Get a head start on holiday shopping at St. James bazaar

The St. James Catholic Church Women’s Guild is holding its 13th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, at the Parish Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. both days. Admission is free and ample parking is available in the church lots. This […]

Project marks two years of exploring local history

Yolo County residents will get the chance to learn the lesser-known details of their own back yard as the labors of an expansive hyperlocal project come to fruition this weekend.

“Restore/Restory: A People’s History of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve” is an effort to unravel complex local history through interviews and research. The preserve, a 130-acre site bordering Cache Creek, will serve as an appropriate venue at noon Saturday …

Bob Dunning: Let’s identify the best of our trees

TREE DAVIS … since we are the city of trees, it seems to me it’s about time we have a contest of some sort to identify the very best of the best so we all know where to look for — and enjoy — them … I mean, does anyone know which of the thousands […]

A tunnel of color

The Richards Boulevard bicycle tunnel in downtown Davis got a facelift this week, courtesy of artist Charlie Schneider and a small army of volunteers. The city of Davis replaced the lights and provided the paint, hoteliers Ashok Patel and Reed Youmans recruited the labor and Schneider created the design, “Color Study for Cyclists,” for the […]

‘Perversion files’: Scout officials hid abuse allegations

By Nigel Duara PORTLAND, Ore. — An array of local authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and town Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others who allegedly molested children, according to a newly opened trove of confidential files compiled from 1959 to 1985. At the time, those authorities justified their actions […]

Hirschfield defense resurrects past testimony

SACRAMENTO — After six weeks, 455 exhibits and testimony from dozens of witnesses, the guilt phase of the UC Davis “sweethearts” trial is expected to wrap up sometime next week, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet told jurors Thursday. The case then will proceed to closing arguments and deliberations, where the seven-man, five-woman jury will […]

Community comes together at monthly craft fair

Sally Parker is about as passionate as you can get about crafting. “It’s the most fun anyone can have with their clothes all on,” said Parker, owner of Tiny Worlds Jewelry. Parker’s passion for handmade crafts and artisan products has led her to launch the Square Tomatoes Craft Fair, a monthly artisan and craft fair […]

Deadline nears for Covell, Brinley nominations

Thursday, Oct. 25, is the deadline for nominations for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award (Citizen of the Year) and the A.G. Brinley Award (for outstanding service). The Covell Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community in a number of areas. Criteria include leadership in […]

Can you give them a home?

Sugar Ray is a people-friendly, super-sized 18-month-old English bulldog mix whose tail never stops wagging. He’s starting his obedience training now. Tucker is a smart and friendly, 1-year-old spayed female purebred Australian cattle dog. She is full of play and is looking for an active family or single to call her own. Come and meet […]

Explorit: Curiosity and the Red Planet

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to the Saturday, Oct. 27, meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit. You do not have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors at 7 p.m., followed by the star party outdoors […]

Carwash Saturday benefits DHS hoops teams

Members of the Davis High School girls and boys basketball teams will wash cars for a suggested donation of $10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school district parking lot at Fifth and B streets, across from the Farmers Market. Proceeds will directly fund both programs.

Parent talk focuses on kids’ handwriting

“Developmentally Appropriate Toys and The Building Blocks of Handwriting” is the topic of a lecture for parents from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, presented by the Davis Community Church Nursery School in conjunction with Write Beginnings. The free talk will take place at the DCC Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. Presenter Stephanie […]

Average debt up again for new college grads

By Justin Pope, AP education writer It’s the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it’s another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 — up about 5 percent from the class […]

Gutierrez civil lawsuit now in jury’s hands

SACRAMENTO — Over the past several weeks, a federal court jury has heard roughly 60 hours of evidence regarding an officer-involved shooting incident that spanned less than a minute in time. Now, those jurors must decide whether three Yolo County sheriff’s deputies used excessive force or were justified when they stopped, chased and fatally shot […]