Program exposes computer hacking

A program to help keep The Grinch away — tips to avoid holiday computer hacking — is planned for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the next meeting of the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club. “This time of year is an easy time for hackers to get you to open their computer viruses,” says Roger […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Driver in fatal crash ID’d

The driver who died in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday in Woodland has been identified as Darren Fung, 24, of Chico, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Wednesday. California Highway Patrol investigators say Fung was at the wheel of a 2003 Dodge Neon that drifted into the center divider of southbound Interstate 5 near Highway 16 at […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fundraising effort may produce first manned demonstration of Skycar

Paul Moller, whose Davis company is developing a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, is offering a “chance to make aviation history” to supporters by allowing them to participate in test flights of his prototype aircraft. It’s one of the potential perks for donating to the fundraising campaign that Moller International is launching on the website […]

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Home-birth information night at the Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, invites the public to attend a free Midwifery and Home Birth Information Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the store’s conference room. The evening will be led by Rachel Fox Tierney, licensed midwife and certified professional midwife at Birthstream Midwifery […]

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Doolittle’s Raiders changed the face of war in the Pacific

The attack on Pearl Harbor was not yet five months old. The Japanese military was wreaking havoc throughout the Pacific Theater, capturing island after island. The Philippines were being contested and Japan had designs on Southeast Asia. The game plan was eventually to bring the conflict to the Indian Ocean. But on April 18, 1942, […]

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Winter pruning workshop offered

The topic for Saturday’s workshop at Central Park Gardens, at the corner of Third and B streets in Central Park, will be “The Care and Pruning of Dormant Fruit Trees and Vines.” The workshop will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Master Gardener Peg Smith will demonstrate pruning techniques and winter methods of disease prevention. […]

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Yolo DA grant targets county’s impaired drivers

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced this week that the California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the District Attorney’s Office a $233,295 grant for the prosecution of drunken-driving cases. As a result of the OTS funding, trained staff members can focus attention and resources on repeat offenders and drivers who cause collisions where […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Work up an appetite at Thanksgiving Day bike ride

All are welcome to come on out and shake their tail feathers at the first Turkey Roll Bike Ride on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. The group will gather at 10 a.m. at Heritage Plaza at Second and Main streets in downtown Woodland for a casual and friendly one-hour ride. “Come show off your bike and […]

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Border discussion slated at UC Davis

“The Mexican-American Border: Are We Doing the Right Thing?” is the focus of a talk set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Buehler Alumni Center on the UC Davis campus. The speaker is Manual Barajas, professor of sociology at Sacramento State. His talk will focus on several questions: Is border security […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Reserve your seat now for 45th annual Madrigal Dinner

Registration forms are now available to secure your reservations for the 45th annual Madrigal Dinners. The dinners — which will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. — are the premiere singing event for the choir and a Davis holiday tradition. The dinners, which include a […]

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Carwash supports DHS Madrigals

All are invited to support the Davis High School Madrigal Singers at a carwash fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Davis Joint Unified School District parking lot at Fifth and B streets. “Spend an enjoyable Saturday visiting downtown Davis or the Farmers Market while these talented singers demonstrate their […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Holiday caroling workshop set for elementary students

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers invite children from the Davis community to join them for an afternoon of holiday caroling on Monday, the Veterans Day holiday. The workshop, designed for kindergarten through sixth-grade students, is an outreach program designed to give younger children the opportunity to learn songs of the season and to march […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Science Café gathers Nov. 13

“Can a Video Game Cure Disease? Re-engineering Natural Systems to Solve Today’s Problems” is the subject of the next Science Café in Davis. The gathering, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis, will feature a conversation with Justin Siegel, assistant professor of biochemistry and chemistry at UC Davis. […]

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UC plants seeds of growth for local farmers

By Stacy Finz Emma Torbert, a stone-fruit grower, didn’t know what to expect when she got off a bus to tour wholesale food businesses in the Bay Area. By the time she went home to her farm near Davis, her head was filled with possibilities. She and 17 other growers, participating in a University of […]

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