Shooting, carjacking may be gang-related, Woodland cops say

Gang activity may have played a role in both a carjacking and a shooting that occurred in Woodland late last week, according to police. Three people were arrested in connection with the carjacking, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday near Ferns Park on West Southwood Drive. The victim reported being assaulted by three males […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

City open house focuses on Covell Boulevard

Community members are invited to give input and ask questions about the city’s plans to improve the East Covell Boulevard corridor during an open house Thursday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The open house will run from 6 to 8 p.m. City community development staff […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Poet will visit UCD Arboretum

Zach “OmegaZ” Watkins, a composer and poet living in Sacramento, will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Watkins graduated from Cal State Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) with a bachelor of arts in music. The event is free; parking is available for $7 in […]

May 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer creative writing class set

A creative writing class for teens and adults will be offered this summer at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The class, taught by Don Schwartz, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 11. “If you are looking for a supportive and friendly environment to develop your writing ideas, this is the […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local author wins Agatha Award for latest mystery, has new book coming in June

Meet the author Who: Mystery writer Catriona McPherson When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Info: 530-758-4040 Local author Catriona McPherson recently picked up an Agatha Award for her 2012 mystery novel “Dandy Gilver and the Unsuitable Day for a Murder.” And McPherson has a new novel — not […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Willett Elementary students do well at California Future Problem Solvers

A team of students from Willett Elementary School placed fifth in a recent statewide competition at the California Future Problem Solvers convention in San Jose. The team of students from teacher Niki Reina-Guerra’s fifth-grade class tackled a challenge involving “ocean soup,” in which students were asked to consider possible solutions to the growing problem of […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis posts 6% jobless rate, lower than other cities in Yolo County

The California Employment Development Department reported Friday that unemployment in Davis during April was 6 percent. That compares to 10.7 percent in Winters, 11.1 percent in Woodland and a 14.6 percent in West Sacramento. The overall unemployment rate for Yolo County was 9.4 percent, somewhat higher than California’s rate, which was 8.5 percent. The EDD’s […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Buy a bike license at Picnic in the Park

California bicycle licenses will be for sale from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park in Central Park. A bike license may help prevent theft and aids in recovery by entering your bike into a statewide system of identification and recovery. It is also required of all bicycles operated on the UC […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD Jazz Bands perform Wednesday

The UC Davis Jazz Bands, under the direction of Delbert Bump, will present their spring quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are $12 general, $8 for students, available at or 530-754-2787.

May 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

Free early pregnancy class offered

Women expecting babies can learn more about the changes their body is experiencing and how it begins the journey to childbirth at a free one-time class from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The instructor is childbirth educator Debra Dingman, who will teach the class at Nana and Company children’s boutique, 141 N. First St. in […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Low-income taxpayers may apply for city refunds

Qualified low-income homeowners can receive a full refund of their Davis park maintenance tax and open space protection tax for 2012-13 by returning a completed city application form by June 28. This is an annual refund program, not an exemption from the tax, which appears on your property tax bill. To be eligible, applicants must […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Panel examines Iranian sanctions

Local residents can find out what’s happening as a result of U.S. sanctions against Iran at a panel discussion by three experts from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the UC Davis Alumni & Visitors Center. The panel features Timothy Ward, an international trade attorney; Erich C. Ferrari, founder of the Center of Economic Sanctions […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Men’s Talk, Drum Circle meets June 4

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, upstairs in the Campus Program Building at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. in Davis. All men age 18 and older are welcome to attend the free monthly events. Over the past 2 1/2 years, Talk Circle […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Memorial Day ceremonies honor veterans

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host the community’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at the Davis Cemetery to remember local veterans who died in our nation’s service. The cemetery is at 820 Pole Line Road in East Davis. The Yolo County Veterans Coalition also will host a Memorial […]

May 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,