FOWL PLAY … because I have friends in high places, I have been invited to be an honorary “Cluckster” in the “Courage to Cluck” exhibition that kicks off Davis’ world-famous Tour de Cluck on Saturday … according to the invitation “Most ‘Courage to Cluck’ performers will simply get up to the microphone and cluck like […]
Yolo County coroner’s officials are investigating the weekend death of a jail inmate. Todd Alexander Phillips, 29, of West Sacramento, died Saturday at Woodland Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after a correctional officer found him “agitated and upset” in his jail cell shortly before 1 p.m., sheriff’s Lt. Dale Johnson said in a news […]
Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are AnnaBelle (No. 115608), a 10-month-old spayed female brown brindle and white pit bull. Also hoping for a good home is Siri (No. 115748), a 3-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired cat. […]
When strolling down the deck of the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, it’s common to find an abundance of fresh green produce, stuffed into bins and boxes, on display and ready for sale.
That verdant trail, however, can be followed beyond the confines of the market pavilion and on into the downtown, where any “green” leftover in wallets and purses — after the week’s supply of avocados or strawberries has been had — is often spent.
A 2008 Davis Downtown economic study showed that the average marketgoer spent an additional $21 in the Core Area after purchasing whatever he picked up at the market that day …
Meet the author What: Scott Evans of Davis releases his new novel, “Sylvia’s Secret” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Local author Scott Evans may be heading down Interstate 5 as you read this, with ideas for his next book running through his head as he drives past a rolling […]
Jack Scranton, son of Stephen and Erin Scranton of Davis, has received an appointment to the Class of 2017 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Scranton will graduate next month from Davis High School where he was a member of the cross country and track teams. The prospective members of the Class of […]
Members of the Davis Tree Commission are not happy with the way the city has handled the penalty it assessed Select Commercial Brokers, owned by Davis resident Jim Kidd, for illegally cutting down trees on city property last year. The company removed two Chinese hackberries — one completely and one partially — and one coast […]
Woodland police are investigating weekend vandalism that damaged the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St.Officers were alerted at 5 a.m. Monday to the vandalism, which according to Sgt. Darren Imus included several areas of gang graffiti and a threat to kill law enforcement officers. The incident is being investigated as a felony crime. Anyone […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]