Learn more about Camp Unalayee at Sunday meeting

Camp Unalayee will hold an informational meeting and meet-the-director event from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Sarah Davis, 1801 Chapman Place in Davis. Families are invited to find out more about wilderness summer camp programs for children ages 10-17 and families at the coed camp in the Trinity Alps. The program […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis students build a hybrid race car

In a shop filled with motors, airplane models and parts in numbered ziplock bags, Alejandro Hernandez attaches brake lines to the front of the frame of a hybrid car.

“If we’re going to fire (the engine), we need brakes,” Hernandez says as he gives instructions to the six people standing around the car. “We need all the people we can get because it’s a lengthy process.”

The vehicle, called the FH3, is a gas- and electric-powered car built entirely by UC Davis students. Hernandez is the team captain of UC Davis Formula Hybrid, a team of about 20 people who regularly work long hours to design and build the car.

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Water main flushing starts March 26

The city of Davis Public Works Department will flush water mains starting Monday, March 26. The purpose of the flushing program is to remove sand and sediment that settles in the water mains over time. In order to flush the line, it is necessary to open the fire hydrants to create a higher flow velocity, […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Evening of eco-films planned March 26 at library

Big Screen Cinema will present an evening of films on Monday, March 26, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Screenings will include the feature film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” along with three shorts — “Portrait of a Winemaker,” “Sekem Vision” and […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Emeritus history professor presents new book on Germany

William W. Hagen, a professor emeritus in the UC Davis history department, will speak about his new book, “German History in Modern Times: Four Lives of the Nation,” on Saturday, March 31, at The Avid Reader. His talk runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Hagen’s book […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Migration is a great time to visit city wetlands

Join Yolo Basin Foundation docent for a morning tour of the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7. The guided tour visits these specially created wetlands northeast of Davis that use treated waste and storm water to create habitat for a diverse population of bird species year-round. Migration is under […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Genealogy expert will give tips on census searches

The Davis Genealogy Club will present a free program Monday, March 26, with internationally known genealogy and computer expert Stephen P. Morse on “Getting Ready for the 1940 Census: Searching Without a Name Index.” Morse will speak at 1 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The public is invited to learn how to […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Columnist will speak about state finances

News these days is filled with proposed state budget cuts, tax increases and the possibility of huge pension cost increases in the future. It seems like state spending is always going up while revenue is going down. How long can this go on? When considered together, state finances seem to be coming straight out of […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Field trip examines region’s geology

Local residents are invited to explore the geology of the region northwest of Davis with retired UC Davis geologist Eldridge Moores and his wife Judy on a circle route from Davis to the Cache Creek Canyon and back. At each stop, in addition to learning about the geology, participants will enjoy brief readings to add […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Radio-controlled model airplanes on display

The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers invite local residents to get a close look at their radio-controlled and control-line airplanes at a display this weekend at the County Fair Mall in Woodland. The mall is at Gibson Road and East St. and the show runs from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland crash leads to DUI arrest

There was no luck o’ the Irish for a Woodland man who was jailed on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his car outside a local business on St. Patrick’s Day, Woodland police said. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said officers responded at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday to Baskin-Robbins, 91 W. Court St., where a Dodge Ram […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cops break up sex activity in Woodland park

Woodland police arrested four people Sunday on suspicion of committing lewd acts in a public park, not far from a children’s playground. According to Sgt. Aaron Delao, a witness called police shortly before 1 p.m. to report that two men and two women were acting suspiciously at Everman Park, 929 Cottage Drive. An officer who […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Missing Cache Creek rafters found OK

Two Sacramento-area women reported missing Monday morning after they failed to return from a Cache Creek rafting trip have been found, Yolo County sheriff’s officials said. “Due to low water, it took them a long time to travel (the distance) they expected to travel,” Sgt. Lance Faille said. The women — along with three other […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,