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Prostate cancer group meets Oct. 12

The century-old, volunteer-based American Cancer Society is an essential source of patient information and research funding. At the Oct. 12 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group, Colleen Root, ACS regional health systems manager for hospitals, will discuss how the American Cancer Society works with physicians and allied health professionals in the Davis area. Men, […]

Volunteers needed to help make reading fun for all

Adult readers are being recruited to read with children in transitional kindergarten classes in Davis. The Dialogic Reading Project is in its third year in the Davis school district, matching adults with youngsters for interactions with great children’s books. Dialogic Reading involves reading interesting and age-appropriate books to children and giving the students opportunities for […]

Indian dinner will raise funds for CA House

All are welcome to enjoy an authentic Indian dinner on Sunday, Oct. 11, while supporting the programs of CA House, a Davis institution for nearly 100 years. Doors at the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St., will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Mary Philip, a renowned […]

Quaff a cold beer to raise funds for a cold food truck

Note: This event has been postponed; a new date will be announced soon. A countywide effort to deliver food to the hungry by funding a refrigerated truck for the Yolo Food Bank will get a big boost at a fundraiser Saturday evening at Sudwerk’s Dock Store, 2001 Second St. The event runs from 4 to 8 […]

Fundraiser benefits Yamada’s campaign

Local residents are invited to join hosts Delaine Eastin, Barbara Archer and Jacqueline Clemens in support of Mariko Yamada’s bid for the 3rd District state Senate seat at “Autumn Leaves — An Evening of Jazz.” This fundraiser event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Eastin’s home at 4228 Dogwood […]

Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis. The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits allowed VWs to spew enough pollution to […]

Celebrating the courthouse

Local and state officials gathered in Woodland on Thursday for the dedication of the new Yolo County Courthouse. The ceremony included remarks from California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Yolo Superior Court Presiding Judge Kathleen M. White and Court Executive Officer Shawn C. Landry. The event celebrated the completion of the new courthouse, […]

City seeks solution to alcohol-fueled violence

The Davis City Council has enacted a 45-day ban on new bars and nightclubs in Davis. So, what’s next? City staff will bring together police officers, the Yolo County district attorney and owners of restaurants and bars to discuss the current situation and any changes deemed necessary to ensure a safe environment for college partiers. […]

Reserve recovers from inferno

For 15 days in July and August, the Wragg fire incinerated nearly everything in its wake, consuming the 576 acres that comprise the UC Davis Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and torching a total of 8,000 acres near Lake Berryessa.

As the area begins to recover, local nature enthusiasts and university researchers alike eagerly wait for the the reserve to reopen. Yet for now, they are left only with bold-red words warning “CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE” on the reserve’s website.

The closure leaves thousands of visitors waiting to get their dose of nature. In recent years, the area has seen up to 65,000 guests per year, said Jeffrey Clary, director of the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve.

Big-rig driver hit, killed by vehicle on I-80

A big-rig driver was fatally struck by a car while standing on the shoulder of Interstate 80 Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the victim as Giuseppe Santuccio, 51, a Bay Area resident. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m. CHP […]

Sheriff’s office investigates stabbing

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office reported a stabbing that occurred near the town of Yolo early Saturday morning. Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Davis said deputies were summoned at about 4 a.m to a party in the area of County Roads 97a and 18, where “there was a fight with multiple involved subjects which later led to […]

Man arrested on drug, weapon charges

Davis police arrested a 28-year-old Fairfield man on multiple weapon and drug-related charges Thursday. Sgt. Ariel Pineda said officers received a report shortly after noon of a man acting erratically at the Starbucks on Lyndell Terrace in West Davis. The man left the scene on bike, but was spotted a short time later in the […]

School board hires administrators to lead DSIS, Children’s Center

On Thursday night, the Davis school board  approved the hiring of Sarah Roseen as principal of the Davis School for Independent Study and as director of student support services in the district office. Both are half-time posts. The school board also hired Angeline Tabay as the new director of the Children’s Center program. Roseen has […]

School board trustees to hold weekly ‘office hours’ to hear from public

Members of the Davis school board will hold weekly “office hours” to give people an opportunity to drop in and communicate their concerns to a trustee without having to make an appointment. School board president Alan Fernandes said that the new weekly office hours are “simply another opportunity to make sure to make ourselves available […]

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