Bob Dunning: On the ballot, all things neutral, please

LEADING THE WITNESS … I don’t know about you, but it strikes me as odd, not to mention inappropriate, when the actual language of a ballot measure attempts to sway your emotions … thus we have the Measure E parcel tax asking “To offset the continued loss of significant state funding, shall the Davis Joint […]

Teen cited on suspicion of indecent exposure

A 16-year-old Davis boy faces indecent exposure charges after allegedly being caught masturbating on a North Davis greenbelt, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said a woman walking in the area near Ipanema Place at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday confronted the teen at about 8:40 p.m. before calling 911 and describing what she saw. An officer […]

Local crop values higher than ever

The gross value of Yolo County’s multifaceted agriculture industry is at an all-time high, according to the 2011 Yolo County Agricultural Report.

The report, which was released last month to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, indexed a total valuation of $549.2 million — an increase of 23.8 percent from 2010. It detailed acreage, production and gross values of all the agricultural commodities produced locally.

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young said these numbers …

Hear about Putah Creek at Davis talk

Putah Creek Council invites the community to attend the final CreekSpeak talk of 2012 on Thursday. The six-month series focused on the nature, culture and history of the region. The 7 p.m. talk in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis, will discuss the current state of Putah […]

All you need to know about the three R’s in Davis

What are you allowed to recycle in Davis? A very helpful website,, will guide you. The “Recyclopedia” tab is particularly enlightening, letting would-be recycling warriors see where to recycle and/or donate everything from bed linens to clothes hangers, and pesticide containers to water heaters. Recylopedia rocks for reducing, reusing and recycling! ———— As for […]

DHS varsity footballers happy to come home

Fun for all on Friday * Homecoming Parade, themed “A Hogwarts Homecoming,” starts at 1:15 p.m. at Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. The parade will make its way through downtown before heading up B Street to the high school. Participants will include students, staff and community members, while the class floats will pay homage to […]

Blue Devil junior varsity team comes home at 5-2

While their varsity brothers are enjoying their most successful season since 2007, the Davis High junior varsity footballers have been impressive in their own right. After dropping their opener, the Blue Devils went on a five-game winning streak that saw contributions coming from all over the field. In the three contests before last week’s bump […]

Recycle furniture into something you can use

By Matt Fox Got an old piece of furniture you no longer use? Recycle it into something else. I’m a big believer in recycling. I like the idea that the metal can I’m using today might be transformed into part of the car I’m purchasing a few months from now. The plastic juice bottle that […]

Author returns to radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at This week’s guest, Daniel Coyle, is the author of “The Talent Code” and his latest book, “The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills.” […]

Harvest Party planned for children

Children of all ages are welcome to attend a Harvest Party from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Guests may win a sweet snack on the Cookie Walk, dance to some spooky sounds, munch on freshly popped […]

And it came crashing down

Tuesday evening’s high winds claimed a victim in the 600 block of I Street in Davis — a 60-year-old hackberry tree that was uprooted and crashed down on a Honda Accord parked in front of John Lambert’s home. Crews from West Coast Arborists, which contracts with the city for tree maintenance, were chopping up the […]

Parents’ Night Out at Pole Line Baptist

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Parents’ Night Out is a fun evening for children with games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments while parents spend some time on their own.  All children, infants through sixth grade, may attend any time […]

UCD alum talks about crowdsourcing a ‘doculecture’ course

UC Davis alumnus Dr. Greg Möller, an award-winning filmmaker and professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology, will speak at his alma mater at noon Monday. He’ll talk about “Principles of Sustainability: A Case Study in Crowdsourcing a Cinematic Doculecture Course for a Global Classroom.” Möller teaches at University of Idaho-Washington State University Joint School of Food […]