Davis school district still soliciting parent opinion on homework policy

Do you have an opinion about the Davis school district’s homework policy? The school district  continues to welcome feedback from parents about the new homework policy, which was  implemented last fall, at the start of the 2010-2011 school year.  In early June the district and site offices solicited opinions from parents about their children’s experiences via an […]

Ajay Dev supporters to gather in Woodland park

Supporters of Ajay Dev, the former Davis man convicted in 2009 of molesting his adopted daughter, will gather in a Woodland park Wednesday to proclaim Dev’s innocence. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Freeman Park, 1017 Main St. A Yolo County jury convicted Dev of 76 counts of raping and molesting his adopted daughter. […]

Drawing for free energy assessment

Looking for ways to improve energy efficiency in your home? Energy Upgrade California will be conducting a community forum Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the city chambers, 23 Russell Boulevard. Organizers announced that Yolo County residents who attend will be eligible to win a free comprehensive home energy assessment valued at $500.

Remembering World War II and Korea vets

The fourth annual tribute to World War II and Korean War veterans runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Spencer Defty Ranch West of Woodland, at 32500 State Highway 16. This event, which was moved from its typical June date because of heavy rains, features many outdoor exhibits, including WWII […]

Sutter market features health screenings this week

At Thursday’s Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market — open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — hospital staff members will conduct free health screenings, including blood pressure, body fat and nutrition counseling, using the new USDA MyPlate dietary guidelines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture scrapped the pyramid […]

Little Ones Suddenly In Grandma’s Care

Tommy was an angry little boy. His mommy was rarely around, and when she was nearby, he was ignored. Now he and his sister, Amy, had been taken to live with his grandmother. A 3-year-old knows how to have a tantrum, and Tommy excelled in his ability. Grandmother Sheila, who went from quietly living alone […]

Tank House will move to Impossible Acres

The historic Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion’s tank house, which was located on Second Street for decades, will start a new chapter at the Impossible Acres farm this summer. The Davis City Council agreed to sell the tank house for $11 to Impossible Acres owners Clyde and Katie Kelly. The city will pay $27,000 for the relocation and half […]

Down home Delta style Blues at Root Stock

Chicken & Dumpling are back on the menu at the Root Stock on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Winters, 22 Main St. This acoustic blues duo featuring Charles “Chicken” Oriel on the guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on the bass. Chicken & Dumpling plays the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill […]

Census: Share of children in US hits record low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children now make up less of America’s population than ever before, even with a boost from immigrant families. And when this generation grows up, it will become a shrinking work force that will have to support the nation’s expanding elderly population — even as the government strains to cut spending for health […]

House Republicans: Down with squiggly light bulbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — How many government bureaucrats does it take to screw in a light bulb? A lot of House Republicans think the answer should be “none.” They say the government should just stay out of it. To them, those newfangled curly fluorescent light bulbs are the last straw, another example of an overreaching government […]

Cal State panel approves 12 percent tuition hike

LONG BEACH (AP) — A California State University committee on Tuesday approved a plan to raise tuition by another 12 percent, or nearly $600, this fall to offset a deeper-than-expected cut in state funding. With an 8-1 vote, the finance committee of the university board of trustees approved the tuition hike, which would come on […]

Come watch ‘Old Yeller’ on Friday night

The Disney classic film “Old Yeller” will be shown Friday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m. for “Movie on the Lawn” night at the Pole Line Road Baptist Church, Pole Line and 8th St. Bring friends, lawn chairs, blankets, jackets, popcorn or other favorite movie snacks to share.

Explosion of color at The Artery

Ken Kirsch and Karen Roughton use different art mediums but both of them are bold with colors. Their art work is on display now through Aug. 2 at The Artery, 207 G St. Davis. Kirsch, a UC Davis graduate, paints on wood with oils. His work is not confined by a frame but appears to […]

New ceramic display at Pence Gallery

Artists Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk and Charlene Doiron Reinhart’s ceramic works are on display through July 24 at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Davis. The exhibit, entitled “Seeking balance/finding focus” can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.pencegallery.org