Guide Dog puppy raisers will meet

Join Eyes for Others, the Yolo County Guide Dog puppy raisers, for an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Current puppy raisers will provide information about starting out with a young pup, socializing an older puppy, the professional training the […]

Walk planned at scenic Quail Ridge Reserve

Guests are invited to take a walk on the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk on scenic hillsides of California native grasses, shrubs and trees is of easy to moderate difficulty, and will be led by […]

CA House names residence in honor of the Rev. John and Barbara Moore

The Rev. John Moore, who served the Davis community for decades as a pastor, returned on Saturday, as the Cal Aggie Christian Association recognized the 92-year-old minister and his late spouse Barbara Moore with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As part of the recognition, one of the dwellings in the multi-faith living community at CA House, […]

Learn how rice fields project benefits migratory shorebirds

In California, where more than 90 percent of the natural wetlands habitat has been lost, many birds use agricultural fields for foraging and roosting. In fact, flooded rice fields in the Sacramento Valley provide habitat to 40 percent of wintering shorebirds in the Central Valley. Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science and Audubon California have […]

Free public forum to feature Gershon

Davis is once again attracting national and international attention, this time for its innovative and highly engaged community efforts around the issues of climate change and sustainability. David Gershon, White House and United Nations adviser, author and leading authority on social innovations, will visit Davis next week to explore how communities can overcome the challenges […]

Tiny pieces of history on display at Vacaville Museum

See it yourself What: “Little Bits, Big Picture” exhibit showcasing Vacaville’s Patwin heritage When: Open through Feb. 26, Wednesdays through Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m. Where: Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave., Vacaville Info: www.vacavillemuseum.org McNaughton Newspapers VACAVILLE — It’s bits of history from beneath our feet. Tiny beads, obsidian flakes, bits of stone tools, fragments of animal […]

Davis’ singers let loose at Community Idol competition

Davis High School graduate Cass Olson’s pink and zebra-striped outfit wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of the audience at the 2011 Community Idol competition Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. Olson’s performance of Florence and the Machine’s “The Dog Days are Over” earned her $50 and the People’s […]

Book sales benefit Woodland library

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library will hold a book sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the library, 250 First St. Specially marked hard-back mysteries will sell for four for $1. Biographies will be buy one, get one free, and seasonal holiday selections will be available. In addition, a […]

Randall slated to question Republican candidates

Thomas Randall Jr., a longtime Davis resident and Yolo County Republican Party activist, will attend the Western States Republican Leadership Conference next week in Las Vegas. The event runs from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 21. Thomas also will attend Tuesday’s debate among the Republican Party presidential candidates at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. He is […]

Suicide car bomb rattles Somali capital; 4 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, killing at least four people, including the bomber, a police official said. Police official Ali Hassan confirmed the attack outside the ministry in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. He said the bomber and at least three others were killed. Six people were […]

Freed hikers back Occupy protests

OAKLAND (AP) — Three Americans who were imprisoned in Iran and accused of spying voiced their support Monday for activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement and California prisoners protesting solitary confinement conditions. Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd each spoke at the “Occupy Oakland” encampment in front of City Hall where dozens of activists have […]

Playing dodge ball with a councilman

Dedicated public servant that I am, I spent the better part of my weekend not watching college football as I wished to do, but seeking an answer to a very simple question posed to our elected City Council members. (Actually, Dan Wolk was appointed, but he got the question, too.) Given that Councilwoman-for-Life Sue Greenwald […]

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 Gwynn (No. 99497), a 2-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired, black-and-white cat. Also hoping for a good home is Rags (No. 99573), a 1-year-old spayed female black-and-tan terrier mix dog. Fees […]

Fifth Street corridor project moving forward

Plans to slim down the Fifth Street corridor with a road diet appear to be moving forward. The Davis Planning Commission will recommend that the City Council make amendments to the Core Area Specific Plan at the council meeting on Tuesday, which would permit the new design and construction of the thoroughfare. The project would […]