Parent info night set for special ed junior high students

The Davis school district’s special education department will host a parent education night titled “Transition to Junior High and High School” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in East Conference Room at the Davis school district’s administrative offices, 526 B St. Speakers will be A’Delle Duggan-Laws, director of special education, and Patrick McGrew, program specialist. For […]

Yolo DA seeks $500,000 bail in Davis hate crime case

Calling the defendant “an extreme danger to the community,” the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday filed a motion to increase the bail for Davis hate crime suspect Clayton Daniel Garzon and to speed up his arraignment date. Deputy District Attorney Garrett Hamilton says “changed circumstances” call for Garzon’s bail to be raised from […]

Fresh, second-generation Buick Enclave for 2013

The Buick Enclave, the best-selling, seven-seat, premium- or luxury-branded sport utility vehicle in the United States, is refreshed for 2013 with updated front, rear and interior styling and a more controlled, smooth ride. The 2013 Enclave also features the auto industry’s first front-seat center air bag. With it, the Enclave received the top overall rating […]

Dementia caregivers invited to workshop

A workshop covering legal and financial issues in planning care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia will run from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The guest speaker will be attorney Dustin MacFarlane, who will discuss making legal plans that […]

Steinberg appoints Wolk to two committees

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has announced that Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, will serve on the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and Senate Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration and General Government. As the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, Wolk “brings valued policy expertise to the Senate Budget […]

Take care of your sink stopper

Home & Garden Television Sink stoppers are those nifty little gadgets in your sinks that shut down or rise up, allowing water to fill or empty from the sink. You raise and lower the stopper using the lift knob. The knob is actually attached to a lever that sits under the sink. The up-and-down motion […]

Ask a Designer: Outdoor lighting options abound

By Melissa Rayworth Many Americans have embraced outdoor decorating, filling their yards with fluffy sofas, gleaming end tables and even outdoor rugs. But what happens when the sun goes down? Chris Lambton, landscape designer and host of HGTV’s “Going Yard,” advises his clients to give as much thought to the lighting of their outdoor space […]

GATE petition controversy not limited to North Davis

It turns out North Davis Elementary School is not the only community affected by GATE-gate. The controversy over an online petition in support of the Davis school district’s Gifted and Talented Education program — a petition found to contain forged signatures and quotes falsely attributed to Davis parents — also has affected a parent from […]

For the record

In the Readers’ Choice section published Thursday, the winner for best interior design — Casa Verde Designs — had the wrong address listed. The correct address is 912 Fifth St., Davis.

Summer school offers fun learning opportunities

Short-term summer enrichment classes will be offered once again this summer by the Davis school district, meeting Mondays through Thursdays from June 17 to July 22, with a holiday break July 1-5. Some classes meet for just a few days, others for a few weeks. The deadline for enrollment is April 30.

Fees are charged; they vary, depending on the length of the course and the materials involved.

The summer enrichment program was launched last summer …

See migratory birds, year-round residents on Wildlife Area tour

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Numerous migratory birds are visiting the Wildlife Area but many species, such as the horned lark, are present all year long. Although their numbers taper off some during the summer months, […]

Join morning tour of city of Davis wetlands on April 6

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will host a morning tour of the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6. The guided tour visits these specially created wetlands that use treated waste and storm water to create habitat for a diverse population of bird species year-round. Migration is under way at the […]