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A hallmark of excellence

We would like to recognize Hallmark Inn of Davis for its kindness in selecting Yolo County CASA as one of the recipients of its Giving Tree fundraiser and for its generosity in matching and exceeding all the donations it received.  We are also grateful for the individual gifts from the following friends: Rick and Moira LeCouteur, Georgia and Jim Corbett, Lorna Belden and Milt […]

Davis, thank you so much

Last Sunday, Davis again showed our family how great this community can be. Blood Source hosted a “Be the Match” drive for people to register for the National Bone Marrow Registry in the name of our son, Tommy Jones. It was a great success and a truly heartwarming experience. Thanks go first to Bruce Gallaudet […]

From the heart

Siddharth Chilamkur takes the stage Tuesday at Korematsu Elementary’s Oral Language Fair, delivering Martin Luther King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. A yearly event, the OLF is an opportunity for students to think about issues related to social justice, equity and diversity. Students are invited to write a poem or speech, or they may […]

What’s happening

Wednesday, Feb. 10 * Join school district officials, parents and other community members at a Local Control and Accountability Plan community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. at King High School, 635 B St. The meetings will focus on the school district’s progress and priorities in reaching annual goals for all students. Those attending the […]

Do you volunteer? Apply for a scholarship

The Yolo Community Foundation, an affiliate of Sacramento Region Community Foundation, seeks applications from high school seniors who have volunteered with a recognized Yolo County nonprofit at least 60 hours during their junior or senior years of high school. YoYoSA student awardees will receive a $1,000 scholarship to support post-high school education, which may include […]

Martial arts studio owner reflects on his journey, pays it forward

Born and raised in Dixon, Richard Baciarini was able to appreciate Davis from an outsider’s perspective while growing up. “I basically did everything in Davis,” said Baciarini, who attended Davis High School. “All my sports that I tried, all the day care, all the after-school programs. I was basically a Davis kid that lived and […]

Love is blind, but not deaf

Dear Annie: Please help me before I pull my hair out. I am 40 and have been married for the last eight years to a man I love more than I thought possible. We have a good relationship. We are open and talk often. My dilemma is that he complains all the time about aches […]

Silence would be golden

Dear Annie: I am a healthy, active, 68-year-old divorced man, still employed and productive. About a year ago, I met “Caroline,” a pleasant, generous, compatible woman, and have since enjoyed her company on a regular basis. We spent Christmas together in Europe. It was lovely. Unfortunately, there is one problem that drives me crazy: Caroline […]

Leave your mother out of this

Dear Annie: You must know that for every letter that you get, you only hear half of the story. I read the letter from “Wife on the Outside,” who said her husband talks to his mother negatively about her. I hope that my wife reads that and follows your advice to go to counseling. I […]

Family dynamic gets awkward

Dear Annie: My half-brother and his wife are old enough to be my parents. He is quite well-to-do and so are his children. I am only six years older than his oldest child and have always felt more like one of his kids than his sister, especially after my parents died. However, I am never […]

Ready to settle down now

Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old female who recently moved to a new town. I have met a few guys, but it never seems to go anywhere. I can’t seem to find someone who wants anything more than sex. I used to sleep around, but I’m more mature now, and I value myself enough not […]

Yolo Hospice: Hard to access care? Not here

Picture yourself homeless, living on the streets or under a bridge with your significant other, and trying to make sense of the care you need for a terminal diagnosis you just received in a nearby emergency room. You have no bed or place to live, no physician, no family support, and no one acting on […]

Odd Fellows present awards, install officers

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge kicked off the new year with its 146th installation and awards dinner on Jan. 9 at the lodge hall in downtown Davis. More than 80 Odd Fellows, pledges and guests attended the event. The Spirit Award was presented to Jeff Oblinger and Juelie Roggli, the Noble Grand’s Award went to Stewart […]

AARP honors Wolk for support of family caregivers

AARP California this week honored state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, for her support of family caregivers in 2015, naming her a 2015 Capitol Caregiver. AARP California, a nonprofit that advocates for the state’s seniors, named Wolk and a select, bipartisan group of elected officials across the country 2015 Capitol Caregivers for their work identifying needs facing […]

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