Classmate recalls more than a famous astronaut

By Karen Kantner Wapakoneta (Ohio) Daily News Classmates of Neil Armstrong have fond memories of their last visit with him a month ago during the 65th reunion of 1947 Blume High School graduating class. Among those classmates is Dorothy Woolley, a professor emeritus of environmental toxicology and animal physiology at UC Davis. The astronaut, who […]

Wolk measures sent to governor with bipartisan support

The state Senate voted Monday to send the governor two measures by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis: one to strengthen protections for California’s long-term care residents and another to continue a program that helps local agencies maintain and strengthen levees that protect lives, farmland and drinking water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. On a 35-0 bipartisan […]

Join VFW for tailgate party Thursday

All military members past and present are invited to tailgate parties before Aggie football games this fall. Members of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6949 (Davis) and the UC Davis Student Veterans, with the support of the UCD Veterans Affairs Office, will get together at all five Aggie home football games. On Thursday, the […]

Isaac nearly a hurricane, packs coast flood threat

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) — Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week. Shelters were open for those […]

Choice in grocery bags? Heck no

THAT’LL BE 10 CENTS, SIR … My friend JAX at writes to say “I still don’t understand why we’ll have to pay 10 cents per paper bag if the plastic bag ordinance is enacted. If the problem is truly that plastic bags clog the creeks, getting caught up in the fences and people seeing […]

Source of mystery headstone revealed

The mystery of a broken cemetery headstone found north of Winters last week has been solved. California Highway Patrol Officer Cindy Leal said the Woodland office received numerous responses after stories about the headstone — which had the partial last name of Hanchet and the first name of a wife, Margaret — appeared in local […]

UCD falls to 17th on magazine’s list; UCSD still first

The Washington Monthly has ranked UC Davis 17th among national universities based on research, promoting economic mobility and public service. The magazine ranked UCD sixth two years ago, eighth last year. UC San Diego retained its top spot for 2012, ahead of Texas A&M University. The magazine’s editors slotted UC Berkeley fifth (a drop from third), […]

Family displaced when fire damages home

Residents of an East Davis home were temporarily displaced by a fire Friday morning. A mailman alerted the occupants of the Madrone Lane house at about 9:45 a.m. that smoke was coming from a roof vent, Davis Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. The fire caused about $5,000 in damage and is believed to have […]

DUI checkpoint nets one arrest

A sobriety checkpoint Friday east of Woodland resulted in one drunken-driving arrest and six citations for improperly licensed drivers, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. Officer Bryan Konvalin said 117 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint at Old River Road at County Road 117 during a four-hour period. Eleven drivers underwent field sobriety tests, with one […]

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 is Brady (No. 108254), a 3-year-old neutered male Chihuahua/dachshund mix. Also hoping for a good home is Sabrina (No. 108970), a 6-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired tortoiseshell cat. Fees are charged […]

Local author publishes second book for young readers

Meet the author Who: Kim Zarins, reading “The Helpful Puppy” and signing copies When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Davis resident Kim Zarins has a new picture book out for young readers, “The Helpful Puppy.” “This is my second book,” said Zarins, who came to town about four […]

Cinematic homecoming: DHS grads film in Davis

It started with a high school film class. As sophomores at Davis High School, Alex Michael Harris and Brent Pella enrolled in Ted Fontaine’s video and filmmaking class. Six years later, Pella and Harris, both 22, are working together again — this time on a film with a $10,000 budget that includes scenes shot in Davis.

“It’s going to be a pretty big spectacle considering Davis doesn’t have a lot of film production,” Harris said.

Harris and Pella have done projects together before. In August 2011, they co-founded …

Water agency swears in two new board members

The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency board swore in two new members Thursday to round out the group that will continue to oversee the joint powers authority project that the two cities embarked upon in 2009. The project aims to bring a new clean water source into the region. Newly elected Davis City Councilman Brett Lee, […]

Learn sign language at Davis classes

Sign language classes will begin Monday, Sept. 10, at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in East Davis. The Rev. Exter Hardy, pastor of the church and the father of two deaf sons, will be the instructor. Classes will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and are designed for beginning and […]