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Woodland Joint Unified School District Trustee Bibiana Garcia is among the dozens of regional educational leaders to be recognized early next week by the Yolo County School Boards Association during its annual Excellence in Education Awards.
Community Service & Support
Beer and Ballet: Sacramento Ballet Presents New Choreography
Sacramento Ballet will commence the 2023-24 season with its annual performance series, “Beer and Ballet,” on an outdoor stage.
Though the Davisphere series’ return had been announced Sept. 1, the Downtown Davis Business Association now says it’s canceled for this year.
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Want a Piece of the Warriors? 10 Percent Ownership Stake Reportedly Up for Sale
The $700 million price tag sets a $7 billion mark that would make the Warriors one of the world’s most valuable sports teams.
Health Workers Warn Loosening Mask Use in Hospitals Would Harm Patients and Providers
A CDC advisory committee has been updating its 2007 standards for infection control in hospitals this year.
Local Store with a Mission
All Things Right & Relevant is more than a store, more than a job—it’s been fighting for better mental health in Yolo County for more than 30 years.
DIMI Brings Live Music Back to Sophia’s
The Davis Independent Music Initiative was founded in 2019 with the goal of distributing micro-grants to local musicians.
California Sues ‘Crisis’ Pregnancy Centers That Promise ‘Abortion Pill Reversal’
Several anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers are advertising abortion pill reversal. California Attorney General Rob Bonta calls the claims false advertising that mislead vulnerable patients.
From Davis Vanguard...
Davis Claims Successful Start to New Parks Program
The Parks and Community Services Department presented its new “Inclusive Parks, Inclusive Hearts: United Communities Through Recreation!” series, which provides free recreation to under-resourced youth and their families.
Davis Pump Track Under Construction
After years of anticipation and disappointment, a pump track is finally being built in Davis, with plans for completion in October.
SPIN e-Bikes and e-Scooters Launch in Davis this Fall
Spin will begin deploying devices gradually starting September 1.
Construction Around California Capitol Can Finally Start
Work on a new annex, visitors center and underground parking garage can legally begin after the state issued a final, court-ordered review of the project. Plans have been on hold since early 2021.
Mayo Clinic Expert Answers Questions on COVID Tests, New Variants
Companies set the original test dates arbitrarily due to these diagnostic at-home tests being developed rapidly. So, check your boxes before you toss them.
In this issue of The Newsletter, we ponder incremental progress as reflected in the journey of two newsrooms.
Big Social Media is abandoning the field of reliable information-distribution in some big ways. CALocal is helping to fill that hole—with maps.
Social media were once very good at sharing reliable first-hand information about fires, floods, etc. Not any more. Here’s an alternative.
California collects a special tax on high incomes to fund mental health services. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change how the money is spent so a share of it can be used to fund housing for homeless people with mental …
Legislators weren’t able to reach a compromise that helps insurers with wildfire risk while also protecting homeowners. Interest groups hope to find one in meetings this fall.
Hate crimes were up 20 percent in California in 2022, with those against transgender, Muslim and Black people increasing especially sharply. But the state is also spending more than any other to combat such crimes, including a hotline, state commission …
Police can’t force homeless people from encampments unless the city in question has “adequate shelter” for those who are displaced, according to courts. Now everyone involved wants to know what “adequate” means.
California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.
Take a break from the weighty worries of the modern world. Go on a run, absorb some culture, and yuk it up with California-born comedians.
From marathoners to casual joggers, enthusiasts can take advantage of the Sacramento region’s diverse trails, terrain, and competitive events.
A bipartisan bill to prohibit TikTok on state phones is shelved until 2024. It had breezed through the state Legislature, but the authors want to tweak the measure. It's the latest social media regulation to get stalled in California.
Now that electric cars are mainstream, higher-income Californians will no longer qualify for state subsidies. Lower-income buyers could get up to $12,000.
California prisons are badly understaffed when it comes to doctors and psychiatrists. A new contract attempts to boost retention with substantial bonuses.
California Forever, the company backed by billionaire Silicon Valley investors that wants to build a new city in Solano County, has posted a new website in an attempt to start a "conversation" about the massive project.
California cities are struggling to hire police in a tight labor market after the COVID pandemic. Some are raising by double digits and offering eye-catching bonuses.
Planned communities—the past. the present and the future.
It’s a confusing time in the COVID pandemic. A new booster is on the way, but cases are rising and you might want more protection now.
Silicon Valley billionaires want to create a new city in Solano County. How have planned cities fared in California? From Lakewood to Irvine to Disney’s new Cotino, there have been many.
More workers are filing claims with the state alleging employers are retaliating against them for engaging in legally protected activities, such as seeking overtime pay or reporting wage theft or discrimination.
As four aging hydroelectric dams are demolished, tribes and communities along the Klamath River wait anxiously to see what the future holds. “Once a river is dammed, is it damned forever?” experts ask.
As part of its project to recognize those who do good work in the community, the Daily Democrat has named Friends of the Yolo Branch Library volunteer Meg Sheldon as a nominee for the first Yolo County Hero award.
The Daily Democrat has nominated Mary Kimball as a contender for the first Yolo County Hero award. Her work for the Center for Land-Based Learning has educated entire communities on the importance of farming and environmentalism while also providing avenues for success for aspiring farmers and environmentalists.
Second on the list of the Daily Democrat's top five nominees for the first Yolo County Hero award is someone who needs no introduction among the local masses, but will get one anyway: Dr. Marlan “Skip” Davies.
The Woodland Professional Firefighters Association presented the Woodland Soccer Club with a check for $5,101, the full proceeds of the annual Woodland Fire Station 3 Fourth of July pancake breakfast earlier this year.
Carbahal & Company, a Davis-based accounting firm recognized as Yolo County’s Best Tax Service in 2022, added Emily Chang as a new staff accountant, effective July 1.
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