Still-water tips offered at Fly Fishers’ meeting

The Fly Fishers of Davis will feature Phil Rowley at its meeting Tuesday, May 24, discussing how to fish still waters. Although fly fishing has its roots firmly entrenched in rivers and streams, many anglers are making the migration to still waters. But lakes are vast, intimidating pieces of water providing little or no clues […]

Bike to the park for outdoor film fest

The Disposable Film Festival will hold a free “bike-in” screening of short films at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, in Central Park. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair to watch under the stars. The Disposable Film Festival was created in 2007 to celebrate films made on everyday equipment like cell phones, cameras and other […]

Police: Explosion preceded Woodland garage fire

Woodland fire officials are investigating the cause of fire that broke out Monday after residents of the home heard an explosion near their garage. Fire crews responded shortly before 6:30 p.m. to the home at 1517 Midway Drive, where neighbors reported seeing heavy black smoke coming from a detached three-car garage, Battalion Chief Greg Robinson […]

UC student regent resigns post

By Erin Allday OAKLAND — Jesse Cheng, a senior at UC Irvine who was accused earlier this year of sexually assaulting a former girlfriend, announced Monday that he is leaving his position as the student representative on the University of California’s Board of Regents. Cheng had served as student regent for two years and his […]

Video: Structure fire hits Woodland home

A Woodland home caught on fire Monday evening and suffered $250,000 damage. The fire broke out around 6:26 p.m. when the Woodland Fire Department were called to the 1500 block of Midway Drive, according to the department’s news release. When emergency crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the home.Firefighters contained the blaze […]

High school lacrosse: sport at its finest

ANOTHER GAME IN TOWN … I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to witness Davis High’s talented boys lacrosse teams, both varsity and JV … a great group of athletes and a great group of kids … a competitive bunch who clearly have bought into the “team” concept … it was “sport” at its […]

Cafe owner faces sexual assault allegations

A Davis cafe owner accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his downtown business will appear in court Wednesday to seek a reduction in his bail. Ashot Manukyan, 58, was arrested last week on a warrant charging him with three felonies — penetration with a foreign object, assault with intent to commit penetration with a […]

Davis man arrested for allegedly battering officer

A 23-year-old Davis man was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of battering a police officer outside a downtown restaurant. Assistant Police Chief Steve Pierce said bouncers ejected Eric Sung Soo Kim from KetMoRee, 238 G St., shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. A foot patrol officer happened to be passing by at the time and noticed […]

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 Willow (No. 95172), a 2-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired gray tabby. Also hoping for a good home is Kobee (No. 94746), a 9-year-old spayed neutered white poodle mix dog. Fees […]

Shapiro kicks off CreekSpeak series

This year’s series of CreekSpeak community talks will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Winters Public Library, 708 Railroad Ave. Arthur Shapiro, UC Davis professor of evolution and ecology, will ask, “Where have all the butterflies gone?” In 39 years at UCD, Shapiro has focused his research on the region’s butterfly populations; his talk […]

Volunteer as a senior peer counselor

Adults 55 years or older interested in volunteering as a Yolo County senior peer counselor are invited to attend an informational session at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. By visiting with a senior in his or her home or other location, senior peer counselors provide empathetic support […]

Locally made quilts will be on display

The Flying Needles Quilt Guild will exhibit more than200 quilts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Yolo County Fairgrounds Home Arts Pavilion in Woodland. The guild is holding its premiere show, featuring quilts from 50 area families created over the last century. The show’s […]

Ask gardeners your plant questions Saturday

Master Gardeners Gwen Oliver and Cid Barcellos will be available to answer gardening questions at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. They will field common questions for new gardeners, such as “When should I plant?” and “How much should I water?”

Sunflower art contest draws to a close

Artwork for NAMI-Yolo’s Sunflower Art Competition must be submitted between 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, or Friday, May 27, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Anyone can enter an original art work in any medium that incorporates a sunflower theme. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: children (under 8), youth (8-12), […]