Fair entry form deadline is June 24

Think you have a prize-winning pie or photo? Residents of Yolo, Colusa, Solano, Sutter and Yuba counties are invited to enter several contest categories at the Yolo County Fair. Entry forms are due Friday, June 24. The deadline applies to the following categories for adults: baked foods, clothing, canned foods, arts, crafts and photography, as […]

Woodland teen injured in Highway 113 rollover crash

A portion of southbound Highway 113 in Davis was briefly shut down Monday afternoon after a Woodland teen’s vehicle rolled upside down, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officer Cindy Leal said the crash occurred at about 12:50 p.m. after the tread came off the left rear tire of 16-year-old Lindsey Neal’s 1994 Ford Explorer. “She […]

Auditions slated for ‘The King and I’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The King and I” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 26-27, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. The show is directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by Steve Isaacson. […]

NAMI support group meets June 22

A support group for those who care for a family member or friend with serious mental illness will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the César Chávez housing complex conference room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The housing complex is just north of the Lexington Apartments on the east side of […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Tino (96042), a 2-month-old neutered male Chihuahua short-haired puppy. Also hoping for a good home is Cody (No. 95861), a 2-month-old black-and-white neutered male domestic long-haired kitten. Fees are charged for […]

Learn native crafts at Cache Creek Preserve

The Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland will be open for free public visits from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A special program will feature Native American cultural activities, including basket weaving and making items with tule. People of all ages can make a bracelet, design an animal using natural materials or weave a […]

Support group to focus on reinvesting in life

After the death of a loved one, many feel cut off from friends, family and life. Yolo Hospice offers the Reinvesting in Life After Loss support group for those who have experienced loss and are seeking support as they move past the early stages of grief. “It is common to look for extra support in […]

Fifth/Pole Line crash still under investigation

Davis police are still investigating Friday’s rollover crash that injured a 25-year-old Davis woman at an East Davis intersection. However, the Police Department has corrected its earlier version of events, saying now that Megan Galloway was traveling southbound on Pole Line Road at Fifth Street when the driver’s side of her car was struck by […]

DMTC presents ‘Peter Pan’ Friday

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will delight audience members of all ages when the high-flying musical fantasy “Peter Pan” opens Friday. The production will continue through July 10 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Directed by Steve Isaacson, with choreography by Cyndi Mitterholzer and musical direction by Kay Hight, “Peter Pan” […]

Spots still available for women’s self-defense course

The Davis Police Department is still taking sign-ups for a five-week self-defense course for women. RAD — Rape Aggression Defense — teaches awareness and prevention techniques, as well as realistic self-defense tactics. The course is taught by Davis Police Department employees who are nationally certified RAD instructors. The upcoming series will be taught from 6 […]

Adventures await young readers this summer

By Nora Brazil Your children have committed the past nine months to bettering their minds, strengthening their skills and developing a taste for lifelong learning. Why not keep them on that amazing path this summer by encouraging them to read every day? Some of you will no doubt say, “Of course, that’s an important part […]

Glass, steel sculpture soars over UCD health sciences building

By Charles Casey SACRAMENTO — A colorful glass and stainless steel sculpture is being put together piece by piece as its artist readies it for installation high above the courtyard of UC Davis Health System’s Education Building in Sacramento. Extending out in three, 17-foot-tall sections, the soaring art will capture and reflect sunlight as it […]

DUI arrest is man’s 11th, CHP says

A Sacramento man racked up his 11th drunken-driving arrest — and his fifth felony DUI arrest in 10 years — after crashing his motorcycle Sunday in West Sacramento, according to the California Highway Patrol. Jay Wayne Porterfield, 46, was riding on the transition road from westbound Highway 50 to eastbound Interstate 80 when he lost […]

Third annual TEA Party seeks liberty lovers

Feel like screaming when you read another article about wasteful government spending or increased taxes? Become part of the chorus and enjoy some refreshments at Dixon’s third annual Independence Day TEA Party, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 2, at the Women’s Improvement Club Park. The park is at the corner of North First […]