Kids: Dance and write your way through the holiday break

School’s out, but dance is in! Next week, while Davis schools enjoy a Thanksgiving break, the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will offer a three-day workshop that celebrates the connection between movement and building creative writing skills. The 28-year-old nonprofit dance company has a community outreach/education component to its work. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. […]

Start your holiday shopping early

Ceramics, jewelry, cards, books, paintings, beeswax candles, woodblock prints, photography, stained glass, screen-print T-shirts, local honey, baked goods and more will be featured at the fourth annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East […]

Author presents ‘Proxy’ at UCD Bookstore

Author Jason Mallory, a Dixon High School graduate, will present his new science fiction novella, “Proxy,” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the UC Davis Bookstore on campus. He’ll be available to sign books after his talk. Mallory also will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at […]

DuPratt hosts ‘Go Further with Ford Night’

Ron DuPratt Ford, 1320 N. First St. in Dixon, presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday — a free fundraising event that will benefit local 4H groups, engage consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offer them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. The event is the finale […]

Bridal show planned in January

Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 for a bridal show presented Saturday, Jan. 19, by the city of Davis. The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission is free for brides-to-be. Wedding professionals will be on hand to share information about all aspects of this special […]

Fibromyalgia support group hosts potluck

Members of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends will gather for a potluck luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Anyone needing information about fibromyalgia, or support dealing with it, is welcome to attend. There is no charge, though donations are welcome. Plates, silverware and drinks will […]

Harmony in Our Lives honors Pickers and Singers folk group

This year’s Harmony in Our Lives concerts will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. in the Brunelle Performing Arts Theatre at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. As has become the custom at this annual event, each performance will showcase a different lineup of choral groups from schools around Davis — […]

Across U.S., Veterans Day commemorations under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on Monday. It’s the first such day honoring the men and women who served in uniform since the last U.S. troops left Iraq […]

Supervisors to consider proposed radio tower yet again

More than two years after the Yolo County Board of Supervisors first approved a use permit that would allow Results Radio to erect a 365-foot radio tower in the Yolo County Central Landfill, the issue returns to the board again on Tuesday. In between the initial approval in September 2010 and now, the project has […]

City considering a bike share program

The city is considering installing a bike-sharing system in Davis for residents or students who need to get from point A to point B but don’t have the means to do so. Dave “DK” Kemp, the city’s active transportation coordinator, hosted a demonstration in collaboration with UC Davis outside of City Hall on Friday, and […]

Cal State targets ‘super seniors’ with hefty fees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They’re called super seniors, and they can be found on nearly every college campus in America. These veteran undergraduates have amassed many more units — and taken many more classes — than they need to earn a degree, with college careers that can stretch well beyond the traditional four years. At […]

Woodland church burglarized, vandalized

A Woodland church was burglarized and vandalized Friday after a suspect broke through a window to gain access into the building. When Woodland Police officers arrived at St. Luke’s Church, 515 Second St., they found the church office had been ransacked. The suspect used a fireplace tool to force open desk drawers and cabinets looking […]

Woodland woman raped at knifepoint

A Woodland woman was raped in her home Wednesday after an unknown male suspect broke into her house and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint. Woodland Police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Oak Avenue early Wednesday in response to a rape in progress. Once on the scene, the officers found the victim at […]

Bob Dunning: It’s not much, but it’s better than sludge

There was a day when I would routinely toss aside those “Class Action Settlement” notices that come in the mail. You know, those deals where some manufacturer forgot to include batteries in your Christmas toy and you’re entitled to “up to 35 cents per battery” if you’re willing to “join” the settlement group and sign […]