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Trained by Davis Arden Hills Racing Team, 10 Swimmers Have Successfully Made the Olympic Trials Cut

Trained by Davis Arden Hills Racing Team, 10 Swimmers Have Successfully Made the Olympic Trials Cut

Known for incredibly fast, exciting and suspense-filled competitions, 10 talented local swim athletes trained by the Davis Arden Hills Racing Team (DART) are scheduled to compete in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska, in hopes of representing the United States at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to USA Swimming, the 2016 Olympic Team Trials rank as the biggest swimming competition in the country, the results of which will determine who will represent Team USA.

The community at large is encouraged to keep watch and cheer on the amazingly talented local DART swimmers who have qualified thus far, including:


Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Davis Library Parcel Tax Exemption Deadline June 1, 2016

Davis Library Parcel Tax Exemption Deadline June 1, 2016

(Woodland, CA) – The deadline to file for an exemption from the Davis special library parcel tax is June 1, 2016.  Exemptions to the special tax are granted for the following:

1.      Property zoned and used for agriculture and not containing a residence.

2.      Property which is not buildable or developable because of some reasonably permanent incapacity.  This contemplates odd parcels or pieces which for historic or other reasons have not been merged into adjacent parcels, but which, because of size or other reasonably permanent disability, do not or cannot comprise a separate building site.

Davis dog to compete for Westminster gold


A local canine will compete to be top dog in one of the seven new breeds added to this year’s Westminster Kennel Club competition.

Davis student one of 12 in the world to get perfect AP exam score


When Matthew Cheung walked into his AP Calculus AB exam room last May, he was confident. He was one of the top students in his class and had just aced the class final, which is based off the AP exam.

The 18-year-old wasn't surprised when he got his score back: a 5, the highest score one can receive on the exam.

But, what he didn't see coming was that he would be 1 of 12 students in the world to get a perfect score.

Matthew didn't even find out about what he had accomplished until more than 7 months later, when the Davis Senior High School Principal received a letter from the College Board and posted it on Instagram.

Matthew isn't big on social media. He actually found out about his accomplishment from his friends and teammates.

Yolo County investigating abuse and death of abandoned dog


WARNING: This story contains graphic details.

Investigators in Yolo County are looking into the discovery of a tortured dog in Woodland. 

Public Input Sought on Clerk-Recorder/Assessor/Registrar of Voters

With the retirement of Yolo County Clerk-Recorder//Assessor/Registrar of Voters Freddie Oakley, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors has embarked on a process to appoint a successor to complete the remainder of the term ending January 8, 2019.  While statute does not allow the board to call for a mid-term election, they have an interest in obtaining public input on the skills and qualities necessary to carry out the duties of the office.

Yolo County residents can provide feedback by either: 1) attending the January 12, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting, held at 9:00 a.m. in Board Chambers, Room 206 of the Erwin Meier Administration Building at 625 Court Street in Woodland; or 2) by completing the survey found on www.yolocounty.org by January 22, 2016.