Strike up the band!

Calling all Twitter users! Add your tweets to this year’s event conversation by using #DavisPicnicDay Picnic Day favorites Times and locations for some of Picnic Day’s most popular events: * Picnic Day pancake breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Freeborn Hall * Parade opening ceremonies, 9:30 to 10 a.m., grandstand in front of Wickson Hall * […]

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

Workshop set on key health care documents for seniors

The Woodland Senior Center and Commission on Aging will host a workshop Tuesday on important health care documents for seniors. The workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Woodland Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland. Joanne Hatchett, FNP, RN, will give a presentation on the Advance Directive for Healthcare and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Voters can meet Wolk at brunch

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk will meet with voters from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday for a special brunch at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in Davis. Wolk will serve coffee and water, sing to customers upon request and share his vision for the future of Davis. For more information on Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Recycle jeans to help cancer victim’s daughter

Two local businesses will work together on Earth Day to go green and support 3-year-old Presley Gyuro, who lost her father Jimmie to a rare form of cancer last month. All jeans donated to Renew Denim, 222 D St. in downtown Davis on Sunday will be sold at Rominger West Winery’s Green Day on Saturday, […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ride Ataxia to raise funds and hope for a cure

A bike ride to raise awareness and funds to fight Friedreich’s Ataxia is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, starting in Davis. FA is a debilitating, life-shortening degenerative neuromuscular disease typically affecting children and young adults. Kyle Bryant was diagnosed at age 17. During his junior year at UC Davis, he met a researcher at UCD […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Schools Foundation offers three ways to help raise funds for schools

The Davis Schools Foundation, a nonprofit group that raises funds to support the local schools, is offering three opportunities for the community to help in this ongoing effort — one event this week, another in early May and a third that continues into June. * Jewelry Show — Through Friday this week, nestware, at 207 F […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

New Malibu has premium look

Chevrolet’s Malibu mid-size sedan is a welcoming family car — revamped for 2013 with handsome styling, a quieter, refined interior and a pleasant ride. The Malibu’s eAssist electric motor supplements its four-cylinder gasoline engine. Unlike full hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion Hybrid, the Malibu Eco cannot travel solely on electric power, even […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Kangaroo Fitness class returns to Davis

New moms (and even dads) often find getting back into shape following pregnancy a challenge, in part because most local gyms don’t allow infants in their on-site child care until they are 3 — or even 6 — months old. Even when babies are old enough to stay in child care while mom and dad work […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Explorit: Center launches “Spiders In Your World” science project

By Sarah Thomas Let’s be honest, for many people even the thought of a spider makes them squirm. For some, the first instinct may be to swat them down, not wonder about the strength of their web or how they help the environment, technology or agriculture. Whether you’re fearful or fascinated, Explorit Science Center is […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Greenwald lawn signs at Farmers Market

Davis City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s re-election campaign will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday with lawn signs. If you would like a lawn sign, come by the table to pick one up or sign up to have one delivered, or visit to sign up for lawn signs, endorse Greenwald, help the campaign […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Diplomas to be awarded for veterans and internees

The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States. A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or because of […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue will host a Picnic Day dog adoption event from 7 to 11 a.m. at 29 Palms Pet Resort, at 34505 County Road 29, Woodland. Above are two of the dogs hoping for a new home. Maximus is a very friendly, obedience trained 3-year-old neutered male super-sized purebred Rottweiler who walks […]

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

Nice work if you can get it

DOLLARS AND SENSE … that was one interesting piece by Cory Golden that embraced the front page yesterday, detailing some of the many costs of last November’s pepper spray fiasco … Golden didn’t miss much as he listed the bill for the massive Kroll Report, various attorney and consultant fees, the ongoing salaries of the […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Source of car fire under investigation

The Davis Fire Department is investigating an early-morning vehicle fire at a Mace Ranch apartment complex. Fire crews were dispatched at about 12:30 a.m. to Alhambra Apartments, 4500 Alhambra Drive, where vehicle was ablaze and threatening garages, Davis Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread to […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,