‘Frostiana’ presented by the Davis Chorale

The Davis Chorale will present  its spring concert, “Frostiana,” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A second concert will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The chorale will perform the Mozart Vespers, Bach Cantata 150, “Five Hebrew […]

Davis Community Network celebrates volunteers

Davis Community Network will have a booth at Celebrate Davis on Thursday, May 19, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in Community Park. The theme is “Celebrate Volunteers!” Over the years, DCN has developed Web-based tools and provided training to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity through improved volunteer management and effective online collaboration. Many of […]

County gets a snapshot of library use

In October, the Yolo County Library joined libraries across the state in participating in the California Library Association’s first “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries” to highlight the importance of libraries to California. All participating libraries collected usage data, photos and patron testimonials on a given day to help the association capture […]

Davis man dies in early morning crash

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the driver’s death early Thursday morning. Emergency personnel were dispatched shortly after midnight to eastbound County Road 29 near Road 100A, where a 1989 Toyota pickup had struck a telephone pole. The driver, identified as 56-year-old Steven D. Settje of Davis, was pronounced […]

NATO hits Tripoli after Gadhafi appears on TV

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — NATO airstrikes struck Moammar Gadhafi’s sprawling compound in Tripoli and three other sites early Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on state TV in his first appearance since his son was killed nearly two weeks ago. Explosions thundered across the capital and ambulances raced through the city as the […]

Unease in the Mississippi Delta as floodwaters spread

RENA LARA, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a small town are trying to assure its 500 residents they are doing what they can to shore up the levee to protect them from the swollen Mississippi River. “It’s getting scary,” said Rita Harris, 43, who lives in a tiny wooden house in the shadow of the […]

With Measure A in place, school board rescinds layoffs

Last week, Davis area voters approved Measure A, a parcel tax designed to offset cutbacks in state funding and sustain existing programs in the local public schools. On Wednesday night, the Davis school board followed through, rescinding almost all of the 61 March layoff notices for local teachers, who would have lost their jobs if Measure A […]

Zippo logic: Celebrating an $8,000 loss

ZIP IT … because the city of Davis won’t have to give an out-of-state rental car company the maximum amount of its contract, city leaders are now crowing that the Zipcar program is a roaring success … not sure the existing, long-standing, locally owned rental car businesses, such as Avis, would see it that way, […]

Woodland man agrees to 24-year prison term in molest case

A Woodland man pleaded no contest this week to child-molestation charges in a plea agreement that is expected to bring a 24-year state prison term, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Jack Lynn Stearns, 49, entered the no-contest pleas to eight counts of child molestation and one count of possessing child pornography, District […]

Safety upgrades scheduled for Interstate 80

Caltrans is making over the freeway cutting through Davis to beef up safety. The state transportation agency plans to strengthen Interstate 80′s median between Richards Boulevard and the Yolo Causeway, said spokesman Mark Dinger, and hack down the oleander bushes separating eastbound and westbound lanes. The bushes measure 10 to 15 feet and crews will […]

Viral video about Davis loses national contest

The viral video poking fun at Davis nearly tripled its audience during the past two weeks while locked in a neck-and-neck dead heat to win national kudos. But a photo finish revealed another music video parody muscling out the win. “Davis State of Mind,” created by a group of UC Davis law students, topped 55,000 […]

Davis man critically injured in motorcycle crash

A 20-year-old Davis man suffered major injuries Tuesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle west of Winters, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at 3:15 p.m. as Nicholas Corey rode his Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Highway 128 west of Pleasants Valley Road, a CHP news release said. Officers said Corey was unable to […]

Still no plea for Woodland police sergeant

WOODLAND — The attorney for a Woodland police sergeant charged with drunken driving requested discovery in the case Wednesday but still has not entered a plea on his client’s behalf. Christopher Miller, who represents Steven Edward Sexton, requested a May 25 hearing in Yolo Superior Court for further proceedings in the case. He declined to […]

Workshop discusses drug exposure in kids

The Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program will host a workshop on “Drug and Alcohol Exposed Infants and Kids” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The free workshops will be facilitated by drug and alcohol counselor Sue Lomax of CommuniCare Clinic in West Sacramento, and will […]