Zombie invasion: Undead a symbol for unhappy masses, author says

Zombies are everywhere. Forget Halloween costumes. They’re dragging themselves along on a hit show, “The Walking Dead,” on AMC, holding conventions, taking part in protests and lurching in “zombie walks” through cities from Toronto to Omaha, Neb. And they’re the moaning, growling stars of many a movie, with yet another, “World War Z,” based on […]

City not honest about water rate increase

As unfortunate as the divide in our town is over the surface water project and the resultant higher rates, much of the animosity could have been avoided had the Davis City Council and city staff simply been completely honest with us from the get-go. Somewhere along the line, however, someone in officialdom decided to silence […]

Committee explores forming arts and entertainment district

Imagine a 300-seat Greek theater nestled into the core of downtown Davis, beyond it an art walk adorned with sculptures and other works by local artists and, at the center of it all, a performance hall that could attract marquee acts from around the country. Such is the dream of the newly formed Arts and Entertainment […]

Whiskey Dawn does Davis

After taking Nashville by storm, the country band Whiskey Dawn returns to its home state to perform in concert at 9 p.m. Wednesday at The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. in Davis. Admission is $10. Whiskey Dawn played two successful high-profile showcase dates at The National Underground and 12th & Porter in Nashville. A feature story […]

Missing Birch Lane student found OK

Davis police and firefighters joined forces Thursday to search for an 8-year-old boy who went missing after school. Lt. Paul Doroshov said a parent of the boy called police at about 3:15 p.m. after being unable to locate the child on the Birch Lane Elementary School campus. Police responded to the scene and set up […]

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Art ‘harvesting’ planned at Nov. 4 gala

Yolo County’s agricultural and artistic diversity will be “harvested” at the fourth annual Art Farm Art Harvest on Friday, Nov. 4. Featuring the work of more than 50 Yolo County artists, this collection of watercolors, photographs, oil and acrylic paintings and fiber and rock art captures the essence of Yolo County’s rural county landscape. Doors […]

Amigos program looking for more volunteers

The Amigos de las Americas program has room for more local high school students interested in volunteering in Latin America next summer. Prospective volunteers can learn more at the main Amigos website, http://www.amigoslink.org or the Sacramento-Davis chapter’s website, http://www.amigoslink.org/chapter/sacramento-davis-chapter. Amigos is an international, voluntary, not-for-profit organization that sends young people from the United States to […]

Deadline nears for citizen award nominations

Wednesday is the deadline for nominations for the C.A. Covell (Citizen of the Year) Award and the A.G. Brinley (Outstanding Service) Award. The Covell Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community, over time, in a number of areas. Initiated by L.N. Irwin, it was first awarded in 1944 […]

Grand jury ready to field citizen complaints

The 2011-12 Yolo County Grand Jury is in session, court officials remind local residents. The grand jury, which is mandated by the California Constitution, functions as a citizen watchdog organization to review the operations and performance of county and city organizations, school districts and special districts. It also has responsibilities in certain criminal matters. Local […]

Free public forum to feature Gershon

An author, White House and United Nations adviser and leading authority on social innovations will speak Tuesday evening in Davis. David Gershon is the keynote speaker at a free public forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., that will explore how communities can overcome the challenges of climate […]

Bauer, Slifka inducted into Century Circle

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who chairs the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, welcomed Simon Bauer and Andrew Slifka, both of Davis, into the 8th Assembly District “Century Circle” on Friday. This was the first Century Circle recognition to take place at the University Retirement Community in Davis. In May 2010, Yamada launched the Century Circle […]

At the Pond: Nature, exercise and friends make for a powerful combo

I spend a couple of months each year on a bigger pond, Lake Michigan. My husband’s family has summered there since 1898 in a community of 65 cottages, all part of an association. It’s a beautiful setting on a peninsula between Lake Michigan and White Lake. However, my peers there prefer to golf and play […]

Farmers plant bee-friendly habitat to attract native pollinators, bolster honeybees

DEL REY (AP) — Dozens of farmers in California and other states have started replacing some of their crops with flowers and shrubs that are enticing to bees, hoping to lower their pollination costs and restore a bee population devastated in the past few years. On an October morning, peach farmer Mas Masumoto planted more […]

Learn how to become a foster parent at free orientation

Prevent Child Abuse California says, “It only takes a minute to make a difference for a child.” This message is the cornerstone of all instruction offered to Yolo County foster, kinship and adoptive parents through Woodland Community College’s Foster Care Education Program. The theme is introduced in “pre-service” for prospective foster parents, and is woven […]