Second-alarm blaze damages two West Davis homes

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Friday morning blaze that heavily damaged a West Davis home and spread to a neighboring structure. Capt. Bobby Weist said the fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at the single-story home in the 1300 block of Marina Circle, damaging roughly a third of the […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

2 nabbed for Davis, Soda Springs burglaries

Yolo County sheriff’s investigators say they solved the recent burglaries of a Davis family’s primary and vacation homes with the arrests of two men Thursday following a monthlong investigation. Matthew Lee Boyle of Sacramento and Ronald Steven McNair of Placerville were taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant in the 4900 block […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rabid bats found near Covell pedestrian overpass

Davis residents are reminded to avoid contact with dead or sick bats after two dead bats found at the Covell Boulevard pedestrian overpass west of F Street tested positive for rabies. A total of 12 dead bats were found near the overpass last Saturday, according to Yolo County spokeswoman Beth Gabor, and two were tested […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hearing on olive oil fraud earns national honor

A legislative hearing calling attention to the damaging effects that fraudulent and low-quality olive oil have on honest olive oil growers and producers, as well as consumers, has been honored by the American Library Association. The hearing, called by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and her Subcommittee on Olive Oil Production and Emerging Products, earned […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Time to plan a party in your neighborhood

The city of Davis, UC Davis and the Associated Students of UC Davis are jointly planning the eighth annual Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 13. The event was initiated to encourage neighbors to get to know one another. Many participants have said they have lived in their neighborhood for years and continue to […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis bike polo team seeks donations

The Davis bike polo team is seeking local support as it heads to Minneapolis to compete in the national championships. the Davis Food Co-op has signed on as a sponsor. “We’ve been trying to promote Davis bike culture since we started about a year and a half ago,” said team member Anthony White. “It makes […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Microbrew Festival set for Saturday

The Woodland Luna Vista Rotary Club will present the Yolo Microbrew Festival, with more than 20 local microbreweries offering tastings, from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The event takes place in Rotary Park at the Yolo County Fairgrounds on Gum Avenue in Woodland. The breweries are from Woodland, Davis and Sacramento. Participants must […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter market is open Thursday

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29. The market — at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The market accepts EBT cards, […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Monsanto grant supports ‘Discover the Flyway’ field trips

The Yolo Basin Foundation is a recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, which strives to meet critical needs in communities in a number of ways including investing in K-12 education, and projects focused on hunger, nutrition and first responders. Students from disadvantaged communities will be able to “Discover the Flyway” on a […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Museum sets new Wednesday hours

Beginning Wednesday, the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will be open from noon to 6 p.m. instead of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is at 445 C St. in the northeast corner of Central Park. Admission is free. Children are welcome to play in the Kiddie Korner with reproductions of antique toys while […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

County hires new director of social services

Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Joan M. Planell as director of the Department of Employment & Social Services. Planell will fill the position currently held by Interim Director Ed Smith. Since 2008, she has served as deputy director of the Arlington County Human Services Department in Arlington, Va. “Joan Planell […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour Lake Solano Park on Aug. 10

All are welcome to join a free, guided nature walk at Lake Solano Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10am to noon. Lake Solano volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead this two-hour, easy-paced tour. Visitors likely will see great blue herons, snowy egrets, peacocks and other wildlife, and the guides will show […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis centenarian honored by Yamada

Margret Henryson, a retired nurse and Davis resident, turned 102 on July 25 and became the 62nd member of Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Century Circle. Yamada, D-Davis, created the Century Circle to honor centenarians throughout the 8th Assembly District and now, the 4th Assembly District. The program calls attention to the growing number of people 100 […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis’ live summer theater, on ‘Davisville’

Summer is an active season for live theater in Davis: Acme Theatre Company, Barnyard Theatre, Common House Productions, Davis Musical Theatre Company, the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble and others all have shows this summer. On the latest edition of the KDRT program “Davisville,” Bev Sykes and Jeff Hudson, who review live productions for The Davis Enterprise, […]

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