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UCD researcher indicted by grand jury on visa fraud charges

Visiting cancer researcher allegedly hid ties to the Chinese military Juan Tang, 37, a Chinese national who was recently a visiting cancer researcher at UC Davis, was charged Thursday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento with visa fraud and with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Tang is accused of concealing her […]

Schools will use distance learning for several months at least

When instruction begins in the Davis school district on Aug. 26, students will be studying under a “distance learning” approach, as they did last spring as the dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear. During the Thursday, Aug. 6, school board meeting, Superintendent John Bowes indicated that students and parents should expect the distance learning […]

Dome, sweet dome

The Sacramento office of the National Weather Service successfully removed the radome of the KDAX doppler radar, south of Davis, on Thursday. The Davis radar is down for about two weeks for upgrades and maintenance. “Technicians will refurbish and replace the pedestal,” a news release said, “one of the most critical components of the radar, […]

Woodland convalescent hospital reports COVID-19 death

A COVID-19 death reported in Yolo County on Friday was part of the recent outbreak at the Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, according to county data. Alderson, a skilled-nursing facility located on Walnut Street, reported 20 cases of the novel coronavirus during the pandemic, including 11 among residents and nine among staff members. It was […]

Yolo CASA: A buffer for inequity

Chromebooks. Learning pods. Private tutors. The list goes on … This pandemic has exposed inequity in a way that we haven’t seen before and, as we get ready for “back to school,” it weighs heavily on my mind for foster kids. Already, it’s tough to be a foster child at the beginning of the school […]

Commentary: American individualism is killing us

By Llewellyn King Special to The Enterprise To compound the COVID-19 crisis, we have a cultural crisis. It is a crisis of our individualism. That cultural element, precious and special, of the individual against adversity, the individual against ity, the individual against any limits imposed on free action, is at odds with the need to […]

Commentary: County neglects laborers of love

By Dov Salkoff and Ellyn Daly Special to The Enterprise It is the middle of the night. Dixie, who is 78, wakes up to the sound of her daughter Heidi choking. Dixie helps Heidi sit up in bed to blow her nose, and she tries to cough out the mucus. Sometimes, Dixie has to fix […]

Mayor’s Corner: Calendar keeps marching forward

When I worked at UC Davis, we acknowledged that the relativity of time was a real thing. There was lab time and real-life time. Lab time was a nebulous, shape-shifting entity. Children graduated and grandchildren were born, but the project you were working on stayed the same. Council time is very similar; back in March […]

Commentary: Higher-ed needs federal investment

By Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine Special to CalMatters From mapping the COVID-19 genome to treating the nation’s first case of community spread of the deadly virus, University of California researchers and physicians have been among the leaders in the global battle against coronavirus. California State University researchers have  joined the fight as well with their own research initiatives, […]

UC Regents want to investigate top salary cuts

By Mikhail Zinshteyn CalMatters As the University of California reels from the coronavirus pandemic along with the rest of the state, the system’s leaders have been discussing ways to mitigate the damage. In addition to the massive fiscal impact the recession and COVID-19 is having on UC finances, the three-day meeting last week of the […]

Woodland Rotary distributes donated masks

The Woodland Rotary Club announced last month that it assisted in the donation of 1,000 brand-new facemasks to help protect first responders from the COVID-19 virus. The donation went to Kendra Martin of Dignity Health of Woodland. “It was our hope that the masks would be distributed throughout Yolo County and given to those agencies […]

Magazine ranks FNB No. 99 nationally

First Northern Community Bancorp, holding company for First Northern Bank, announced that First Northern Bank earned a place among the top 200 publicly traded community banks in the United States as determined by American Banker magazine. The annual ranking is for community banks with less than $2 billion in assets and was released with the […]

Marrone teams up with Canadian company

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based manufacturer of sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, and Toronto-based Vive Crop Protection, a leader in Precision Chemistry solutions and owner of the patented Allosperse technology, announced an agreement that will provide a suite of groundbreaking products for U.S. growers that combine a leading biological with proven conventional chemistry […]

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