Officials celebrate improvements to Yolobus

What was once just a big parking lot on Industrial Way in Woodland has been transformed into a gleaming new building that houses staff and operations for the Yolo County Transportation District.

The new building, publicly unveiled at a celebration on Monday, is part of a $6.8 million project that created additional parking for buses, improved safety and security for staff and property, and increased dispatch and operations space for the transportation district, which operates Yolobus.

School board to discuss uncertain budget outlook

An updated budget forecast, including a “worse-case-scenario” deficit of more than $8 million for 2013-14, will be presented to the Davis school board on Wednesday as well as enrollment projections as the district gears up for the new school year, which starts Aug. 22. The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the East Conference Room […]

Nighttime I-80 construction begins this week

It’s the two words every motorist hates to see: Expect delays. But that’s what the Caltrans announced this week as nighttime construction work began Monday to repair and resurface Interstate 80 from west of Mace Boulevard to east of Richards Boulevard in Davis. Crews will work weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on westbound […]

Third Street construction to divert downtown traffic

Road construction began this week on Third Street between A and B streets as the city replaces a water main as part of its comprehensive plan to replace old and deteriorating water mains throughout Davis. The work will affect traffic patterns in the city’s core area. A news release said the city is allowing the contractor to […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Zack and Shadow (No. 106588 and 106590), both 2-month-old neutered male, domestic short-haired kittens. Also hoping for a good home is Gabby (No. 107978), a 1-year-old spayed female pit bull-mix […]

Saylor holds open office hours

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold an open office-hour session on Friday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee and Tea in The Marketplace shopping center at 1411 W. Covell Blvd., Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be […]

‘Be Air Aware’ contest continues through August

The “Be Air Aware” contest, sponsored by the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, continues through August with air quality education efforts and a prize drawing. The contest is aimed at increasing public awareness of air quality conditions and air pollution’s impact on health. All district residents who sign up for free air quality alerts in August […]

Putah Creek streamkeeper to talk about ‘Changing a Channel’

Putah Creek Streamkeeper Rich Marovich will give a talk titled “Changing a Channel, Changing a Community” on Thursday, Aug. 16, as part of the CreekSpeak series hosted by the Putah Creek Council. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. CreekSpeak are open to the […]

Wednesday is the new Thursday for meditation group

Since 1994, Buddhists and those interested in Buddhism have gathered on Thursday evenings in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church to meditate together and discuss Buddhist teachings. Beginning Aug. 29, the group will be meditating on Wednesdays, instead. To learn more about how the Buddha’s teachings can be helpful in the challenges of daily […]

‘Davisville’ features longtime Aggie Jan Conroy

Jan Conroy, who spent nearly 40 years at UC Davis as either a student or employee until he retired at the end of June, is the guest on the latest edition of “Davisville” radio show. Conroy’s final campus job was executive director for University Communications. On the program, he talks about changes during his long […]

Friends of Gohechi plan popcorn and lemonade fundraiser

Friends of Gohechi is planning three popcorn and lemonade fundraisers this month in support of the Gohechi English Medium school in Arusha, Tanzania. This English immersion school serves orphans and low-income students without any government assistance. Two Friends of Gohechi — Claire Williams, 11, and Moira Williams, 12 — visited the school in June. They were impressed with […]

DMTC proceeds with haunted house plans

There’s no need to fear, the Davis Musical Theater Company’s Haunted House Committee has decided to proceed with putting on a haunted house the weekend before Halloween. There will be guided tours Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28, with two groups of visitors in the house at any one time, as others are “entertained” in the […]

Peterson’s school board campaign now on Facebook

Nancy Peterson’s campaign for Davis school board is now on Facebook. Residents may follow her page to keep up with her activities. They may also “like” her campaign, “A New Voice,” by visiting www.facebook.com/NancyPetersonForDavisSchoolBoard. Those interested in becoming part of Peterson’s campaign may contact Heidy Kellison at (530) 386-2647 or heidy@cwo.com.

Check it out, library good for more than books

The Yolo County Library recently completed a strategic planning process that highlighted assisting job seekers as one of the community’s top priorities. As a result, the library’s strategic plan includes initiatives to support job seekers with submission of job applications and occupational education. One tool the library provides is JobScout, a free online learning platform […]