9/11 questions at heart of new film

Big Screen Cinema presents “Firehouse 911 — Expose 9/11 Myths” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The screening is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. The film features Eric Lawyer, founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Richard Gage, […]

LDS youth group gathers shoes for charity

The youths of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will collect shoes for “Soles4Souls” from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Davis’ Central Park. The service project is part of an LDS Youth Conference this weekend for teenagers ages 14 to 18 in the Woodland Stake, which includes eight congregations in Davis, Woodland, […]

Hattie Weber Museum welcomes donations

Two new donations are on display at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis this week. The first is a welded sculpture by Gray Rowe titled “Farmer with Plow.” It is made entirely from “objet trouve” on a typical workman’s bench in the late 20th century. This whimsical object was donated to the museum by Kay […]

Donors make it happen at Explorit

By Bob Tyzzer It takes a great deal of time and effort, as well as financial resources, to fulfill Explorit’s goal of hands-on science discovery for children (and adults, too). Whether it is Explorit’s unique Classroom Adventures at a neighborhood school somewhere in the 17-county area served by Explorit, a Family Science Night in a […]

Village Feast tickets on sale now

Join in What: Seventh annual Village Feast, a benefit for the Davis Farm to School Connection When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Tickets: $65 per person ($55 for Slow Food Yolo members), on sale at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., (530) 758-2657, and online at http://www.villagefeast2011.eventbrite.com […]

Reality show gives UCD grads an experience of a lifetime

Details What: “Expedition Impossible: Morocco” When: 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on ABC (Channel 10 in Sacramento) Celebrate: The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd., is hosting a premiere party that evening for Team California Girls. Community members are welcome By Christy Corp-Minamiji For most of us, dawn goes unnoticed. Yet, for Natalie Smith, Brittany Smith (no […]

Mutts & Martinis benefits rescue dog sanctuary

Community members are invited to the first Mutts & Martinis Dinner Gala, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in rural Woodland. Organizers hope to make the fundraiser an annual affair. The evening will feature live music, cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and K-9 demonstrations. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased by […]

Budget plan buys Brown time to woo GOP lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A newly approved budget proposal has bought state lawmakers more time to achieve the plan they really want — a tall order that falls mainly to Gov. Jerry Brown as he attempts to muster the necessary Republican support. The Legislature on Wednesday passed a Democratic budget for the coming fiscal year that […]

Ball now in judge’s court on UCD’s Title IX compliance

SACRAMENTO — Did UC Davis make a good-faith effort to grant women equal opportunities in sports? Or were some of the university’s top officials paying lip service to compliance with federal law while actually making the road tougher for female athletes? Eight and a half years after three female wrestlers filed suit, U.S. District Court […]

Sacramento man arraigned in 11th DUI case

A Sacramento man who marked his 11th drunken-driving arrest last weekend was arraigned Wednesday on charges that could bring his fourth stint in state prison in less than seven years. Jay Wayne Porterfield Jr., 46, is charged with felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or […]

Parking lot dispute results in assault arrest

Davis police arrested a 37-year-old Dixon man early Wednesday in connection with an assault that occurred in South Davis the night before. Paul Doroshov said the suspect, identified as Jose Manuel Gastelum, assaulted a man and woman and rammed their pickup with his sport-utility vehicle during a dispute near the Wendy’s and International House of […]

It’s like they don’t WANT us to protest …

If you are wondering how or when or if we get to vote on the proposed tripling of our water rates, you are not alone. But if you think you’ll get a straight answer from the folks running this town, think again. While several council members have continually patted themselves on the back for the […]

Kindergarten readiness program offered

Sign ups are being taken for Grace Valley Christian Academy’s kindergarten readiness summer program, July 5-21. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays, except July 4, at 27173 County Road 98 in rural West Davis. Children beginning kindergarten either this fall or in 2012 are eligible to attend. The cost is $150. […]

Put safety first this summer

Swim safety tips from the American Red Cross: * Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. * Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. * Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to […]