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UC campuses aim to be more inclusive to LGBT students

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced this week that she is moving to adopt measures aimed at providing a more inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, staff and faculty at UC. UC will adjust student record systems to enable students to indicate a preferred name to appear on campus records along with […]

Yolo County flu vaccination clinics ready for the season

The Yolo County Health Department plans several flu vaccination clinics this fall: * Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3-6 p.m. Riverbend Community Room, 664 Cummins Way in West Sacramento; * Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9-11 a.m. Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis; * Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 W. Capitol Ave. in West […]

Third-graders face high-stakes reading targets

By Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren’t just for fun. Joshua, like thousands of Ohio third-graders, had missed a state literacy target on a standardized test. He faced being held back in third grade unless his […]

Feinstein, Boxer depend on red-leaning Senate races

By Carolyn Lochhead The outcome of a handful of too-close-to-call Senate races in November — including one where the Democratic Party isn’t even fielding a candidate — will determine whether Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are still shaping the national debate on terrorism and climate change next year. After more than two decades in office, California’s […]

Woodland man convicted in domestic violence case

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig has announced that a Yolo County jury convicted Francisco Jaramillo, 33, of Woodland, of beating his girlfriend. Over the course of two days in June, Jaramillo slapped, hit and body-slammed his girlfriend multiple times, causing a fracture to her ribs. Woodland Memorial Hospital reported the crime after the victim went […]

School spending by rich parents widens wealth gap

By Josh Boak WASHINGTON (AP) €— Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And the U.S. economy would […]

Brown signs Yamada’s consumer protection bill

Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed Assembly Bill 2251, authorizing county officials to respond to consumer complaints about improper charges for recycling deposits. Authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, AB 2251 authorizes county agricultural commissioners and sealers of weights and measures, in coordination with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to investigate and […]

AIM testing dates set this fall, winter

The Davis school district has announced testing dates for the AIM (Alternative Instructional Model) program. AIM testing for third-graders — who were absent during universal testing, who are new to the school district or who live in the school district residence area but do not attend public school — will be held at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

All are welcome to join a leisurely bike ride at 10 a.m. every Friday, organized by the Davis Bike Club. Participants will leave from in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., for a ride around town. This is a good ride for those who are new to cycling, for those who are new […]

Apply soon to be a Master Gardener

Do you like to garden? Do you want to learn more about horticulture and volunteer in the community? Are you interested in meeting people who share your interest in gardening? Residents of Yolo County are invited to attend a Master Gardener information meeting and learn how to become a Yolo County Master Gardener volunteer on Thursday, […]

Check out Soroptimists at info night

Do you care about making the world a better place for women and girls? Would you like to connect with other women who recognize the power of paying forward? Soroptimist International of Greater Davis can help you achieve those aims. The club will host an information night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Carlton Plaza, […]

California law on sexual consent pleases many but leaves some doubters

By Richard Pérez-Peña and Ian Lovett Facing what many regard as an epidemic of campus sexual assault, some colleges have cracked down on binge drinking, others have reined in fraternities, while still others are training incoming students not to be passive bystanders when they see signs of trouble. But the most talked-about new approach, adopted […]

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Brown on Tuesday signed the bill by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles. Plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next year and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The […]

‘Edible City’ discussion planned

The Davis Permaculture Guild will host an “Edible City” discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Conference Room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Dominic Allamano will share an update on the work done by Soil Born Farms and information about the upcoming Permaculture Design Course with Toby […]

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