Yolo County Library, UC Davis present ‘Big Read’

The UC Davis department of evolution and ecology and the Center for Population Biology, in partnership with the Yolo County Library, will sponsor the first “Big Read: Open Access Science” for Yolo County residents this winter. The Big Read will feature the book “Here is a Human Being,” by Misha Angrist, an assistant professor at […]

Thanksgiving shoppers can cut it close

At the pre-Thanksgiving Day Farmers Market from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, shoppers can fill all of their Thanksgiving needs. More than 60 vendors will offer everything but the turkey, including organic produce; seasonal fruits and vegetables; cheeses; wines; apple juice; herbs and flowers; fresh-baked breads, rolls, pies and cookies; gluten-free desserts; prepared […]

Church will host Christmas bazaar

University Covenant Church will host an International Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. Sale items have been produced by people who are looking for sustainable ways to work their way out of poverty. Organizations represented include The Apparent Project (apparentproject.org) and Trade As One (tradeasone.org). All […]

UC cops’ use of batons on Occupy camp questioned

By Will Kane and Demian Bulwa A debate over the use of police force has reignited at the UC Berkeley campus after videos surfaced showing officers repeatedly shoving and jabbing screaming students who tried to keep officers from dismantling a nascent Occupy encampment. The videos taken by protesters, journalists and casual observers show UC Berkeley police and Alameda County […]

Suspect arrested in Woodland shooting

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on attempted murder and other charges in connection with Thursday night’s shooting at a Woodland house, police said. Julio Cesar Chavez of Woodland was in a van that drove by the shooting scene while officers were investigating the incident in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. Several shots had […]

Two deaths at protests in California, Vermont

OAKLAND (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting just outside the Occupy Oakland encampment in Northern California and the apparent suicide of a military veteran at an Occupy encampment in Vermont’s largest city. The Oakland killing is further straining relations between local officials and anti-Wall Street protesters. A preliminary investigation into the gunfire Thursday […]

Italian Senate approves economic reform bill

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Senate approved crucial economic reforms demanded by the European Union on Friday, the first step in paving the way for Premier Silvio Berlusconi to resign as early as this weekend and a transitional government to be formed. The 156-12 vote took place after respected economist Mario Monti — widely expected to […]

Wild turkeys still flocking to East Davis

The turkeys that began patrolling the Davis Cemetery and surrounding areas five years ago, bullying visitors and East Davis residents, still stick close to the neighborhood. However, by most accounts, they aren’t nearly as much of a problem as they once were.

But the turkeys recently found themselves homeless as the old Chiles barn they used as a base was torn down to make way for the Chiles Ranch development of 108 homes by Steve Sherman and Don Fouts. The site is on East Eighth Street just east of the cemetery.

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City is contemplating a ‘hypocrisy plaza’

“City Council votes to demolish Central Park restroom building,” said the alarming headline in Davis’ Only Local Daily Newspaper. As one who remembers a time when that was the only public bathroom in town, I was stunned to read that “Concerns from Davis citizens about crime, vandalism and lack of cleanliness prompted the City Council […]

UCD fundraiser benefits families of fallen officers

The UC Davis Police Department invites the community to attend a fundraiser for the families of fallen law-enforcement officers at Saturday’s Aggie football game. This year’s fundraiser, the third hosted by the campus Police Department, will benefit the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) summer camp for the children of officers who are killed in the […]

For the record

The Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. An incorrect time was included in Thursday’s caption. ———— Aella Boutique’s name was misspelled in Sunday’s “Comings & Goings” column.

Village Homes artisans sell their wares

Ceramics, jewelry, cards, books, paintings, woodblock prints, wildlife photography, local honey, baked goods and more will be featured at the third annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Guests can enjoy live music and free […]

Saving energy with recycled paper

(NewsUSA) — According to the Department of Energy, 80 percent of older homes do not possess adequate insulation. Poorly insulated homes require more energy — and money — to maintain comfortable temperatures. Luckily for homeowners, insulation projects are easy, inexpensive and can yield big returns. “Energy efficiency is on everyone’s mind these days, and one […]

Topete juror wants off the case

WOODLAND — A juror in the Marco Topete trial asked to be excused from the case Thursday, saying she is unable to decide whether the convicted cop killer should receive the death penalty or life in prison without parole. “It is very difficult to make a decision,” the female juror, whose identity was not disclosed, […]