Yolo County Local News

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After Previously Being Cleared, Three Alameda Police Officers Now Face Manslaughter Charges


The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged three East Bay police officers with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 death of 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez.

A Private Calif. Ranch Holds Important State History — And It Might Be in Danger


Some residents fear development could destroy parts of the historic land.

A Plan to Change Your Utility Rates Is Dividing California Environmentalists. Here’s Why


The California Public Utilities Commission will consider on May 9 a new proposal that would change how Californians pay for electricity.

Paris Hilton Speaks Up for California’s ‘Troubled’ Teens


Heiress Paris Hilton is on a mission to shine a light on the "troubled teen industry," a largely unregulated multibillion-dollar industry that is gaining public scrutiny for alleged abuse of vulnerable youths.

Senate Impeachment Trial Begins for Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas


Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who grew up in California, is the first U.S. Cabinet official impeached in nearly 150 years.

California Sets Nation’s First Water Standard for Cancer-Causing Contaminant


Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the “Erin Brockovich” chemical, hexavalent chromium is found statewide.

City of Davis Acquires Farmland for Agriculture Conservation


The City of Davis has contributed Measure O open space funding for an agricultural conservation easement on 120 acres of local farmland.

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, a CEO Works With the Community to Bolster Hospital


Chinese Hospital, located in the heart of this city's legendary Chinatown, struggles with many of the same financial and demographic challenges that plague small independent hospitals in underserved areas across the country.

UC Davis Celebrates Eggheads


UC Davis is celebrating a "Year of Eggheads" in honor of the 30-year anniversary of the installation of Robert Arneson's site-specific sculptures sprinkled throughout the central campus.

Officials Search for Gray Whale Seen Trapped in Fishing Net Off Bay Area Coast


Obstacles are mounting for officials who are attempting to rescue a young gray whale that was discovered entangled in a gillnet off Laguna Beach was recently sighted off the coast of Thornton State Beach in Daly City .

PG&E Hit With $225-Million Lawsuit for 2021 Dixie Fire Damages


A coalition of timber businesses filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Co., alleging $225 million in damages caused by the 2021 Dixie Fire.

California Attempts to Increase Access to State Financial Aid for Students as FAFSA Problems Persist


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, underwent updates aimed at broadening its accessibility to students from low-income and undocumented backgrounds. But the National College Attainment Network reported a 36% decrease in FAFSA applications following several technical difficulties with the online portal.

California Requires New Homes to Have Solar Panels. Should Wildfire Victims Get a Break?


A California Republican’s bill would exempt low and middle income wildfire victims from solar panels requirements on rebuilt homes that didn’t have them when they burned down.

California's Largest Reservoir Is Close to Full


California's reservoirs are brimming with water, and even Shasta Lake could fill up.

UC Davis Launches ‘Year of the Eggheads’


UC Davis is commemorating the 30-year anniversary of its beloved Eggheads.

Woodland Toughens Illegal Fireworks Ordinance


The City of Woodland is increasing fines for possession or use of illegal fireworks to $1,000 per device.

TSA Found More Than 1,500 Firearms on Airline Passengers in First 3 Months of 2024


A majority of the guns found were loaded, according to the TSA.

Cool Pavement Funding Announced


The City of Davis will receive $24M in federal funding for roadway upgrades utilizing cool pavement technology and other roadway rehabilitation projects.

Davis Seeks Commission Applicants


The City of Davis is seeking local residents to fill openings on city commissions.

Supervisors Discuss Local Medi-Cal Health Coverage in County


In their April 9 meeting, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors discussed the plight of 17,000 local Medi-Cal recipients who are scrambling to find new primary care providers by May 1.

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