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Bob Dunning: Breakfast at dawn with the mayor? Happy birthday!

Because I have friends everywhere, I now have in front of me several high-level communications between a producer at a major news outlet and a media and communications officer for the city of Davis. I’ll call them by their code names — AK from the major news organization and SW from our beloved city government. My […]

Parking? Let this sign count the ways

It can be the little things that count when it comes to city amenities.

Especially if you’re a regular downtown parking hunter and it’s an LED sign accurately displaying how many spaces are available in the garage at First and F streets.

The old, inaccurate neon sign was a sore spot for downtown visitors, employees and eventually city staff, whose trouble-shooting and relatively inexpensive fix recently resulted in a sign that is new, correct and energy-conscious.

The old sign only told parking hunters when the lot was full. But …

Yolo County Children’s Movement receives supervisors’ support

WOODLAND — In a year that has seen the threatened closure of the Yolo Crisis Nursery and looming funding cuts facing First 5 Yolo, county supervisors on Tuesday took the first steps toward creating a countywide “Children’s Movement” to guide future policy and budget decisions that affect children. The board voted 3-1 to appoint Supervisors Don […]

UCD ranks ninth among public schools, 38th overall

UC Davis continued its strong showing in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Colleges” rankings. The Tuesday report showed that the university held its position as the ninth best public school, and moved up a spot from last year’s rankings to 38th overall, tied with Case Western Reserve University. This is the fifth consecutive […]

At UCD, Coke is out, Pepsi is in for $10M

There will be a different flavor to the UC Davis campus this fall: Pepsi. The university will begin selling Pepsi products after signing a letter of intent for a 10-year agreement that will bring the campus nearly $10 million in support for students. Pepsi plans to have its products in place before freshmen move into […]

September’s ArtAbout grows in all directions

Davis Downtown’s September Second Friday ArtAbout has depth and variety to its offerings, with 32 locations putting art on full display. Residents can enjoy a variety of exhibits, receptions, an art auction, a film screening, living art and multi-media shows throughout Davis on Friday, Sept. 12. Three new venues — Café 110, Primary Concepts and Pamela […]

Be on the lookout for signs of suicide

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has declared Sept. 8-15 as National Suicide Prevention Week. The American Association of Suicidology sponsors this event as a way to educate the public, media and professionals about suicide. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds and the 10th-leading cause of death in the United […]

Wildflower farm will be seeded from the air

A free community event celebrating the Bee Friendlier Movement is planned at a farm west of Davis from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Guests are invited to watch more than 50,000 brightly colored seed balls be dropped from a vintage World War II crop duster to plant a wildflower field at the Cloverleaf, […]

MCCC will present justice awards at luncheon

Awards recognizing multicultural relationships in the criminal justice system will be presented Thursday, Sept. 18, at a luncheon in Woodland. The event, sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Multi-Cultural Community Council, will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the atrium at the Yolo County Administration Building, 625 Court St. The Multi-Cultural Community Council strives to enrich […]

Life in the slow lane: Therapy defined

What exactly is therapy? Actually, this may sound weird (since I’m a therapist), but I don’t really know. Given that therapy is a different experience for everyone, it is hard to define. However, I do know what therapy isn’t. It is not a quick fix — therapists have no super powers to make problems go […]

Pilot program extends school day for Montgomery third-graders

This school year, Montgomery Elementary third-graders are involved in a pilot program that will give them extra 30 minutes of instructional time. Beginning Sept. 22, all third-grade students at the school will be released from school at 3:05 p.m. Montgomery Elementary features two learning strands — a traditional English program and a two-way bilingual program, launched […]

Archer, Nolan, Sunder earn Dems’ support

The Yolo County Democratic Party has announced its candidate endorsements for the Nov. 4 election. For the Davis Board of Education, the party has endorsed Barbara Archer, Mike Nolan and Madhavi Sunder for the three four-year terms. It also has endorsed Alan Fernandes for the two-year seat to which he was appointed in the spring. […]

Explore Quail Ridge with a zoologist

Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will offer an interpretive walk on Quail Ridge Reserve near Lake Berryessa on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy Executive Director Frank Maurer, a zoologist and ecologist, will lead the walk. Walkers will learn about the wildlife, native habitats and human history of the Berryessa […]

Nonprofits can get DCN’s help

Does your nonprofit organization need a web page, mailing list or to participate in the community calendar? If so, you’re welcome to apply to use the tools provided by Davis Community Network. Visit DCN’s website at www2.dcn.org and fill out the online application.

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