“Each year, thousands of 18-year-olds find themselves totally on their own because they have aged out of the foster care system,” says Lea Rosenberg, a member of Soroptimist International of Davis. “Suddenly, they must figure out how to live on their own, work out transportation issues, and find a job or enter college without the […]
Individuals and groups are invited to participate for their favorite nonprofit at the Davis Sunrise Rotary Trivia Bowl on Thursday, Feb. 23. The fundraiser takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. Dr. Andy Jones, the renowned “Davis quizmaster” of deVere’s Irish Pub fame, will emcee. The event will feature […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage held steady at a record low for a third straight week, offering more incentive to those looking to buy a home or refinance. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year home loan was unchanged at 3.87 percent. That’s the […]
DETROIT (AP) — Alain Ghonda travels the globe with heightened awareness after Christmas 2009, when a plane he was on could have been destroyed in midair by a terrorist smuggling a bomb in his underwear. “After having that experience, you do not know who’s sitting next to you,” said Ghonda, 40, a consultant from Silver […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved congressional bargainers say they’ve reached agreement on compromise legislation extending payroll tax cuts and benefits for the long-term unemployed through 2012, edging a white-hot political battle a major step closer to finally being resolved. Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the two top negotiators, strode from a conference […]
Before an audience of about 40 concerned parents and community members, Davis school district officials outlined the schools’ $3.5 million fiscal dilemma during an hourlong meeting Wednesday at Davis High School. “The Davis school district is going into the fifth consecutive year of reduced state funding, with no recovery in projected,” explained Bruce Colby, associate superintendent. […]
A couple’s feud at a Woodland motel early Wednesday led to a man’s arrest — following a police search and the assistance of a K-9, authorities said. It began shortly before 1 a.m., when officers were summoned to reports of a domestic-violence incident at a room at the Motel 6, 1564 E. Main St., Sgt. […]
Several weeks ago I began a column in this space with the words “Please, all bow your heads and pray for our humble family as we attempt to do the impossible: make it through the entire month of February without spending a penny.” The idea for this “Frugal February” came not from us, but from […]
Local residents are invited to join Da Vinci families and community members at the school’s fifth annual Wine Tasting and Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event promises to be a great opportunity to socialize, enjoy wine, treats and non-alcoholic beverages, […]
The California Duck Days Wildlife Art Show is open now at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. in Davis. This special exhibit, which will run through Saturday, Feb. 25, features student art from Davis, Winters, Woodland, Pioneer, Cache Creek, Esparto and River City high schools. The exhibit also includes a traveling display of the […]
Students at Harper Junior High School pulled on work gloves and grabbed tools to plant 13 young fruit trees last Friday, significantly expanding their school’s orchard of seven trees. Kelly Rathburn of the Sacramento Tree Foundation worked with Harper garden coordinator Carrie Juchau and Principal Zena Ingles on the project, which serves the dual purposes […]
Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza will hold open office hours from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mocha Joe’s, 417 Mace Blvd., Suite 1, in South Davis. Provenza, the 4th District supervisor, will buy a cup of coffee for the fourth person who drops by his table to say hello. Community members are invited to […]
A plan to improve flood protection in the Central Valley by widening the Fremont Weir and expanding the Yolo Bypass has drawn opposition from Yolo County supervisors, who also expressed frustration over not being consulted about the proposal.
Community members will have an opportunity to be heard on the matter next week when the Central Valley Flood Protection Board takes public comment on the plan at a meeting in Sacramento.
The flood protection board last month released a draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan …
Well, I can’t put it off any longer. A small newspaper article buried deep in the interior pages on Sunday announced that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a license for two new nuclear reactors to be built in the state of Georgia. The plant will take a while to build — estimates are it […]