The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed the first five positive mosquito samples in Yolo and Sacramento counties and two new dead birds infected with West Nile virus in Sacramento County. Though birds already had tested positive in recent weeks, the positive mosquito samples found in both counties are coming much earlier than previous years and could signal a […]
Local residents are invited to learn more about foster care and the foster-to-adoption process in Yolo County at two upcoming information sessions. Foster families who already have “traveled the road” will be on hand to describe their experience and answer questions. The first session will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at […]
When the Davis City Council awarded its May Bike Month proclamation on May 1 to a who’s who of bicycle personalities in Davis, there was a new face among those to accept the honor.
It was the city’s recently hired bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Dave “DK” Kemp.
Three weeks later, however, Kemp is no longer the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the city. But don’t fret, he hasn’t lost his job. He’s simply changed his title.
“As we talked more and more with DK and went through the interview process, it became apparent that while cycling is clearly a foundation element of our active transportation system, it’s not the only element,” said Ken Hiatt, director of community development and sustainability, about Kemp’s responsibilities with the city.
Davis AquaStarz is teaming with SwimAmerica to offer a free synchronized swim class at SwimAmerica, 2121 Second St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Potential swimmers should be at least 5 years old and comfortable in deep water. No registration is necessary. Interested swimmers also can join the Junior AquaStarz program, which will […]
Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, June 2, for a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands to look for summer residents and their nests. Like yellow-headed blackbirds, marsh wrens are one of several species of birds that build their nests over water. Males build […]
The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 12 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as May’s Students of the Month. They are: * Destina Agar, nominated by social studies teacher Hillary Brittan, who wrote, “Destina is a wonderful and vivacious young lady whose energy and passion for education is commendable. Destina, although wanting to […]
Barnyard Theatre will hold auditions for its summer productions Sunday and Monday. The company will present a mainstage production of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche,” a darkly humorous retelling of the Greek myth, and a workshop of Briandaniel Oglesby’s “Dammed,” an original work being developed about a family’s struggle to come together during the last days of […]
By Lisa Justice From the burrowing owls at Wildhorse to the occasional river otter in Putah Creek, Davis is blessed with an abundance of wildlife. And one feathered friend — a common barn owl — has recently taken up residence around Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. in Mace Ranch. Barn owls are found almost […]
Local residents are invited to learn about the future of Syria at free talk by Mohammad Kabbesh that will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Kabbesh is a physician who has been practicing in the Sacramento area for almost two years. He was born and raised […]
The Davis Chamber of Commerce PAC will host a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. “Come to Sudwerk to find out why we believe that Lucas Frerichs, Stephen Souza, Dan Wolk and Measure D can best help Davis to achieve a sustainable future,” a news release said. […]
Tickets for Tour de Cluck, a backyard chicken coop crawl by bicycle, are sold out, but you can still get your cluck on at the Fowl Food Faire and other events on Saturday. The food faire runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Guests will enjoy egg and […]
The Yolo Basin Foundation is hosting a tour along Putah Creek on Sunday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day begins at the Monticello Dam, with a discussion of its history and function, and then the group will move downstream to see the workings of the water delivery system at the Putah […]
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world’s first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday but did not stop, completing a critical test in advance of the actual docking. The unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule flew within 1 1/2 miles of the orbiting lab as it performed a practice lap […]
SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento Superior Court judge has largely shot down defense attorneys’ attempt to blame the 1980 UC Davis “sweetheart” murders on four other suspects whose own case fell apart nearly 20 years ago. Allowing lawyers for defendant Richard Hirschfield to introduce much of that evidence at trial would create “a substantial danger of […]