WOODLAND — Yolo County’s two judicial candidates faced off publicly for the first time Thursday before their colleagues in the legal community. A key issue of debate: Does one area of legal expertise better qualify a person for a seat on the judicial bench? Yolo Superior Court Judge Daniel Maguire is being challenged by Deputy […]
90 CANDLES FOR A DAVIS LEGEND … they say it takes a village to raise a child, and during my youthful days in what was then the very small town of Davis, a guy named Milt Silva did his level best to impart life lessons to a whole bunch of Davis kids … Silva, who […]
When the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency announced last week it had secured $38 million in state and federal grant money to fund a Sacramento River water intake facility, some saw it as a huge success, but others didn’t. It probably depends on whether you see the glass half full or half empty. According to Assistant […]
All are welcome to celebrate the arts Sunday at the annual Young @ Art family festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Choruses from Willett, Patwin and Chávez elementary schools will perform, as will the Emerson-Harper Advanced Orchestra. Artists George Grant and Heidi Bekebrede will […]
SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers waded into the ongoing battle over corporate money in politics Thursday with a resolution that supports overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, which has led to a flood of money from deep-pocketed donors in this year’s presidential race. “People are tired of getting beat up […]
All are welcome to attend the Davis Parent Nursery School’s annual auction, “Evening in the Islands,” Saturday, March 31, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the silent auction, with dinner and the live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. A total of 250 items, worth more […]
In Wednesday’s Readers’ Choice section, Curves West Davis, 1260 Lake Blvd., should have been listed as the second-place winner for best customer service in Yolo County. We regret the error.
door (v.tr.) \ˈdȯr\
Definition: the act of opening a car door and striking a passing bicycle rider
Example: After parking, the motorist failed to scan the street before opening his car door and doored a bicycle rider who was passing his car.
While the above definition cannot be found in a standard dictionary, it is a term that is known by and instills great fear in most urban bicyclists. Exact statistics on the number of doorings that occur are not available because they either go unreported or are reported simply as bike/car accidents, or just bike accidents.
Yolo County Library branches will be closed Sunday and Monday, April 8-9, as a result of state and local funding shortfalls. The affected branches are in Davis, Winters, West Sacramento, Clarksburg, Esparto and Knights Landing. “Yolo County Library’s online services will remain available during these closures,” Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong said in a news […]
By Lisa Justice Explorit is thrilled to announce its Summer Science Camp classes for 2012. Registration begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. online at www.explorit.org. Summer Science Camp offers dynamic scientific explorations for students age 4 to entering fifth grade in the fall. Campers and their families have five hands-on themes to choose from this year. […]
The Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. A docent will be available to guide visitors and explain what life was like in the mid-1880s. For information, call the museum office at (530) 666-1045 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will celebrate 20 years of community service with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the museum, 445 C St. There will be short program during which City Council members involved in the establishment of the museum and early volunteers will be honored. The public is invited […]
Country music’s piano man and a former “American Idol” contestant-turned-country star will entertain thousands at the 137th annual Dixon May Fair. Fair officials announced this week that Kellie Pickler and Phil Vassar will co-headline a concert in the fair’s arena on Friday, May 11. Pickler’s life has played out like a classic country song. From […]
Despite all of the media attention on eating right, not everyone gets the message. Especially those who don’t get their information from “mainstream” sources. A 2011 survey conducted by Oregon State University and published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that both male and female college students’ nutritional intake was less than […]