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Food assistance programs funded through October

Safety net programs in Yolo County that provide a measure of food security to low-income residents, including young children and the elderly, are fully operational through October as negotiations over the federal government shutdown continue in Washington. While some states have announced they will run out of funds for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for […]

Threshold choir sings for the sick and dying

“I will shelter you my friend. I will shelter you. With a love that has no end, Know that I will shelter you. I will sing for you my friend. I will sing for you. With a song that has no end, Know that I will sing for you.” — From the Davis Threshold Choir […]

State lawmakers vote to eliminate Healthy Families program

Fifteen years after it was created, the state program that provides health insurance to 880,000 children from low-income working families fell victim to the state’s budget crisis. Lawmakers on Wednesday voted to eliminate the Healthy Families program, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown, who was expected to sign it Wednesday night. Now the state hopes to move […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Extend your Father’s Day celebration

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson Provider. Protector. Nurturer. Role model. When it comes to good fathers, these are some of the terms we think about. On Sunday, we commemorated Father’s Day. What adjectives entered your mind as you honored someone special? More importantly, what example can we all set as we look after one […]

Verizon support means ongoing legal aid for domestic violence victims

Sarah was four months’ pregnant when she decided to leave the abusive relationship she was in. She was 24 years old at the time, she says, “and the last person you would ever expect to be in this situation … pregnant and alone.” Her parents paid for a private family law attorney to help with […]

TP drive benefits local charities

The next time you visit the local store, pick up one or two or three extra rolls of toilet paper to benefit the fourth annual Live United Toilet Paper Drive on Thursday. The rolls will be distributed the following week to many of United Way’s 142 certified partners in Yolo, Amador, El Dorado, Placer and […]

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, June 20, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany […]

Raise your glass at Davis BeerFest

Beer, sausages, music and brewery tours will be featured at the eighth annual Davis BeerFest on Saturday, June 2. Guests will be invited to taste more than 100 microbrews from 30-plus breweries. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support Citizens Who Care, a local nonprofit agency offering social support and services to older adults and their family […]

NAMI invites sunflower art for 10th annual contest

Calling all artists! June 1 is the deadline to enter the 10th annual sunflower art competition sponsored by NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental illness. The competition is open to people of all ages and abilities. Artwork must be delivered to the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., between 2 and 7 p.m. […]

Dementia support group meets

A dementia support group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at St. John’s Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave. in Woodland. The group meets in the Village Conference Room. The meeting is open to anyone who has a loved one (family or friend) with any form of […]

Food Bank announces closure of Quick & Fresh Market

Quick & Fresh Market, the retail store owned and operated by the Food Bank of Yolo County, will close its doors Thursday, May 31, the agency announced this week. The store opened in December 2010. “Though we are saddened by the closure of Quick & Fresh, we are proud to be one of the first […]

Help stamp out hunger at food drive Saturday

Local residents are invited to help “stamp out hunger” by participating in a food drive Saturday for the Food Bank of Yolo County. This is the 20th annual drive hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Residents can leave nonperishable foods — such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice and cereal — in […]

Bingo benefits Angels of Hope

Looking for something fun to do with mom on Mother’s Day? Bring your mom, grandma or wife to a fun-filled day of bingo hosted by the Davis Odd Fellows. Cash prizes of up to $250 per game are paid out. The doors open at noon and games start at 1 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 […]

BeerFest benefits Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, will present its eighth anual BeerFest benefit on Saturday, June 2. The event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. More than 100 beers from 30 breweries will be available for tasting. Included in the admission price are a commemorative glass, brewery tours, live music […]

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