Tour spring native plant garden Sunday

California is home to more than 5,000 species of plants native to the state. Many of these native plants respond to Davis’ cool, wet winters by bursting into spectacular bloom in the early spring. Standouts in the spring native plant garden will be the focus of a tour at 2 p.m. Sunday at the UC […]

Briefly: Folk music jam set in Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The dek is on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

Artists can learn digital tips to promote their work

Artistic mediums such as ceramics, fiber, oil and watercolor painting used by today’s 21st century artists are similar or identical to the media and techniques that have been used for numerous centuries in the creation of art. What is unique for 21st century artists are the computer-based methods now available for communicating and promoting artwork. […]

Trial date set in CASA embezzlement case

WOODLAND — Absent a plea agreement, the woman accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit agency that helps disadvantaged children will go to trial in May. Claudean Sue Medlock, 54, pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to a revised set of charges that include misappropriation of public funds, embezzlement, unauthorized use of […]

Summer programs planned for special-needs kids

The Social and Cognitive Learning Center will hold an information session Monday, designed for adults, describing upcoming summer camp programs. The session will begin at 6 p.m. at the center at 907 Third St. in Davis. Camp Cogmed is an evidence-based computer program geared to improve one’s focus, organization, attention and social skills. Campers will […]

Workshop set for special education parents

SKIES — which stands for Special Kids in Educational Settings, serving local families — will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The meeting will feature a workshop from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, locally sponsored by Warmline Family Resource Center and the Yolo County Special Education […]

Briefly: Chamber singers will visit Sunday

The 29-voice chamber choir on tour from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., will perform a concert of vocal music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 630 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. In lieu of tickets, a free-will offering will be suggested. The Chamber Singers, conducted by Scott Tuomi, have toured nationally […]

City offices closed by furloughs

City offices will be closed Friday due to employee furloughs. Closures are at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; Parks, Facilities and Fleet Services, 1818 Fifth St.; and the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 Fifth St. Closures will affect non-emergency routine services. Emergency services, public safety, recreation programs, child care services, Davis Community Transit and the […]

Art contest emphasizes water conservation

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District announce the 2011 Water Awareness Student Poster Contest in recognition of May as Water Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of California’s water resources. The contest educates students about the need to use water carefully and its importance in […]

Nuke emergency workers to return

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Emergency workers forced to retreat from a tsunami-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant when radiation levels soared prepared to return tonight after emissions dropped to safer levels. The pullback cost precious time in the fight to prevent a nuclear meltdown, further escalating a crisis spawned by last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami […]

PG&E to face regulators over fatal blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators were expected to decide as soon as Wednesday how they would sanction the California utility under fire for a deadly explosion on a natural gas pipeline, segments of which the company said it was missing key safety records. Among the options that the California Public Utilities Commission could consider […]

Libyan forces bombard rebels in the east and west

TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s forces intensified offensives in the east and the west Wednesday with relentless shelling aimed at routing holdout rebels and retaking control of the country he has ruled with an iron fist for more than four decades. As Gadhafi’s forces advanced on their eastern stronghold, the rebels lashed out at […]

‘Bullied’ tells the story of a gay student who stood up

The Reconciling Committee of Davis United Methodist Church, the GSAFE Interfaith Network and PFLAG of Yolo County will show “Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History.” The film will screen at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Produced by the Southern Poverty […]

City OKs $2.5 million more for affordable rentals

The city upped an existing $6 million construction loan by $2.5 million Tuesday night to build 69 affordable apartment units in South Davis. New Harmony would offer nine one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom and 27 three-bedroom rentals. The developer is Sacramento Yolo Mutual Housing Association, a public charity. It asked for the additional funding to give New […]