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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.

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."