Meetings offer introduction to foster care

Have you thought about becoming a foster parent or adopting a local child who needs a permanent home? Did you know each year loving families within the communities of Yolo County are needed for more than 100 abused and neglected children? All are welcome to attend a free introduction to foster care and adoption from […]

Yolo Hospice: A fairytale ending for Princess Marissa

By Mary Odbert Michael and Jamie Velasquez instinctively knew something wasn’t quite right with their daughter, Marissa. The pretty, brown-haired, green-eyed, princess-loving 6-year old always had trouble gaining weight and sometimes a little trouble walking. Then one year ago, the seizures began. The seizures led to tests, three medically induced comas and two hospitals searching […]

Watch the debate at Sudwerk

The Yolo County Republican Association will host a presidential debate-watching party Monday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. All are welcome.

Missing Davis teen found safe

Davis authorities are breathing a sigh of relief today after finding a missing teenager safe and sound. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the 14-year-old boy, who has autism, was reported missing at about 11:40 p.m. Thursday from his home in the North Davis area. Davis police launched a search of the area with assistance from UC […]

Davis’ Boy Scout allegations

* 1986: Two accusations were made against volunteer No. 1474 in unit “193.” There is currently no troop or Cub Scout pack with that number in Davis. A similarly numbered unit, Troop 139, sponsored by the Davis Rotary Club, meets at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. * 1990: Volunteer No. 726 of Troop 111, chartered by Davis Community Church. […]

Home sales dip 1.7 percent on tight inventory

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes fell in September after hitting a two-year high in August, in part because there were fewer homes available for sale. The National Association of Realtors says sales dipped 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.75 million. That’s down from a rate of 4.83 […]

School board discusses big cuts if tax measures fail

The Davis Board of Education and Superintendent Winfred Roberson embarked on the second round of discussions Thursday evening on the cutbacks that might have to be swiftly implemented if voters turn down both Proposition 30 and Measure E on Election Day. The failure of those two school tax measures would mean a $6.9 million loss […]

Water committee picks Woodland-Davis project over West Sacramento

The ball, officially, is in the City Council’s court. At a special meeting Thursday, the Davis Water Advisory Committee voted 8-2 to recommend that the council pursue the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project as the preferred option to bring a new drinking water supply to Davis, essentially spelling the end for the West Sacramento alternative. The […]

Preschool has pre-K openings

Immediate openings are available in the afternoon pre-kindergarten class at University Covenant Nursery School, a weekday Christian preschool. The afternoon class runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the church, 350 Mace Blvd. This pre-kindergarten class provides 4- and 5-year-olds with a year of wonder, play, friendship and growth. The preschool year […]

Meet Fernandes at Tuesday reception

Davis voters are invited to meet Alan Fernandes, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, at a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday hosted by Nancy Yip at The Open Rice Kitchen, 204 G St. in downtown Davis. Fernandes will share his ideas for Davis schools and listen to input from attendees.

‘Raising Davis’ chronicles local innovators and institutions

A panel discussion featuring locals involved in founding some of the community’s most revered institutions can be seen on Davis Community Television and online via Davis Media Access. “Raising Davis: A Celebration of Cooperatives and Community” is available for viewing at on Comcast Channel 15 and on demand at Menu 99 on AT&T’s U-verse. The Oct. […]

Davis poet laureate reads in Woodland

Davis poet laureate Eve West Bessier will read her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Inspiring Words poetry series in Woodland. The microphone will be open following Bessier’s reading in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Bessier is a published author of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Born […]

Time to pay those property tax bills

Yolo County taxpayers can view and pay their 2012-13 property tax bills online at (select Prop. Tax/Parcel #), Yolo County Treasurer/Tax Collector Howard Newens said. Bills will be mailed next week to all property owners at the addresses shown on the tax roll. Owners of property in Yolo County that do not receive a tax […]

Affordable housing money funds play structure upgrade

Two years ago, a state program was resurrected that gives money to cities and counties for parks when affordable housing communities were built in their area. Since then, more than $20 million has gone into parks across the state. Davis has received $196,250 from the construction of the New Harmony complex on Cowell Boulevard in South […]