Bob Dunning: Need a lawn sign? Copy the design

IMITATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY … my friend Dennis in Extreme North Davis (OK, Woodland) enclosed photographic images of both a “Yes on I” sign and a “No on I” sign and asked “I wonder who copied who?” … hoo copied hoo? … sounds like a burrowing owl to me … Dennis’ question […]

Ask the expert: City needs second source of water

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of “Ask the expert” columns that will appear in the coming days, in advance of the Measure I election, regarding various technical aspects of the city’s water utility and the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project. The expert: George Tchobanoglous, a UC Davis professor emeritus of […]

Yolo County supervisors oppose tribal land-trust plan

Just like any population, the family that is the Yoche Dehe Wintun Nation is expanding at a rapid pace. To accommodate this, Yoche Dehe plans to secure more than 850 acres near its Cache Creek Casino Resort in the Capay Valley for possible development with a federal trust agreement. A portion of that land would […]

Grace Valley Christian Academy hosts open house

Grace Valley Christian Academy (grades K-9) will host an open house for prospective students, their parents and interested community members at 10 a.m. Friday. Families can tour the school, see classes in session, meet with the principal and get more information about the curriculum, which includes Spanish, physical education and hands-on science courses at all […]

City to hold Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours a week? Would you like to make a difference in your community? If so, the city of Davis and the Davis Police Department are looking for new volunteers for a variety of city services. The city will host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair from […]

Woodland man injured in rear-end collision

California Highway Patrol officers said thick morning fog was to blame for a Monday-morning crash that left a Woodland man with major injuries. Jonathan Doyle Gabbard, 20, was driving a Ford Escort eastbound on County Road 24 west of Woodland at about 8:10 a.m. and, due to the heavy fog, failed to notice that a […]

School on brief lockdown during police incident

The arrest Monday of a 17-year-old Davis boy resulted in a brief lockdown at Birch Lane Elementary School in East Davis, though police and school officials said the teen suspect posed no threat to students or staff. According to Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the incident began shortly before 2 p.m. when a resident of […]

School board to hear updates on GATE lottery, Montgomery, budget planning

The Davis school board will hear updates on the new lottery system for picking qualifying students for the district’s GATE program when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Also on the agenda are a report and recommendations by a committee at Montgomery Elementary, which has been studying that school’s programs over the past few months, as well […]

Return to Rwanda: Davis teen plans second project

Two years ago, after Lyla Godfryd had spent months collecting enough soccer jerseys to outfit 10 full teams of students at a school for orphans in Rwanda, she had to turn it all over to family friend Chiaya Rawlins, who delivered everything to Rwanda for her.

“I had hoped to go, but I was too young,” Godfryd said.

Not anymore. Now a sophomore at Davis High School, Godfryd is not only spearheading another project aimed at giving that same Rwandan school a thriving sports program, she plans to be part of the team delivering everything this summer. And she’s seeking fellow teens to join her.

Pence Gallery: Artworks full of love are on exhibit

February marks the opening of two great exhibits at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis, one just in time for Valentine’s Day. Upstairs, our Learning Center gallery is filled with the work of 24 artists centered on the theme of love. Julie Didion’s ceramic stiletto with heart forms the ladder upon which […]

Harper bands fundraiser is Friday

The Harper Junior High School bands are hosting “Sweet Notes,” an evening of music and desserts, at 7 p.m. Friday in the school multipurpose room, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. in Davis. Korematsu, Pioneer and Montgomery families with band students are especially invited to attend; sixth-graders can perform with the Harper seventh-grade band in an encore […]

Chocolates and roses at Sunday’s Square Tomatoes Craft Fair

The Square Tomatoes Craft Fair will celebrate chocolate and roses with live music, local artisans, roses and free chocolate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. More than 40 food and crafts booths will be open. The Davis Flower Arrangers are guests of honor, demonstrating their craft with […]

Make a blanket for Project Linus

Those who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are invited to start their new year with Project Linus from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Individuals are needed to […]

Harper e-waste drive will benefit peer helpers

Harper Junior High School is making it easy to recycle electronic waste with a drive-through, drop-off fundraiser on Saturday. Proceeds will support the school’s Peer Helper Program, including tutoring, socialization, counseling and cross-age support. Local residents are invited to bring their items to Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd., between 9 a.m. and 1 […]