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 […]

Doctor will speak about breast imaging

“The Role of Imaging in Breast Cancer: Mammography, MRI…” will be presented by Nicole Carbó, M.D., at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Dr. Carbó will discuss the ways various methods of breast imaging are used in screening for and diagnosing […]

Woodland-Davis commute saves money, improves well-being

By Paul Erickson I am an engineer and love machines. In my opinion, the wheel is one of the most incredible, history-changing technologies of all time. All of us who live in modern society either directly or indirectly use the wheel in some way, but for most people, the wheel is just something on our […]

Hike Quail Ridge Reserve on Sept. 15

Visitors are invited to hike the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk passes through hillsides of native California grasses, shrubs and trees, and is of easy difficulty, with a slow pace and many stops to […]

Free pet health care services offered to homeless

The Yolo County SPCA and the Pet Assistance League will vaccinate dogs and cats owned by homeless people at two clinics this month and next. The clinics will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. […]

Speedy planes will race around pylon course

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ first radio-controlled airplane pylon race on Saturday and Sunday. Guests will see high-speed models race around a three-pylon course at speeds of 150 to 190 mph. Racers are coming from California, Oregon, Arizona and Utah. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

Oktoberfest will benefit Putah Creek Council

The Luna Vista Rotary Club of Woodland has selected the Putah Creek Council as the beneficiary of its 2012 Oktoberfest, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Gibson House Museum in Woodland. In its seventh year, Luna Vista’s Oktoberfest is a communitywide celebration featuring German food, beer, wine and lively entertainment in a […]