Two more Americans killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American soldiers were killed Thursday in a shooting by an Afghan soldier and a literacy teacher at a joint base in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest in a series of deaths as anti-Americanism rises following the burning of Qurans by U.S. soldiers. Both were killed on the same day […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California walloped as snow falls across northern U.S.

A late season storm is bringing heavy snows to California’s high country, a welcome influx after an especially dry winter. But snow storms are also creating avalanche conditions in Colorado and forcing some schools to close in New York. Forecasters predicted storms would keep hammering the Lake Tahoe area, the northeast part of the California […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sign vandalism charges just don’t hold up

SIGN OF THE TIMES … I received a complaint from an ardent opponent of Measure C who was distressed that some of the “No on C” lawn signs had been unceremoniously destroyed … she suggested that this destruction had been “organized” by the “Yes on C” forces, which might sound logical until you take a […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Students helping students: ‘We Are Aggie Pride’ to give emergency aid

A new effort called “We Are Aggie Pride” gives UC Davis students the chance to help one another in times of financial emergency. The idea is a simple: Donors receive a T-shirt, good for discounts at local businesses. The money raised may help a student who, say, breaks an arm and must use his rent […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Economy | Tagged ,

Art and Craft Fest seeks participants

Organizers of the new Davis Art and Craft Fest are seeking local artists and crafters to show and sell their work. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. It will be held in conjunction with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Challenge weekend and […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Habitat announces $20,000 gift for home repairs

Habitat for Humanity Yolo County has received a $20,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation for its A Brush With Kindness program in West Sacramento. “We are incredibly grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for their continued support of our organization,” said Marty Swingle, board president of Habitat Yolo, in a news release. Prior to […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mount to discuss delta efforts at RCD dinner

The Yolo County Resource Conservation District will host its annual dinner on Wednesday, April 11, with a special presentation by Jeff Mount, a UC Davis geology professor. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in Woodland. Wine tasting and live music by the Putah Creek Muckrakers, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Free ‘King Corn’ screening slated at UC Davis

Have you been wondering why so many Americans are overweight? Or why certain foods are so cheap? Have you heard that our average life expectancy is going down, not up? Two college friends set out with director Aaron Woolf in search of answers to these questions and were surprised by what they discovered. You will […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Man leads CHP on three-county, 50-mile pursuit

A Fairfield man led California Highway Patrol officers on a 50-mile high-speed pursuit through three counties — including Yolo — during the afternoon drive time Tuesday. Authorities said 18-year-old Jonathan Becerra was first spotted at about 3:10 p.m. in Solano County, where he failed to stop for officers who tried to stop him for speeding […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Exercising the mind, living in the spirit

By Robert Clark Young When I was 47, my life changed with one phone call. My mother had suffered a serious stroke. She was stricken with aphasia, a condition that permanently garbles speech and limits the ability to understand others. I left my job — “temporarily.” I moved in with my parents, 500 miles away, […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cross-dressing comedy featured in ‘Leading Ladies’

Details What: Winters Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies” When: Opening gala at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Other shows are at 8 p.m. Saturdays, March 10 and 17; 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18; and 8 p.m. Friday, March 16. The March 17 show is a dinner theater benefit for the Winters Rotary Club. Where: Winters […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poignant stories told in ‘Asian Voices’

Check it out What: “Asian Voices Greatest Hits” When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Multipurpose room at the new Student Community Center, UC Davis Admission: Free, but seating is limited Be advised: The show contains some adult language and material A fierce Chinese-American woman who wants to change the world yet is haunted by […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Patterson to perform house concert on March 17

Diane Patterson will perform a house concert at the N Street Cohousing’s Common House in Davis at 8 p.m. Saturday. Patterson is a singer/songwriter who performs folk/rock/alternative music that has been described as “Joni Mitchell meets Ani DiFranco.” As a promoter of sustainable living, upcycling and open space technology, this intimate performance is appropriately “green” […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear klezmer music Sunday on authentic instruments

An evening of klezmer music with Veretski Pass is planned Sunday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Doors open at 7 p.m. The featured performers include Cookie Segelstein, on 19th century violin and viola; Stuart Brotman, on bass, basy and baraban; and Joshua Horowitz, on tsimbl and 19th century accordion. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,