Cleared for takeoff

UC Davis Raptor Center volunteer and supporter Carol Van Bruggen releases a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk at her property along the Sacramento River on Saturday. Just behind her is the center’s manager, Bret Stedman, who rehabilitated the hawk following surgery. The hawk was found on the ground June 2 in the town of French Camp, about […]

For the record

The headline on a story in Tuesday’s paper mischaracterized research by UC Davis professor Flagg Miller. Based on his research, Miller says Osama bin Laden’s role in al-Qaida — not 9/11 — has been exaggerated as well as the conspiracy theory of a years-long plan of terrorism against the west.

Music brings comfort to children who need it most

Whether it’s distracting the youngest patients from their pain with silly songs, engaging a bored teen stuck in isolation with piano lessons, or singing softly with a family at the bedside of a dying child, longtime Davis resident Kathy Lorenzato uses her passion for music to bring some measure of comfort to children who need it the most.

She has met, entertained and befriended more children than she can count. She is a constant, a familiar face to children with chronic diseases like sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis who repeatedly find themselves hospitalized.

Police investigate report of cab robbery

A local cab driver reported being beaten and robbed just before he crashed his taxi into two parked cars early Friday morning, Davis police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers got a phone call from the 35-year-old victim at about 3:25 a.m. Though his details were vague, he reported that he was beaten from behind […]

Woodland Healthcare offers flu shot clinics

Woodland Healthcare is offering seasonal adult and pediatric flu shots, by appointment only, beginning Monday at both its Woodland and Davis medical offices. The cost is $25. The fee must be paid at time of service if not covered by insurance. It is recommended that those receiving a flu shot wear a short-sleeved shirt. To […]

Board hears concerns about student testing, ag classes, comments on parcel tax

The Davis school board heard concerns relating to ag and music classes, kindergarteners and other topics on Thursday night, and held another discussion outlining plans for the upcoming parcel tax renewal campaign early next year. Gary Pearson, father of a recent Davis High School graduate who participated in agriculture classes at that campus, came to […]

One more free clinic for Tdap vaccine offered on Thursday

The Davis school district is closing in on the goal of meeting the new state requirement regarding the Tdap vaccination for junior high and high school students. And there will be another free immunization clinic Thursday for students who still need the vaccine. The clinic will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at King High […]

Nominations sought for Covell, Brinley awards

Previous recipients Covell Award: Davis Mayor C.A. Covell, Flora McDonald, C.A. Maghetti, Ben Moses, Richard Barlow, Helen Perry, Gray Rowe, L.N. Irwin, B.A. Madson, Vern Hickey, Leonard Smith, Edgar Markham, Helen Heitman, Ed Roessler, Joe Truffini, Percy Symens, Vern Ihrig, Harry Whitcombe, Price Gittinger, Kathryn Chiles, Doyle Reed, Craig Armstrong, Herbert Rourke, Ernest Hartz, John Brinley, […]

Therapy dogs help put Yolo Hospice patients at ease

Poppy is a 2 1/2-year old, snow-white, soul-eyed, Maltese. He weighs nearly seven pounds and is one of the sweetest, most intuitive puppies you will ever meet. When he visits the Yolo Hospice office with his parent, social worker Stephanie Makis, he greets everyone with unbridled enthusiasm. What makes him unique is Poppy’s care and […]

Some trash cans removed in parks, greenbelts

City of Davis staff members are in the process of removing some trash cans in parks and greenbelt areas to reduce costs, a news release said. This is the result of recent city budget cuts, which further reduced staffing levels and other resources used to maintain the city’s parks and greenbelts. “This action will not […]

Taxpayers to hear about Davis schools’ finances, discuss water rates

The next meeting of the Yolo County Taxpayers Association, on Wednesday, will feature a presentation by Davis school board member Susan Lovenburg and a discussion about water rates in Davis and Woodland. Lovenburg will talk about the government reform activities of California Forward and give a brief description of current-year Davis school finances. This will […]

Young performers sought for ‘A Christmas Carol’ musical

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers will hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol” on Monday and Tuesday. Under the direction of Jan Isaacson, the Dickens classic about Scrooge’s transformation gets the full Broadway treatment. This show has emotional power and pure joy, thanks to the marvelously told story and score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics, including […]

Winters Ag Exploration Tour planned Oct. 22

By Howard Hupe Northern Californians live in a rich, fertile valley where much of the food they eat is grown. Many people engaged in agriculture, from academic researchers to local farmers, believe that personal observation is the best way to understand the process of food production and the efforts to maintain the fertility of the […]

Clarksburg crash victim identified

The victim of Friday’s solo vehicle crash in a Clarksburg canal has been identified as 22-year-old Mario Montes-Flores of Clarksburg, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Saturday. Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said the cause of death was drowning. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Ken Walter, the accident occurred sometime late Thursday or early Friday […]