All welcome to hear DHS bands perform for adjudicator

The Davis High School Concert Band, under the direction of Clyde Quick, and the DHS Symphonic Band, under the direction of Fredrick Lange, will present their annual adjudication concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St. The unusual format of this special concert gives […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo support group meets March 28

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group, for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness, meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. The group offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Autism Express’ departs on April 1 — Staying on track for autism

The Autism Express, a sunset train ride along the Sacramento River that includes wine, beer, appetizers and live music, will run April 1 as a fundraiser to help those with autism. The train ride will go from 5 to 7 p.m. Boarding will start at 4:30 p.m. at the new Bryte Bend water station, 400 N. […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

‘Exodus’ screening planned at library

As part of a two-month celebration of the founding of Israel, the Davis Interfaith Coalition For Peace and Justice in the Middle East will host a showing of part one of the classic and epic movie, “Exodus.” The movie will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Religious scholar will speak at UC Davis

The Belfry, the Lutheran and Episcopal campus ministry at UC Davis, announces that its 2012 St. Augustine Lecture will be given by the Rev. Dr. Christopher Berry at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in 194 Young Hall at UC Davis. Following the lecture, a reception will take place at The Belfry, 216 A St. The […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grief support begins in Davis

Yolo Hospice has announced a new grief support group that will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, March 27 to May 15, in Davis. “Sharing and listening to others’ bereavement stories is a meaningful way to receive support and work through grief,” a news release said. Yolo Hospice’s eight-week grief groups are guided by […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local church helps rebuilding effort in Haiti

The Episcopal Church of St. Martin has joined with other Episcopal churches around the nation to participate in a grassroots appeal to help rebuild Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to the Rev. Mark Allen, who is helping to coordinate the parish effort, the Episcopal Church in Haiti supported more than 200 schools, medical […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rain, wind batter Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A late winter storm that brought heavy rain and winds to Central and Northern California began moving out of the region, but a more powerful storm is approaching the area, forecasters said late Wednesday. The mountains of Sonoma, Marin and Santa Cruz counties were among the heaviest areas hit by what […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Live elsewhere, enjoy our schools

SCHOOL DAZE … well, we’ve heard on several occasions how incensed some Davis folks have become at the very thought of kids from Woodland, Dixon and West Sacramento transferring into our way-above-average school district without paying the same fees the rest of us do … so, maybe it’s time we heard from the folks on […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Four hurt in Highway 113 collision

Authorities say fatigue was to blame for a two-car collision in Davis that sent one man to the hospital Tuesday morning, police said. Cristina Sandoval, 30, of Fairfield, told California Highway Patrol officers she had fallen asleep at the wheel of her Volkswagen Jetta when she rear-ended another vehicle on northbound Highway 113 north of […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Salsa Night benefits Bridge Foundation

Save the date! The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yamada hosts free veterans forum

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, who was recently named Legislator of the Year by the American Veterans of California, will host a free event for veterans who would like to learn about and apply for state and federal benefits earned through their military service. The forum, offered in partnership with the Yolo County Veterans Coalition, will take […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Despite Target, Davis shoppers still head downtown

When the city first proposed luring Target to Davis, many people worried the big-box store would harm local businesses, especially in the downtown core.

But au contraire.

According to a study by a research team from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, the downtown has not seen a substantial reduction in shopping frequency since Target opened in 2009 on the east side of the city.

The researchers set out in 2009 on a “before-and-after” study that focused on vehicle miles of travel trends for Davis shoppers.

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

‘Comprehensive’ status brings name change to cancer center

UC Davis’ cancer center has earned a “comprehensive” designation from the National Cancer Institute and will change its name to suit its top-tier status. The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, as it will now be known, joins a group of 40 other centers nationwide to receive the “comprehensive” designation — the most prestigious in the […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,