Support group formed for Asperger’s partners

A free education and support group for female partners of men with Asperger’s Syndrome will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Therapists Sally B. Watkins, L.C.S.W., and Marilyn Perry, Ph.D., will lead the group, which will continue on the second Tuesday […]

Student composer’s guitar music featured

The Mobius Trio — a group from San Francisco featuring three guitarists, one with seven strings, two with six strings — will perform a free noon concert Thursday, May 12, in Music 115 on the UC Davis campus. Among the works on the program will be “The Transition” by composer Garrett Shatzer, who is a Ph.D […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of May 2: Today: Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, 5:30 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission, 6:30 p.m., Upstairs Conference Room, Building A, 1818 Fifth St. Tuesday: Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency special meeting, […]

Learn more about fruit tree pruning

The public is invited to a fruit tree summer pruning workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Participants will learn about the benefits of pruning fruit trees during the growing season and how to control the size of trees. Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master […]

Take a walk on Quail Ridge Reserve

The Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will conduct a walk from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Quail Ridge Reserve. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa, and the easy-to-moderate walk through native grasses, shrubs and trees will be led by conservancy Executive Director Frank Maurer, a zoologist […]

Woodland equestrian event will benefit veterans

The third annual Woodland Stallion Station Vineyard Classic Combined Driving Event will be held Friday through Sunday, May 6 through 8, at Woodland Stallion Station in Woodland. An equestrian combined driving event includes driven dressage, a cross country obstacle marathon and a cones course. This event will have 50 competitors, each driving a single horse, a […]

400 join Mormons Helping Hands Day projects

Saturday dawned crisp and clear. Just after 8 a.m., several cars pulled up to The Farmhouse and about three dozen people wearing bright yellow vests emblazoned with the Mormon Helping Hands logo descended on the yard and gardens of the residential treatment facility. The Farmhouse is part of the Yolo Community Care Continuum, a nonprofit […]

Farm families’ descendants reunite to celebrate church’s 140th anniversary

When the little wood frame church fell still again, 85-year-old Eileen Hyde and her 6-year-old grandson made their way between the pews. “One hundred and forty years, can you believe this church is that old?” asked Eileen wearing a pastel print blouse and using a cane to move along behind Christian, who had a half-eaten […]

Davis 4-H information night set Tuesday

Golden Valley 4-H will host an information meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Homes Junior High multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. Are you interested in arts and crafts? Cooking? Rocketry, animals? These are just some of the things you learn about in 4-H, a nonprofit organization open to all children, ages 5-19. […]

Osama bin Laden’s death a ‘good day’ for America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the killing of Osama bin Laden “a good day for America,” President Barack Obama said Monday the world was safer without the al-Qaida terrorist and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. His administration used DNA testing to help confirm that American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed bin Laden, […]

Robbery, gunshots keep Woodland cops busy

It was a busy Saturday night in Woodland, where police investigated a strong-arm robbery and, in an unrelated incident, arrested an armed man who allegedly fired several shots in a residential neighborhood. Police said it was a Craigslist ad that led to the robbery, which occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday at County Fair Mall. […]

Enjoy spring migration through the bypass

The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area has reopened  just in time to let the public view the abundant species of shorebirds during the spring migration. Breeding plumage is prime and vocalizations are impressive. Recent sightings near shallow ponds include snowy plovers, black-bellied plovers, black-necked stilts, greater yellowlegs and short-billed dowitchers. Snowy plovers have been seen nesting […]

New building to bring UCD vet med researchers together

With help from a gust of wind, a duck-tolling retriever named Kefi tugged the cloth from a sign marking a new UC Davis veterinary medicine building on Friday. When finished in December 2012, the $58.5 million building, dubbed Research Facility 3B, will stand four stories high and measure 76,000 square feet. It “will provide modern, […]

Randall files Measure A complaint with FPPC

A Davis man has announced that a complaint has been filed with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission regarding the campaign in favor of Measure A, the school district’s proposed emergency parcel tax. Thomas Randall Jr., spokesman for the Davis Taxpayers Against Measure A committee, announced the complaint in a six-page statement delivered last week […]