Forum set on Reggio Emilia-inspired education

The public is invited to join Peregrine School and the Davis Art Center for “100 Languages of Childhood,” a co-sponsored forum presentation on Reggio Emilia-inspired education at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1. The program will take place at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Several schools in Davis are Reggio-inspired, including Peregrine School and the […]

Book-release party celebrates Rendahl’s 10th novel

Local residents are invited to join Eileen Rendahl, a Davis resident and the award-winning and national bestselling author of the Messenger series, to celebrate the publication of her 10th novel. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Refreshments will be served. “Dead Letter […]

Learn energy-saving tips at Saturday’s Cool Home Workshop

The Cool Davis Initiative invites local residents to drop in to the Cool Home Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Visitors will learn home energy savings and assessment skills; play at the sustainable washing station; enjoy fresh, healthy food; and […]

Kicking off the new year

Students at The NewStar Chinese School, many dressed in traditional costumes, presented a series of music, dance and martial arts performances in an energetic program Sunday to kick off the Chinese New Year. The annual event took place at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High school. The festivities ushered in the Year of the […]

Bulgaria links Hezbollah to July bus bombing

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hezbollah bombed a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, investigators said Tuesday, describing a sophisticated bombing carried out by a terrorist cell that included Canadian and Australian citizens. Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, in the first major announcement in the investigation into the July 18 bombing that killed […]

Residents pepper city staff with water questions

The water questions came flying Monday inside the Patwin Elementary School gymnasium where the city held the first of five community meetings for residents to learn about the Woodland-Davis surface water project and the corresponding rates.

Dianna Jensen, Davis’ principal civil engineer, and Herb Niederberger, general manager of utilities, development and operations, presented the project and the rates on poster boards …

Boy safe after six-day standoff

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A five-year-old boy was back with his ecstatic family and playing with his toy dinosaur after his nearly weeklong ordeal as a hostage in an underground bunker was ended by a sudden police raid and the death of his kidnapper. The FBI and other law enforcement officials left plenty of […]

Bob Dunning: Want to protest? It’s no easy thing

After much prodding, the last time the city of Davis sent out a Prop. 218 rate notice in the summer of 2011, it included a return postcard for those ratepayers who wished to formally protest the rates. Which was clearly the right thing to do, even if the city didn’t initially plan to do so. […]

Motorcycle-pedestrian collision injures four

A Davis man was one of four people injured Sunday when a motorcycle struck three pedestrians along the Sacramento River, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Old River Road south of County Road 126 near West Sacramento, where motorcyclist Stanley James Kolar of Sacramento was unable to […]

Learn more

Learn more What: Community meetings to provide information and answer questions about proposed changes in the city’s water supply and rates When and where: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St.; 7 p.m. Thursday, Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, South Davis Fire Station, 425 Mace Blvd.; and […]

Stun gun discovery leads to Woodland man’s arrest

Davis police arrested a 28-year-old Woodland man Saturday on suspicion of having a stun gun. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were alerted at 9:30 p.m. to a possible car burglary in progress in The Marketplace shopping center on West Covell Boulevard. They arrived to find two people in the car, which belonged to one of […]

Experts push for national LED standards

It is not enough to be energy-efficient; LED lighting also must be consistently high-quality and reliable to win over consumers. That message, from the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, helped prompt the California Energy Commission to include quality criteria for LED replacement lamps in its first-in-the-nation energy efficiency directive on Dec. 12. Now, […]

Earthworms contribute to climate change, study finds

Earthworms are long revered for their beneficial role in soil fertility, but with the good comes the bad: They also increase greenhouse gas emissions from soils, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change by a research team that includes a UC Davis soil scientist. The team found that earthworms do not, as […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Leia (No. 110639), a 3-year-old spayed female black and white pit bull. Also hoping for a good home is Simon (No. 104496), a 1-year 10-month-old neutered male buff domestic short-haired […]