Hearing group offers preschool screenings

Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, has increased the number of preschools to receive hearing screening in 2011. Testing will be done by trained personnel of the Center for Hearing Health, a nonprofit organization based in Auburn, which visits schools in specially equipped vans to identify hearing problems in […]

Author goes on KDRT

“How She Really Does It,” a radio show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming at http://www.howshereallydoesit.com. The featured guest this week is local author Virna DePaul, a former criminal prosecutor whose debut mass-market paranormal romantic suspense novel, “Chosen By Blood” (book one […]

Cache Creek Discovery Day celebrates watershed stewardship

May is California’s Watershed Awareness Month, a program designed to promote watershed education and stewardship activities at the local community level. To promote watershed awareness on a local level, the public is invited to attend Cache Creek Discovery Day, a free, family-friendly outdoor event on Saturday, May 7, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, west […]

Dixon May Fair is less than two weeks away

The 136th annual Dixon May Fair is just around the corner, and planning is well under way for the five-day event that officials promise will offer fun and good memories for people of all ages. The May Fair will open Wednesday, May 4, and entertain thousands of visitors through Mother’s Day on May 8. While […]

Cutting off the booze is the only solution

The mail, as they say, has been both anguished and angry. Everyone, it seems, has a different take on our once-beloved celebration known as Picnic Day. One impassioned email said simply: “Please help save Picnic Day.” Another said it’s finally time to call it quits. And yet another staked out a middle ground of a […]

Briefly: Chicken coop demo planned Saturday

A chicken coop design and construction demonstration presented by MAK Design+Build, in collaboration with Hibbert Lumber, kicks off the Tour de Cluck Chicken Skool. This informative coop event is open to all and will take place at Hibbert Lumber, Fifth and G streets, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. “If you are considering the leap […]

Rummage sale benefits preschool

The Davis Community Church Nursery School will host its annual rummage sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30. While not inclusive, some items to be found are children’s clothing, infant clothing, infant care items, infant activity toys, toys, furniture, towels, kitchen items, CDs, DVDs, videos, knick-knacks, bedding, books, computer software and household items. […]

Eastin makes a case for Measure A at forum

Details What: Measure A school parcel tax election When: Mailed ballots must be returned to the Yolo County Elections Office by Tuesday, May 3 How: Sign and return ballots by postage-paid mail or drop them in a specially marked box at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, or at the Elections […]

City, UCD police release final Picnic Day statistics

By the numbers The Davis Police Department made the following arrests and citations between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Sunday: Arrests – 54 Public intoxication: 32 Public intoxication/resisting arrest: 6 Felony assault/resisting arrest: 1 DUI: 9 Fighting: 3 (including 2 who resisted arrest) Cocaine possession: 1 Domestic violence: 1 Outstanding arrest warrant: 1 Citations […]

Group says Primate Center, USDA covered up negligence

An animal-rights group on Tuesday accused the California National Primate Research Center and U.S. Department of Agriculture of covering up negligence in the death of research monkeys. Michael Budkie, executive director of the Ohio-based group Stop Animal Exploitation Now!, said UC Davis and USDA did not respond to an anonymous whistleblower complaint about deaths in […]

Explosive device found in West Sacramento trash bin

West Sacramento police are investigating the source of an explosive device that officials described as being “capable of causing severe devastation.” Lt. Tod Sockman said officers first encountered the device at about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Walnut Avenue, where a witness said he had discovered it in the Dumpster of a […]

11,000-plus ballots already cast

More than 11,000 Davis-area voters have already cast their ballots in the monthlong vote-by-mail Measure A parcel tax election. Measure A proposes to charge taxpayers $200 per year for a single-family home or $20 per apartment unit, over the next two years, to replace schools funding lost in the ongoing state budget crisis. The measure […]

DCN teaches how to ‘cut the cable’

Davis Community Network will offer a free “Cutting the Cable” course Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn how they can watch everything from new-release movies to network shows to City Council meetings without dishing out for the dish or cable. To register online, visit […]