Safety campaign focuses on train tracks

Amtrak, Caltrans and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority will use Rail Safety Month in September as a kickoff to their yearlong “Be Track Smart” rail safety campaign, which offers facts and safety tips to reduce injuries and fatalities near railroad crossings and tracks. “Our goal is to educate Californians to the potential dangers and […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community forum examines immigration reform

A discussion about what’s in store for federal comprehensive immigration reform is planned from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Woodland Community College. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 800 at the college, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Invited speakers are Kevin Johnson, dean of the […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Federal workers, retirees gather in Woodland

The Golden Harvest Chapter 2139 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association invites federal workers and retirees to its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. Distinguished member certificates will be presented to 25 members for 20 or more years of membership. Virginia Joyce, […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obama appeals for support on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during a […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School district seeking visionary volunteers for strategic planning process

The Davis school district is still taking nominations for its new Strategic Planning Committee, and Superintendent Winfred Roberson is hoping that a few more dedicated volunteers will step forward and apply by Thursday’s deadline. “We’re still taking nominations. We want people who care about their school district and their community to participate,” Roberson said. There […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Plastic bag ban is a flyaway idea

Just found out that one of my favorite towns in the world, Corvallis, Ore., tackled the plastic bag issue recently and came up with a solution that has residents scratching their heads. The city of Davis Natural Resources Commission will no doubt soon be undertaking a fact-finding mission to Corvallis to learn all about it. […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bicyclist injured in crash

A bicyclist suffered minor injuries Monday night after colliding with a vehicle on Richards Boulevard, Davis police said. Bradley Powell of Davis was biking in the 1000 block of Richards Boulevard when he was struck by a car that was exiting the parking lot of a business at about 7:45 p.m., Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Constitution essays are due Sept. 13

Entry categories in this fall’s Davis Constitution Day Essay Contest have been broadened to encourage wider participation. Entries addressing the question “How Does the U.S. Constitution Affect My Life?” are due Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Essays may be up to 500 words long. Entries will be considered […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fluoride opponents host informational meetings

Davis Citizens Against Fluoridation will host two informational meetings about the case against fluoridation and the growing body of evidence against this practice. The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 27, at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. in the northeast corner of Central Park. According to […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘From Age-ing to Sage-ing’ group meets Sept. 12

All are welcome to join the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The free discussion group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nature walk planned at Lake Solano Park

Docents will lead a two-hour, easy-paced nature walk at Lake Solano Park near Winters on Saturday, Sept. 14. Visitors are likely to spot great blue herons, snowy egrets, peacocks, beavers and other wildlife on the tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors should be prepared for variable weather and trail conditions by bringing […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New classes for Sutter qigong include ‘Chinese yoga’

Two new classes are featured in the fall qigong schedule sponsored by Sutter Health. The 10-week session begins Monday, Sept. 23, and classes are held at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1404 Fifth St. “Chinese Yoga” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. It is said that yoga traveled from India to China, and both are […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Artists, photographers invited to support Yolo Basin Foundation

Yolo Basin Foundation is celebrating its 23rd anniversary with a show titled “Art and Photography of the Bypass and Beyond: A Celebration of Central Valley Nature and Agriculture” at its Bucks for Ducks fundraiser on Nov. 15. This year, Bucks for Ducks takes place in Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. The event showcases […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

United Way’s Day of Caring comes to Yolo County

As many as 30 volunteers will descend on Davis and Woodland on Friday, Sept. 13, as part of United Way California Capital Region’s Day of Caring. The volunteer extravaganza sponsored by Nationwide will include 350 volunteers and 26 projects across the region to celebrate United Way’s 90th anniversary, kick off the fall fundraising campaign and […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,