Banjoist to perform at Atria Covell Gardens

Jack Convery, a banjo player who has performed with music legends Bing Crosby and Perry Como, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. The concert is free and open to the public. Convery, who won the 1973 United Artists best banjoist of Northern California contest, […]

County website now accessible through mobile devices

Yolo County has converted its website,, to be compatible with the small screens of smart phones and tablets. Visitors to the site can use their mobile devices to view upcoming events and county news releases, visit the web pages of all county departments, and find specific resources for the community, businesses and visitors to Yolo County. “It is […]

Public meetings scheduled on hazard mitigation plan

Every five years, the local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is updated and submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The plan addresses threats from potential hazards and identifies possible strategies to reduce impacts. This year, Yolo County; the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland; the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation; Yolo County Housing; and the […]

Woman pepper-sprays Black Friday shoppers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman shot pepper spray to keep shoppers from merchandise she wanted during a Black Friday sale, and 20 people suffered minor injuries, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly after 10:20 p.m. Thursday in a crowded Los Angeles-area Walmart as shoppers hungry for deals were let inside the store. Police said […]

Camping for a cause

The weather is chilly, and the UC Davis Quad has largely emptied of the thousands of students present at the general assembly on Monday. But a significant number of hardy protesters are still there, surrounded by a small village of tents, set up to establish a more permanent presence for Occupy UCD on campus.

These protesters have developed a close community to help camp life run smoothly. The campers delegate responsibilities to committees, which are organized freely into groups in charge of various aspects of camp life such as food, communications, logistics and first aid.

The tents number…

Dunning column: From pepper spraying to peppering the turkey

FOOD FOR THOUGHT … I’ve always considered the term “FOX News” an oxymoron, and that was never more evident than when talk host Bill O’Reilly and news anchor Megyn Kelly put their heads together to form a rockpile the other day … after viewing the infamous pepper-spray video, Kelly allows that the tape is disturbing, […]

Saturday Morning Folk show marks 35 years on local airwaves

Thirty-five years is a long time, particularly in a medium like radio. Particularly at a freeform campus/community station like KDVS, which is staffed by volunteer DJs, and reorganizes its broadcast schedule quarterly. So this weekend’s 35th anniversary of the Saturday Morning Folk show on KDVS — to be heard from 9 a.m. to noon on […]

Katehi defends role in police return to Greek campuses

During a tense two minutes Monday during which she apologized to thousands on the Quad for the recent arrest and pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi struggled against tears when referencing Nov. 17, 1973. “I was there, and I don’t want to forget that,” she said. Many in the crowd likely were […]

Hoop dreams: A DHS team for the ages remembered Wednesday

In the mid-1970s, prep sports for girls were jockeying for position with boys programs. Title IX had mandated equal footing in high schools and colleges, but the reaction was slow. Across the nation, the young ladies had to prove themselves. At Davis High, a magnificent collection of kids — women now in their 50s — […]

Grants help women support their families

Women who need further education to realize their goal of being better providers for their families are invited to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award grant from Soroptimist International. Five Yolo County Soroptimist clubs based in Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters have combined their resources to offer this opportunity to mature women who are […]

Donors alarmed, but still supporting UCD, chancellor

Kevin M. Bacon has always thought of UC Davis as a hidden gem. In the wake of last week’s pepper-spraying and arrest of peaceful Occupy UC Davis protesters, however, Bacon, and other donors to the campus are hearing UCD’s name on people’s lips at last — but for all the wrong reasons. Bacon said Wednesday […]

Be the first to buy a Farmers Market cookbook

Gift cards — redeemable for a signed copy of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, $24.95) — go on sale Saturday at the market shed at Third and C streets downtown. “When it makes its debut in March, ‘The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook’ is going to rate a top spot on bookshelves of home […]

Residents asked to observe voluntary ‘no-burn’ days

It’s wood-burning season, and the city of Davis once again is coordinating its voluntary burn restriction program with the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. At its October meeting, the city’s Natural Resource Commission moved to continue voluntary “no-burn” days to protect the public from smoke emissions. Residents are asked not to use open-hearth fireplaces and […]

Explorit: Saving seconds: the science of food preservation

By Lisa Justice A typical Thanksgiving celebration involves preparing large amounts of food. This results in lots of food left over days or even weeks later. To keep that food fresh and safe to eat, many people wrap it in air-tight packaging like a zip-lock plastic bag or plastic box with a snap-on lid, and […]