Don’t let facts get in the way

There was a knock at my East Davis door just after dark a few weeks back. I knew we hadn’t ordered a pizza. Standing on the front porch was one of those enthusiastic 20-something-year-olds with a clipboard, trying to convince me the world was going to end if we didn’t do something right away. He […]

North Davis residents struggle through two days of power outages

Some residents of North Davis were dealt the misfortune of two days of power outages during the first major heat wave of the summer. PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said underground equipment damage caused the outages, which occurred Monday and Tuesday in the area north of Covell Boulevard and south of Grande Avenue. She said 53 […]

Seats open on Yolo County advisory boards

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors seeks candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Board of Directors of Yolo County Historical Museum; Child Care & Development Planning Council; Children’s Alliance; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Emergency Medical Care Committee; Health Council; Local Mental Health Board; Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Advisory Board; Salud Clinic Advisory Board; Transportation […]

From vinyl to tapes, Music Fair has it all

The city of Davis, Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, are collaborating to present a Vinyl and Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. “This is a perfect opportunity for you to acquire the vinyl record that you have been looking for or […]

Supervisors look at ballot language for eliminating auditor-controller office

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday took a look at proposed ballot language that would replace the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector with an appointed director of finance instead. And while supervisors requested some changes to the proposed language, they also continued to voice their strong support for the overall effort moving forward. If […]

Jazz it up at Second Friday ArtAbout

The Crazy Eights, directed by Celia Cottle, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. The concert kicks off the summer concert series that will accompany future Second Friday ArtAbout events. Band members are, from left, Andrew Stephens, trumpet; Bryce […]

State Fair promises plenty of big fun

“Fun That Moves You” is the theme of this year’s California State Fair, which opens Thursday and runs through July 29 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The midway — with carnival games […]

Free early pregnancy class meets in Dixon

Women expecting babies can learn more about the changes their body is experiencing and how to be comfortable during pregnancy at a free class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Nana and Company Children’s Boutique in downtown Dixon. The store, 141 N. First St., sells new and gently used clothing and gear […]

Rhythm & Ribs boosts services to seniors

Sweet margaritas, hot temperatures and sizzling country music will blend Saturday to create another memorable night of dancing and fun at the sixth annual Rhythm & Ribs fundraiser in Woodland. Nearly 300 people are expected to enjoy the rich country music of the Dave Russell Band as they dine on barbecued ribs and chicken. The […]

Death penalty opponents will speak at local dinner

In November, California voters will be asked to decide whether to keep the death penalty in place or convert the sentences to life without parole. Proponents of the effort to repeal the state’s death penalty point to the fact that the state has executed only 13 people since the death penalty was reinstated, at a […]

Blaze displaces residents of West Davis home

Residents of a West Davis home were displaced Monday night after a garage fire that caused smoke damage throughout the house, according to the Davis Fire Department. The fire was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of Eel Place. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said crews arrived to find the garage — […]

Crash sends driver from Chiles Road to freeway median

A Monday evening accident sent a car from Chiles Road across eastbound Interstate 80 but the vehicle avoided any further collisions, the Davis Fire Department reported. A witness reported seeing the car come off Chiles Road near La Mesa RV, crash through a fence and spin across all lanes of the freeway before coming to […]

Blood drive Sunday at Odd Fellows Hall

Are you looking to do a good deed on Sunday? How about donating blood, perhaps saving a life? The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Blood donors will be entered into a drawing for a […]

For the record

Local residents can vote online through the end of July for the three finalists in Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in time and painting services. The finalists are the Yolo County Animal Shelter, Davis Community Meals and Explorit Science Center. To vote for your choice, visit