New engine boosts 2012 Cadillac SRX

2012 Cadillac SRX AWD Premium Collection Base price: $35,185 for base, 2WD model; $39,715 for 2WD Luxury; $42,210 for AWD Luxury; $43,530 for 2WD Performance; $45,975 for 2WD Premium; $46,340 for AWD Performance; $48,785 for AWS Premium Price as tested: $51,550 Type: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive, five-passenger, luxury, crossover sport utility vehicle Engine: 3.6-liter, double overhead cam, […]

Culvert work prompts road closures

Some Yolo County roads will be closed this month and next while culverts are replaced, county officials have announced. Corresponding detours will be in place. Through traffic will be prohibited on: * County Road 29 between Roads 96 and 98 beginning at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 21; * County Road 32 (Russell Boulevard) […]

Church offers night out for parents

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Parents can bring their children to the church while they have an evening to themselves. The children, from newborns through sixth grade, will enjoy an evening at the church with games, […]

Fashion design students turn trash into treasure

Learn more What: Cool Davis Festival When: 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Info: Americans have a lot of stuff and we dispose of a lot of stuff, and all that stuff we throw away took a lot of energy to create. John Johnston, a local resident and professor of […]

Learn more about how we ride bicycles

People say, “It’s as easy as riding a bike.” But what are you actually doing when you ride a bike? Mont Hubbard and Ron Hess, professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC Davis, and Jason Moore and Luke Peterson, Ph.D. candidates in the department, will answer that question when they speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday […]

Operatic baritone — and dad — joins Willett Chorus for a day

The youngsters who sing in the Willett Elementary School Chorus got a treat Thursday morning, in the form of a very special guest. Baritone Malcolm MacKenzie, who is the father of Willett fifth-grader Megan MacKenzie, a member of the chorus, dropped by for the group’s early morning rehearsal. MacKenzie is  a Davis High graduate, and […]

Bereaved parents meet to offer support

Have you lost a child, sibling or grandchild? You need not walk alone. Yolo Compassionate Friends, a support group of fellow bereaved parents, can offer support. The next meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis. For more information, call (530) 759-7865 or visit

For the record

Laurie Glover and Victor Silverman will discuss their new book “On-the-Road Histories: California” at noon Monday, Nov. 14, in the UC Davis Memorial Union’s bookstore lounge. An incorrect date was published Tuesday. The event, sponsored by the UC Davis Bookstore, is free and open to the public.  

Workshop offers tips for growing herbs

A Free Master Gardener workshop will run from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets downtown. Master Gardener Karen Slinkard will guide participants through “Tips for Growing Herbs.” Some herbs like it hot, some like it cool, some like it moist, some like it dry. Learn which herbs […]

Businesses, UCD students to receive Climate Solution Awards

During “Music to Our Ears,” the final theater program of the Cool Davis Festival 2011 on Sunday in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, local businesses and group will be honored with Climate Solution Awards. Recipients were selected for forging and implementing new ways to take care of Earth by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental […]

Choir members preparing for Community Idol

Details What: Davis Community Idol competition When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $6 in advance, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St., or $8 at the door Members of the Davis High Advanced Treble Choir were pulling double duty this week, both preparing for […]

Explorit Science Center: Make art with colorful rice

By Lisa Justice The rice we eat usually comes in only two colors — white and brown. But what if we had rice in lots of different colors? Imagine the cool designs we could make. Today we’ll be using some simple supplies you probably have at home to take plain, white rice and transform it […]

Learn how to create a web video at DCN class

The Davis Community Network is offering a free new class designed to take participants through the process of creating a web video for their nonprofit organization. Instructor Teri Greenfield will discuss ways to define your audience, solicit ideas, draft a script, select visuals and music and choose a style that suits your organization. This is […]

Unemployment applications drop slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, a sign the job market isn’t getting much better. Applications ticked down by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 404,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average declined for the third straight week to 408,000. That’s the lowest average in […]