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Celebrate Yolo’s bounty at fair gala

Details What: Yolo County Fair Opening Night Gala When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 Where: Ag Building, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Woodland Tickets: $20 in advance, at the fair office (1125 East St.) or $25 at the door Info: yolocountyfair.net; 530-402-2222 For nine years and counting, the Yolo County Fair’s Opening Night Gala has provided […]

Edward Jones great place for millennials to work

Financial-services firm Edward Jones was recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the country by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, according to the four Davis community Financial Advisors. Edward Jones ranked the No. 10 best workplace for millennials, a generation defined from the early 1980s through 2001. This ranking […]

Garamendi praises Small Business Development Center

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) recently attended the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Yolo County Small Business Development Center. These centers provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs by providing a variety of free and low-cost consulting services, he said. “Small businesses are America’s economic engine,” said Congressman Garamendi. “In the past […]

Rice discovery unlocks clues to protection

When disease-resistant rice is invaded by disease-causing bacteria, a small protein produced by the bacteria betrays the invader. Upon recognizing that protein, the rice plants sense that a microbial attack is underway and are able to mount an immune response to fend off bacterial infection, reports a research team led by UC Davis. Identification of […]

Personal Shopper: Step into Hibbert for beautiful doors

As we all know, the Davis rumor mill is a well-oiled machine. Currently churning in the gears is an inconsequential tidbit I’ll publicly confirm: I’m no longer a local homeowner. If you think this means I’ll stop harassing Davisites for their errant ways, however (see previous columns regarding driving, dressing, dining, etc.), think again. With […]

Save GATE for true geniuses

I remember the olden days in the 1970s when Gifted and Talented programs first came to be. My kids were at West Davis Elementary where so many kids qualified that, as I remember, GATE money was used so Annette Parker could provide extra enrichment activities in the library for all students. I also remember a statement […]

AIMing for a great future for all kids

By Alicia Mattson Several years ago, I served on the committee that handles the administration of the GATE program and had an opportunity to work with Deanne Quinn. She is a lovely and dedicated individual who has done her best to see the program excel at serving the students. It has not been quite a […]

CASA advocate makes a difference for kids

Learn more What: Informational meeting for potential Yolo County CASA volunteers When: 6 p.m. Monday, July 27 Where: Small conference room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis What’s next: The next training session will run Aug. 17-Sept. 10 Info: Call 530-661-4200 or email [email protected] By Nancy Pacheco Would you like the opportunity […]

UCD Med Center ranks highly in 10 specialties

The UC Davis Medical Center has again ranked as one of the best hospitals in the United States for 2015-16 in 10 adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious and challenging injuries and illnesses. “UC Davis Medical Center is […]

Questions about tennis court repairs

At the Davis City Council meeting of Tuesday, July 7, approval of the proposal to build a sports complex without tennis courts was mentioned. Also mentioned were approved funds of $125,000 for repair of Walnut tennis courts. I wonder how that amount came about. Is a contract already in place? Repair of the Walnut courts […]

Name droppers: Periodontist joins Davis practice

Dr. David Du has joined the periodontic practice of Dr. David Jolkovsky at 1205 Drake Drive, Suite B, in Davis. Du recently completed his periodontal residency at the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry, where he also obtained his D.D.S. in 2012. He enjoys traveling and uses his journeys as an opportunity to improve himself and others […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1309 N. Davis Farms Road $1,450,000 1208 Bucknell Drive 755,000 319 Merganser Place 750,000 500 Eisenhower St. 725,000 1325 Brown Drive 680,000 1333 Notre Dame Drive 630,000 137 Jalisco Place 625,000 730 K St. 609,000 306 W. 14th St. 570,000 1557 Drake Drive 379,000 3016 Woods Circle 360,000 3401 Bermuda Ave 6 355,000 […]

Davis Community Meals needs cooks

Davis Community Meals is in need of volunteer head cooks for its Tuesday and Saturday meals programs. The cooks are responsible for planning and preparing a meal for 50 to 75 homeless and low-income people each Tuesday and Saturday. They manage a small crew of volunteers working as sous chefs. Head cooks volunteer on one Tuesday each […]

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