Residents can trade in for rechargeable mowers

The Yolo Solano Mower Exchange program has a limited number of cordless, rechargeable mowers available for a reduced price when a gas powered mower is turned in. “Rechargeable mowers produce no on-site emissions, and are lighter, quieter and easy to use,” according to Mat Ehrhardt, executive director of the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. “Participants […]

Plant sale offers tips to gardeners

The Solano Resource Conservation District will hold its annual spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at the Solano RCD’s Conservation Education Center, 6390 Lewis Road outside of Vacaville. The sale will feature several varieties of regionally appropriate plants, including California natives, drought tolerant specimens and trees. Much of the stock […]

County property taxes due now

Taxpayers who own property in Yolo County are reminded that the second installment of 2010-11 secured property tax is now due and payable. Property taxes become delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11, after which a 10 percent penalty and $10 cost must be added. Envelopes must be postmarked with a […]

Briefly: Painting, drawing classes begin soon

The Davis Art Center is offering two five-week introductory art courses on Wednesday evenings starting April 13. “Introduction to Drawing” will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with “Introduction to Painting” meeting directly afterwards from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both courses are tailored to beginners ages 13 through adult. “Intro to Drawing” students will explore the […]

DHS bands present free concerts

The Davis High Band program will offer a pair of free concerts to thank community members for their support of music education and encourage the passage of Measure A. The performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, will feature the Davis High Jazz Band, recently back from the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, as well […]

No consensus on housing project

The Davis City Council’s discussion about the Cannery Park project Tuesday night led to bigger policy questions about land use and the community’s housing needs. ConAgra Foods went to the council for feedback on its proposal to build houses and an approximately 20-acre business park at the 100-acre former Hunt-Wesson tomato cannery site on East […]

Got your ballot envelope? Keep digging

MYSTERY SOLVED … after complaining yesterday that I waited all day for the mailman in futile anticipation, hoping in vain to receive my first ever ballot by mail, today the thing actually arrived … I think … on the outside of the large white envelope that bore 61 cents postage were the words “OFFICIAL BALLOT […]

Kids, parents can learn Spanish together

Learn Spanish alongside your toddler in a Mom and Me Spanish class at the Davis Art Center. This class introduces 2- to 4-year-olds and a parent or caretaker to conversational Spanish through play, song, stories, puppets, games and hands-on activities. The class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., […]

Easter bunny craft classes offered

Easter bunny craft and clay workshops at Davis Art Center Get into the springtime spirit with teacher Heidi Bekebrede at the Davis Art Center in two one-day workshops for ages 5 and up. In “Easter Bunny Crafts” on Wednesday, April 13, students will experiment with different ways to dye and decorate eggs, which they will […]

Stem cell discussion at UC Davis Health System

Three UC Davis Health System experts will give presentations on stem cell research followed by a question-and-answer session during a community forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the university’s Education Building, 4610 X St., in Sacramento. The evening’s discussion will highlight the latest research and clinical work using stem cell therapies to create […]

UCD professor earns prestigious fellowship

By Sarah Colwell A distinguished professor of English at UC Davis who is writing a book about female virginity has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship — one of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships for the humanities. Margaret Ferguson was awarded the $60,000, yearlong fellowship to support the writing of her book […]

Lecturer to discuss engaging kids, communities through design

Alex Gilliam, the founder of Public Workshop, an organization dedicated to helping individuals, schools and communities “achieve great things through design,” will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Hunt Hall Room 100 on the UC Davis campus. Public Workshop creates design-related lessons for youth, bring designers together with kids and schools to create […]

Woman grabbed on Sycamore bike bridge

Davis police are seeking a man who grabbed a woman as she walked along a West Davis bike bridge Sunday night. Sgt. Ton Phan said the woman was walking home on the bridge, which connects Sycamore Park to Crystal Grove Lane over Highway 113, when a man grabbed at her clothing shortly before 11 p.m. […]

Sheriff’s officials fear further jail budget cuts

No room If the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department closes its Leinberger Center, it will be able to hold inmates charged with the most serious of offenses, including: murder, robbery, rape, arson, child abuse, sex crimes, mayhem, burglary (when possible), ICE (immigration) holds, parole holds, outside agency holds Unless they have a serious or violent criminal […]