Beronio to meet voters at local events

Janene Beronio, a Yolo Superior Court commissioner who is a candidate for judge in the June 3 election, has two campaign events coming up. On Friday, May 9, starting at 5:30 p.m., Beronio will greet voters at Reiff’s Antique Gas Station, 52 Jefferson St. in Woodland. On Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., she […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Huey (No. 119980), a 6-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired kitten who was surrendered by his owner in Winters. Also hoping for a good home is Banjo (No. 124067), a 4-year-old neutered male […]

Train to become a weather spotter

The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service want to train local residents to become weather spotters, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Marsh Hall at Esparto High School, 17121 Yolo Ave. in Esparto. Storm spotters play a valuable role in the severe weather warning process, a Yolo […]

Peterson is a Woman of the Year

Dorothy Peterson of Davis has been honored as one of the 3rd California Senate District’s Women of the Year, recognizing her commitment to farm-to-school programs in Davis that now serve as the model for many communities across the state. “For nearly four decades, Dorothy Peterson has served Davis and Yolo County as a committed educator […]

Q&A set with local Emmy-nominated screenwriter

Learn more What: Free Q&A with screenwriter Sterling Anderson When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Barista Brew Café, 431 G St., downtown Davis Register: email No windows. No plumbing. It was “abject poverty,” Sterling Anderson recalled of his childhood home near Tuskegee, Ala. His father’s decision to move the family to Davis, where he found […]

Fund drive aims to help Chilean fire victims

Local residents can help victims of a devastating fire half a world away, thanks to the efforts of the Chilean Student Association at UC Davis and the Chilean Cultural Association of Davis. The April 12 fire razed an entire neighborhood in Valparaiso, the main port in Chile, taking the lives of at least 15 people, […]

Davis Arts Center: See ceramics, join the Big Day of Giving

One of my favorite annual exhibits at Davis Arts Center opens on Friday: “Eight From ACGA,” a juried show by members of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of Northern California, held each year in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. This year’s featured artists are Natasha Dikareva, Nina […]

Program explores STEM careers for girls

Save a salmon, build a mecha, design a kaiju or breed a better cow. Girls can learn about these and other career opportunities from leading women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at an upcoming program in Davis. The American Association of University Women will host an event from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Embroiderers plan a hands-on project

The Valley Oak chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. A hands-on project from EGA National will show how straight stitches can make curved designs. Card stock and perle cotton in a choice of colors will […]

Walk Saturday to benefit Patwin

“Walk with the Hawk” is the theme of the annual Patwin Elementary School Walkathon and Silent Auction, planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school, 2222 Shasta Drive. The event is the school PTA’s primary fundraiser, and organizers hope to raise more than $20,000 this year to support a variety of school […]

Beronio lawn signs available, campaign events planned

Janene Beronio for Judge lawn signs are available now. To request one, visit or email Beronio at A commissioner for the Yolo Superior Court, she is a candidate for the position of Superior Court judge. Voters can meet Beronio every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central […]

Birch Lane sells garden plants, veggies

Birch Lane Elementary School will sell plants and vegetables grown by students in the school garden next week. Lots of heirloom tomatoes and Baker Creek heirloom plants will be available, with all funds benefiting the school’s garden program. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 28-May 2, and 8:30 […]

Men will talk about Mendocino conference

For 24 years, Davis men — fathers and sons, men’s groups, young men and elders alike — have been attending the annual Redwood Men’s Conference in Mendocino, held over Memorial Day weekend. “We welcome all men who are curious about the collective healing process and the deep meaning that comes from sitting shoulder to shoulder, […]

Measure O: Saving city jobs or enabling more waste?

Whether Davis voters support or oppose an increase in the local sales tax may come down to their perception of how well the city has been managing its money. According to the ballot argument for Measure O — which would increase in the sales tax rate from 8 percent to 8.5 percent and extend another […]