School district announces leaders of strategic planning action teams

Superintendent Winfred Roberson has announced the leaders of the four action teams that will begin their work as part of the school district’s strategic planning process this week. The process began with a three-day meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee in late September, which crafted four strategy statements that will be researched by four action […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

North Davis greenbelt meeting is Wednesday

The Putah Creek Council will host a community design open house for the North Davis Riparian Greenbelt project from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The meeting will be an opportunity to view, discuss and comment on the draft plans for environmental […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Be in the loop with DJUSD’s newest tool

“We are excited to announce a new system called School Loop that will enhance communication between parents, students and school staff,” said an email that went home to Davis parents. My guess is a lot of the email recipients thought, “Oh brother, here we go again.” But this newest tool really is proving to be […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Juries convict two men for local crimes

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced the convictions of two men last week for a separate Davis-area crimes. A jury found 32-year-old Ronald Steven McNair of Roseville guilty of residential burglary Thursday for his role in the June 20 break-in of a North Davis Meadows home, from which thousands of dollars in property had […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fire education campaign focuses on kitchen safety

Just for kids * Measure a 3-foot “kid-free” zone around the stove and cooktop; * Are you old enough to use the microwave? Have a grown-up teach you; * Are you tall enough to reach the microwave? The microwave should be low enough so you can reach it without standing on a chair or stool, […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo nonprofits invited to honor volunteers, donors

Local nonprofit organizations will honor their donors and volunteers at the seventh annual Yolo County Philanthropy Day ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The event, sponsored by the Yolo Community Foundation, will take place in the atrium at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. “So much of the good […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School grows produce for use in student lunches

By Carolyn Teragawa The farm-to-school concept is coming full circle in the Davis school district, as broccoli and lettuce being grown at the Harper Junior High garden will be served in school lunches this winter. The new project at Harper is under the direction of garden and recycling coordinator Carrie Juchau. For the first time, school […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Clinic ensures that all kids get dental care

“You doing OK?” Barry Chang, D.D.S., asks his 5-year-old patient. Then a moment later, “Are you still doing OK?”

Osvaldo Ortiz nods his head and Dr. Chang continues to fill the cavity in Osvaldo’s front tooth.

Watching quietly in the room is Osvaldo’s mom, who says she is grateful for the dental care her children receive at CommuniCare’s Salud Dental Clinic in West Sacramento. Through an interpreter she says in Spanish, “They take good care of us … “

Robb Davis announces City Council campaign

Robb Davis, a member of the city of Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, the city’s Downtown Parking Task Force and a longtime community activist, will announce his candidacy for Davis City Council at 10 a.m. Saturday. The announcement will be in front of the Davis Community Meals cold weather shelter and the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kaiser grant supports construction of new health center in Woodland

CommuniCare Health Centers has received a $150,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Community Benefit Program to support construction of CommuniCare’s new health center facility in Woodland. The new 21,010-square-foot health center will provide a modern and comfortable health home for low-income, culturally diverse patients in Woodland and the surrounding rural areas, and eventually serve […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Origami exhibit, special presentations set

Through the month of October at the Stephens Branch Library, the Davis Origami Group is presenting an exhibit in the two bookcase display cases and at the accounts desk to celebrate World Origami Days (Oct. 24-Nov. 11). The library is at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 5 […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Birds of the Sierra Nevada are featured at talk

Yolo Basin Foundation will begin its Flyway Nights speaker series on Thursday, Nov. 7, with a presentation by Ted Beedy, co-author of the recently released “Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status and Distribution.” He will discuss his book and highlight the talk with photos of Sierra birds. Beedy received three degrees from […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Let us open the door

By Erie Vitiello On a recent Saturday, I saw the Art Center in action as a truly intergenerational community for exploring and enjoying the arts. Sunlight streamed through the high windows in the atrium, where parents waiting outside their children’s classrooms had fired up their laptops at our new bistro tables, sipping coffee provided by […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

CalPERS board member to answer questions at local meeting

If you’ve ever wanted to quiz a member of CalPERS, the state’s public employee retirement fund administrator, mark Nov. 14 on your calendar/ J.J. Jelincic, one of two recently re-elected members of that board, will be the guest speaker during a luncheon hosted by the Yolo County chapter of the Retired Public Employees’ Association of […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,