Take flight at Pole Line VBS

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” Vacation Bible School this week. The camp, for 4-year-olds through sixth-graders, will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday at Chestnut Park and Slide Hill Park. Some activities also will take place at the church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis, from 6:30 […]

Register now for DHS Class of 1962 reunion

A 50th reunion for the Davis High School Class of 1962 is planned Saturday, Aug. 25, at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St., Davis. The reunion will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Casual attire is suggested. The event will feature music of the 1950s, dinner and a no-host bar. Tickets are $35 each. Those who would like […]

Avid Reader features author of ‘From Goods to a Good Life’

Check it out What: A talk by Madhavi Sunder, author of “From Goods to the Good Life” Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis When: Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. Author and UC Davis professor Madhavi Sunder will discuss her new book, “From Goods To a Good Life,” at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in […]

Raptor Center volunteers show birds of prey at State Fair

Hawks, kestrels and owls were showcased by the California Raptor Center last Sunday and Thursday in the first of four showings at the California State Fair in Sacramento. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — which invited the group for a brief stint in 2011 — brought the volunteer team and the education birds to […]

Meet Smokey Bear at Lake Solano Park

Visitors to Lake Solano Park in Winters on Saturday will have the opportunity to meet Smokey Bear, the United States Forest Service mascot. At the 10 a.m. event, park volunteer Barbara Cooper will talk about the history of Smokey Bear and representatives from the Vacaville Fire Department will discuss the tools and equipment they use […]

Police: 12 dead in Colorado theater shooting

By Thomas Peipert AURORA, Colo. — A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie early this morning, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent […]

Don’t count your vote before the ballot is written

NO VOTE TOPIC YET … based on what we heard at Tuesday’s council meeting, we don’t know yet what we’ll be voting on come March 5, but that didn’t stop various folks from claiming that Davis voters will finally have a chance to vote on the Surface Water Project being proposed with our good friends […]

Police track down burglary suspect

An at-large burglary suspect who police say ditched his accomplice in Davis was arrested this week in Solano County. Michael Cordell, 44, of Dixon, was identified by police as a passenger in a truck that was stopped leaving Picasso Avenue — the scene of several vehicle burglaries — on the morning of July 11. Residents […]

Teen accused of molest

Davis police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of molesting a younger child over a period of several months. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the arrest stems from a report investigators received on June 20. The alleged victim, who is under age 10, reported that the suspect abused him on at least four occasions between […]

Summer splash

Kids at the City of Davis Gymnastics & Dance Camp play a game of catch with water balloons to beat the heat on Thursday in Community Park. Camp leaders also kept campers cool with a make-shift Slip ‘n Slide. The week-long camp for boys and girls runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers learned […]

Under Davis Roots, Nuritas has grown

For years, Dr. Nora Khaldi toiled away in front of the computer, solving scientific questions with algorithms. The Irishwoman studied the molecular evolution of metabolites (drug precursors) in filamentous fungi and researched the molecular evolution of milk proteins. But then, something happened. Through her years of computational research, Khaldi discovered something that could help people. […]

Yolo deputy hurt in minor Woodland crash

A Yolo County sheriff’s deputy sustained minor injuries Wednesday night when his patrol car collided with another vehicle at a Woodland intersection, according to the California Highway Patrol. Deputy Charles Hoyt was traveling eastbound on Muir Street at about 8:40 p.m. when his vehicle collided with a southbound Chevy Blazer whose driver had entered the […]

Bill aims to boost energy projects on public land

Rep. Mike Thompson on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at making it easier to generate renewable energy on public land and would give local and state governments a cut of the royalties. Thompson, D-St. Helena, and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., said the bill would speed up the permitting process for wind and solar energy projects, treating […]

UCD experts back national low-carbon fuel standard

By Kat Kerlin The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, which helped California create the nation’s first low-carbon fuel standard in 2009, on Thursday joined five other leading research institutions in releasing a series of studies designed to establish a national standard. In a bipartisan briefing on Capitol Hill, the researchers said that a national […]