City’s playgrounds get a makeover

Several of Davis’ park playgrounds will soon be renovated with new equipment, city officials announced this week. The city carries out play area renovations, as funding allows, to meet current safety and accessibility standards, a city news release said. This year’s projects will renovate play areas at La Playa Park in Mace Ranch, Oak Grove […]

Lots of bike progress in Harrisonburg, Va.

By Thomas Jenkins Most of the time we live life advocating for what is close to our hearts and what generates passion inside. We seldom stop and think how our daily actions are positively impacting the neighbor next door, those outside our town, even those thousands of miles away. For those of you in Davis, […]

Weather service warns of floods, hail and tornadoes

Storms will batter Davis and the region with downpours, flooding, hail, felled trees, wind gusts reaching 70 mph — and even possible tornadoes — through tonight, according to the local National Weather Service office. Forecasters in Sacramento have issued flood and high wind warnings for Davis and Yolo County, cautioning residents about rapidly rising waterways […]

Our Sunday best: UCD’s computer museum is small but mighty

We’ve come a long way since the abacus, baby, and with technology advancing as rapidly as it does now, it’s easy to forget we’re part of computer science history in the making. But it wasn’t too long ago that computers filled entire rooms, internet dial-up was a familiar sound and “google” was gibberish. UC Davis […]

Poll: Support slips for Brown’s special election

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A poll released Wednesday finds public support is slipping for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to ask voters to extend a series of taxes to help ease California’s $26.6 billion deficit. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that half of likely voters think a special election is a good […]

Sacramento-Yolo Mutual Housing hosts South Davis tour

The Sacramento-Yolo Mutual Housing Association will hold its first Building Up tour in Davis from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tremont Green, 5663 Marden Drive in South Davis. The tour provides an opportunity to learn about Mutual Housing’s Davis communities. An association board member and residents from Davis’ various Mutual Housing projects will be […]

Explore deep sky objects at Explorit

By Vinita and Calvin Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St., starting at 7:30 p.m. You don’t have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. If you are interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. This month […]

Junior high band festival on Saturday

All three Davis junior high school concert bands will perform in an adjudicated music festival on Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W 14th St. The bands, from Holmes, Harper and Emerson junior high schools, will be judged by Fred Lange and Clyde Quick Sr. The music gets under way […]

Get the full Election Day experience

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE … earlier this week I complained loudly about the fact that my right to exercise my legs and my vote at the same time was being severely compromised by Freddie Oakley’s decision to make Measure A an all-mail election … swiftly came the answer from a member of the Davis […]

Briefly: Woodland death ruled a suicide

The Woodland man whose body was found under an Interstate 5 bridge in northern Woodland on Wednesday took his own life, Yolo County coroner’s officials ruled today. Eddie Dean Duncan, 59, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said. A gun was recovered from the scene. Yolo County […]

Woodland police arrest man after alleged kidnapping

Woodland police arrested a 23-year-old man Wednesday on suspicion of kidnapping his estranged wife from her home with the couple’s toddler child in tow. Reports of a young woman being pulled from her home and forced into a car sent officers to the 100 block of Stone Way at about 11:20 a.m., Sgt. Dan Letamendi […]

‘Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ selected for Campus Community Book Project

UC Davis’ Campus Community Book Project has announced its 2011-12 selection, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” Sherman Alexie’s award-winning, semi-autobiographical novel. The organizer also announced a change in the book project’s timeline. In a break from tradition, the author’s visit will not be in December. Instead, Alexie is scheduled to visit and […]

Woodland police seek pushy robber

Woodland police are seeking a robber who shoved an elderly woman in order to achieve his payday. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said the woman and her husband were in line at the CVS store on West Main Street at about 4 p.m. Monday when the suspect, who was standing behind the couple, pushed the woman out […]

Mayors for meals

Davis City Councilman Stephen Souza and Mack Walker, a member of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club, deliver lunch to Kathleen Golden as part of Mayors for Meals Day on Wednesday. Mayors and City Council members throughout Yolo County joined other community volunteers in the event to raise awareness of seniors facing hunger across the country. […]