Donors make it happen at Explorit

By Bob Tyzzer It takes a great deal of time and effort, as well as financial resources, to fulfill Explorit’s goal of hands-on science discovery for children (and adults, too). Whether it is Explorit’s unique Classroom Adventures at a neighborhood school somewhere in the 17-county area served by Explorit, a Family Science Night in a […]

Village Feast tickets on sale now

Join in What: Seventh annual Village Feast, a benefit for the Davis Farm to School Connection When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Tickets: $65 per person ($55 for Slow Food Yolo members), on sale at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., (530) 758-2657, and online at http://www.villagefeast2011.eventbrite.com […]

Reality show gives UCD grads an experience of a lifetime

Details What: “Expedition Impossible: Morocco” When: 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on ABC (Channel 10 in Sacramento) Celebrate: The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd., is hosting a premiere party that evening for Team California Girls. Community members are welcome By Christy Corp-Minamiji For most of us, dawn goes unnoticed. Yet, for Natalie Smith, Brittany Smith (no […]

Mutts & Martinis benefits rescue dog sanctuary

Community members are invited to the first Mutts & Martinis Dinner Gala, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in rural Woodland. Organizers hope to make the fundraiser an annual affair. The evening will feature live music, cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and K-9 demonstrations. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased by […]

Budget plan buys Brown time to woo GOP lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A newly approved budget proposal has bought state lawmakers more time to achieve the plan they really want — a tall order that falls mainly to Gov. Jerry Brown as he attempts to muster the necessary Republican support. The Legislature on Wednesday passed a Democratic budget for the coming fiscal year that […]

Ball now in judge’s court on UCD’s Title IX compliance

SACRAMENTO — Did UC Davis make a good-faith effort to grant women equal opportunities in sports? Or were some of the university’s top officials paying lip service to compliance with federal law while actually making the road tougher for female athletes? Eight and a half years after three female wrestlers filed suit, U.S. District Court […]

Sacramento man arraigned in 11th DUI case

A Sacramento man who marked his 11th drunken-driving arrest last weekend was arraigned Wednesday on charges that could bring his fourth stint in state prison in less than seven years. Jay Wayne Porterfield Jr., 46, is charged with felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or […]

Parking lot dispute results in assault arrest

Davis police arrested a 37-year-old Dixon man early Wednesday in connection with an assault that occurred in South Davis the night before. Paul Doroshov said the suspect, identified as Jose Manuel Gastelum, assaulted a man and woman and rammed their pickup with his sport-utility vehicle during a dispute near the Wendy’s and International House of […]

It’s like they don’t WANT us to protest …

If you are wondering how or when or if we get to vote on the proposed tripling of our water rates, you are not alone. But if you think you’ll get a straight answer from the folks running this town, think again. While several council members have continually patted themselves on the back for the […]

Kindergarten readiness program offered

Sign ups are being taken for Grace Valley Christian Academy’s kindergarten readiness summer program, July 5-21. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays, except July 4, at 27173 County Road 98 in rural West Davis. Children beginning kindergarten either this fall or in 2012 are eligible to attend. The cost is $150. […]

Put safety first this summer

Swim safety tips from the American Red Cross: * Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. * Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. * Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to […]

Radio-controlled glider pilots will compete in Davis

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to soar with a red-tailed hawk, effortlessly moving ever higher into the sky? The Sacramento Valley Soaring Society  is made up of members who endeavor to do just that with their radio-controlled model gliders. On Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, the society will host its annual […]

Ag history rumbles to life

WOODLAND — Some of the finest old trucks and farming machinery — many more than 100 years old — were the guests of honor Tuesday when the Heidrick Ag History Center unveiled additions to its world’s-largest collection. Docents gave visitors insight into the development of agricultural machinery, having at hand at the museum “a visual […]

Car slams into open Woodland business

Employees of a Woodland business got a shock Wednesday when a car crashed into the storefront. Police were dispatched at 12:19 p.m. to Check Max Plus, 11 Purity Plaza, in response to a silent robbery alarm. They arrived to find that a 1992 Toyota sedan had smashed through the glass and concrete entryway, Sgt. Dan […]