By Robb Davis and Don Saylor
In our respective roles as Davis mayor pro tem and Yolo County supervisor, we share a deep concern for the well-being for all the residents of our community. This shared concern led us to convene a joint summit on Wednesday, June 17, to further conversations on homelessness in our community.
The Davis community has a rich history of compassionate service. We are home to a wide array of deeply committed nonprofits, faith groups, social service agencies and grassroots efforts, each driven by a desire to support and assist people facing homelessness. We believe that the question for our community is how best to coordinate and support these ongoing and evolving efforts.
Every 10 seconds, somewhere in the U.S., a child is a victim of child abuse. This sad statistic means more than three million children a year are suffering -- in a nation that prides itself on honoring and caring for our children.
In California, recent statistics showed nearly 500,000 children were referred to Child Welfare Services for investigation of abuse and/or neglect. In Yolo County the number for suspected abuse/neglect is approximately 1,500 children a year, resulting in almost 250 children now in child-welfare supervised placements.
The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency's Surface Water Project is moving along swimmingly.
On Thursday, construction began on the Regional Water Treatment Facility -- which will treat the water siphoned in from the Sacramento before it is pumped to Woodland and Davis users. The site, 42929 County Road 24, is located a half-mile east of CR-102, a quarter-mile south of Interstate 5 and directly southeast of Costco in the Gateway Shopping Center.
The administration building on Court Street was overflowing Tuesday morning with individuals waiting to be recognized for their decades of service to Yolo County.
Employees from different county departments gathered in the atrium prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting for the Employee Services Awards. A total of 27 people were recognized, and many other county employees attended the ceremony to cheer on their coworkers.
The international bond rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, recently raised its long-term rating for Yolo County’s general obligation debt from BBB+ to A- and indicated that the outlook is stable.
Our community once again came together for a cause in need at the 10th annual Soup’s On with Supervisor Don Saylor. I am humbled by the generosity of our community and I am proud to announce that our event raised more than $30,000 for the Elderly Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels of Yolo County.
Two students sit in the same lecture. One is worried about his upcoming fraternity event, the other about where her next meal will come from.
Elizabeth, a fourth-year psychology major, recalled instances in which she had gone without food for a couple of days, and how heavily it impacted her school performance.
Students typically come to college to create a better future for themselves through education; however, while some students have the ability to work or come from families that are able and willing to support them, other students risk hunger just to make ends meet.
Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will present a Board of Supervisor's Resolution in recognition of the District Attorney's Neighborhood Court program and its committed group of community volunteers at the Board of Supervisor's meeting on Tuesday.
The Resolution specifically honors and recognizes volunteers including Rebecca Challender, Diane Clarke, Jonathan Corbett, Robb Davis, Elvia Garcia, Jeannette Lejardi, Judith MacBrine, Manuel Medeiros, and Janet Regnell, all of who were contributors to the establishment of Neighborhood Court in Davis.
Dorothy Callison pulls into the driveway of a secluded, tree-shaded home in South Davis a little after 11 a.m. on Monday.
A small dog races around the side of the house to greet her as she opens her trunk and removes two small packages from coolers in the back of her car.
She heads to the front door, rings the bell and waits. And waits some more.