Health System names new fundraiser

Chong Porter has joined UC Davis Health System as the institution’s first associate vice chancellor for health sciences development and alumni relations. She is responsible for enhancing the culture of philanthropy at the academic health system and expanding its base of donor support through alumni relations and community engagement. “Chong Porter joins us at a […]

Cabrillo Club card party benefits Yolo Hospice

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a Pedro card party Saturday, Aug. 4, as a fundraiser for Yolo Hospice. The event will take place at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The cost per player is […]

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 is Leo (No. 106392), a 2-month-old neutered male domestic black and white cat. Also hoping for a good home is Mercedes (No. 107969), a 1-year-old spayed female blue and white pit […]

Yolo County exhibit at State Fair earns silver ribbon

It’s hard to imagine a more marketable acronym for Yolo County. YOLO, as in, “You only live once,” has turned up everywhere, from clothing to surfboards to hashtags on Twitter. It’s about following your dreams and doing the things you’ve always wanted to do. And it’s this year’s theme of the Yolo County exhibit at […]

Donors invited to ‘pack the patrol car’

The Davis Police Department has launched its sixth annual “Pack the Patrol Car” school-supply drive, in which local residents are asked to donate backpacks filled with basic school gear for children in need. Donations may be dropped off until Friday, Aug. 17, in the red collection container in the lobby of the Davis Police Department, […]

UC Davis dermatologist among scientists honored with presidential award

Emanual Maverakis, an assistant professor of dermatology at UC Davis School of Medicine, will join a highly select group later this month in a White House ceremony honoring recipients of this year’s Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the […]

Thompson holds telephone town hall meeting

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, invites constituents to participate in a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. To join the meeting, call toll-free (888) 886-6603, ext. 19416#. Thompson represents California’s 1st Congressional District, which includes most of Yolo County. Next year, our region moves into the 3rd District; running in November to represent that […]

1,000 miles by bike begin with one quick trip

Hear about Susan Ashdown, and you might expect Wonder Woman. She biked more than 1,000 miles during May is Bike Month, with just a portion of those miles handily winning her the regional program’s 2012 record for most errand miles biked by an individual. May is Bike Month is the result of a collective effort among […]

Retailer teams with nonprofit to help feed Davis’ poor

You can help What: Hot dog and soda sales to benefit STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Where: Grocery Outlet, 1800 E. Eighth St., Davis The Davis Grocery Outlet store’s continued commitment to a local nonprofit organization is keeping the community’s less fortunate afloat during tough economic times. The Short-Term […]

Blood drive Friday helps meet emergency needs

A local blood drive to help fill emergency needs for the American Red Cross will run from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 1405 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The local event is part of the massive Interfaith Community Blood Drive under way during July throughout Northern […]

Midsummer play date slated at DPNS

The Davis Parent Nursery School is offering a midsummer outdoor play date at its campus at 426 W. Eighth St. in Davis. All currently enrolled students are invited, as well as families who are interested in DPNS’ pre-kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year. The play date is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. […]

DPNS has openings for older preschoolers

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its pre-kindergarten session for the 2012-13 school year. Soon to celebrate its 10th year and one of the first of its kind to be offered in Davis, the DPNS pre-K session is designed for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. Veteran teacher Kathy Douglas, director of the pre-K […]

Pick up some vinyl and CDs at music fair

The city of Davis, Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3FM, have teamed up to present a Vinyl and Music Fair on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “This is a perfect opportunity for you to acquire the vinyl record that you have been looking […]

Blog takes a peek at who’s cooking school lunches

Ann M. Evans of Davis and Georgeanne Brennan of Winters, authors, columnists and school food consultants, are launching a new blog that tells the stories of the men and women who are in the kitchens cooking and serving school lunches. The blog, at, has created a place “where the voices of these important — but […]