Sunday, January 25, 2015

Yolo animal shelter seeking rawhide donations

Its supply depleted, the Yolo County Animal Services shelter is seeking donations of chew sticks for its canine population. “Our stash of long-lasting chewies is empty, which means our dogs don’t have any distractions from the boredom,” staff posted on the Woodland shelter’s Facebook page Friday. “Rawhides, bully sticks, and others keep our pups sane […]

Woodland Healthcare employees take Great Kindness Challenge

Woodland Healthcare is joining the Great Kindness Challenge movement next week. Woodland Healthcare’s parent company, Dignity Health, is the presenting sponsor of the event. The Great Kindness Challenge, created by nonprofit Kids for Peace, is a bullying-prevention initiative dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in schools nationwide. The event challenges participating students to complete […]

Yolo County seeking grand jury candidates

Yolo Superior Court is accepting applications for the 2015-16 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each July 1, the Yolo Superior Court impanels 19 grand jurors who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the operations of city […]

Artists offer a peek behind the scenes

All are welcome for a series of talks from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday by Bay Area artists who are exhibiting in the Pence Gallery’s current “Seastruck” exhibit. From installation art to painting and photography, Carol Dalton, Sara Shoemaker Lind and Lisa Jetonne are each pushing their medium to convey personal and political messages about […]

Family Hui comes to Yolo County

A program long used in Hawaii to strengthen families — and, by extension, communities — is coming to Yolo County next month. Family Hui will operate as a pilot project in Knights Landing, Woodland and Winters thanks to a community grant provided by First 5 Yolo last year, while Davis will be home to a […]

What’s happening

Jan. 23-24 Davis Idol 2015 is coming, giving local students a chance to show off their singing talents and compete to be named Davis’ best high school singer. Preliminary rounds featuring 24 contestants will take place Friday and Saturday with the red-carpet finale on Saturday, Jan. 31. All shows begin at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance […]

Eagle Scout project makes everyone happy

Davis High School senior Brycen Wershing is a hard worker. He’s been on the Davis High robotics team for four years, and a Boy Scout for Davis’ Troop 66 even longer. His Scoutmaster, Craig Kibbe, described Wershing as “very determined and very motivated.” “In school he is a very, very high achiever,” Kibbe said. Wershing is a […]

Sorority anti-rape idea: Drinking on their own turf

By Alan Schwarz WASHINGTON — Walking past some fraternity parties on the George Washington University campus Saturday night, Sivan Sherriffe wondered about a long-standing tradition at her school and colleges nationwide. “I’ve always thought, ‘Why aren’t there sorority house parties? There are only frat parties,’ ” she said to a friend, Dania Roach, a fellow […]

Town hall meeting examines coordinated care change

The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance invites Medicare and Medi-Cal recipients, caregivers, providers of services and the public to a free town hall meeting to learn about a statewide initiative to change the way health care is paid for and delivered. The Coordinated Care Initiative will be the major topic of discussion at the meeting, from […]

Students gain access to files on admission to Stanford

By Richard Pérez-Peña For as long as people have griped about college admissions, one of the biggest complaints has been that it is a black box — applications go in, acceptances and rejections come out, but nobody can see what happens inside. It turns out the box has a big hole in it. Under a […]

Crack that fresh crab!

Leaders of Davis’ Rebekah Lodge — from left, Lea Rosenberg and Penny Smith, co-chairs of the upcoming crab feed, and Nicole Chafee, secretary — invite locals to attend their fourth annual fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 7. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. A […]

Sperling to chair national Transportation Research Board

By Stephen Kulieke Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, has been appointed the 2015 chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee, which provides independent scientific advice to the nation on transportation issues. The appointment was announced at last week’s 94th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, […]

City removes granny flats from affordable housing plan

ADUs are 86’d. Owing to flagging support on the new City Council and community concerns about making sure the people who inhabit them are in need, the council last week removed accessory dwelling units as an option for developers who want to meet city requirements for building affordable housing. Called ADUs in city circles, the […]

Book lover gets library proposal

By Douglas Imbrogno The Charleston Gazette Kristin Earley cracked open the door of a room on the second floor of the St. Albans Library in West Virginia on Dec. 13. Glimpsing a crowd, she thought she’d wandered into someone else’s event. Her friend, Danielle Moles, who — like Earley — is a Marshall University student, […]