Women’s History Month luncheon seeking sponsors

Tickets are available now for the 27th annual Yolo County Women’s History Month luncheon, themed “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” Individual tickets are $25 per person and sponsorships are available a the $75, $125, $250 and $500 level. Proceeds from the March 6 event will help Yolo County public libraries purchase women’s history […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Willie Nelson returning to Mondavi on April 9

Country music legend Willie Nelson — who turned 80 last year — will return to the Mondavi Center this spring, performing in Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. With a six-decade career and 200-plus albums, Nelson’s career extends back into the 1950s, when he worked as a radio disc jockey and a journeyman […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Waldorf School offers tour

Parents are invited to take a tour of the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The tour, which will last about 90 minutes, will feature an overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will take a peek at several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. Specific questions […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk through Quail Ridge Reserve on Feb. 15

Local residents are invited to take an interpretive walk on the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Frank Maurer, executive director of the conservancy, will lead the walk, pointing out highlights about wildlife and native inhabitants of the Lake Berryessa peninsula. Hikers should bring binoculars, a camera, drinking water and […]

January 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Campus aims for record, heart-health awareness

UC Davis studies the heart, treats the heart and promotes heart health in a big, big way, to be demonstrated Friday, Feb. 7, when thousands of students, staff and faculty will try to set a new world record for largest heart formation. This show of force against heart disease — the No. 1 killer in […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged

Flu deaths increase; county offering vaccinations at Monday clinic

Fifty more Californians under the age of 65 have died from the flu, putting the total for the season at 95, with another 51 deaths currently under investigation, according to the state Department of Public Health. At this time last year, nine individuals under the age of 65 had died from the flu and the […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors to consider combining all health and human services in one department

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday will consider whether to take the first steps toward consolidating three separate county agencies into a single department of health and human services. The plan would combine the existing Department of Health; the Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health; and the Department of Employment and Social Services into one […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Police seek volunteers for graffiti cleanup

The Davis Police Department is actively recruiting volunteers to help remove or paint over graffiti in parks and on public property. Community members as young as 13, neighborhood groups and business owners are encouraged to help out. “As we all know, graffiti is obnoxious and a visual blight that is detrimental to our neighborhoods,” a DPD […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

LaBourdette memorial fund benefits youth baseball players

The family of a young Davis man who died earlier this month has established a memorial fund to benefit underprivileged youths who wish to play baseball with Davis Little League. Contributions to the Bryson Memorial Fund, named in honor of Bryson Rush LaBourdette, may be made at the Travis Credit Union, 1380 E. Covell Blvd. […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Suspect at large in Woodland burglary investigation

A suspect is still at large after six people were arrested in Woodland on Thursday morning on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property, according to Woodland police. Some of the recovered stolen property, including firearms, household items and tools, was linked to several of the nearly 100 burglaries in Woodland during November and […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Driver OK after crash cuts car in half

A Lodi man escaped with only minor injuries Friday morning despite a collision with a tree that cut his vehicle in half, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m. on westbound Interstate 80 near the Yolo Causeway, where according to the CHP, Cornell Deon Carter, 45, sideswiped a Ford […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

More about rabbits

Another thing about rabbits: they are usually hungry. “Rabbits can be very destructive in gardens and landscaped places. This is particularly true where uncultivated lands border residential zones, parks, greenbelts or other landscaped places,” according to UC IPM.

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged

For the record

In Thursday’s story titled “Breaking the cycle of hunger … begins with women,” Sonja Hess was paraphrased as saying her group “found ways to allow the incorporation of colostrum into traditional potions for newborns,” which was in error. Rather, Hess does not recommend that breast milk be mixed into traditional potions, and she spoke of […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At the Pond: New year, new group, same love of nature

It’s happening. We are forming the Friends of North Davis Ponds, which includes the Julie Partansky Pond and the smaller park pond. The group is open to anyone who enjoys the ponds. The first meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. We will meet at the smaller pond by the parking lot next […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,