If it’s fall, it must be soccer

Ryan Hotaling celebrates after scoring a goal for the U6 Soccer Stars in a game Saturday morning against the Red Dragons at Community Park. In the background is teammate Roman Cacciatore. The fall soccer season got under way Saturday in all age divisions for boys and girls teams, who play at parks across Davis. AYSO […]

Column entries coming in from far and wide

When I first announced the Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist a month or so ago, I set a deadline three or four weeks out that I thought would give everyone sufficient time to gather their thoughts and commit them to paper. However, after much weeping and gnashing of teeth on the sidelines, and in […]

At the pond: It’s migration time again!

Fall migration is happening. Now is your chance to see the shorebirds since they have left their arctic breeding grounds and are beginning to pass through. At least 30 species come through Davis. Where might you see them? At the Julie Partansky Wildlife Pond, the West Pond, the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, the city of […]

DSIS starts enrollment process

The Davis School for Independent Study has announced upcoming information meetings for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in enrolling this academic year. The information meeting, for both parents and students, is the first required step in enrolling at DSIS. Meetings are planned at 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10 and 24 and Oct. 8, […]

Man gets 30-to-life prison term in West Sacramento molest case

A 27-year-old West Sacramento man was sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison Friday for repeatedly molesting an 8-year-old girl, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Dmitry Dudkin molested the child between 2009 and 2011, showing her pornography and taking pictures with his cell phone of her performing sex acts, District […]

Two convicted in Woodland gang assault

A Yolo County jury returned guilty verdicts last week against two men accused of taking part in a violent 2009 gang attack. Jose Rodolfo Rivas, 24, and Aaron Anthony Valadez, 22, face life in prison after being convicted of aggravated mayhem with gang enhancements and robbery, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. The […]

Co-op’s new doors help save energy

The Davis Food Co-op announces the installation of new refrigerator doors in the dairy section. Why? Because it will result in a 70 percent reduction in energy usage for that section — and Co-op leaders believe that’s good for everyone! The doors will pay for themselves in 2.6 years, a Co-op spokeswoman said, which is […]

Respected prof dies while awaiting liver transplant

Simon Chan, an associate professor of plant biology at UC Davis, whose work on plant breeding promised to help some of the world’s poorest people, died Aug. 22, 2012. He was 38. Chan had been suffering from primary sclerosing cholangitis, an autoimmune disorder, and developed complications while awaiting a liver transplant. “Simon was an incredible […]

Davis Flower Arrangers get the year started

The Davis Flower Arrangers will resume their regular meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a program by Renee Reibel, a designer for Strelitzia Flower Company in Davis. New ideas from the floral design world are always a big part of Reibel’s demonstrations. The program follows a brief business meeting beginning at 7 p.m. and will […]

Free web help offered to local nonprofits

The Davis Community Network offers free Internet-related services to nonprofit organizations in Yolo County, ranging from service clubs to booster organizations and local PTAs. If you help run a local nonprofit and would like to tap those same resources, now is a good time to apply. The network’s Resource Allocation Committee meets monthly to decide […]

Embroiderers Guild meets to tie quilts

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Members will be tying quilts for the Wallace-Vannucci Shelter for domestic violence victims. Quilts, tying fibers and instruction will be provided. Extra hands and sharp scissors are welcome. […]

‘Heist’ reveals reasons behind economic collapse

MoveOn.org’s Yolo Council will present the movie “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Admission is free. The movie exposes the roots of the American economic crisis and the destruction of the American dream, a […]

Learn how to become a vegan

Anya McCann and Avital van Leeuwen will be present at the Cool Davis booth at the Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, to talk about the process of becoming a vegan. McCann and van Leeuwen also will provide resources and discuss ways to ensure […]

New Armstrong sanction fallout reaches to Davis

The storm with international ramifications surrounding Lance Armstrong has dropped some rain on Davis. Champion or cheater? Inspiration or liar? The now-muddy saga of Armstrong’s path to cycling glory became murkier on Friday. Who has the right to strip Armstrong of titles? What is his future with the Davis-based U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame? Can […]