Tunes for Trees raises funds for Woodland foundation

The Woodland Tree Foundation and the Gibson House Museum will team up to host an evening of music, food, refreshments and a silent auction at the fourth annual Tunes for Trees fundraiser. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, under the tree canopy of the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson […]

King High grads can pick up commencement posters

Attention, 2010 graduates of King High School: Your graduation posters are ready for pickup. Graduates may stop by the school at Seventh and B streets between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays before Oct. 31. They’ll be recycled after that date. For more information, contact Karey Spivey at (530) 757-5425 or

Recycle ink cartridges, cell phones to help band

Do you have any old cell phones or empty ink cartridges? The Holmes Junior High School Band accepts them for recycling as a fundraiser. Both inkjet and laser ink cartridges are accepted. Drop off the recyclables at the Holmes office, 1220 Drexel Drive or email for more information. Pickup may be arranged for businesses that […]

Convenience comes Tuesday with downtown parking permit sale

Downtown Davis employers and employees will be able to purchase “X” and “D” parking permits at a convenient downtown location Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Representatives of the Davis Police Department will be at the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, 604 Second St. Employees must bring proof of employment (business check, business card or pay stub) […]

Riggins, Gonsalves families push for January trial in 1980 murder case

SACRAMENTO — Dick and Kate Riggins made the five-hour drive from Shell Beach to Sacramento on Friday to attend the latest of more than 100 court appearances for their son’s alleged killer. The word was out that the attorneys for Richard Hirschfield — accused of slaying UC Davis sweethearts John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves in […]

Hear Amen read his poetry Wednesday

Poet John Amen, who also is a musician and artist, will read his poetry at 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission to this Poetry Reading Series event is free. As a musician, Amen performs with a band as well as a solo act and has released two […]

Science center brings astronomy down to Earth

By Lisa Justice What color is a star? If you go outside tonight after sunset and take a good look at the sky, you’ll probably observe many stars that look white. But that’s only what you can see with your eyes. If you were to look at a beam of sunlight with a diffraction grating, […]

Suspected car thief eludes police

Davis police searched a Mace Ranch neighborhood early Friday morning for a man who fled from a stolen car. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were patrolling the area at about 5 a.m. after someone reported seeing a car with a smashed window on Atlantis Drive near Madera Court. While cruising the area, the officer made […]

Salsa dinner, dance postponed

The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation has announced that it is postponing its fundraising Salsa Dinner and Dance, originally planned for Jan. 28, until the spring. The foundation provides after-school tutoring for low-income Davis elementary and junior high school students who are academically at risk. Details will be announced at a later date. For more information, […]

Deadline nears for Kindermusik enrollment

The next Kindermusik class, “Family Time,” will be a five-week session that meets at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, starting Oct. 23, at a private home in South Davis. Two five-week sessions are planned. For more information, visit The tuition will be $75 per session. A portion of the fee is used to fund music programs […]

Biker slaying suspect arrested in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — UC San Francisco police have arrested the suspect in the slaying of the president of a Hells Angels chapter at a Nevada casino. UCSF Assistant Police Chief Paul Berlin says 53-year-old Ernesto Manuel Gonzalez was taken into custody after he was spotted by an officer just a block from campus police […]

Learn to meditate at free sessions

Community meditation nights are held Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Short talks followed by sitting and walking meditation are oriented to a beginning level and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the ACI-Davis/Sacramento Buddhist Group. For more information, go to

Free yoga classes offered weekly

Free yoga classes are offered Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The ACI-Davis/Sacramento Buddhist Group is sponsoring these beginning-level classes. A variety of styles will be taught, and students at all levels are welcome. For more information, go to

‘Secrets to Happy Living’ lecture planned

Brahmachari Prabodh Chaitanya of Chinmaya Mission will visit Davis to conduct a free discourse on the “Secrets to Happy Living,” based on the teachings of yoga. The event, for children and adults, runs from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.16, in the Fireside Room at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Participants should arrive 10 […]