Davis police arrest one of their ‘most wanted’ suspects

The Davis Police Department has crossed another of its “most wanted” suspects off its list, thanks to Google and a curious user of the Internet search engine. Olatunji Omari Amin Raheem, also known as Olatunji Omari Richards, 26, was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from a May 1, 2006, parking lot assault in Davis. […]

Water tank art is like rainbow sherbet

ART MEETS MEAT … I will say the $75,000 paint job on the Massive East Area Tank (MEAT) has improved somewhat since the last time I visited it earlier this summer … indeed, it no longer looks like a kindergarten project in progress … it now looks like a first-grade project in progress … it’s […]

Learn about drought-tolerant plants at Storer Garden tour

Local residents can learn how to create an abundant garden while conserving water on a free guided tour of the Storer Garden on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Storer Garden is the UC Davis Arboretum’s demonstration garden of drought-tolerant flowering shrubs and perennials, with an emphasis on sustainable, low-maintenance gardening. The tour will meet at 10 […]

Get expert advice at Arboretum Plant Faire and Sale

Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the Central Valley, on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the UC Davis Arboretum. This year’s Plant Faire and Sale is a celebration of the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary, and will feature hundreds of varieties of great […]

Woodland Chamber Singers start rehearsals

The Woodland Chamber Singers, under the artistic direction of Lenore Heinson, is accepting new singers for its 2011 fall season. Community members and young adults ages 17 and older are welcome to join this non-auditioned 50-member chorus that performs throughout Yolo County. Holiday and spring concerts are presented at the Woodland Opera House. Rehearsals begin […]

See migrating shorebirds at city of Davis wetlands tour

Migrating shorebirds will be the stars of a public tour of the city of Davis wetlands on Saturday, Sept. 3. Community members are invited to experience the first hints of fall in the wetlands with docents from the Yolo Basin Foundation. The free tour — the first afternoon tour of the season — runs from […]

Yamada throws hat into revamped ring

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada declared Thursday she would run for re-election in a district jostled by redistricting. Yamada, D-Davis, will seek re-election in 2012, she announced Thursday morning. She was first elected to the Assembly in 2008 when she served as a Yolo County supervisor. Voters re-elected her in 2010. She now seeks a third two-year […]

Three indicted in mortgage fraud case

Three men, including one from Yolo County, have been indicted in a mortgage fraud case. United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Thursday that a federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment charging Sean McClendon, 45, of West Sacramento; Anthony Salcedo, 30, of El Dorado Hills; and Anthony Williams, 44, of Carmichael; in a mortgage […]

A bright idea

Work is nearly complete on the installation of 518 photovoltaic solar panels in an overhead carport-style project at Korematsu Elementary School, at Loyola and Alhambra drives in East Davis. Another 1,260 solar panels are going in at nearby Harper Junior High, in a ground installation. A third project, involving solar panels in a carport-style project, […]

Vegans meet monthly at Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op hosts a free monthly meeting for vegans at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in its Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St. in downtown Davis. A vegan diet is free of animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs and other animal products. Co-op Club Vegan will offer guests a chance to […]

Co-op new parent group expands to newborns

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Davis Food Co-op New Parent Network, a free weekly meeting for new and expecting parents, will offer a newborn group for babies 6 months old and younger. That group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, followed by the regular group from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Both […]

Co-op wine tasting benefits FARM Davis

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., will host a wine tasting of “Notable Locals” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. The tasting will feature wines from Senders, Spoto and Bob Marr. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services […]

Bones for Life class offered

Hoping to improve your posture and alignment?  The Bones for Life: Fundamentals class beginning can help. Students also experience a greater sense of security and strength while stimulating bone density with controlled weight-bearing challenges, a city of Davis news release said. The class meets from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Davis Senior […]

Senior Center seeks donations for jewelry sale

Donate your jewelry, hats, scarves, gloves, belts and purses to the Davis Senior Center’s Jewelry and Accessory Sale, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. All donations are tax-deductible, and all proceeds go to support programs and services at the Senior Center. Donations  are accepted Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 […]