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Bob Dunning: UCD jumps on our water project

KEEPING THAT AGGIE GRASS GREEN … the official UC Davis colors may be Blue and Gold, but the lawns on campus will remain decidedly green after UCD exercised its option to join the Woodland-Davis surface water project for $20 million … clearly, this is something UC Davis has the right to do and its timing […]

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. Accident investigators […]

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn’t lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned away. The Carlton Complex […]

Governor signs ‘sip and spit’ bill

A bill that would allow underage winemaking students to taste, but not consume, the alcohol they make during class was signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Dubbed the “sip and spit” bill, the legislation by Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro will affect seven schools, including UC Davis, Fresno State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. UCD has the […]

Madhavi Sunder joins Davis school board race

Madhavi Sunder filed candidacy papers for the Davis school board on Tuesday. Sunder is seeking one of the four-year school board seats in the Nov. 4 election. Sunder has been a professor at the UC Davis School of Law for 15 years. She also has been a visiting professor at the Yale Law School, the University of Chicago […]

One hundred years at the State Fair for local shorthorn cow herd

SACRAMENTO — When Innisfail Herd arrived in California in 1914, no advertisements jingled about California’s happy cows — household televisions didn’t exist. The line of award-winning milking shorthorns celebrated its 100th anniversary at the California State Fair this year, all the while earning Stuart Rowe, at 83 years old, premier breeder, premier exhibitor and a […]

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Contestants sought for Yolo County Fair Queen contest

Wanted: Cowgirls ages 3 to 19 to enter the Yolo County Fair Queen contest. The first meeting will be at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Yolo County Fair Junior Horse Show. Contestants must love the fair, know its history, be active in the community, live in the surrounding area and have an entry […]

Theft trial begins for former Fourth and Hope executive

WOODLAND — Entrusted with a company credit card, Leona Jull made hundreds of purchases during her tenure as executive director of Fourth & Hope, a nonprofit agency that provides food, shelter and other services to the homeless population. But some of those purchases — among them pricey vehicle repairs, living-room furniture and satellite TV service […]

Police arrest suspect in robbery spree

Woodland police have arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with a two-week robbery spree at six local businesses. Salvador Jimenez of Woodland was taken into custody in a West Court Street parking lot shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, less than a day after police released a picture of the alleged robber captured on security video. […]

Second Mellon grant supports Mondavi events

The Mondavi Center has received another grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — a $400,000 award, spread over three years, through 2017. The new grant will support several innovative performances — and the way in which those performances will be presented — as well as residencies by American orchestras, and Mondavi-hosted festivals.

The Mellon grant “will give us the opportunity to deepen our work to engage audience members with classical music by supporting nontraditional and less formal concert formats, by collaborating with UC Davis artists and faculty to create multifaceted music festivals, and by creating major artist residencies that bring community members and artists in closer contact,” said Don Roth, the Mondavi Center’s executive director.

Grandparents support group meets weekly

The Center for Families is offering a support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The group gathers at 2 p.m. Tuesdays at 441 D St. in downtown Davis. Refreshments and free child care will be available. Financial, physical, mental and legal issues make this relationship challenging but resources and help are available, a […]

Car lovers will speak Sunday at gallery

America has always been a nation obsessed with movement. Local residents can learn about the history of the car in the United States and its huge impact on how people lived and worked, at a talk Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Greg […]

Kaiser awards grants to Yolo nonprofits

Kaiser Permanente has awarded eight community benefit grants totaling $227,950 to nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping individuals and families live healthier lives in Yolo County. * CommuniCare Health Centers, the main safety net provider in Yolo County, which has primary care clinics in Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento, is receiving $40,000 to expand a program that will […]

NAMI program offers mental illness information, support

Families and caregivers of people suffering from a brain disorder may want to sign up for NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education Program this fall. The sessions will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. from Aug. 26 through Nov. 4, with an additional session on Thursday, Aug. 28. All meetings will be in Woodland. The program is designed to […]

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