Friday, April 24, 2015

School board hears report on health services

The Davis school board heard a detailed presentation about student health services during Thursday night’s meeting, and voted to approve a staff recommendation boosting school nurse staffing from the current 4.0 full time equivalent positions to 4.5 full time equivalent positions. Laura Juanitas, director of student support services, and Rhona Youtsey, who has served as […]

Chamber expands Korean sister-city opportunities

Local businesses may have an opportunity in the future to expand their markets to Korea. After a ceremony Monday, the Davis Chamber of Commerce opened its doors to a new business frontier with Sangju, South Korea, one of Davis’ sister cities. During the ceremony, the Chamber and representatives from Sangju signed a memorandum of understanding to embrace a […]

Tour of co-ops precedes Sacramento conference

The California Center for Cooperative Development, a nonprofit based in Davis, will host a tour of local cooperatives on Thursday, April 30. Participants will peek behind the doors of diverse cooperatives to learn the “cooperative difference” for each, including how they democratically govern the business, how the cooperative serves members and how members share the […]

Future subscribers: Jacob Goodhew Wollrich

Dan and Katie Wollrich of Columbus, Ohio, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Goodhew Wollrich. He was born on April 16, 2015, in at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces. His mother is a digital advertising manager. His father is a Navy Reserve officer and a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State, a UC Davis […]

UCD study: Sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease

Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, healthy men and women, reports a team of researchers at UC Davis. The study is the first to demonstrate a direct, dose-dependent relationship between the amount of […]

Korematsu Elementary recognized for inclusive efforts

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named Korematsu Elementary School in Davis as a Mix It Up Model School for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among its students and throughout its campus during the 2014-15 school year. Korematsu is among 104 schools nationwide to receive the honor. “Mix It […]

EARTH DAY: Locals recognized by Council for positive environmental impact

The Bike Campaign and Neighborhood Partners LLC were honored Tuesday evening by the Davis City Council when they received the city of Davis Environmental Recognition Awards. The awards were created in 1995 by the Davis Natural Resources Commission to honor and recognize the environmental accomplishments of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations working in and around Davis. […]

Wooliever scholarship recipients honored

Winners of the Gerald R. Wooliever art scholarships were honored at a reception April 10 at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. The students’ work is on exhibit there. Graduating Davis high school seniors who intend to study art in college were eligible to apply for the awards, which are named for the late […]

Honor Earth Day by restoring trail

Volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day and help make a lasting impact on the local environment at a trail restoration day Saturday organized by Tuleyome. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Stebbins Cold Canyon parking lot and will return to the lot at about 1 p.m. For reservations and directions, email [email protected] […]

Arboretum plant sale and Nature Discovery this weekend

Homeowners who are developing their “new front yard” by replacing high-water use plants with low-water alternatives will want to visit the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale on Saturday. The sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive on campus, features a selection of […]

The camp around the corner: Day camp benefits kids and families

For 150 years, camp has been the natural extension of traditional education — an expanded learning environment that provides enrichment and a hands-on experiential education like no other. Experts agree that camp is essential to a child’s development — teaching life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, empathy and problem-solving. The most successful camp experiences occur […]

Garamendi hosts conference for women

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, hosted the Advancing Women’s Careers and Dreams Conference in Davis on Friday, bringing together experts and dozens of accomplished women in business, nonprofits and public service. “In America today, women are taking their rightful place as equals at home, at work, and in the community, but as everyone in this room […]

‘Invaluable public servant’ retires after 20 years

From preschool teacher to trusted congressional aide is not a common career course. But it was Elly Fairclough’s. As the district director for Congressman John Garamendi, Fairclough describes her job as being similar to that of a reference librarian. There’s a lot of problem-solving, she said, and “we know how to go about getting the […]

Council will present environmental awards Tuesday

The Bike Campaign and Neighborhood Partners LLC will receive city of Davis Environmental Recognition Awards from the Davis City Council at a ceremony Tuesday evening. The awards were created in 1995 by the Davis Natural Resources Commission to honor and recognize the environmental accomplishments of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations working in and around Davis. The […]