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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.

Davis cheerleaders quit team over alleged bullying


Several former Davis varsity cheerleaders at Davis Senior High School said they just couldn't tolerate bullying on their team anymore.

Yolo County Library Collects 5,867 Pounds of Food

Thanks to the Yolo County Library’s Food for Fines program, the Yolo Food Bank received a donation of 5,867 pounds of food over the holiday season!  The Food for Fines program ran from November 15 through December 15 allowing library card holders to receive $1 off an overdue fine for every food item donated. 

“This weight total was the third largest food drive we recorded in 2015,” said Yolo Food Bank Volunteer Manager and Procurement Specialist Josh Ellis.  “The Yolo County Library has always been a tremendous supporter of the Yolo Food Bank and this food drive is yet another example.”

UC Davis cracks the walnut’s genome



More drought-tolerant, disease- and insect-resistant walnut trees may be coming soon, now that scientists at the University of California, Davis have succeeded in sequencing the genome of the walnut tree.

Davis could place tax on sugary drinks


The battle over sugary drinks returned to one Northern California city.

Public health advocates in Davis were pushing for a tax on sugary drinks to help combat obesity.

"This is a lot of sugar," said Dr. Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, referencing a jar filled with sugar. "Imagine eating this teaspoon by teaspoon."

Davis city officials seek public input to improve downtown safety

DAVIS, Calif. -- It's been a rough year for many cities across Northern California when it comes to violent crime, but one is trying a variety of methods to keep their streets safe.

Davis recently expanded their moratorium on bars and nightclubs to next Fall.

Police said they want to take a time-out allowing new bars or nightclubs in downtown while they continue to make safety improvements. City officials want input from residents during the process.

Back in August, a 23-year-old Southern California man was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by alleged gang members, according to officers.

Ever since that burst of violence, Davis PD has made keeping downtown safe priority one.

Wednesday night, there will be a community discussion regarding downtown safety. Residents we talked to said they have suggestions they’d like to see implemented.