Aeromodelers host Wings of Victory

The Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will present their annual Wings of Victory air show this weekend at the new model aircraft complex on County Road 29 between County Roads 102 and 105, northeast of Davis. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is free to the public. This long-running family friendly […]

Online votes sought for charity paint giveaway

Local residents can vote online through July 31 for the three finalists in Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in time and painting services. The finalists are the Yolo County Animal Shelter, Davis Community Meals and Explorit Science Center. To vote for your choice, visit www.brookspainting.com/vote2012.html. * Yolo County Animal Shelter on […]

‘A Day in the Country’ set Sept. 9 along Putah Creek

The Yolo Land Trust will present its signature event — A Day in the Country — on Sept. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Terrain Ruisseau along Putah Creek. Tickets purchased before Sept. 1 are $85. A Day in the Country features tastings from top chefs representing more than 20 restaurants throughout Northern California. […]

Cache Creek Nature Preserve to be open Saturday

The Cache Creek Conservancy has announced that the Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. People are encouraged to come out and observe the natural area along Cache Creek, hike along the trails and enjoy being outside. This is a good […]

Author, entrepreneur to speak at Avid Reader

Writer and entrepreneur Darrell Knoch — who rose to success after facial disfigurement and abuse as a child — will discuss his book, “Mastering a Healthy Self Image,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Mastering a Healthy Self Image” is an inspirational yet practical blueprint […]

SlowFood featured ‘In the Studio’

On the next episode of “In the Studio,” Patrick Shearer hosts a discussion with Kristan Reed and Rhonda Gruska, co-coordinators of SlowFood Davis. The concept behind “Slow Food” is to steer people away from the feeling of a hustled meal, preserving the pleasure one may derive from a meal enjoyed slowly. It also attempts to […]

From coyotes to carnival games and pain at the pump

WHO’S MANNING THE WELCOME WAGON? … lamenting the loss of five coyotes, Mayor Joe Krovoza noted that “A new family of coyotes will move in, and we must be prepared to welcome them.” … that may be going a bit far for those folks who are deathly afraid of anything wilder than Fido, but for […]

UC board endorses tax initiative, freezes tuition

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California board voted Wednesday to freeze undergraduate tuition this fall and endorse Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, calling it the best option for preventing damaging cuts at the 10-campus system. However, UC officials warned that if voters reject the November ballot measure, the university will need […]

Teen arrested following assault at FamiliesFirst

Davis police arrested a 16-year-old girl Tuesday on suspicion of assaulting an employee at the FamiliesFirst agency in East Davis. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers responded shortly before 11 a.m. to the 2100 Fifth St. facility, where a 23-year-old female employee had suffered cuts and puncture wounds after being assaulted with broken plastic from a […]

Woodland woman arrested on burglary, hit-and-run charges

Woodland police say a burglary suspect compounded her troubles by causing a hit-and-run collision that injured a teen-age boy Wednesday afternoon. Dezaray Murrietta, 23, of Woodland, was detained after allegedly fleeing on foot from the 3:30 p.m. collision at West Lincoln and Ashley avenues, where her Chevrolet truck ran a stop sign, broadsided a Nissan […]

For the record

Thomas Harter will speak Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave., on “Connecting the Invisible: Ground Water and Life.” A headline in Tuesday’s edition reported an incorrect day for the talk. Harter is the third speaker in the Putah Creek Council’s CreekSpeak series. Talks are free to Putah Creek Council members […]

Roadwork brings freeway lane, ramp closures in Davis

Motorists frustrated over the occasional closures of freeway lanes and ramps in Davis may just have to get used to them, according to the California Department of Transportation website. Restrictions along Interstate 80 from the Webster interchange to the Solano County line, to accommodate roadway excavation, have resulted in some onramp/offramp closures during late nights […]

Crashes keep CHP officers busy

California Highway Patrol officers responded to several crashes Tuesday in which the drivers escaped major injuries. Christian Jason Robert Breuer, 21, of Mariposa, was taking the Russell Boulevard exit off northbound Highway 113 when his Subaru Legacy ran off the road and struck a tree shortly after 10 a.m., Officer Bryan Konvalin said. Breuer complained […]

Solar panels are powering public, private facilities

Photovoltaic solar panels have been going up all over Davis during the past few years — at public schools, on the UC Davis campus, and at businesses, government buildings and residences.

And the newest system — several rows of overhead carport-style solar panels in the parking lot that serves Davis High School and the Veterans’ Memorial Center — is about to go online. The Davis High project broke ground in May, and it should be finished by the end of July.

“If you park under one of the ‘carports,’ it’s a lot cooler. It’s providing shade and generating electrical power,” said Mike Adell, director of facilities for …