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Measure O: Saving city jobs or enabling more waste?

Whether Davis voters support or oppose an increase in the local sales tax may come down to their perception of how well the city has been managing its money. According to the ballot argument for Measure O — which would increase in the sales tax rate from 8 percent to 8.5 percent and extend another […]

Election programming available through Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access has produced or recorded a variety of programs related to the June 3 election. DMA is Yolo County’s nonprofit community media center and operates DCTV public access Channel 15, DJUSD Educational Access Channel 17 and KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM. “Coverage of local elections is core to DMA’s mission of strengthening community through media, […]

Library celebrates El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

As the importance of early literacy and preparing children for school continues to make headlines, the Yolo County Library joins libraries across the country in April and May by recognizing El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) through various events celebrating reading. Known as Día, this is a celebration of […]

One-day challenge looks to raise funds for area nonprofits

GiveLocalNow is gearing up for the region’s first Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving challenge benefiting the region’s nonprofit sector. The event — under the leadership of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, Yolo Community Foundation, and others — will run from midnight Tuesday, May 6, to 11:59 p.m. that night. The region has […]

UCD cheese: a lost legacy

Did you know? It takes 21.2 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of butter, and 10 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of cheese Gone are the days in which UC Davis made its own cheese, milk and ice cream. Those wanting to study the art of making dairy products from […]

Steadfast in their support

Peggy Easley of Davis, center, is surrounded by supporters of her husband, Ajay Dev, as they take part in a vigil Friday outside the 3rd District Court of Appeal building in downtown Sacramento. The court is hearing an appeal of Dev’s 2009 conviction on charges that he sexually assaulted his adopted daughter. Dev’s appellate lawyer contends […]

A springtime ritual

Grayson Milicevich, 1, smiles up at the Easter Bunny on Saturday at Breakfast with the Bunny, hosted by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. At an Easter egg hunt following the photo sessions, Isaiah Benitez, 1, finds a color-coordinated egg. The morning included a continental breakfast, photos with the furry white fellow, the egg hunt and children’s crafts. […]

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — The dark hall inside Christianity’s holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites. Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected at the site where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher […]

League hosts a series of candidate forums

Candidates for Assembly, Yolo County superintendent of schools, Yolo County clerk/recorder/assessor, Yolo Superior Court judge and Woodland City Council will face off in public forums to be hosted by the Woodland League of Women Voters. All will take place at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The first […]

Tom Adams seeks Davis school board seat

Longtime Davis resident and parent Tom Adams is one of the applicants seeking the appointed seat on the Davis school board, and he plans to run in November, probably for the two-year seat. Both the appointment process and the special election for the two-year seat are necessitated by the resignation in March of trustee Nancy […]

UCD admits record number; 4,284 from abroad

UC Davis has offered admission to 24,550 out of 60,536 applicants of freshman standing, both record figures, as it continues marching toward its 2020 Initiative growth goals. That includes offers to 4,284 foreign students — second-most in the UC system to only UC San Diego’s 5,080, according to preliminary statistics released on Friday. UCD expects to […]

Bob Dunning: Utility-bill mailer was a campaign piece

It’s no surprise that city officials want us to vote “yes” in June on the proposed half-percent sales tax increase that is mistakenly being billed as a half-cent sales tax increase. As such, members of the Davis City Council are free to write op-eds or letters to the editor or one-sided ballot arguments or offer […]

Measure P asks: Are the water rates fair?

Do you think the rates crafted to pay for Davis’ river water diversion project are fair? That is the question behind Measure P, the initiative that allows the community to weigh in on the city’s current and future water rate structure. Proponents say the measure gives democracy a chance to decide the rates’ fate. Opponents […]

Slow Food tour showcases area’s young farmers

Slow Food Yolo — a local branch of the national Slow Food USA organization — will host a farm tour and lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18. The tour and luncheon will feature a selection of young and beginning farmers taking root in the Capay Valley. The “Young Farmers, Young Chefs” […]

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