See model planes race a pylon course Saturday

Community members are invited to attend the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers’ first radio-controlled electric airplane pylon race on Saturday. Visitors will see high-speed models race around a three-pylon course at speeds over 100 mph. Racers are coming from throughout California as well as Oregon, Arizona and Utah. Racing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DMTC hosts auditions for ‘Joseph’

Auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice hit, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” will take place Sunday and Monday, May 20-21, at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Callbacks are Tuesday, May 22. With direction by Steve Isaacson and choreography by Jacob Montoya, “Joseph” retells the bibical story from the […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Support offered to family, friends of the mentally ill

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group is for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family member. A trained […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dementia support group meets

A dementia support group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at St. John’s Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave. in Woodland. The group meets in the Village Conference Room. The meeting is open to anyone who has a loved one (family or friend) with any form of […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Special memorial service honors those who died alone

Yolo County’s annual memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Knights Landing Cemetery, 101501 County Road 102 in Knights Landing. The county memorial service is held to pay respects to the individuals served this year by the Yolo County Public Guardian-Public Administrator’s Office. The office manages the estates and/or affairs […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Sunny, hot and happening at Whole Earth

The 43rd annual Whole Earth Festival continues Sunday with drumming and tie-dye, crafts and vegetarian-friendly goodness that locals and visitors have come to expect.

The event features dozens of musical acts and speakers, about 160 crafts booths, 40 education booths and 17 vegetarian-friendly food booths.

For all the fun on the UC Davis Quad there also will be, as ever, a political undercurrent to the free, three-day event expected to attract about 30,000 people.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Cain uses arm, bat to lead Giants over D-backs 5-2

By Bob Baum PHOENIX — Matt Cain gave up three hits in six innings and singled in a pair of runs to help the San Francisco Giants end a nine-game losing streak against Arizona with a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Cain (2-2) allowed a run, struck out eight, walked two and […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

McCarthy strikes out 10, leads A’s past Tigers 3-1

By Antonio Gonzalez OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy matched a career high with 10 strikeouts after missing his last start with a sore right shoulder, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Saturday night. The A’s opening-day starter scattered four hits in seven innings to quiet fears of another serious injury setback. McCarthy […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s president will meet with political party leaders Sunday in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government and avoid another general election. Karolos Papoulias took the step Saturday after socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos officially gave up the mandate to form a coalition government after three rounds of […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Natsoulas asks community to help public art flourish

You can help What: Flourish Davis: a benefit to support art in public places When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., downtown Davis By the end of the day Sunday, Davis artist William Maul, in collaboration with several other local artists, will have completed the first mural of a 10-piece series that will […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Na takes a 1-shot lead at Players Championship

By Doug Ferguson PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Na didn’t feel comfortable about anything Saturday except his name atop the leaderboard at The Players Championship. Na rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for one of only three rounds without a bogey on a tough day at the TPC Sawgrass. It […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Wolk gives power to residents who want clean energy with SB 843

Homeownership may not be necessary much longer. At least, it may not be necessary to own a house in order to utilize solar power. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, unveiled Senate Bill 843 at a news conference Friday morning with city of Davis leaders. The legislation would give millions of residents statewide the opportunity to […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Supervisors to look at impact of bypass flooding on ag land

Plans to increase the frequency and duration of flooding in the Yolo Bypass to preserve fish habitat likely can be done with minimal impact to Yolo County’s agricultural industry, says Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis. Provenza and his colleagues on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will receive a report Tuesday from UC Davis researchers that […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Slander seems to work for the victim

My goodness gracious, talk about the law of unintended consequences. Back when the Steamfitters and Pipe Smokers and various and sundry other labor unions hired an allegedly seasoned political “pro” to go on a $25,000 search-and-destroy mission, little did they know how much bang they were about to get for their buck. The $25,000 mailer […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,