Tips for determining pet food quality

Because pets are such beloved members of the family, it isn’t a surprise that pet parents want what is right for the health of their furry friends. In fact, nearly four out of five pet owners say they choose a pet food based on how nutritious or how healthy they think it will be for […]

Pet Food Express organizes Save a Kitten fundraiser

In addition to flowers and allergies, there’s something else that arrives every spring in Davis and the Bay Area: kittens. That sounds like a great thing, but there are more kittens than pet rescues and shelters can manage. Kittens cannot be adopted until they are big and old enough (2 pounds and eight weeks) to be spayed […]

Bring Fido along with pet-friendly travel club

Looking to meet other dog owners who love to travel with their best four-legged friends? Local dog lovers no longer have to leave their canine companions behind when they travel, thanks to K9Tours — the newest division of SacTours.com. A recent survey conducted by DogTrekker.com showed that nearly a quarter of leisure travelers bring their dogs […]

Fire damages Woodland apartment

Two people escaped unharmed from a fire that destroyed their Woodland apartment early Sunday morning. Woodland Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said the fire was reported at about 1:45 a.m. at an apartment in the 400 block of Community Lane. Crews arrived to find the second-story unit fully involved in flames, but were able […]

Speakers cancel for health reasons

Taner Akçam, a professor of history at Clark University and an expert in Armenian genocide studies, has canceled his lecture planned for Wednesday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Hall, due to health reasons. Organizers at UC Davis said they hope to reschedule Akçam’s visit for the next academic year. Health — this time of a […]

Capitol drive collects essentials for young lives

Families with infants and toddlers who are served by the Fourth & Hope homeless shelter in Woodland will receive much-needed diapers, baby food and baby hygiene products thanks to First 5 Yolo and two state legislators — state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa. First 5 Yolo has placed donation baskets in […]

Davis Municipal Fiber will give people a choice

Robert Nickerson of Omsoft Technologies, a board member of Davis Community Network, will be the keynote speaker at the Progressive Business Exchange meeting on Wednesday, May 6. The lunch meeting runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park. Nickerson will speak about the proposed Davis Municipal Fiber project, which will […]

Information offered on city tax refund program

The Davis Senior Center will host a presentation on the city of Davis Low-Income Refund Program for the park maintenance and open space protection taxes. The session will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the center, 646 A St. Qualified homeowners may be eligible for this annual refund program based on household […]

Sunrise Rotarians honor student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored seven Davis High and King High school students as Students of the Month for April. They are: * Arden Ambrose-Winters, nominated by science teacher Tim Peevyhouse, who wrote, “Arden is a top performer in my zoology/botany class. She seeks to truly understand everything at more than a superficial […]

’12 Angry Men’ will screen Friday

The classic film “12 Angry Men,” starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb and Ed Begley, will be screened at 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 8, at The Davis Friends Meeting (Quakers), 345 L St. in Davis. Admission is free. In the film, 11 jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of murder but the 12th […]

Independent study enrollment underway

Parents who are interested in enrolling their K-12 student in the Davis School for Independent Study for the 2015-16 school year should call the office at 530-757-5333 to make an appointment with the counselor. Or, parents may call to register for the information meeting about students in grades 7-12 that will take place at 4:45 […]

Albrecht answers the age-old question: ‘What is Time?’

The May edition of the Science Café will feature a conversation with Andy Albrecht, a UC Davis professor and chair of the department of physics, who will discuss “What is Time?” Albrecht is a theoretical physicist who studies the early universe, cosmic structure, dark energy and related topics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics […]

Monthly tour set at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

The Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, May 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. Seasonal ponds are being drawn down and rice fields, groomed for the growing season, will soon be flooded up. Many of the year-round residents — which include marsh wren, […]

Faulkner featured at Poetry Night on Thursday

Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month, will be the guest at Thursday’s Poetry Night Reading Series event at the John Natsoulas Gallery. He will speak at 8 p.m. at the gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. A short question-and-answer period will follow. Faulkner, an accomplished writer, also is co-founder of the journal 100 […]