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Bob Dunning: Judge stands up for 1st Amendment

With unrelenting and unwarranted attacks on the American press from the highest levels of American government, it was refreshing to see what a federal judge in Portland had to say about the power of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “Judge temporarily bars federal officers from using force, threats, dispersal orders against journalists, legal […]

Family members fight restricted access to loved ones in long-term care

By Barbara Feder Ostrov and Jocelyn WienerCalMatters Maitely Weismann moved her 77-year-old mother from New York into a Los Angeles assisted living facility in mid-March, planning frequent visits to help her settle in. The timing couldn’t have been worse, as California’s pandemic lockdown had just banned virtually all visits in long-term care 凯发体育官方sporthomes.  Since then, […]

Financial aid appeals surge as students cope with pandemic

By Vanessa ArredondoCalMatters UCLA student Dulce Jimenez didn’t file a federal student aid application for the 2020-21 school year; she was set to graduate in spring, and thought the days of worrying about paying for school would be behind her. But then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Jimenez found herself dropping a class, then needing to […]

Woodland gym cited for violating COVID-19 health order

A Woodland gym is the first business in the county issued a citation for noncompliance with COVID-19 health orders. Fit Republic Gym was issued a citation Thursday in the amount of $2,500, according to county spokeswoman Carolyn Jhajj. The citation was made possible by an urgency ordinance passed by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors […]

UCD researcher in custody on visa fraud charges

Visiting cancer researcher is accused of hiding ties to the Chinese military Juan Tang, 37, a Chinese national and visiting cancer researcher at UC Davis, was taken into federal custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail in the early hours of Friday, July 24. Tang was charged last […]

Crash leads to DUI arrest

A local man is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his vehicle into a residential front yard early Friday morning, Davis police said. The crash occurred at about 12:45 a.m. in the 1000-block of Arthur Street south of Colusa Avenue in West Davis, where the vehicle struck telecommunications equipment in the yard and came just […]

Racially charged encounter leads to apology for police response

Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel issued a letter of apology last week to an Asian American man who says he was subjected to racial bias at a local apartment complex earlier this month, acknowledging deficiencies in how two of his officers responded to the incident. Pytel told Dr. Khoa Lam, whose presence at the Moore […]

Yolo County to enforce isolation, quarantine orders

With only a fraction of those Yolo County residents who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus officially in isolation in recent weeks, the county has struggled to contain the spread of the virus. Isolation of those who test positive and quarantine of those who have come into close contact with positive patients are benchmarks […]

Bob Dunning: Should they stay or should they go?

ON CONTRADICTING ONESELF … “Trump accuses schools of ‘extreme indoctrination’ of children,” said the headline above a compelling story from the esteemed EdSource … Fair enough, but I’ve interrupted the Commander in Chief before he had a chance to finish his thought … speaking at Mount Rushmore earlier this month, the president talked of “extreme […]

Stollwood Convalescent Hospital will close permanently

Woodland nursing facility was devastated by 17 coronavirus deaths The Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing facility on the St. John’s Retirement Village campus in Woodland, will close permanently within the next couple of months. The facility was devastated by a COVID-19 outbreak that killed 16 residents and a longtime employee in April and May. […]

It’s official; Davis schools will begin year with distance learning

During a lengthy special meeting on Thursday, July 23, the Davis school board voted to begin the 2020-21 school year with students studying online under distance-learning instruction due to health concerns stemming from the coronavirus. Laura Juanitas, associate superintendent with the Davis school district, told the trustees that there has been a spike in the […]

County reports 51 new COVID cases, two more deaths

Yolo County reported a record high 51 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, along with two more deaths. In the last two weeks, the county’s online dashboard has recorded 436 new COVID-19 cases, 28 new hospitalizations and eight deaths. Seven of those deaths have come in just the last week. “This is a devastating occurrence for the […]

UC Davis researcher charged with visa fraud for hiding ties to Chinese military

Visiting cancer researcher is hiding out inside Chinese consulate, FBI says Juan Tang, 37, a Chinese national and visiting cancer researcher at UC Davis, was charged in federal court last month with visa fraud for allegedly lying about her affiliation with the Chinese military. Tang, who is wanted by the FBI, is believed to have […]

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