Speaker to talk about ‘cherishing’ children

Julie Ward, a full-time practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will speak about “Cherishing Our Children” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Child care will be available during the lecture at the Christian Science Church, 510 Sixth St. Ward will explore basic points […]

Tickets go on sale Friday for family story time

Award-winning children’s author and songwriter John Archambault will present an evening of stories and songs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The family story time event is free. Tickets will be available Friday and will be limited to […]

Winter white on display at Yolo Wildlife Area tour

Local residents are invited to join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the height of the winter birding season, and visitors will be able to view an abundant variety of species on the water and […]

Sexual assault suspect due in court

The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the grounds of a downtown Davis church was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Yolo Superior Court. Christopher Lynn Romone Turk, 25, was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail Tuesday at the Yolo County Jail, where he was lodged following his arrest the day […]

Irish dancing demo set at Davis library

Fans of Irish dancing are invited to a demonstration from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Mother-daughter dancers Joanne and Micaela Robertson will provide an introduction and overview of the history and technique of Irish dancing before inviting the audience to […]

Super Science Day set Saturday at UC Davis

Campus museums Bohart Museum of Entomology, Room 1124 of Academic Surge, Crocker Lane (formerly California Drive) Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, 1394 Academic Surge, Crocker Lane UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, Kleiber Hall Drive Center for Plant Diversity, Sciences Laboratory Building, off Kleiber Hall Drive, near Briggs Hall Anthropology Collections, Young Hall, off A Street […]

Moller signs agreement to advance Skycar development

The effect of a partnership between a Davis-based flying vehicle developer and a Southern California business consortium may be the present looking more like the future. Moller International Inc. — a company run by Davis inventor and entrepreneur Paul Moller — is the developer of a four-person vehicle with potential for vertical take-off and landing, known as Skycar. […]

Supervisors OK ordinance regulating habitat projects

Yolo County supervisors have long expressed frustration that local efforts to preserve farmland and open space are undermined by outside agencies and developers who seek to convert portions of that land to habitat projects. Whether it’s state and federal efforts at flood control or delta conservation or an ongoing trend by out-of-county developers to create […]

Woodland Bike Campaign needs donations

Do you have any spare bikes you’re not riding or are taking up space in your garage? The Woodland Bike Campaign seeks donated bikes, trailers and accessories, working or not, so they can be made workable and donated to families in need of transportation to school and work in Woodland. A donation receipt will be […]

Four to share stories of Great Migration

Four local residents will tell their stories of the Great Migration at events Wednesday and Thursday as part of the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. Jack Jackson, Rosemary Jones, Richard Patterson and Elaine Patterson are set to speak at from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. […]

Politicians, experts will discuss Measure I

A roundtable forum on Measure I, Davis’ proposed surface water project, will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. It is co-sponsored by the People’s Vanguard of Davis, a local blog, and Davis Media Access. Measure I will be decided in a mail-only election that […]

Board majority endorses Measure I

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has endorsed Measure I, the local ballot measure to diversify Davis’ water supply with a project to be undertaken jointly with Woodland. The supervisor joins local environmental groups Tuleyome, Yolo Audubon Society, Yolo Clean Air and the UC Davis Society for Conservation Biology, as well as the Davis Chamber […]

Are we there yet? Doggedly determined to do the right thing

People who’ve read this column over the years know of my family’s challenges with a crazy dog. I’ve written about Boomer several times, detailing all the ways he was a loon, and all the ways we tried to ease his mental suffering. I’m finally ready to write an update. After seven years of trying to […]

Special features highlight library book sale

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host its next bimonthly book sale starting Friday at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Members only will be admitted from noon to 2 p.m.; as always, shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. The sale will be open to all from 2 […]