Sunday, December 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Snapshot: Get close to nature at Yolo Basin Wildlife areas

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis wetlands on Saturday, for a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month all year-round. The Pacific Flyway stretches from Alaska to Central and South America. It is the […]

Snapshot: Take a walk along the UCD Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum is a living museum with more than 4,000 kinds of trees, plants and shrubs. Established in 1936, the Arboretum stretches along the old north channel of Putah Creek, covering about 100 acres. Students and teachers use the plant collections for research and study. Visitors come to attend classes, gather ideas for […]

How did the Aggies get their name?

UC Davis students have always been “Aggies,” from the university’s beginnings as a farm extension for UC Berkeley, to the present where cows graze across the street from the Tercero Dorms. But UCD students are not the only Aggies around. It turns out that many universities created under the Morrill Land-Grant Acts either are Aggies […]

Davis school names reflect interesting history

Davis is proud of its school system, a real important piece of our community. Here, we explain the history of each school’s name. Robert Willett Elementary: Built between 1967 and 1971, this campus originally was known as West Davis Intermediate School. The name was later changed in the 1990s to honor Robert “Bob” Willett, who taught […]

Davis residents benefit from active service organizations

There are over 850 nonprofit organizations in Yolo County, but only a fraction of those groups solely service and are operated in the local community. Two of the largest, STEAC (Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee) and Davis Community Meals, provide food, shelter and funds for locals struggling financially. Two others — Team Davis and All Things […]

Don’t miss afternoon ‘Valley Jewel’ Bus Tours

Beat the afternoon heat and join historian David Wilkinson, author of “Crafting a Valley Jewel: the Architects & Builders of Woodland,” and preservation architect Roger Klemm on a bus tour showcasing Woodland’s exceptional architectural history. The 1.5-hour tour in the comfort of an air-conditioned tour bus, will trace the full spectrum of Woodland’s architecture and […]

University Honda

At University Honda, buying a car is easy. The Malinoff family business at 4343 Chiles Road, Davis, aims to make the process stress-free and even fun. Owned by Doug Malinoff, the automobile sales and service business also has employed his sons over the 22 years in business. Stephen, Davis High School Class of 2005, is […]

Preventing child abuse before it begins

By Judy Wolf In 1999, the Rotary Club of Davis began a program to reduce the incidence of child abuse locally, nationally and internationally. The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP), was unanimously adopted as the club’s program for the new millennium. Since that time, the program mission has been one that seeks to inform the public of […]

Visitors’ Guide: Farm tours

Yolo County is agriculture land, and there are many ways to get out and experience it. As Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor explained, “Yolo County plays a unique role in our region. When we talk about a ‘farm to fork’ effort in the Sacramento region, more often than not, the farm is in Yolo County. […]

Ask the Expert: Caring for Women Wellness Center

FAQs about Menopause (From a Regional Expert!) Questions and answers with Dr. Michael Goodman 1. How do I know if I am (peri-) menopausal? “Menopause” is the time of a woman’s final menstrual period. Of course, the only way to know if it is your “final” is to see if any more follow. By definition, 12 […]

Mondavi Center entertains and educates

The world-class Mondavi Center will host performances by Lyle Lovett on July 7; Steve Martin on Aug. 25; and Bonnie Raitt on Sept. 18. For more information, call (866) 754-2787 or visit http://www.mondaviarts.org