Gas leak repairs begin

Rodolfo Lavalle, a PG&E employee, unspools some plastic gas distribution line Sunday on Secret Bay Place as work begins on upgrading 2,000 feet of natural gas piping in the Stonegate subdivision in West Davis. Crews are using a method called boring that will help minimize excavation and eliminate some disruption to property owners, spokeswoman Brittany […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Student’s write-in campaign spurs election reform

A student activist at Davis High School didn’t win the position she was running for but declared herself somewhat satisfied with changes to the process that resulted from her campaign. “It’s a lean forward, but it’s not the step forward I was looking for,” said Sofía Cárdenas, a DHS junior who ran an unofficial write-in campaign […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Scholarships honor young volunteers

The Yolo Community Foundation announces that guidelines and applications for the 2012 Yolo Youth Service Awards are available online at Applications are due March 19 and awards will be announced by April 30. The YoYoSA program is designed to promote and reward Yolo County youths who volunteer with local nonprofit organizations, and encourages nonprofits […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sample the world

Davis High School foreign language students work on posters to promote their annual World Language and Culture Fair, which will run from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the South Gym on the DHS campus, 315 W. 14th St. From left are Arianna Heyer, Thomas Gepts, Sophie Tso, Mandy Zheng and Chenoa Vargas. Admission is […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Remember when

Davis High School seniors Garrett Hosley, left; Megan Williams, center; and Hailey Wright take a walk down memory lane as they hold up their kindergarten photos, which will be displayed at the June 8 Grad Night celebration at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Grad Night is an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free extravaganza for Davis’ […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

I-House music series continues Sunday

Julia Van Horn, a Davis native, will sing songs ranging from American folk to Musica Popular Brasileira and international pop Sunday evening at International House, Davis. Several performers from Davis’ music scene will collaborate with her, as well as some musicians who are new to the community. The Mid-Winter @ I-House music series takes place […]

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Aggies join the trivia craze

ASUCD is partnering with Gunrock Pub, near the Silo on the UC Davis campus, to host a trivia night for all ages, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. Professor Charles Bamforth of the UCD food science and technology department will serve as the evening’s quiz master for two rounds of trivia. Top teams […]

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Tree Davis celebrates 20 years with Wildhorse planting

Davisites will celebrate California Arbor Week, and the 20th anniversary of Tree Davis, by planting trees Saturday along the Moore Boulevard greenbelt in Wildhorse. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, a founding member of Tree Davis, will join the work party, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will gather along the greenbelt between […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in News Tip | Tagged ,

Free fix-a-leak workshop slated in Woodland

The city of Woodland will host a free fix-a-leak workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. The workshop will include an overview of water conservation assistance and metered water data in Woodland, a viewing of a DVD from the American Water Works Association […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Custom Neon plays at Little Prague

Custom Neon, a local favorite, will play classic rock from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The band’s repertoire includes classic rock favorites from the 1960s and ’70s as well as more recent material. Band members are Chris Stabenfeldt on vocals and saxophone, Tom Burris on […]

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Interpretive walk set on Quail Ridge Reserve

Visitors can walk the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17. The reserve is located on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk, along hillsides of California native grasses, wildflowers and trees, is of easy to moderate difficulty and will be led by Frank Maurer, a zoologist […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Liberty Bell Award nominees sought

The Yolo County Bar Association is accepting nominations for its 2012 Liberty Bell Award, which honors a non-lawyer who has promoted better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for law and the courts, stimulated a sense of civic responsibility, or contributed to good government within the community. The Liberty Bell Award was […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Colorado students to help with services, Parents’ Night Out at Baptist Church

Colorado State University’s Christian Ministries is sending 13 college students and their leaders to serve in Davis and Oakland for a week. They will lead services at Pole Line Road Baptist Church at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Gary Clyma, one of the leaders, will bring the message and the students will lead worship and […]

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Enviro docu-comedy will screen in Davis

“Your Environmental Road Trip,” an award-winning docu-comedy following three friends through 50 states in “one wild year,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. A reception with producer Mark Dixon precedes the screening, at 6:15 p.m. The program is presented by the […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,