Family swap meet planned for Saturday

The plan is simple: Bring 10 items or more to a local swap meet — high chairs, shoes, socks, shirts, skirts, pants, hats, family-friendly movies, toys, jumpers, etc. — and leave with as much as you need. Peace.Love.Swap — an organization that organizes events for parents to swap their gently used baby, kid, teen and […]

Sacramento man dies in Davis Bike Club ride

A Sacramento man died Sunday morning after crashing his bicycle during a Davis Bike Club ride. Robb Deignan, 65, was cycling Saturday morning in the club’s Foxy’s Fall Century, a 100-mile course stretching from Davis to Fairfield, around Lake Berryessa and back. About 1,600 cyclists rode Saturday on three courses set up by the club, […]

F Street crash injures eight

Eight people were injured — four seriously enough to be hospitalized — following a five-car collision Monday at F and Ninth streets, Davis police. The crash occurred shortly after noon when a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old girl rear-ended another car on southbound F Street, launching a chain-reaction collision that involved three more cars, Lt. […]

Woodland murder trial postponed to 2012

WOODLAND — The trial for the alleged killer of a Davis woman has been postponed until early 2012, more than two years after the crime. Susan Marie Sheppard, 32, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Jan. 13, 2010, strangling death of Aretha Goldine McDonald. Her trial, previously scheduled to begin this week, […]

Grief and Hope: Family finds life comes full circle

Just weeks before Hope Vogt’s arrival in the world, her grandmother, Joyce Tusan-Dalton, departed it — the victim of an accidental drowning while kayaking on the American River.

And now Hope, in turn, gives just what her name implies to a still-grieving family.

Tusan-Dalton, a longtime Davis resident who taught art at Vanden High School in Fairfield, had been there for her first grandchild’s birth and had every intention of being there for the second.

And in the circumstances of Hope’s birth, her family felt her grandmother’s presence.

For the record

Sunday’s story about the city’s Innovation Park Task Force incorrectly described the group’s work as focusing on the Nishi property near downtown Davis. The task force is exploring other possible sites in Davis for a potential business or innovation park.

Water conservation workshops start Friday

The city of Davis is hosting free water conservation workshops for all water customers. A workshop for residential customers, “How to reduce your water use without impacting your lifestyle,” will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in downtown Davis. Another workshop for businesses owners and apartment property […]

Guide Dog puppy raisers will meet

Join Eyes for Others, the Yolo County Guide Dog puppy raisers, for an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Current puppy raisers will provide information about starting out with a young pup, socializing an older puppy, the professional training the […]

Walk planned at scenic Quail Ridge Reserve

Guests are invited to take a walk on the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk on scenic hillsides of California native grasses, shrubs and trees is of easy to moderate difficulty, and will be led by […]

CA House names residence in honor of the Rev. John and Barbara Moore

The Rev. John Moore, who served the Davis community for decades as a pastor, returned on Saturday, as the Cal Aggie Christian Association recognized the 92-year-old minister and his late spouse Barbara Moore with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As part of the recognition, one of the dwellings in the multi-faith living community at CA House, […]

Learn how rice fields project benefits migratory shorebirds

In California, where more than 90 percent of the natural wetlands habitat has been lost, many birds use agricultural fields for foraging and roosting. In fact, flooded rice fields in the Sacramento Valley provide habitat to 40 percent of wintering shorebirds in the Central Valley. Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science and Audubon California have […]

Free public forum to feature Gershon

Davis is once again attracting national and international attention, this time for its innovative and highly engaged community efforts around the issues of climate change and sustainability. David Gershon, White House and United Nations adviser, author and leading authority on social innovations, will visit Davis next week to explore how communities can overcome the challenges […]

Tiny pieces of history on display at Vacaville Museum

See it yourself What: “Little Bits, Big Picture” exhibit showcasing Vacaville’s Patwin heritage When: Open through Feb. 26, Wednesdays through Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m. Where: Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave., Vacaville Info: McNaughton Newspapers VACAVILLE — It’s bits of history from beneath our feet. Tiny beads, obsidian flakes, bits of stone tools, fragments of animal […]

Davis’ singers let loose at Community Idol competition

Davis High School graduate Cass Olson’s pink and zebra-striped outfit wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of the audience at the 2011 Community Idol competition Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. Olson’s performance of Florence and the Machine’s “The Dog Days are Over” earned her $50 and the People’s […]