Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor’s Soup’s On to feature Frankie and the Fabletones and other local favorites

Another winter means another Soup’s On event with Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor. In 2003, as friends often do, he delivered a bowl of soup to a friend who was ill. That experience inspired him to create this annual event, which is now in its ninth year of supporting important causes in our community. This […]

Contra dancing at Davis Athletic Club

Looking for a way to get some exercise without the gym, trying Contra dancing Friday, Jan. 18, with the Sacramento Country Dance Society at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. The free beginners’ lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. Talib Huff is the caller, and music is provided by Magic Reelism […]

Woodland Camera Forum meeting

The Woodland Camera Forum members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The long-running group of local photographers — of all skill levels — share images techniques, and the latest digital equipment and software expertise. Anyone interested in photography is encouraged to attend. WCF members will […]

Birding tour set at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve

The public is invited to a birding tour at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve on Saturday. This will be a great opportunity to view birds in a winter setting when many species have migrated here for the colder months. Experienced tour guides will lead visitors to special areas of the preserve to view birds in […]

Foster parent licensing classes Jan. 22

Local residents who are interested in becoming Yolo County licensed foster parents are invited to attend a free introductory class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the West Sacramento Child Welfare Office, 500A Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100. The workshop — held in Community Room A — is the first in a series […]

UCD emeritus’ depiction of Kansas farm life earns high honors

The passages within Arnold Bauer’s “Time’s Shadow” awaken memories of a long-forgotten style of life: steering work horses through a rural terrain; trapping muskrats in the cold; and learning in a one-room schoolhouse. And thanks to some unexpected national recognition, the now 81-year-old Davis resident’s account of growing up on a 160-acre farm in Kansas won’t […]

City Hall at the market

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. City staff, and councilmen Brett Lee and Lucas Frerichs will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be located on the north end […]

Nominations sought for 2013 Davis High School Hall of Fame

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding individuals, teams and groups to be considered for induction into the Davis High School Hall of Fame. The deadline is Friday, March 15. Categories include alumni at large, alumni athletics, alumni fine arts, DHS faculty and staff and friends and benefactors of DHS. All eligible […]

Radio show looks at over-50 job market

Michele Woodward, an executive coach, career strategist and author, will take about work for those over 50 years old on “How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, which airs from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com Many have a limiting belief that […]

Animal behaviorist at library

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author Sophia Yin will speak on her step-by-step program for improving our understanding of dogs and their behavior from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Yin, who will speak in the Blanchard Room, makes animal behavior house calls, works at […]

Bob Dunning: Aggies scatter to the four winds

THE EXODUS BEGINS … one of the difficult parts of a regime change in college football is that longtime assistant coaches frequently lose their jobs … UC Davis has generally been immune to such personnel shuffles over the years because it always hired from within … No more … as part of the hiring of […]

Coldest temps of winter expected next few nights

HANFORD (AP) — Forecasters are warning farmers that a cold front moving into Northern California will be bringing with it some of the coldest temperatures of the winter during the next few nights. The National Weather Service says as the front approaches the San Joaquin Valley, temperatures will drop down to the 40s late Wednesday […]

State budget buoyed by voter-OK’d tax hikes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — After years of double-digit deficits and billions in budget cuts, California’s fiscal outlook is looking brighter. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday will propose his third budget since reclaiming the governor’s office. It’s expected to be the first time in many years that the nation’s most populous state does not face drastic budget […]