Former Davisite honored for scholarly research

Erica Siegel, a graduate student at UC Riverside who grew up in Davis, has won a prize for a paper she presented at the fifth biennial conference of the North American British Music Studies Association. The Nicholas Temperley Prize, awarded July 28, recognizes the graduate student whose paper is deemed the finest read at the conference. […]

Tourney supports peace officer memorial

The second annual Yolo County Peace Officers Memorial Golf Classic is planned Monday, Sept. 24, at the Yolo Fliers Golf Club, 17980 County Road 94, Woodland. All golfers are invited to participate in this fundraising event. The entry fee is $120 per golfer ($125 after Monday), which includes golf, cart, lunch, a buffet dinner, golf […]

Local biker will travel far to protect environment

An estimated 125 cyclists are expected to cruise a 320-mile path along the Pacific Coast next month with the purpose of promoting and raising funds for sustainable energy sources and finding ways to preserve the environment. Davis resident Sarah Pittiglio, who commutes on a bicycle 28 miles daily to and from her environmental research managing […]

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes planned in Woodland

Aerial spraying to control the mosquito population is planned in Woodland from about 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, following aerial spraying in other parts of Yolo County last week. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announced its spraying plans Wednesday. The goal is to reduce rates of the potentially fatal West Nile virus, […]

Sparks Choir retreat set Saturday

Laura Sandage, the new director of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis choir, will lead a music retreat Saturday for all singers, ages teen to adult, who are interested. No commitment to join the choir is required, and it is not necessary to be a member of the church. The free event will run from […]

Yolobus to pick up slack left by reduced school bus services

Yolobus will attempt to fill the void left by two Yolo County school districts that have reduced or eliminated their school bus services for kindergartners through eighth-graders by offering discounted tickets to low-income students. School bus programs fell victim to budget cuts in both the Woodland Joint Unified School District and the Washington Unified School […]

Carwash Saturday will support DHS Jazz Band

Students from the Davis High School Jazz Band kick off the school year with a carwash on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Davis Joint Unified School District parking lot at Fifth and B streets. “Visit the Farmers Market while students use their musical touch to wash your vehicle and leave it […]

Water project decision comes down to inter-city negotiations

Woodland and West Sacramento will have to fight over Davis if they want it as a partner in their respective future surface water plans. That’s because the Davis City Council decided Tuesday that the city will negotiate with each municipality on several deal points of each potential surface water project over the next two months […]

Analysts project $1.1 trillion deficit this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts are projecting a $1.1 trillion federal deficit for 2012, the fourth straight year the government’s shortfall will exceed $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office also says it expects the economy to continue recovering at only a modest rate the rest of this year, growing at a modest annual […]

Spending missteps make Brown tax plan a hard sell

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has made austerity a hallmark of his administration, telling state workers they must turn in their cellphones, selling off state vehicles, severely reducing employee travel and cutting billions from the general fund. Brown was counting on that record to help him sell his November ballot initiative seeking to […]

Wildfires continue to rage; homes burn

By Haven Daley and Terry Collins MANTON (AP) — A Northern California fire burned dozens of buildings and threatens hundreds more as firefighters work to stop the blaze in a densely forested, remote section of the state. Fire crews assessing the rural area determined Tuesday that 50 buildings had been destroyed, state fire spokesman Daniel […]

This cause is becoming sickening

THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES … I know people just love to take their very own cloth bags to the grocery store, which is fine … but before the city requires everyone to use cloth bags, it might want to take note of this chilling account from my hometown of Portland, sent to me by […]

Learn Mandarin at library’s new conversation group

Residents are invited to learn conversational Mandarin in a new language group being offered by the Stephens Branch Library. The group will meet weekly beginning Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the small conference room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. The group will be led by volunteers teaching conversational Mandarin at […]