Bob Dunning: A page out of the old Aggie playbook

RUMOR CENTRAL … my friend Kent wants me to fess up and admit that I’m the leading candidate for the UC Davis head football coaching job that has been shrouded in more mystery than a CIA mission … every day, it seems, we await an announcement from Aggie Central and every day we’re disappointed … […]

Soup’s On fundraiser benefits Kids Farmers Market

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor’s ninth annual Soup’s On fundraiser in January will benefit the Kids Farmers Market, a program of the Food Bank of Yolo County. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the St. James Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Live music, a silent […]

Ethereal equestrian

UC Davis sophomore Jennifer Kronk rides her horse, Fire, in the fog Tuesday morning near the campus Equestrian Center. Although the fog set the scene for a quiet, peaceful ride, it also caused havoc on area roadways, with the worst crash being on Interstate 80 near the Highway 113 offramp (see Page A2). Rain showers […]

More to see at the December ArtAbout

There are 24 venues for this month’s Second Friday ArtAbout, an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists.

For more information about the ArtAbout or Davis Downtown, the event’s sponsor, visit or email

Davis Downtown welcomes Bohème Hip Used Clothing to its new location on Third Street, featuring the paintings and illustrations of Davis High School junior Gregory Shilling-Goins …

Crash snarls traffic on foggy freeway ramp

The connector from westbound Interstate 80 to northbound Highway 113 in Davis was shut down for several hours Tuesday after a collision caused a big rig to spill rebar and diesel fuel onto the roadway. Solano California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parker said the closure stemmed from a 6:15 a.m. crash that occurred when the […]

Take a peek into Middle Eastern culture

Interested in learning more about Middle Eastern culture? From Armenia, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey, Cyrus Soltani will share his knowledge and experience relating to lifestyle, food, currency and more at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Sign up by calling the center at 530-757-5696. Admission is free. For […]

Bridge work forces lane closure near Winters

Traffic controls will be in place as Caltrans works on a bridge slab replacement project on the Highway 128 Putah Creek Bridge. The bridge is in Solano County near Winters. To ensure worker and public safety, one-way traffic controls will be in effect on the bridge until Friday. Eastbound and westbound motorists will need to […]

U.S. students still lag globally in math and science, tests show

By Motoko Rich Fourth- and eighth-grade students in the United States continue to lag behind students in several East Asian countries and some European nations in math and science, although American fourth-graders are closer to the top performers in reading, according to test results released Tuesday. Fretting about how American schools compare with those in […]

Candy Cane Court celebrates final year

Come to Candy Cane Court — aka Henri Court in Wildhorse — on Saturday for a lively celebration. In its 10th and final year, the beautifully decorated neighborhood will welcome Santa Claus from 6 to 8 p.m., and members of the Holmes Junior High and Davis High School bands and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh […]

California sees fewer teachers as enrollment rises

By Christina Hoag LOS ANGELES (AP) — Years of pink slips have taken a toll on California’s teachers to be sure, but the dim job market has also had an impact on people wanting to become teachers at a time when the state’s population of children reaching school age is rising. While the numbers do […]

Monitors help avert deadly crashes in tule fog

By Tracie Cone FRESNO (AP) — Some fog creeps in poetically on little cat feet through the Golden Gate. And then there is the prosaic fog of California’s San Joaquin Valley that erupts from the soil in certain wintry conditions to put a stranglehold on the region. This dense tule fog materializes in a patchwork […]

Yolo MoveOn members join Capitol vigil

Members of Yolo MoveOn joined forces with labor unions, faith groups, student groups and others at a candlelight vigil Monday night at the state Capitol in Sacramento. They gathered to remind Congress to “defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security for working and middle-class Americans,” a news release said. Members are asking for no tax breaks […]

New, simpler UC logo draws derision

By Carolyn Jones Since 1868, the University of California’s motto has been “Let there be light.” Now the university’s new logo is bringing plenty of heat. Critics have compared the recently unveiled logo — a yellow, half-realized “C” inside a stylized blue “U” — to a napkin doodle, a bidet or a banana label. One […]