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

Historical Society hears about German pioneers

The next meeting of the Dixon Historical Society will take place at 2 p.m, Sunday, July 17, at the Methodist Church of Dixon, 209 N. Jefferson St. Claude Rohwer will present a talk on the life, times, and relationships of pioneering German families in Dixon. The Rohwer, Stick, Schroeder and Eggert families will be featured, […]

Cache Creek Nature Preserve open Saturday

The Cache Creek Nature Conservancy will open The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The natural area along Cache Creek offers hikes along the trails and an opportunity to see wildlife. The Cache Creek Nature Preserve is at 34199 County Road 20 […]

City changes stance on oil drilling

WHITTIER (AP) — Whittier city official Bob Henderson has spent three decades, by his own account, helping rescue vast expanses of this hilly preserve from continued drilling by oil companies. As head of the conservation authority, his responsibility has been to protect the land. But now, with oil hovering around $100 a barrel, the same […]

Truck spills 14 million bees on Idaho highway

ISLAND PARK, Idaho (AP) — Cleanup crews in Idaho have finished clearing honey and an estimated 14 million bees that got loose after a delivery truck overturned on a highway. Fremont County Sheriff deputies say several workers were stung during the first few hours of the cleanup Sunday. And some observers told The Post-Register about […]

Facebook, Time Warner team up to fight bullies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Time Warner are ganging up on bullies to address a problem that torments millions of children and young adults. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for Facebook and Time Warner to use their clout to raise awareness about bullying and encourage more people to report the abuses when they see […]

Now it’s up to the citizens of Davis to stop water rate hike

It may have taken them all of the spring and part of the summer to get it done, but the Davis City Council finally came up with a simplified form to allow citizens to protest the proposed increase in our water rates. Actually, the word “increase” doesn’t do the planned rate structure justice. In some […]

From field to fork: Buying, buttering local corn

When I was a young fellow, we had an impromptu eating contest at a farm lunch with my peers. There’s not much of me, really, but I was born with a stomach on hinges. It opens wide. I believe I ate 11 ears of corn, I’d wager on 10, and I’d testify at the pearly gates that it […]

Livestrong Challenge raises over $880K in Davis ride

They came from 36 states and nine countries to ride their bikes through Davis and raise money for cancer research, prevention and survivor assistance. And when the last of more than 1,400 riders crossed the finish line Sunday, the Livestrong Challenge had collected over $880,000 in pledges, donations and sponsorships for the cause. “Together we […]

Ag guru plants wisdom around the world

Dean Wheeler, a sort of agricultural guru to many farmers, has volunteered all over the globe — from Brazil to Tanzania, Rwanda, Moldova and many places in between. In June, the retired Davis resident advised farmers throughout rural Nicaraguan towns, such as Camoapa, Matagalpa and Jenotega, on post-harvest procedures including washing, bagging and shipping. With […]

Police identify suspect in Motel 6 armed robbery

Davis police have identified one of two suspects in last month’s armed robbery of the Motel 6 on Chiles Road. Now, they need the public’s help to bring him into custody. Cameron Jaclecus Shepherd, 30, of Oakland, is believed to be the man who pointed a handgun at a motel clerk on the afternoon of […]

Young Scholars get a taste of college life

UC Davis professor Grace Rosenquist has high praise for the high school students who enter the six-week-long Young Scholars Program held on campus each summer. The program, which dates back to at least the early 1960s, pairs up high school juniors and seniors with UCD researchers to work one-on-one with them in their labs. And […]

Bamforth to talk beer in Tahoe

UC Davis beer guru Charlie Bamforth will discuss “The Bounty, Beauty and Benefits of Beer” on Thursday, July 21, at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nev. Bamforth, who has been called the world’s most knowledgeable beer researcher, was named one of 20 professors changing the classroom by Playboy magazine. He is […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Buffy (No. 96858), a 7-month-old spayed female, gray tabby and buff-colored domestic short-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Roxy (No. 86604), a 2-year-old spayed female, yellow Labrador retriever […]