Signature puts ‘secret ballot’ to the test

SIGN IN PLEASE … if I’m understanding this thing correctly, nobody’s going to count our Measure A ballots unless we sign the envelope we’re supposed to use to send them back to the county clerk in Woodland … for those concerned about a “secret ballot,” this could present a problem … after all, there’s your […]

Catalytic converter thieves on the prowl again

They’re at it again. Davis police say thieves are back on the prowl for catalytic converters, a part of a vehicle’s emissions system that contains precious metals such as copper and platinum. They’re also good for a fistful of cash from automotive recycling yards. Twenty catalytic converter thefts were reported in Davis between Feb. 26 […]

Tsakopoulos eyes South Davis area farms for solar project

Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos wants to build a 700-acre solar field on prime farmland between South Davis and the Yolo Bypass. Tsakopoulos is pushing to build an 80-megawatt solar farm over 688 acres on three pieces of land that he owns, which total 1,316 acres. The land lies 1 mile due east of South Davis. Under […]

Measure A designed to sustain existing school programs

The question facing local voters in this spring’s Measure A election is simple. Do you want to see Davis schools continue to operate at their current level of excellence? Or are you willing to accept bigger class sizes, fewer teachers, a shorter school day for most junior high students, fewer course options for high school […]

Apply now for an honorary diploma

Once again, the Yolo County Office of Education is offering honorary high school diplomas to veterans and internees whose schooling was interrupted by war. Those eligible are veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with students who were interned in the United States. Senate Bill 1517 allows county offices […]

UCD-led study: HIV protein unveils vaccine target

An international study headed by a UC Davis scientist describes how a component of a potential HIV vaccine opens like a flower, undergoing one of the most dramatic protein rearrangements yet observed in nature. The finding could reveal new targets for vaccines to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. A paper describing the work was published […]

Spanish, French speakers can practice

El Círculo Español, a group that meets to practice Spanish conversation, will gather from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. Participants will practice their numbers (in honor of taxes!) and discuss films. Wednesday, April 13, features La Table Française, a group that meets to practice French […]

‘Herbal Kitchen’ author signs books

Join author and herbalist Kami McBride of Davis as she celebrates the publication of her latest book, “The Herbal Kitchen,” and shares some of the traditional, health-supporting wisdom found within. The book-signing from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8, at The Avid Reader will be accompanied by a free reception, with samples of teas […]

Knitting instruction offered at Davis Art Center

Guest instructor Lizette Hopkins will fill in for Nancy England to teach the spring knitting session April 4-25 at the Davis Art Center. The courses, which meet from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, are open to all levels of adult knitters, from the first cast-on stitch through theory and the design, and all levels in […]

Flower Arrangers meet April 6

The April meeting of the Davis Flower Arrangers will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis. After a brief business meeting, Lisa Tara, owner of Kiyos Floral Shop in Sacramento, will present a program. She has 36 years of experience in the floral industry and will demonstrate her […]

DWR offers free shredding services

Davis residents can clean out their home offices on Saturday, April 30, at a free shredding event, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal, which contracts with the city for all of Davis’ garbage, recycling and green waste removal. DWR is partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of Sacramento to offer the service to residential customers from 9 […]

Dance is good for the body

Acclaimed ballet dancer Jacques d’Amboise, who founded the National Dance Institute to teach children to learn they can control their bodies through dance and discipline, will be featured on KDVS radio, 90.3 FM, at 8:30 a.m. Monday. More than 2 million children have gone through his program in the United States and elsewhere. He will […]

Project Linus sends blankets to Japan

Project Linus of Yolo County, one of more than 375 chapters of the group nationwide, has committed to sending 200 blankets to children in Japan as well as children of U.S. families evacuating Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami. The group will collect blankets until April 22. They may be dropped off at Project […]

Rotating shelter thanks volunteers

A celebration will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Central Park to recognize the community support for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter of Davis. In this fourth year of operation, the shelter served approximately 145 guests with a hot meal and a warm, dry place to sleep in the wettest and coldest […]