Thursday, April 17, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Food for the hungry

Eileen Barrera, a staff member at the Center for Families at Montgomery Elementary School, arranges bags of food to be picked up Thursday afternoon at the school. Thanks to the Yolo Food Bank, 1,300 families throughout the county are receiving a ham, turkey or chicken, plus an assortment of fresh produce and a variety of […]

Chuck Rairdan joins school board race

Chuck Rairdan, recently a member of the Davis school district’s Strategic Planning Committee and father of two in the public schools, is seeking a seat on the Davis school board. He has applied for the appointed position and intends to run in the Nov. 4 election. Rairdan said he believes the district is at a […]

Davis United Methodist Church, Holmes Green Team leaders honored

Learn more What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration plus awards presentation When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Pre-register: at www.cooldaviscallofthewolf.eventbrite.com Info: info@cooldavis.org n Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series highlighting Cool Davis’ Eco-Heroes and Climate Solutions Award winners. Today’s focus is on consumption. Special to The Enterprise Each […]

CalPERS: On second thought, Yolo, you’re not Bay Area

Yolo County governments won a yearlong battle this week to pay less for health insurance. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System decided on a 9-2 vote Tuesday to move Yolo County from a Bay Area pricing area to the Sacramento pricing region. The move completes Yolo County’s identity as a geographic region that is not […]

Online K-12 school holds info night

California Connections Academy @ North Bay, a tuition-free virtual public school serving students in grades kindergarten through 12, will host a free information session in Davis for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. The school, which will welcome its inaugural class for the 2014-15 school year, gives students […]

Students have new options on leasing front

Young adults are familiar with the concept of plug-and-play. Now, they are learning about drop-and-stay, thanks to bed leasing. With a focus on international students, many area apartment complexes have switched the focus from renting rooms to leasing beds where students can drop their luggage and call it a day. “Our goal is to provide […]

Old friend helps Brad and others find kidneys

Last week, Mike Sheehan, director of facilities services in UC Davis’ Student Housing, was in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, donating a kidney to a college buddy. “This story isn’t about me,” Sheehan is quick to say. It’s about his desire to tell others of the opportunity they may have to give a kidney […]

Explorit: Science and sunshine at Explorit’s Summer Camps

Registration for Explorit’s popular Summer Science Camps is off to a roaring start. Camps are filling up, so register now to secure a spot in your first choice. For 10 weeks this summer, Explorit’s facility in Mace Ranch Park, 3141 Fifth St., will be home base for a variety of inquiry-based, hands-on science explorations by […]

Volkssporting Club plans North Davis walks

Davis Dynamos Volkssporting Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary with walks on the greenbelts of North Davis. Individuals may choose either a 6- or 10-kilometer walk — primarily on off-street paths — at 8 a.m. and noon Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27. All walks start at CVS/pharmacy in The Marketplace, 1471 W. Covell Blvd. Individuals […]

Local authors’ book release party is fundraiser for special-needs children

Davis residents Andy Jones and Kate Duren, who recently published a book of poems and essays about raising their special-needs son, will have a book release party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. “Where’s Jukie?” was published by Absurd Publications, a Davis-based press, and is available in Davis and […]

Groups join for a day of service

The city of Davis and local community groups will host a day of service on Saturday, April 26, featuring diverse projects with a common goal of creating community and a healthier, safer place in which to live and work. In April 2011, local congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints implemented a […]

Ford turns its Focus to domestic market

The Ford Focus has been one of the best small cars in the world. The previous-generation Focus was disappointing because it was not as good as its European brother. Now Ford has brought over the real Focus to our shores once again. But while the Focus is available in Europe with a host of engine choices, […]