Veterans, internees may receive overdue diplomas

The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas this spring to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States. A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour new Woodland clinic at open house

All are welcome at an open house celebration at the newly opened Hansen Family Health Center, 215 W. Beamer St. in Woodland. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. CommuniCare Health Centers opened the clinic, named in honor of Dr. Bob and Suzanne Hansen, in mid-March. Light refreshments will be served, […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotary Barbecue tickets available now

Tickets are on sale now — and available online for the first time — for the 37th annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Significant volunteer […]

May 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Former Davis resident Tanya Chalupa’s book-signing Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., is at 7:30 p.m. An incorrect time was published earlier this week. Chalupa is the co-author of “A Rookie Cop Vs. The West Coast Mafia.”

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food for the hungry

Eileen Barrera, a staff member at the Center for Families at Montgomery Elementary School, arranges bags of food to be picked up Thursday afternoon at the school. Thanks to the Yolo Food Bank, 1,300 families throughout the county are receiving a ham, turkey or chicken, plus an assortment of fresh produce and a variety of […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chuck Rairdan joins school board race

Chuck Rairdan, recently a member of the Davis school district’s Strategic Planning Committee and father of two in the public schools, is seeking a seat on the Davis school board. He has applied for the appointed position and intends to run in the Nov. 4 election. Rairdan said he believes the district is at a […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Going green at church, school, everywhere

Each year, Cool Davis recognizes “Eco-Heroes” — Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they are just doing “the right thing” for themselves, the community and the planet.

The Cool Davis Climate Solution Awards go to local businesses, groups or organizations for exemplary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As they model ways to reduce their environmental impact, they become leaders in creating options to conserve resources, reduce fossil-fuel dependence and stabilize the climate.

In its efforts to work with the community …

UCD to host Global Health Day event

University of California President Janet Napolitano will join speakers from up and down the UC system when UC Davis hosts the fourth annual UC Global Health Day on April 26. Planned topics include: global health diplomacy, maternal and child health, animal health, emerging infectious diseases, economics and migrant health. “When we talk about global health, we […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

CalPERS: On second thought, Yolo, you’re not Bay Area

Yolo County governments won a yearlong battle this week to pay less for health insurance. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System decided on a 9-2 vote Tuesday to move Yolo County from a Bay Area pricing area to the Sacramento pricing region. The move completes Yolo County’s identity as a geographic region that is not […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Online K-12 school holds info night

California Connections Academy @ North Bay, a tuition-free virtual public school serving students in grades kindergarten through 12, will host a free information session in Davis for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. The school, which will welcome its inaugural class for the 2014-15 school year, gives students […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Students have new options on leasing front

Young adults are familiar with the concept of plug-and-play. Now, they are learning about drop-and-stay, thanks to bed leasing. With a focus on international students, many area apartment complexes have switched the focus from renting rooms to leasing beds where students can drop their luggage and call it a day. “Our goal is to provide […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Old friend helps Brad and others find kidneys

Last week, Mike Sheehan, director of facilities services in UC Davis’ Student Housing, was in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, donating a kidney to a college buddy. “This story isn’t about me,” Sheehan is quick to say. It’s about his desire to tell others of the opportunity they may have to give a kidney […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science and sunshine at Explorit’s Summer Camps

Registration for Explorit’s popular Summer Science Camps is off to a roaring start. Camps are filling up, so register now to secure a spot in your first choice. For 10 weeks this summer, Explorit’s facility in Mace Ranch Park, 3141 Fifth St., will be home base for a variety of inquiry-based, hands-on science explorations by […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sign up for Camp Kesem caterpillar crawl

Camp Kesem is hosting a 5-kilometer run at the UC Davis Memorial Union Quad at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 27. Sign-ins begin at 8:15 a.m. with the run starting at 9 a.m. The fee is $15 to run or walk. The run is neon-themed, so participants are encouraged to dress in their brightest clothing. Prizes […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,