Davis photographer’s work in the spotlight

Davis photographer Kevin Schelp’s work will be showcased at a meeting of the Woodland Camera Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Schelp has been passionate about the outdoors and natural environment since his childhood. His excitement for great vistas, wild places and the unbeaten path has […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn more about hospice services

Representatives of local hospices will talk about their services and what families can expect when they need hospice care at a free panel discussion next week. Yolo Hospice, Vitas and Sutter Care at Home will be represented on the panel at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Light refreshments will […]

May 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Genealogists discuss how to access military records

The Davis Genealogy Club invites community members to attend a panel discussion on “Using the National Archives and Records Administration to Retrieve Military Records” with researchers Martha Teeter, Sue Torguson and additional club members. The free program takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Military records […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD ag grad students host barn dinner-dance

Do you love local food, agriculture and international development? Then mark your calendars for the International Agricultural Development Graduate Group’s annual Spring Bash, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Heavy Dirt Farm, 24830 County Road 95 west of Davis. “Be our guest and enjoy a pig roast, drinks, dancing, a cakewalk, farm tours, games […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Will it be an all-Davis final vote?

AN ALL-DAVIS FINAL? … I suggested here Sunday that the 4th Assembly District — now being contested by Mayor Joe Krovoza, Mayor-in-Waiting Dan Wolk and a couple of guys nobody in town has heard of — was a safe Democratic district, which it is … and I further noted that it doesn’t really matter who […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Jury hands down murder verdict in Woodland DUI crash

A Yolo County jury found a former Davis man guilty of second-degree murder and other felonies Monday in connection with an alcohol-fueled crash in Woodland that killed one of his friends and injured two others. Ryan Scott Baird, 23, faces a state prison sentence of up to 29 years to life as a result of […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police investigate robbery attempt

Davis police are seeking three people who attempted to rob a party this weekend host of a laptop computer after threatening other guests with a knife. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the trio were at a party in the 200 block of Second Street when one of them was seen taking the laptop from a common […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Car-pedestrian collision injures Woodland teen

A 15-year-old Woodland boy was hospitalized Monday morning after being struck by a car, police said. Sgt. Frank Ritter said the collision occurred at about 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of East Gum Avenue and Kate Lane. Officers arrived to find the teen unconscious, and he was taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

High court rules for Monsanto in patent case

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.’s patents on soybean seeds resistant to its weed-killer by growing the beans without buying new seeds from the corporation. The justices unanimously rejected the farmer’s argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Holmes Band members will wash cars Saturday

Spring is here and the cars of Davis are dusty! Come get your car washed by Holmes Junior High School Band members on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Nugget Market in the Oak Tree Plaza on Covell Boulevard. Carwash tickets may be pre-purchased from Holmes Band members for a suggested $5 donation, […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Breaking the Silence of Racism workshop is Saturday

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is planning a discussion from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday as part of several follow-up meetings to the original forum on Breaking the Silence of Racism in December. The discussion will take place in the conference room at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The purpose of the workshop is […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour water-wise landscapes in Woodland

Did you know that approximately 70 percent of water used in our area is for irrigation? Are you interested in saving water and money? The city of Woodland will host its second annual free tour of water-wise landscapes on Saturday, June 1, to learn about creative alternatives to water-thirsty lawns. Water-wise landscapes use less water […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Longtime club off to a flying start at new site

The noisy buzzing of the small planes’ motors are an annoyance to no one now, as the field is settled where only cows can hear the daily soaring of the club’s both amateur and professional aviators.

That’s good news, considering that not long ago the 40-year-old organization had contemplated disbanding if a suitable site for its activities could not be found.

John Eaton, president of the club and a main contributor to development of the new location, said he’s looking forward to returning to the group’s main objective: bringing the community together to have fun.

Boonchouy leaving as Da Vinci principal

Rody Boonchouy — who was one of the founding teachers when the program now known as Da Vinci Charter Academy was launched in 2003, and came back to serve as Da Vinci’s principal for the past two years — is leaving to take a job with the Buck Institute for Education, based in northern Marin […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,