‘Pearls Before Swine’ joins daily comics lineup

Fans of “Pearls Before Swine” in our Sunday color comics section now have more to celebrate, as we introduce the popular strip into our daily lineup beginning today. The strip, drawn by artist Stephan Pastis, is a tale of two friends: a megalomaniacal Rat who thinks he knows it all and a slow-witted Pig who […]

For the record

The movie “Harvest of Empire” will be shown in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, March 8. A brief story published Friday gave a different date. We regret the error.

Budget standoff leaves California college hopefuls in limbo

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll. The uncertainty stems from the very public clash between university President Janet Napolitano and Gov. Jerry Brown over the state’s role in underwriting […]

Bingo games Sunday will benefit DHS Madrigals’ trip

The Davis High School Madrigals will benefit from the Odd Fellows’ bingo games on Sunday, March 8. Doors at the hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis, will open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Players can win cash prizes of up to $250, and pull-tab instant winners will receive $100. Raffle prizes will be awarded […]

Food will be given to needy Davisites

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, March 18, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments, 1221 Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Owendale Community, […]

Go all in for fun at Texas Hold ‘Em tournament

Tickets are still available for Soroptimist International of Davis’ annual Texas Hold ’Em Night, set for Saturday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Proceeds benefit local emancipated foster youth programs. Serious Texas Hold ’Em players can play in the fast-paced tournament for $60, and compete for prizes of up […]

Register online for Woodland rec classes

The Woodland Community Services Department is offering online registration for all spring and summer programs. Because of the city’s new software, participants must first create an online profile and then can follow the steps to search for available classes and register for the class of their choice. Program registration is still available in person at […]

Museum brick sales to end this month

March 25 is the last day to order engraved bricks for the Hattie Weber Museum rose garden patio. Bricks are available in summer wheat (for mothers, grandmothers and other exceptional women) and in red (for individuals, families, groups, etc.). Up to three rows of 15 characters or spaces may be engraved with names, dates and messages. […]

Cabrillo Club plans membership dinner

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its yearly Sopas de Carne Membership Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. A raffle and silent auction will support the Cabrillo scholarship fund. Members who pay membership dues ($20) dine for free. […]

DCC Nursery School hosts open house

Davis Community Church Nursery School, 412 C St., will host an open house on Saturday, March 7. The parent cooperative, celebrating more than 40 years of play and learning, has openings in its toddler and preschool classes. For more information, visit www.dccns.org or call 530-758-2940.

Project Linus meets March 11

If you enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing, come to the Project Linus gathering at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. Volunteers make blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. The group has made and donated more than 8,000 since it was established […]

Prostate cancer group looks at massage

At the March 9 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group, certified massage therapist Irene Ammar of Moonsong Bodywork in Davis will discuss gentle, medically informed tactile techniques to help sustain patients with cancer and other conditions. Men, their spouses and family members are invited to the 7 p.m. meeting at the Woodland Community […]

Winter market wraps up Wednesday

Wednesday is the last Davis Farmers Market of the winter season, and Picnic in the Park returns next week to Central Park. This week, the market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. at Third and C streets, and features tulips and other harbingers of spring, including California strawberries, avocados and spring lettuces. On Thursday at the […]

Moore featured at two climate talks this week

Nature writer and moral philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore will deliver two public talks in Davis this week. On Friday, March 6, she will speak on “What Can One Person Do? The Moral Urgency of Climate Change” at 7:15 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Those who arrive at 6:30 p.m. may purchase […]