Thursday, December 25, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Passat: Roomy, affordable sedan with German engineering

The Associated Press Most consumers may figure they have to pay a premium to get German engineering, European road handling and a roomy interior in a family-size sedan. But Volkswagen’s 2015 Passat is proving them wrong. Starting retail price, including destination charge, for the pleasantly styled, five-passenger Passat is just $23,040 with automatic transmission. It’s […]

Bingo games raised $8,266 for local charities

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge announced another successful year running bingo games for the community, with $8,266 distributed to 11 beneficiaries during the course of 2014. Bingo games take place on the second Sunday of each month except May — so as not to conflict with Mothers Day — and all proceeds are provided to a […]

Try out rugby this month

Practices are underway for the Davis High boys and girls club rugby seasons, but interested players in grades nine through 12 are still invited to come try the sport for a week anytime in December. There is no cost for the trial period and no experience is needed. Practices run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from […]

College Corner: How does applying for financial aid work?

I hesitate to bring this up because it may be an unwelcome reminder but it is the season again … not the holiday season, the financial aid season. For students applying to college (or in college), the new year is the time to fill out most financial aid forms. So, let’s do a quick review […]

New emergency response system improves school communication

“Your student is safe.” Those four words purposefully placed at the beginning of the Davis Joint Unified School District’s emergency message serve as a quick reassurance to parents and guardians that they shouldn’t panic: Their children are unharmed. But the emergency message system the district employs for safety drills and actual emergencies has recently undergone […]

What’s happening

Ongoing Art created by youths at the Progress Ranch group home for boys is on display at the Pence Gallery through Jan. 4. The artwork was created with the assistance of artist Sue Ann Foster, a mixed-media expert at Sacramento State who has been working with Progress Ranch students for the past two months thanks to a grant […]

What’s happening

Saturday, Dec. 13 * The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will host Breakfast with Santa in downtown Davis. Three seatings are planned, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., but the breakfast is sold out. Santa and his elves will be on hand to spend time with each child, and pose for photos. Parents are reminded to bring their cameras. Friday, Dec. […]

The magic and legacy of the ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’

The magic brings them back, year after year. First they came as 6-year-olds, most performing on the big stage for the first time in their lives. Dancing snowflakes, or tiny bears, sweets or insects. They gathered in the various rooms of the Veterans’ Memorial Center several times a week from Thanksgiving to mid-December, learning their […]

Schools foundation launches 10th annual campaign

Since it was formed by community members 10 years ago, the Davis Schools Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for the Davis Joint Unified School District, funding everything from classroom teachers and instructional aides to vice principals, counselors, sixth-grade outdoor education and library staff and materials. The fundraising began in 2004 with the first “Dollar-a-Day” campaign, […]

Santa will meet families at Gibson House on Dec. 13

The Gibson House Museum welcomes young and old on Saturday, Dec. 13, to the join the holiday family fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the museum grounds, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Now in its eighth year, Santa Saturday at the Gibson House Museum has become a cherished holiday tradition. Santa arrives on […]

Explorit: Learn more about spacecraft’s historic rendezvous with a comet

By Vinita Domier Please join the Davis Astronomy Club on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. in Davis, where we will discuss the European Space Agency’s landmark Rosetta mission and its in-depth study of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. As always, the event is free and open to the public, and all […]

Thanks for support of STEAC, bomb shelter

The Israel Matters Committee of Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis would like to sincerely thank the many people in the community who contributed to our two major drives this year. In the first, you helped us achieve our goal of 600 pounds of food for the needy of Yolo County during our annual Hanukkah to Passover […]

Presumption of innocence must be upheld

Susan Wolbarst’s recent letter (Nov. 23) expressed deep concern over the dismissal of Harper Junior High School science teacher John O’Brien based on an accusation. I, too, was greatly dismayed not only by the front-page Enterprise article but also the actions of the school board. As I recall under the Bill of Rights, there is […]