Needy residents can pick up food

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Representatives will be at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and at the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., from 6 […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

ECB offers new emergency support to banks

BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank offered new emergency loans to banks on Thursday to help them through the turmoil of the government debt crisis, but decided to keep interest rates on hold despite fears of an economic slowdown. President Jean-Claude Trichet did not even indicate that a rate cut was due in coming […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tech pioneer Jobs dead at 56

Steve Jobs SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steve Jobs saw the future and led the world to it. He moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainment from discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them. Jobs, who founded and ran Apple, told us what we needed before we wanted […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Learn contra dancing in Davis

Want to learn contra dancing? A free beginner’s lesson will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. The dance follows at 8 p.m., to music by the Angell Brothers with caller Erik Hoffman. Newcomers will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. For more information, visit

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

These Blue Devils came late to Davis High

If you were with me yesterday, you know I plan to spend Saturday night with several hundred other folks who care deeply about Davis High for that school’s fourth annual Hall of Fame banquet put together by the hard-working folks at the Blue & White Foundation. You’ll also know that the caliber of Saturday’s six […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UC Davis ROTC leader tops physical fitness test

Leading a battalion of Army cadets may sound daunting. But for UC Davis senior Toni Norton, it’s all in a day’s work.

And beating those same cadets, many of them male, in a physical fitness test may sound impossible. But Norton did it this past summer — posting the highest score on the test at the U.S. Army’s Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

“I’m pretty skinny-looking, and there were people who looked way fitter than I did,” said Norton, a member of the UCD Army Reserve Officers Training Corps.

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Bruce Gallaudet: DHS teams bring the community more than wins

Pay tribute What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner When: Saturday; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and awards Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $55 each; call (530) 756-3679 or go online At any Friday night high school football game or Tuesday soccer match, there might be one sports writer squinting to make out a […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

No plea yet for Davis homicide suspect

WOODLAND — The suspect accused of strangling a Davis man in his apartment over the weekend made his first court appearance Wednesday. James Elron Mings, 36, confirmed his name to Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio and said he did not have an attorney. When asked if he could afford to hire his own, Mings […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Shelter turning away battered women

You can help Donate: Online via; the shelter also needs three good bunk beds, matresses, pillows and new underwear and socks in all sizes Help: The 10-year-old shelter could use a new paint job Info: Contact the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County at [email protected] or (530) 661-6336 Tucked away on […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Smart cars take us for a ride

The Volkswagen initially was envisioned in the late 1930s as a “people’s car” that could carry two adults and three children at highway speeds and be affordable to the average German citizen. It was designed to be simple, fuel-efficient and easy to use and repair. It was not, however, the first effort in this regard: […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Pioneer students celebrate Spirit Day

Students at Pioneer Elementary School gather in the school courtyard Friday for Spirit Day activities. Superintendent Winfred Roberson — who had come to the campus for some classroom observation time — led the Pledge of Allegiance, and offered some remarks. Second-graders gave an a cappella performance of the song “Make Good Friends, But Keep The […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Schools

Raptor Center welcomes visitors Saturday

The public is invited to learn about birds of prey at the California Raptor Center’s fall open house Saturday. The open house and accompanying Hawk Walk are free, but donations to offset recent budget cuts will be accepted with gratitude. The Raptor Center, which is on the UC Davis campus, will be open from 9 […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Check out the Toy Library

Luisa Ross, 4, left, and Olivia Crucillo, 4, have some fun with toys available for checkout from the Davis Toy Library, which recently moved from City Hall to the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The library provides safe, educational and fun toys and games for children of all ages. Among the offerings are […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Rotary seeks community service projects

The Rotary Club of Davis is seeking applications for community service projects for the 2011-12 year. Past successful community projects usually have included the following characteristics: long-term benefit to the Davis community, hands-on participation by members of the requesting organization when applicable, hands-on participation by Rotarians, and some degree of funding from Rotary. Past projects […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,