Can voters be trusted on a complex issue?

If you were with me yesterday, you know I was trying to solicit from our City Fathers and Mothers a short and concise answer to what I thought was an incredibly simple question. I have now reached out to my friends in the dental community for help with what is turning out to be a […]

Winters Harvest Festival celebrates the season

Local farmers, artisans, wineries and restaurants join to celebrate the fall season at the Winters Harvest Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Vendors will be on the first block of East Main Street in downtown Winters. The event is presented by the Winters Chamber of Commerce and the Winters Healthcare Foundation to celebrate […]

Chorale presents free concerts in November

The community is invited to a free concert, “Remembrances: Songs of Love and Faith,” performed by the Davis Community Chorale at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Conducted by artistic director Alison Skinner, the 60-member chorale will sing the “Liebeslieder Waltzes” by Brahms […]

Per Capita Davis: Bits and pieces

GOING TO GROUND: The Bay Area has proximity to the ocean and fog as its natural air-conditioning system. As crazy as it may sound at first blush, those of us who live in the Central Valley also have access to natural cooling (and heating) systems, and not just the delta breeze that cools us off […]

U.N. and Palestine are subject of Davis talk

Former journalist Alison Weir will give a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, about recent moves by the Palestinian Authority to gain recognition at the United Nations. The PA wishes to be a member state with boundaries based on the borders prior to the 1967 occupation by Israel. “The U.N. & Palestine: What’s Really […]

UC Davis’ ‘Prized Writing’ authors honored

The University Writing Program at UC Davis announces the publication of the 22nd annual volume of “Prized Writing,” an awards reception for the winning authors, and a reading by several of these authors, all taking place this fall. The “Prized Writing” awards reception will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the AGR Room at the […]

Bike swap meet, sale and show planned at Westlake

Bike-a-Palooza — a bike show, sale and swap — will take place Saturday in the parking lot at Westlake Plaza, 1260 Lake Blvd. Dealers, collectors, mechanics, clubs and individuals are welcome; admission is free and there is no booth charge. Set-up starts at 8 a.m., the event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 […]

Enjoy a pet parade at retirement village

All are welcome at a pet parade at 1 p.m. Saturday through the campus of St. John’s Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave. in Woodland. Participants will meet at the back of the facility between the buildings named Manor East and West. Costumes are encouraged but optional. “This is an easy way to bring happiness to our […]

Yolo County SADVC plans Harvest Celebration

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County will host a Harvest Celebration fundraiser in Davis on Saturday, Nov. 5. Sponsored by Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto, the event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. and will feature an all-you-can-eat taco feast; a hosted bar of beer, wine and margaritas; raffle prizes; and […]

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.