Health insurance is available to all Yolo County kids

There is no reason a child should be without health insurance in Yolo County. This is because organizations such as the Yolo County Children’s Alliance have specially trained staff to help local families find and enroll their children in a health plan that best fits the family’s financial situation. Available plans for income-qualifying families, including […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Essay contest highlights U.S. Constitution

Local residents, from sixth-graders to adults, are asked to write essays on the topic of “How Does the U.S. Constitution Affect My Life?” as part of a contest this fall recognizing the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The contest is sponsored by We the People of Davis, a group of women interested […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lyon Real Estate hosts blood drive

Lyon Real Estate invites community members to join its employees in helping save lives by donating blood. Sacramento BloodSource’s mobile unit will be parked outside Lyon’s Davis office, 401 Second St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Appointments are necessary; call 530-758-0720. Donors are asked to provide the Lyon Real Estate donor number […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Die Laughing with Cathy Speck': an ALS musical one-woman show

Laugh, cry, buy tickets and help raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as well as funds for the ALS Therapy Development Institute at the one-woman musical show “Die Laughing with Cathy Speck.” The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Trish and Kim Timothy’s, 37687 County Road 18 in rural […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UPS plane crash rattles residents near airport

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Residents in a hilly neighborhood near Birmingham’s airport worried about the possibility of a plane crashing into their homes for years before a UPS cargo jet nearly did just that. The A300 jet headed from Louisville, Ky., to Birmingham, Ala., landed in a field near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport around daybreak Wednesday, […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bay Bridge opening date expected

OAKLAND (AP) — California transportation officials were expected to announce Thursday whether the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open on Labor Day as planned or be delayed for months as feared because of broken safety bolts. The announcement from the Toll Bridge Oversight Committee, a joint committee of the three […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama to lay out ideas for reducing college costs

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama will hit the road next week to lay out his plan for reducing college costs. The White House says Obama will embark on a two-day bus tour next week, stopping in Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton in New York. He’ll also visit northeastern Pennsylvania. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Reno paper takes swipe at UCD football

AGS GET NO RESPECT … about once a year I pick up a copy of the esteemed Reno Gazette-Journal when I’m close enough to the Biggest Little City in the World to find a copy in the newsrack … seems the RGJ sports staff has a complete lack of respect for the football prowess of […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Former Fourth & Hope director charged with grand theft

The former executive director of Fourth & Hope in Woodland has been charged with felony grand theft, accused of misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from the agency that provides shelter and other services to the county’s homeless. Leona Jo Jull, 46, who resigned from her longtime position earlier this year, was booked Tuesday night […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Settlement pending for ‘moderately’ disabled Pike

The former campus police lieutenant who pepper-sprayed protesters has tried to get his badge back and studied for a fallback career as an EMT, according to documents filed as part of his workers’ compensation claim. John Pike has suffered depression and anxiety brought on by death threats to him and his family that followed the […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Kaplan returns with Jewish sacred world music

Richard Kaplan will lead a music-infused day of experiential learning as Congregation Bet Haverim prepares for the High Holy Days, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The day will include songs from Jewish sacred world music and exploration of “New Cosmologies,” quantum physics and the essential, spiritual knowledge of the non-dual view of self […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Summer goes out with a bang

Join Explorit from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for our “Final Blast Family Fun Science Show.” Witness the wonders of chemistry while supporting your local science center. Chemistry faculty from UC Davis will be on hand to demonstrate their genius at two dynamic chemistry shows in Mace Ranch Park at 3:45 and 4:45 p.m. Bring […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

E-waste disposal will benefit global nonprofit

Tzu Chi Collegiate Association will host a free electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Save Mart at Anderson Road and Hanover Drive. “Get rid of your old TV or broken monitor and make moving a lot easier,” a news release said. “You won’t even have […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour Waldorf School on Wednesday

The Davis Waldorf School will offer one last tour before school starts, at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane. Visitors will hear a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum and have an opportunity to peek into several classrooms. The tour, for adults only, will last about an hour and […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,