School board may hire new Da Vinci principal on Thursday

Thursday’s meeting of the Davis school board may include an announcement of a new principal for the Da Vinci Charter Academy, which has a high school program serving several hundred students at the Valley Oak campus in East Davis, and a somewhat smaller junior high program on the Emerson Junior High campus in West Davis. […]

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Three teens saved after car sinks in rural Yolo County canal

A level-headed Woodland man and several good Samaritans are being credited with saving three teens trapped inside a sinking car Monday northwest of Woodland. California Highway Patrol officers say 22-year-old Kristopher Loudermilk of Olivehurst was driving a 2011 Hyundai Accent on eastbound County Road 19 near County Road 95 at about 4:45 p.m. when he […]

Junior high students bask in year-end honors

As the 2010-11 academic year ended last week, students at the three junior high schools in the Davis school district were recognized for their achievements. Here is a rundown of some of the major awards: At Emerson Junior High: Chris Garrett Mathematics Award: Madeline Peauroi, Gabriel Mager Outstanding Athletes: Jordan Banwarth, Brandon Strong Environmental Award: Emma Robinson, Lilian […]

Pole Line Baptist hosts vacation Bible school

Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis, will host a vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 20-24. This will be a fun evening of games, crafts, Bible stories and refreshments for children ages 4 years through sixth grade and for adults, high school graduates and older. Nursery care […]

Mondavi family donates papers to UC Davis University Library

By Angela Hokanson The family of the late Robert Mondavi — the winemaker who helped turn California into one of the world’s premier wine regions — has donated his professional and personal papers to the University Library at UC Davis. The Robert G. Mondavi Papers includes Mondavi’s correspondence with industry colleagues, international travel files, photographs, […]

Stop by the hospital for farm-fresh food

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyt Thursday through Sept. 29. The market is at the hospital’s main entrance at 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. It is the result of a partnership between the market and the hospital that began in January 2010 to promote healthy […]

ACLU examines student rights Thursday

Community members are invited to the annual membership meeting of the Yolo County chapter of the ACLU of Northern California. The group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Davis United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. ACLU staff attorney Linda Lye will address the question “Do Davis Students […]

Walking meditation experience planned at Arboretum

Local residents are invited to join meditation teacher Amie Diller for an hourlong walking meditation experience from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday in the Shields Oak Grove at the UC Davis Arboretum. The hour will begin with brief walking meditation instruction, move on to silent walking, with occasional brief instructions, and end with a chant. […]

Applegate dancers perform in Davis

The Davis-based Applegate Dance Company will present “The Firebird” ballet and “The Wonderful World of Disney Dances” at four performances later this month at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. […]

Friends of Nursery meet June 21

Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the nursery. The Friends are a community group committed to the continued support and success of the Yolo Crisis Nursery, which provides emergency respite care for children from birth through 5 years of age when their families are […]

Crisis Nursery responds at a moment’s notice

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson He didn’t hit her on the first date. They never do. The beatings didn’t start until after he’d separated her from most of her friends, family and financial independence. It’s a common story. But fortunately, for this woman, one friend remained. A friend who lived in a place she’d […]

Tuleyome bolsters campaign for Berryessa Snow Mountain region

Tuleyome has hired Angel Martinez to coordinate the campaign to protect the public lands of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area. He will work to mobilize grassroots public support for the proposed designation. “Angel is passionate about environmental policy and preservation, especially issues regarding California’s public lands and watersheds,” said Sara […]

Judge to decide gay marriage case Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether a gay judge’s ruling to strike down California’s same-sex marriage ban should be overturned because he failed to divulge his own marital intentions before throwing out the voter-approved measure. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware said he would issue a decision within 24 hours after […]