A hero’s welcome

The 2013 “Hero of the Year” award went to three employees of Liberty Safes in West Sacramento — Douglas Foster, Shawn McMahon and Andrew Wing — who on Oct. 27, 2012, chased and cornered a man who robbed an 86-year-old woman of her purse outside their business. Foster and his family were greeted by Aloha, […]

Transfer students into Davis have counterbalanced slow decline in number of local resident students

Approximately 550 out-of-district transfer students attend the Davis public schools. At times, this has produced some pointed public comment at school board meetings, with local parents and homeowners — who typically point out that they paid more to buy a home in Davis, and pay local school parcel taxes to support academic programs in Davis […]

Supervisors put skids on off-road vehicle recreation park

Off-road riding enthusiasts seeking a legal place to ride in Yolo County suffered a setback Tuesday when county supervisors chose not to seek a state planning grant for an off-highway vehicle recreation park that would be located northeast of Woodland. The proposed site of the recreation area — between county roads 102 and 103 and […]

Yolo DA honors crime victims, heroes

The evening of April 10, 2012, started out like any other for Magdalena Marquez.

After closing up her family’s check-cashing business in Woodland, Marquez deposited the day’s receipts at the bank before heading home with her 9-year-old son.

What happened next, however, “was not business as usual for this family,” Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Deanna Hays said.

Unbeknownst to Marquez, two men had followed her home from the bank. As Marquez unlocked her front door, a masked man came up the driveway, assaulted her and demanded her bank bag …

The dog days of spring

The weekend featured perfect weather for enjoying outdoor activities all around Davis. The local temperatures hit the high 80s. Kyler Wyels, 9, worked in a run with his dad Phil and dog Baxter on a path around the Wildhorse Golf Club to get in shape for soccer season on Sunday. Kyler plays both on Legacy […]

Are we there yet? If I were a dog for a day

I imagine this is common for pet-owners, but in my household, we often vocalize what our dog might be thinking. What might not be as common, I’m guessing, is that we’ve become a family of amateur ventriloquists. Going back to our pre-kid days, my husband’s and my first dog, Fennie, was quite a blabbermouth. She […]

Patwin Annual Walkathon and Silent Auction this Saturday

Patwin Elementary School is getting ready to “Walk Patwin Style!” at its eighth annual Walkathon and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 27. The Walkathon is the school’s primary fundraiser and organizers hope to collect more than $20,000 this year. “It’s a great opportunity for staff, teachers, students and their families to come together to support […]

Help the Grace Garden grow

Volunteers who like to get their hands dirty or who would like to learn more about gardening are invited to help out at the Grace Garden. The garden also could use people with an interest in irrigation, orchards, planting, harvesting or construction or those who would like to work from home on administrative tasks, coordinating volunteers, […]

Join the Sierra Club for morning walk

Sierra Club hosts brisk morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee in the Market Place, Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane, off Highway 113. All are welcome. Rain will cancel the walk. The walk is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes, returning to Peet’s Coffee […]

Arts Day of Giving challenges us to give where our “art” is

By Erie Vitiello Here at the Art Center we are excited about the “Arts Day of Giving” on Monday, April 29. On this day, communities throughout the Sacramento area can participate in the first ever 24-hour online giving challenge to support the arts in our region. It’s the perfect time for our supporters to give: […]

Seats available for bus trip to historic Folsom

There are still about a dozen seats available for the Yolo County Historical Society trip to historic Folsom. The Amador Stage Lines bus departs from the parking lot just west of Veteran’s Memorial, near 14th and B streets, at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, April 27. The bus will return around 4:15 p.m. Contact trip leader Dennis […]

Valley Oak embroiderers to meet May 2

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Members and guests are urged to bring their “heritage” embroideries and needlework, whether made by grandma or found at a flea market. Jeanette Clark and Sue March will […]

NAMI-Yolo plans potluck

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the Church of St Martin, community room, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. The community room is at the rear of the church, accessible from the parking lot […]

Learn to relax with movement and sound

The Davis Art Center is hosting Movement and Sound: a Vedic Chanting Workshop from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. This introduction to Vedic chanting will use gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting. No experience necessary. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information, […]