Food will be given to needy residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Oct. 16, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at the Owendale Community, […]

Our Sunday best: Davis is graying, with far-reaching implications

Being a college town, Davis has for decades reflected a degree of youth culture. But the city is now in the midst of a long, gradual transformation, as the percentage of local residents in the senior citizen category swells. Due to the demographic bulge of aging baby boomers, local residents deciding to remain in town […]

Cops wait tables for Special Olympics

Law-enforcement personnel will serve as celebrity waiters Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Red Robin restaurant at 2031 Bronze Star Drive in Woodland, with their “tips” donated to Special Olympics. Officers will be on hand for the lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (4 to 8 p.m.) shifts. Tip-A-Cop is a national Law Enforcement Torch […]

Walk the Arboretum with Warren on Wednesday

Join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum for an engaging noontime exploration of fall at the Arboretum’s west end gardens from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The walk is free; limited free one-hour parking is available along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where parking can […]

From Paige, a positively pink message of hope

Ann Murray Paige breezes into Barista Brew, looking every bit the part of a Davis mom.

Clad in workout clothes, she’s between phone calls with her son’s doctor, awaiting word on what to do about a possible broken nose.

Her husband’s traveling for work, so it’s all on her right now. Soon she’ll be heading to her part-time job at Fit House, where she works the front desk and handles social media. She gets in her regular workouts there as well.

Many a mom could relate to …

Iran expert to speak at UC Davis

The UC Davis department of Middle East/South Asia studies presents a public lecture by Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, a professor of history and Near and Middle Eastern civilizations at the University of Toronto, on Wednesday in ARC Ballroom A on the UCD campus. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation, “The Cyrus Cylinder and […]

Sunrise Rotarians invite grant applications

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club is accepting grant applications to support community service projects. The local Rotarians seek projects in the community that they can positively impact through members’ hands-on efforts and/or financial support. To find out how your organization can obtain assistance, go to the Sunrise Rotary Club’s website at and click on the […]

Mother: Woman killed in DC chase was depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from post-partum depression, her mother said. The harrowing chase Thursday unfolded between two national landmarks, briefly shuttered the chambers where federal lawmakers were debating […]

Emken kicks off College Republicans’ speaker series

Elizabeth Emken, a candidate for the California 7th Congressional District, will address the Davis College Republicans at 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 16, in 147 Olson Hall on the UC Davis campus. Her address will launch the campus club’s #Victory2014 Speaker Series, which will bring candidates, officeholders and party leaders to Davis throughout the school year leading […]

Screenwriting class offered at Davis Art Center

Want to see your story on the big screen? Teens older than 14 and adults are invited to sign up for the Davis Art Center’s screenwriting class, which meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 14. “In this mutually empowering environment, you will learn to create compelling stories driven by unique characters,” instructor […]

Students will take computer-based MAPP exams this spring

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday phasing out the annual spring round of STAR tests covering math and English language arts in California schools, and authorizing school districts instead to run field tests this spring of new computer-based assessments aligned with the incoming Common Core academic standards. Associate Superintendent Clark Bryant of the Davis school […]

Market team helps get us all to zero waste

When was the last time someone cheerfully welcomed you at a garbage can?

If you regularly attend Picnic in the Park, probably quite recently.

That’s where the Zero Waste Team, composed mostly of UC Davis students, helps Davis Farmers Market patrons separate and dispose of their garbage, and in the process, divert more than 90 percent of waste from the landfill.

Standing beside receptacles, the team instructs people on what goes in compost, recycling or landfill.

Strong winds spark road hazard on Fifth Street

A stretch of Fifth Street at the California Northern Railroad tracks was expected to be shut down into Thursday evening — and possibly longer — after gusty winds created a road hazard in that area, Davis city officials said. The problem began shortly before 9:30 a.m., when the winds caused a large tree branch to […]

‘The Davis Song’

By Heidi Bekebrede 16 miles from Sacramento, heading west on 80. You will find an oasis where avenues are shady. Laid out on a grid of alphabets and ordinal numbers, You’ll find merchants selling pizza, cars, groceries and lumber. Folks go ped’ling to and fro, to work, to shop, to classes. Others sit and chat […]