Bob Dunning: Other cities are handing over big bucks

ONE STEP BEHIND COWTOWN … Cindy at aol.com is worried that our town is falling behind — you’d better sit down — Vacaville when it comes to water conservation … writes Cindy: “I have a friend who lives in Vacaville who tells us that the city of Vacaville is doling out a whopping $1,000 per […]

Robb Davis team to rally on Saturday

Volunteers for the Robb Davis for City Council campaign will gather on Saturday to launch a weekend of neighborhood walks for the candidate. Speakers at the “Big Walk” rally, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Claire Goldstene, 1125 Bucknell Drive, will include Davis City Councilman Brett Lee and former Mayor Ken Wagstaff. Davis, […]

Lescroart welcomes all to book-launch party

Local residents are invited to join Davis’ own New York Times bestselling author, John Lescroart, as he reads from and talks about his latest novel, “The Keeper,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. The party will be at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., and features live music by Zorelli. All are welcome […]

Calling all Scrabble fans

Scrabble lovers are invited to join members of the Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club for games starting at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Picnic in the Park, which takes place weekly from April through October in Central Park, Third and C streets. All levels of players are welcome; bring your board if you can. For more […]

Yolo CASA plans upcoming training

Yolo County CASA will hold orientations every Thursday at noon and the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in its offices at 724 Main St., Suite 102, in Woodland. The agency trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing a 30-hour […]

Veterans, internees may receive overdue diplomas

The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas this spring to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States. A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or […]

Tour new Woodland clinic at open house

All are welcome at an open house celebration at the newly opened Hansen Family Health Center, 215 W. Beamer St. in Woodland. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. CommuniCare Health Centers opened the clinic, named in honor of Dr. Bob and Suzanne Hansen, in mid-March. Light refreshments will be served, […]

Rotary Barbecue tickets available now

Tickets are on sale now — and available online for the first time — for the 37th annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Significant volunteer […]

For the record

Former Davis resident Tanya Chalupa’s book-signing Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., is at 7:30 p.m. An incorrect time was published earlier this week. Chalupa is the co-author of “A Rookie Cop Vs. The West Coast Mafia.”

Food for the hungry

Eileen Barrera, a staff member at the Center for Families at Montgomery Elementary School, arranges bags of food to be picked up Thursday afternoon at the school. Thanks to the Yolo Food Bank, 1,300 families throughout the county are receiving a ham, turkey or chicken, plus an assortment of fresh produce and a variety of […]

Chuck Rairdan joins school board race

Chuck Rairdan, recently a member of the Davis school district’s Strategic Planning Committee and father of two in the public schools, is seeking a seat on the Davis school board. He has applied for the appointed position and intends to run in the Nov. 4 election. Rairdan said he believes the district is at a […]

Going green at church, school, everywhere

Each year, Cool Davis recognizes “Eco-Heroes” — Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they are just doing “the right thing” for themselves, the community and the planet.

The Cool Davis Climate Solution Awards go to local businesses, groups or organizations for exemplary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As they model ways to reduce their environmental impact, they become leaders in creating options to conserve resources, reduce fossil-fuel dependence and stabilize the climate.

In its efforts to work with the community …

UCD to host Global Health Day event

University of California President Janet Napolitano will join speakers from up and down the UC system when UC Davis hosts the fourth annual UC Global Health Day on April 26. Planned topics include: global health diplomacy, maternal and child health, animal health, emerging infectious diseases, economics and migrant health. “When we talk about global health, we […]

CalPERS: On second thought, Yolo, you’re not Bay Area

Yolo County governments won a yearlong battle this week to pay less for health insurance. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System decided on a 9-2 vote Tuesday to move Yolo County from a Bay Area pricing area to the Sacramento pricing region. The move completes Yolo County’s identity as a geographic region that is not […]