Child passengers, DUI offenders affected by new state laws

By Fran Clader As we count down to the new year, California motorists should be aware of some of the new laws going into effect Sunday. These new traffic laws were passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this year. The California Highway Patrol is asking the motoring public to familiarize […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra raising funds for spring tour in Spain

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra is seeking financial support for the orchestra’s planned concert tour of Spain this spring. The musicians will tour four cities, playing in some of the important concert halls in Spain, from March 24 to April 4. Among the performance venues, said conductor Christian Baldini, will be the Palau de la […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cooking class offered for adults with developmental disabilities

The Davis Adult School is offering a five-week class in nutrition/life skills for adults with developmental disabilities, starting Wednesday. The class will meed on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room E-36 at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive. Instructor Alyssa Wallace will show students how to cook and enjoy complete, healthy meals. Students […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn more about Parkinson’s tandem exercise program

Those interested in finding out more about an eight-week exercise for Parkinson’s patients and others with neurological disorders are invited to attend an informational meeting Wednesday. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. Attendeeds may look over the research study on which the program is based, as well […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yamada honors Davis centenarian

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D–Davis, welcomed Juanita “Nita” Redpath of Davis into the 8th Assembly District’s “Century Circle” on Friday. This was the third Century Circle recognition to take place in Davis since October. Redpath was born in Springfield, Ill., on Dec. 30, 1911. During the summer of 1920, her parents moved to California with Juanita […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Check out Davis’ newest amenity at Thursday event

A gleaming new concert, theater, dinner and meeting space will be unveiled to the public at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday in downtown Davis. Members of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will host the event at 4:30 p.m. at their hall at 415 Second St., along with representatives of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. The remodeled […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Storytelling at its finest: Seasoned performers visit I-House

“The Submarine Show” with Slater Penney and Jaron Hollander — featuring no props and no words, but 40 minutes of adventure — is coming to International House, Davis, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Penney recently moved to Davis from the Bay Area with his wife, Christine Germain, who is studying at UC Davis. Penney […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Five appointed to the Yolo County Fair board

Five Yolo County residents were appointed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown to the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair board of directors. They are: * Angel Barajas, 29, of Woodland, who has served as a labor representative at the Service Employees International Union Local 1000 since 2007. He was an assistant deputy supervisor for […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Water works: Dam key to agricultural success

To look at Lake Berryessa, it’s not obvious. But a little research reveals that Yolo County actually has its own Atlantis.

Today, the Monticello Dam provides approximately tens of billions of gallons of water yearly, distributed by the Solano Irrigation District, to areas in and around Napa and Solano counties.

Sometimes, though, when the water levels in the lake drop, the foundations of an old city are visible.

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Luna’s monotypes are highlight of Artery show

The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis, will showcase Emma Luna’s monotypes, mixed-media work and ceramics during January. Monotypes are unique images that appear when oil inks are painted on a plate, which is then passed through a press. To these, Luna adds photo images as well as texturing materials such as cheesecloth impressions, […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Husband-wife duo will lead workshop on relationships

Bestselling author Mike Robbins will speak to members of the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis at its noon service Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1715 Anderson Road. Robbins also will lead, with his wife Michelle, a workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on “Creating Spiritual Partnership: Tapping into the Transformational Power of Our Relationships.” An […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beer-tasting benefits work on The Domes

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of organic beers from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. The cost is $5 to taste the slate or $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, proceeds will benefit the Solar Community Housing Association, […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food writers, crafters, gluten-free dieters can find support at Co-op

Davis Food Co-op staffers announce that several new groups will be offered in 2012. The Suburban Self-Sufficiency Circle will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Co-op Conference Room, 620 G St. This group will focus on backyard farming and related food preservation and home skills. People following a gluten-free diet are welcome at the […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Cabrillo Club donates to Yolo Hospice

Representatives of the Yolo Cabrillo Club No. 26 recently donated $4,842 to Yolo Hospice as part of its annual fundraising efforts. Over the past several years, the club has made the support of the local hospice program one of its primary fundraising efforts by holding Pedro card parties throughout the year.

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