Bingo helps camp for grieving children

Camp Kesem, a UC Davis student-run summer camp for children who have or have had a parent diagnosed with cancer, will benefit from the Davis Odd Fellows’ bingo games Sunday. Doors at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown, open at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Snacks and beverages are available for […]

I-House storytelling series continues

International House continues its children’s international storytelling program with a presentation by John Boe at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at I-House, 10 College Park. Admission is free to I-House members and $5 per family or $2 per child for the general public. Angela James will read “Knick-Knack Paddy Whack” from 2 to 3 p.m. […]

Richards/Olive traffic to be rerouted

PG&E will be working in the intersection of Richards Boulevard and Olive Drive on Thursday night and early Friday morning, the city of Davis has announced. “No lanes will be closed but traffic will instead be rerouted over a lane with cones,” a news release said. “The signal at the intersection will be set to […]

Valentine art

The Pence Gallery will host a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at which children and their adult companions may create one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day art. Artist Alison Flory will teach three projects, including pop-up cards, heart-shaped paper wreaths and 3D painted hearts. Participants may make as many valentines as they wish. The fee is […]

DHS announces choir auditions

Audition applications for the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir, Jazz Choir and the Madrigal Singers will be available at all attendance offices at the junior and senior high schools on Friday. The forms also are available on the following choir websites: * Advanced Treble Choir:; * Jazz Choir:; and * Madrigal Singers: All […]

Bet Haverim offers classes on Buddhism and Judaism

On six consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning next week, Kol HaNefesh at Congregation Bet Haverim is sponsoring a series of classes called “Stepping into Freedom: Explorations of Buddhism and its Crossroads with Judaism and Passover.” The classes, which will be led by Bet Haverim member Michael Amster, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the synagogue’s social […]

Robertson will address Woodland Camera Forum

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a program on “Print Critiques: What Makes a Print and a Print Critique Successful and Why,” by local photographer David Robertson at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. The program is free and open to the public, and anyone with an interest in photography is encouraged to attend. The meeting will […]

Step back in time at Ag History Center

The Heidrick Ag History Center continues its monthly educational events series with the demonstration of an early-1900s rice separator from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. The center’s Second Saturday Educational Series gives the public the opportunity to see antique agricultural machinery in action. This month, the antique machine will separate […]

Bike path, tunnel dedication set for Tuesday

The city of Davis will dedicate a new bicycle path and tunnel at 11 a.m. Tuesday, just south of the soon-to-open New Harmony Mutual Housing Community in South Davis. The public is invited to attend on bicycles. Vehicle parking also will be available at the New Harmony project site, 3030 Cowell Blvd. The new bike […]

Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the organization’s national meeting in May. “After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside […]

Deferred care of streets, bike paths creates costly backlog

The Davis City Council received a rude awakening Tuesday when public works staff described the dire situation facing the city and its crumbling and underfunded street and bike path infrastructure. To simply maintain the quality of the streets in Davis over the next 20 years, the council learned, the city will have to scrounge up […]

Bob Dunning: Need a lawn sign? Copy the design

IMITATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY … my friend Dennis in Extreme North Davis (OK, Woodland) enclosed photographic images of both a “Yes on I” sign and a “No on I” sign and asked “I wonder who copied who?” … hoo copied hoo? … sounds like a burrowing owl to me … Dennis’ question […]

Ask the expert: City needs second source of water

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of “Ask the expert” columns that will appear in the coming days, in advance of the Measure I election, regarding various technical aspects of the city’s water utility and the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project. The expert: George Tchobanoglous, a UC Davis professor emeritus of […]

Yolo County supervisors oppose tribal land-trust plan

Just like any population, the family that is the Yoche Dehe Wintun Nation is expanding at a rapid pace. To accommodate this, Yoche Dehe plans to secure more than 850 acres near its Cache Creek Casino Resort in the Capay Valley for possible development with a federal trust agreement. A portion of that land would […]