Explorit creates summer memories

A recent Monday morning at Explorit Science Center found a pre-kindergarten class experimenting with wheels and axels by racing wooden cars of their own design down a ramp.  Nearby first- and second-graders searched high and low for examples of the six different types of simple machines including pulleys, levers, wheels, ramps, wedges and gears.  Meanwhile […]

Flower arrangers resume meetings Sept. 7

The Davis Flower Arrangers will resume their monthly programs on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at International House, 10 College Park. The program will begin with a short business meeting at 7 p.m., followed by the featured speaker, Leann Castro — a flower designer for Raley’s in Woodland — demonstrating arrangements made with seasonally available flowers. Refreshments […]

Woodland police investigate baseball-bat assault

Woodland police are seeking information about an early morning baseball-bat assault that left a San Jose man injured. Sgt. Tom Davis said officers were summoned shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of Alice Street, where they found the 43-year-old victim bleeding in the passenger seat of his vehicle. He told police he […]

A ride for the senses: Yolo County Fair opens in Woodland

A stroll down the midway underneath carnival lights. The smell of buttered popcorn. Jumping to the screams of children on clanking rides. It looks, smells and sounds like the Yolo County Fair has once again returned to Woodland. The annual event, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds at 1250 E. Gum Ave., opened its gates Wednesday […]

‘Mothers’ exhibit to close at Hattie Weber Museum

Saturday will be the last day to view the “Mothers, Grandmothers and Other Exceptional Women” exhibit at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C Street in Central Park, Davis. However, it will also be the first day to view the augmented University Farm/UC Davis exhibit, which is being moved to a larger case. The museum will […]

ACLU condemns police questioning of Davis students

The American Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to the Davis school district challenging the questioning of two students last May conducted at school by a member of the Davis Police Department. In the letter dated Tuesday, the ACLU calls on the school district to “prevent such incidents from recurring” and urges the district […]

Hackers gain access to BART police union site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hackers seized and posted personal information of Bay Area Rapid Transit police online — carrying out another website attack against a California agency that turned off some cell phone service to thwart a potential protest. The latest attack came as BART found itself in the middle of a debate about free […]

On the road with Obama — a hunt for photo ops

ATKINSON, Ill. (AP) — Food is a staple of presidential road trips. Yes, there’s the eating. But there’s also the selection, the sharing, the location, the guest list. Food — greasy, rich, sweet or drippy — can be a presidential event. As President Barack Obama made his way through a three-day, three-state presidential trip in […]

Things that make you go mental

So, I was minding my own business, reading the paper and just generally trying to enjoy yet another memorable summer evening when I came across a story that completely changed my way of thinking about things. “Mickelson adds a ‘mental coach’ to his camp,” said the headline concerning professional golf superstar and alleged all-around good […]

Officers recall slain deputy’s last moments

WOODLAND — “1199, officer down.” Those were the words Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Diaz broadcast over his radio at about 9:30 p.m. on June 15, 2008, two of his fellow deputies testified Wednesday in Yolo Superior Court. “He needed emergency response,” said Deputy Jose Pineda, who along with Deputy Hector Bautista responded “code 3” […]

City offers fitness classes

The city of Davis will offer a wide range of fitness classes for adults in coming weeks. Boot Camp Fitness runs from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 26. Each 60-minute class includes a warm-up, strength- and resistance-training, cardio and speed work, and a cool-down. Boot Camp Fitness uses circuit, […]

Cooking classes focus on breakfast, Mediterranean dishes

The city of Davis will serve up two classes to keep participants eating right. The cost for each class is $20, plus a $15 materials fee payable at the time of registration. Both classes runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The “Breakfast and Brunch” class on Tuesday, […]

County offers online reading program for teachers, families

Thanks to support from the California State Library, the Yolo County Library has subscribed to a reading program that teachers, parents and children can access from home. Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for […]

City applies for railroad crossing approvals

City staff members have submitted an application to build an at-grade crossing at the train station railroad tracks in downtown Davis. Staff members turned the application in to the California Public Utilities Commission on Aug. 11, the city announced in a news release Monday. They were acting on a decision made by the City Council in […]