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School district prepares details of home-learning material

The Davis public schools remain closed until Monday, April 13. And campuses in the Davis school district will likely remain closed until the new school year begins in late August, while the coronavirus situation sorts out. So on Monday, April 13. the Davis school district is intending to gradually roll out an online home instruction […]

School district shutting down offices

Superintendent John Bowes announced on Wednesday that schools will remain closed for the time being, and the district office will be shutting down as well, due to the COVID-19 virus. Bowes stressed the following points in a statement sent to parents, students and teachers: Sheltering in place means staying home  “While school closures provide far […]

Trustees to review current school closures, and projections of a gradual decline in enrollment

365体育投注The Davis school board will hear a staff presentation on the Davis school district’s current closure of all local campuses in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and also receive a somewhat gloomy new set of enrollment projections predicting a small annual decline in enrollment during the next five years, when […]

Local concerts called off for several weeks

365体育投注Many concerts scheduled in the next few weeks have been canceled or postponed indefinitely, owing to the COVID-19 virus situation. The Mondavi Center is canceling all remaining public events for the 2019–20 season. Staff members are in the process of contacting ticket holders for the affected performances. They have closed the ticket office windows but […]

Davis schools shut down through April 12 due to spreading COVID-19 virus

On Friday, Davis schools Superintendent John Bowes announced the closure of all campuses across the Davis school district, including the cancellation of all classes as well as other school activities for three weeks (March 13 to April 5), followed by the already-scheduled week of Spring Break (April 6-10). During the weeks that local public schools […]

Local schools limit gatherings over COVID-19

The Davis school district, St. James School in Davis, the school districts in Woodland, Winters and elsewhere around Yolo County announced new policies this week in response to the spreading COVID-19 virus. Davis school district The Davis school district announced that: * All international travel through the summer is canceled. * All field trips between […]

Remembering Little Charlie: Popular bluesman Charles Baty passes away

The local music community is mourning the loss this week of a beloved friend and highly respected musician. Popular bluesman Charles “Little Charlie” Baty — a fixture in the regional music scene — died on Friday, March 6, in Vacaville, following a heart attack. He was 66. Baty released 14 albums over the course of his […]

School board still hoping for a come-from-behind Measure G win

365体育投注The Davis school board — disappointed that the local school parcel tax Measure G finished just short of the needed two-thirds majority needed for approval on election night — held out hope during Thursday’s meeting that the late returns that are still being counted (mostly vote-by-mail ballots that were either turned in by hand, or […]

Vote count ongoing, but Measure G under two-thirds threshold

When the initial vote tally was announced several hours before dawn on March 4, Measure G — the Davis school district’s proposed parcel tax to raise local teacher salaries up to the average level being paid by other school districts in the region — was just shy of the required two-thirds majority required for passage. […]

Measure G faces rough going

Davis Joint Unified School District Measure G Votes Vote % Yes 8,274 65.06% No 4,443 34.94% Total Votes 12,717 100.00% 44 of 44 precincts reporting (100.00%) Measure G — the Davis school district’s local parcel tax designed to raise salaries for Davis teachers to the average level of  compensation offered by other school districts in […]

School board to review Measure G election results

The Davis school board will review the Measure G election results when the trustees hold a regular school board meeting on Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Measure G, on the March 3 ballot, is a local school parcel tax that, if approved by […]

Another busy concert week coming up for UC Davis

It’s another busy week for classical concerts at UC Davis, with multiple events scheduled at the Mondavi Center or Pitzer Center. Cécile McLorin Salvant Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, who has performed at Mondavi three times during the past four years, will return at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Jackson Hall, performing her new original […]

School district monitoring coronavirus situation

With the announcements last week that a coronavirus patient from Solano County has been hospitalized at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento (the Washington Post identified the patient as a woman who was transferred to UCDMC after being initially hospitalized in Vacaville), and UC Davis announced that three university students living in the Kearny […]

March roaring in like a lion at Mondavi Center

There’s an old bit of folk wisdom that “March roars in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” And with a total of 10 events taking place at the Mondavi Center during the first eight days of the month, March at Mondavi is certainly getting off to a very busy start. Gary Younge […]

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