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Armed with trash bags, pickup tongs and heavy-duty gloves, around 22 volunteers turned out to pick up trash along Cache Creek west of Woodland.
Community Service & Support
New Gorman Museum Opens
Doors are open at the brand-new Gorman Museum of Native American Art at UC Davis, a space that is much larger and much more easily accessible.
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.
How Laphonza Butler Reshapes California’s Political Landscape
Gov. Newsom's pick to replace the late Dianne Feinstein is set to be sworn in Tuesday as California's U.S. senator. She isn't saying whether she will run next year, but if she does, it would change the dynamics of the U.S. Senate race.
California May Ban Additives in Some Candies—But Not Skittles
The European Union has banned certain additives that are used in American candies and baked goods. California is on the cusp of prohibiting their sale by 2027.
Though the Davisphere series’ return had been announced Sept. 1, the Downtown Davis Business Association now says it’s canceled for 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.
Labor Leaders Despair But Keep Pushing For Striker Unemployment After Newsom Veto
Newsom rejected Senate Bill 799, which would have paid striking workers California unemployment benefits after two weeks, and SB 686, which would have extended workplace safety protections to domestic workers, such as housekeepers and nannies.
Sacramento Lowriding Community Tells Its Story in New Exhibit
The show at the Sacramento History Museum, titled “Boulevard Dreams,” runs through Jan. 21.
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.
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.
Meet the Sacramento Zoo’s First Rhino
J Gregory, a 28-year-old southern white rhino, weighs in at just over 4,500 pounds, making him the largest animal housed at the Sacramento Zoo.
From The California Aggie...
How Does Student Government at UC Davis Affect You?
ASUCD senators discuss goals and student engagement opportunities for the new school year.
The governor says he's not stopping the president of EMILY's List and former University of California regent from running for a full term in the 2024 election. He rebuffed pressure to appoint Rep. Barbara Lee.
When disaster strikes, you’ll need to have these information resources available on your smartphone.
When you’re getting your go kit together, don’t forget to make sure your phone is smart enough to handle any disaster.
Gov. Newsom just signed a tax on firearms and ammunition, among other new gun control laws. California’s remaining gun manufacturers wonder if they have a future.
In the Imperial County desert, a volunteer group routinely maintains large barrels filled with water to help migrants traversing the California desert. As rescues increase, the longstanding immigration policies that funneled migrants to such harsh terrain deserve scrutiny.
A union-backed bill that would make strikers eligible for California’s unemployment benefits awaits the governor’s signature. Businesses say it’ll cost too much.
In this issue of The Newsletter, we ponder incremental progress as reflected in the journey of two newsrooms.
We’ve made it easier to find and track news and other information and connect with your local elected representatives.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Southern California saw a sharp increase in abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Now, workers at the clinics are creating a union.
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.
About 300,000 Californians have lost Medi-Cal coverage since the state resumed eligibility checks. You have options if you get a notice about your coverage.
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.
In Memory Of
The Opera House recently learned of the passing of Elaine Edstrom, its very first executive director, who served from 1988-1996 as the organization transitioned from the renovation phase to an operational, producing theatre.
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.
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.
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