Pact with banks could help California homeowners

Almost 2 million struggling homeowners nationwide, including about half a million Californians, will receive some relief from a sweeping settlement with the nation’s five largest banks over their allegedly reckless lending practices. The agreement aims to prevent foreclosures, partially compensate those who have lost their homes and help stabilize the housing market, as well as […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Economy | Tagged ,

Find it online

Find it online * Yolo County Elections Office website contains full ballot text, ballot arguments for and against Measure C, and impartial analysis of financial impact: http://www.yoloelections.org/election_central/voter_guide * Yes For Our Students committee, supporting Measure C: http://www.yesforourstudents.org/ * No School Board Taxes committee, opposing Measure C: http://www.noschoolboardtaxes.org/ * District Dollars website maintained by Davis Joint […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Davis Community Meals seeks volunteer chefs

Davis Community Meals, a nonprofit organization that serves 40 to 70 people for dinner every Tuesday evening, needs volunteer chefs with a passion for cooking The quality of DCM’s meal rivals that of a good restaurant: a choice of a meat or veggie entrée; fresh, seasonal vegetable; rice, pasta or potato; fresh green salad; fresh fruit […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Judge rejects defense request to again delay Hirschfield trial

Tension filled a Sacramento courtroom Thursday as attorneys in the long-pending UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case battled over a defense bid to postpone the trial until mid-June. Jury selection for Richard Joseph Hirschfield is scheduled to begin March 19, though Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet said that date may be off by a few […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Can we be your valentine?

Titus is a 2-year-old neutered male pug/Chihuahua mix. Sasha is a large and affectionate 2- to 3-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler. Both dogs love people, play well with other dogs and will be a perfect valentine for some lucky person. They’re two of more than 50 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Oakley talk, celebration due at PFLAG meeting

Yolo County Clerk Freddie Oakley will discuss her support for marriage equality at February’s meeting of PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Fellowship Hall at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Oakley was the first county clerk in the state […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI has support group for caregivers

NAMI-Yolo presents a support group for those who care for a family member or friend with serious mental illness from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the César Chávez housing complex plaza community room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The complex is just north of the Lexington Apartments on the east side of Olive Drive. […]

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Everything’s for the birds at California Duck Days

The local area’s rich wetlands and the wildlife that call them home will be showcased once again at California Duck Days, the annual Northern California festival planned for Saturday, Feb. 25. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The headquarters for this family-friendly event is the state Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles Road in South Davis. The organizers are DFG and the Yolo Basin Foundation.

Thirteen field trips are planned to sites around the region, including “Central Valley Raptors,” “Rice Farming First Hand” and “East Delta Birding.”

Birding trips are planned to the Conaway Ranch, UC Davis Russell Ranch, the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the Wildlife Area’s Tule Ranch …

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Learn how to compost at free city classes

The city of Davis Recycling Program is offering three free composting classes in the coming weeks: * Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 Fifth St.; * Saturday, March 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; and * Monday, March […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Treasures at the Hattie Weber Museum include silver pitcher prize for Jerome Davis

* Editor’s note: This is another in a series of stories highlighting “treasures” at the Hattie Weber Museum. By Adrian Gabriel The homestead of Jerome C. Davis’ award-winning stock farm sat a stone’s throw southwest of First and A streets. One of his awards, an engraved silver water pitcher, sits on display at the Hattie […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotarians honor January’s Students of the Month

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 12 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as January’s Students of the Month. The honored students are: * Sara Albertson, nominated by Learning Center teacher Debbie Covert, who wrote, “Sara Albertson is a peer tutor in my third-period guided reading and writing class. Sara has demonstrated a sincere […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Winters author to speak Monday at library

The public is invited to meet Winters author Dorothy O’Neil at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at the Winters Public Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. O’Neil, author of “Images of America: Winters,” which was published in 2009 by Arcadia Books, will share her experiences and many of the images she collected while […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Help build Woodland’s image

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee will host a public forum to discuss community image-building for the city of Woodland. The forum will run from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the American Red Cross, 120 Court St. To participate, RSVP to [email protected] or (530) 662-7327. Or, participate in the information-gathering by […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Petco hosts pet adoption weekend

Petco is partnering with Purina Pro Plan, official pet food sponsor of the 2012 Westminster Dog Show, to present National Adoption Weekend at Petco from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19. In Davis, Petco is at 1341 W. Covell Blvd. in The Marketplace shopping center. The event’s goal is to encourage […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,