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Fundraiser is no trivial pursuit for Sunrise Rotary Club

Local residents can put their trivia knowledge to use for a favorite cause at the sixth annual Davis Sunrise Rotary Community Trivia Challenge on Saturday, March 12. Individuals, businesses and nonprofits alike are invited to join the fun. This year, supporters of Yolo County service clubs and nonprofit groups have chance to compete for big prize […]

ASUCD endorses Nishi Gateway project

The Associated Students of UC Davis, the university’s student government, voted Thursday evening to endorse the Nishi Gateway project by an 11-1 vote. Student senators said they were swayed by the Nishi project’s ability to ease the student housing crisis, its commitment to sustainability, collaboration with UCD and creation of job opportunities for students. “I thank […]

Inclusive activities planned at Montgomery

Montgomery Elementary School students plan a week of inclusive festivities this week, culminating in No One Eats Alone Day on Friday. Tuesday is Bracelet Day; everyone — teachers and children — will receive a No One Eats Alone bracelet, watch a video and find someone they don’t know who has the same color bracelet. In […]

Gala dinner will support Yolo Farm to Fork

The first day of spring, March 21, will see a celebration of Yolo County’s agricultural bounty to benefit the programs of Yolo Farm to Fork. Foods from the farms, ranches and vineyards of Yolo County will be featured in a gala dinner that begins with wine and appetizers from 5:30 p.m. and continues with a […]

Tuleyome Tales: How to identify mushrooms

There are loads of mushrooms popping up all over the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region right now, and learning how to properly identify them can be somewhat tricky. There’s an old joke that goes something like: Trying to identify a mushroom by its cap alone is like trying to identify a bald man by […]

Democrats share the love on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, the Davis Democratic Club will celebrate a lovefest for Democratic office holders at its annual “Love Your Electeds” Valentine Party. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The club will salute state Sen. Lois Wolk, Assemblyman Bill Dodd, Yolo County Supervisors Jim Provenza […]

Former vice chancellor at UCD named president of Sonoma State

The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Judy K. Sakaki, Ph.D., as president of Sonoma State University. Sakaki serves as vice president for student affairs at the University of California Office of the President. She succeeds President Ruben Armiňana, who is retiring in June and has been president of Sonoma State since 1992. Sakaki […]

Guinda hosts black history celebration

Local residents are invited to learn about Yolo County’s rich local multicultural history at the annual Multicultural Heritage and Black History Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Guinda Grange Hall. The hall is at 16787 Forrest Ave., west of Woodland and about 7 miles west of Cache Creek Casino […]

Trustees to discuss later start, eliminating independent-study PE

The Davis school board will hear another update on progress toward a later school-day start for junior high and high school students, as well as an update on STEA²M (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, arts and mathematics) and a report on physical education programs when it meets Thursday night. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. […]

Delve into relationships at Sunday workshop

“I love you; you drive me crazy!” Did you ever feel that way? A light-hearted but enlightening workshop on what to do when anyone — your partner, friend, sibling or co-worker — is driving you crazy is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2650 Lillard Drive in South […]

Sunrise Rotarians honor student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored six Davis, Da Vinci and King High school students as Students of the Month for January. They are: * Mario Chavez, nominated by teachers at King High School, who wrote, “Mario exhibits several character traits which allowed him to be honored for Rotary Student of the Month for […]

Nominations sought for Davis High School Hall of Fame

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding individuals, teams and groups to be considered for the Class of 2016 inductees into the Davis High School Hall of Fame. Nomination categories include alumni at large, alumni athletics, alumni fine arts, DHS faculty and staff, and friends and benefactors of DHS. All […]

Local officials issue health alert, recommendations for Zika virus

With last week’s announcement by the World Health Organization that the mosquito-borne Zika virus “is spreading explosively” in the Americas, local officials are offering advice to Yolo County residents, particularly pregnant women, on how to protect themselves. Those recommendations include not only the same advice given during the height of West Nile virus activity last […]

Koso Street residents remain troubled

With plans for The Villages at Willow Creek nearly in motion, residents’ traffic and safety concerns remain unresolved amid ongoing debates with city staff and the project developer. The Willow Creek project in South Davis was approved last June by the City Council. The infill project includes 39 live-work units with 18 units planned on a parcel […]

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