’s happening for youths

Friday * The city of Davis hosts a Halloween dance for junior high school students from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the Community Services Office, 600 A St. To be admitted to the dance, students must have a ticket, […]

College admissions expert to speak at Davis High

College admissions expert Sally Springer, associate chancellor emerita at UC Davis, will speak to parents and students Wednesday evening in the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St. Springer’s presentation, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will be on “Calming the College Admissions Frenzy: Eight Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.” The talk will cover […]

Little acts of kindness

Students in a couple of Birch Lane Elementary School classes have been practicing little acts of kindness this year and having a lot of fun in the process. Recently, students in Brian Bennett’s third-grade class baked zucchini bread in class. Unfortunately, it came out of the oven right about 2:30 p.m., when students in the […]

Helping hands: Eagle Scout projects benefit Harper, Holmes

When Garrett Dawson got word that Harper Junior High School was looking for someone who could build a small store on campus where leadership students could sell everything from school supplies to Harper sweatshirts, he knew he’d found just the project for his Eagle Scout award. The Harper eighth-grader had been planning for years to […]

School celebrates international heritage

North Davis Elementary will host its 26th annual international potluck from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the school multipurpose room, 555 E. 14th St. Participants will celebrate the fact that of more than 600 students enrolled at North Davis, 183 have a language other than English in their background, which include 25 […]

From field to fork: Finding sustainable seafood in Davis

When you shop for fish, what are you looking for? I’d venture that freshness heads the list for most people, and price can quickly enter into the equation. But fish stocks around the world are being devastated by overfishing and devastating practices, and certain fish might have undesirable levels of mercury or PCBs. To an […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday * The Davis High School Jazz Choir hosts the “Everybody Dance Now” dance competition in the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W 14th St. To enter the competition, purchase tickets or receive additional information, email DHScandance@gmail.com. Wednesday, Oct. 17 * Parents and students can receive tips on the college admissions process at a parent information […]

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