Paws for Thought: Make sure pets are safe in an emergency

What will happen to your pets in an emergency? Emergencies range from pets getting lost in their neighborhood to large-scale natural disasters involving evacuation of people and their pets. Regardless of the type of emergency, you want to be sure your pets are safe. The following emergency preparedness tips are from the American Society for […]

Yolo Military Families will gather

Yolo Military Families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Black Bear Diner, 225 Second St. in downtown Davis. The group welcomes all who have loved ones in the military. For more information, e-mail

College student nearly drowns in South Davis pool

Davis police say a 20-year-old man is lucky to be alive after nearly drowning in a South Davis swimming pool Saturday morning. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the man was among a group of five friends who were sitting in a hot tub at the Allegre Apartments, 1659 Drew Circle, after a night of partying. Shortly […]

Turf wars: How trees and lawns can be friends

By David Robinson Trees and lawns were never meant to be neighbors. While trees produce shade, grass likes sun; while most trees grow in forests with moist and fertile soil, grasses usually come from drier, prairie-like settings. To make matters worse, grass roots tend to be more aggressive than tree roots in soaking up nutrients […]

The will of the people is way too dangerous

Whether we knew it or not, Davis water is so bad that we’ll now have to triple our water bills just to correct the situation. Unless, of course, a majority of us file a formal protest, in triplicate — notarized, canonized and super-sized — letting the council know in no uncertain terms that we’ll buy […]

Davis man’s actions in Solano court lead to federal lawsuit

By Jess Sullivan FAIRFIELD — Three years ago, Joseph A. Sherman showed up late to court in Fairfield. Last week, Sherman filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn his misdemeanor conviction for contempt of court in the incident. Sherman, a Davis resident, showed up late to court one morning in June 2008. A bailiff told […]

DHS Hall of Fame selects five new inductees

A 12-year veteran of the NFL, an inspirational local musician, a nationally recognized composer, a beloved math teacher and a longtime local journalist are the 2011 inductees to the Davis High School Hall of Fame, the Blue & White Foundation has announced. The inductees were revealed at Friday night’s Davis High School commencement ceremony at […]

DHS commencement’s return to campus is grad-ifying

Family and friends of graduates packed into a full Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High School’s commencement ceremony Friday to watch as the 522 members of Davis High’s Class of 2011 officially completed their high school careers. The bleachers were filled, as was the reserved section on the turf. This year marked the […]

New tractors unveiled at ag museum event

WOODLAND — Some of the finest old trucks and farming machinery — many more than 100 years old — will be the guests of honor Tuesday when the Heidrick Ag History Center unveils additions to its world’s-largest collection. The unveiling runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the center courtyard of the museum at 1962 […]

Woman injured in crash when car overturns

A 25-year-old woman was hospitalized Friday morning after her car overturned in a collision at Fifth Street and Pole Line Road, Davis police said. Megan Galloway, 25, of Fremont, was traveling on Fifth Street at about 8 a.m. when her car collided with another vehicle driven by 56-year-old Jim Provenza of Davis, who was driving […]

Perennials keep garden blooming through the seasons

Question: What are the benefits of growing perennials? Answer: Webster defines perennial as “… having a life cycle of more than two years, …plants that produce flowers and seed from the same root structure year after year.” The UC Davis Arboretum All-Star list says, “Perennials are long-lived, soft-stemmed plants that don’t form woody stems.” These […]

‘Tea Time’ fundraiser benefits Food Bank

It’s “Tea Time” again, as a group of local teenagers host their second annual fundraiser for the Food Bank of Yolo County. Local residents are invited to enjoy hot or iced tea with a selection of fresh fruit, home-made scones, cookies and other delicacies on Friday, June 17. The hostesses are sophomores at Davis High School […]

District offers tips for cleaner air this summer

Now that the warm weather has arrived in the region, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District offers tips to maintain a healthy environment and reduce the number of Spare the Air days when ground-level ozone reaches unhealthy levels. * Barbecues that use charcoal lighter fluid can add a not-so-healthy morsel to the air. Volatile organic […]

Kids can learn to cook this summer

Calling all aspiring chefs, rôtisseurs and sauciers! Peregrine School is offering cooking workshops this summer for children ages 5-13. Students will learn the arts of Italian and Mexican cuisine as well as kitchen and garden science with Peregrine’s own Chef Julie House. In addition to cooking activities, each day will include basic food and kitchen […]