Property owners to receive monthly bills for utilities

The city will begin billing property owners for utilities on a monthly basis starting in August, a departure from the bimonthly cycle that the city traditionally has employed. The City Council approved the change Tuesday with the hope that the higher frequency of bills will help water customers better track consumption while water rates continue […]

Lawmaker calls for action on student loans

Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski on Wednesday attempted to stir up support at UC Davis for bills requiring lessons in finance, private loan counseling for students and a ban on wage garnishments by lenders. A bankruptcy lawyer by trade, Wieckowski, D-Fremont, told a crowd of about 75 students on the Quad that he saw a crisis looming […]

Is it real?

Davis High School students watch and react to a simulated DUI crash Wednesday morning on Oak Avenue near the campus. The crash was a program staged every three years by DHS and the Davis Police Department in partnership with the Every 15 Minutes Program. The program’s name reflects the fact that every 15 minutes, someone […]

A sobering reminder of drunken driving’s toll

One Davis High School student was killed and another critically injured in a traffic crash Wednesday morning on Oak Avenue, across the street from campus.

The culprit? Drunken driving. Senior J.C. Roeckl-Navazio’s drunken driving, to be exact. He was arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular manslaughter.

The accident killed senior Monica LeFlore and left Paul Mohr, another senior, in critical condition.

Thankfully, it wasn’t real.

Tandem Foundation donates $30,517 in grants for Davis schools

New books and computers for school libraries, athletic equipment, support for public concerts by student musical ensembles, hands-on materials for teaching math and more iPads for diverse purposes at various schools — these were among the projects funded by grants by the Tandem Foundation, announced Tuesday. It was the 13th year that Tandem has donated […]

In the spotlight

Gay Powers, center, is recognized for lifetime achievement in the pursuit of human rights and social justice at a ceremony Tuesday evening at City Hall. Congratulating her are Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk, left, and Mayor Joe Krovoza. The annual Thong Hy Huynh memorial awards also were presented to Diane Evans, for civil rights advocacy; […]

New presidents for 5 CSU campuses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five of the California State University’s 23 campuses are getting new leaders, the system’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. The round of appointments by the board included naming three presidents who have held the posts on an interim basis since last year at Cal State Stanislaus, Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal […]

Radio guest offers an inside look at food

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at Do you know what is really in your food and where it comes from? Or, perhaps you don’t want to know because it seems too […]

Contra dance, cakewalk benefit YCCC

A contra dance and cakewalk to benefit the Yolo Community Care Continuum are planned Thursday, May 30, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Music will be provided by Blackbird and dances will be called by Erik Hoffman. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:15 p.m. A cakewalk […]

County hosts a special memorial

Yolo County’s annual memorial service, which pays respect to individuals served this year by the Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office, will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Knights Landing Cemetery, 101501 County Road 102. The Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office manages the estates and/or affairs of persons who cannot care for themselves due to serious physical illness, mental […]

Sign up for solar power discount by June 30

A new program in Yolo County offers those who live or work in Yolo County a group-purchase discount for installing solar power and energy-efficiency measures in their homes. Interested homeowners use the program to pool their buying power and thereby secure significant discounts on solar power installation, energy-efficiency measures and a range of financing options. […]

Preschoolers screened for hearing loss

This past year, 970 Yolo County preschoolers received free hearing screenings thanks to Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, and its partners. Funding for the screenings came from the Woodland Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Soroptimist International of Davis and First 5 Yolo. During April and May of 2012, 501 children at […]

Fly Fishers will hear about wild trout waters

California’s Heritage and Wild Trout Program will be showcased when Stephanie Mehalick of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife presents a program Tuesday for the Fly Fishers of Davis. She’ll speak at 7:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. As a biologist for the Heritage and Wild Trout Program, Mehalick […]

Mental health documentary features UCD expert

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, director of UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, will be featured in a documentary about mental health airing next week on California public television stations including KVIE, Channel 6. “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” is narrated by actress Glenn Close, a mental health advocate and founder […]