A magical Homecoming

The Davis High band marches in the Homecoming Parade through the streets of Davis on Friday. The theme of this year’s Homecoming was a “A Hogwarts Homecoming.” The DHS senior float took on Gryffindor, with Molly Parsons, Gretchen Huston and Natalie Ho as wizards in training. The parade also included fire trucks, various cyclists and […]

Bob Dunning: Where there’s smoke, there’s ‘education’

In its never-ending quest to rid this town of its many evildoers, the Davis City Council on Tuesday will once again consider an ordinance to restrict wood burning inside the city limits. Yes, this is another one of those solutions-in-search-of-a-problem deals we’ve all become accustomed to. Worse yet, the council is being asked to support […]

Waldorf School offers tour Thursday

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School campus at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Visitors will hear an overview of the Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum; visit classrooms in session; and engage in a question-and-answer session with the school’s enrollment coordinator. The tour, which is for adults only, will last about 90 minutes and conclude […]

Yolo County jail escapee back behind bars

One of the Yolo County Jail’s minimum-security inmates has likely been reclassified following a brief escape Friday morning. Yolo County sheriff’s Sgt. Lance Faille said 18-year-old Gabriel Eugene Weston climbed a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire at the Walter J. Leinberger Center minimum-security facility shortly after 6:30 a.m. Weston was caught a short while […]

Police investigating sexual assault downtown

Davis police are continuing their investigation into a sexual assault that occurred late Thursday night east of the downtown area. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the female victim was walking in the area of Fourth and J streets at about 11:50 p.m. “when she was grabbed from behind by a male subject and sexually assaulted.” The […]

Artober: It’s time to get ready for Halloween!

A creative workshop with artist Heidi Bekebrede, two Halloween family shows with Voice of the Wood and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s presentation of “Macbeth: The Radio Play” highlight this week of Artober, a monthlong arts celebration in Davis.

This week’s schedule includes:

* Sunday, 1-3 p.m.: Author SF Chapman presents “I’m Here to Help” at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

Tuleyome Tales: Enjoy the outdoors, but hike safely

By Bob Schneider Fall is here; temperatures are cooling; and the hiking season begins! I am really looking forward to revisiting favorite trails and hiking new trails throughout the region. It is also time to do a bit of trail maintenance. As we pack our packs and tighten our laces it is important to also […]

Meetings offer introduction to foster care

Have you thought about becoming a foster parent or adopting a local child who needs a permanent home? Did you know each year loving families within the communities of Yolo County are needed for more than 100 abused and neglected children? All are welcome to attend a free introduction to foster care and adoption from […]

Yolo Hospice: A fairytale ending for Princess Marissa

By Mary Odbert Michael and Jamie Velasquez instinctively knew something wasn’t quite right with their daughter, Marissa. The pretty, brown-haired, green-eyed, princess-loving 6-year old always had trouble gaining weight and sometimes a little trouble walking. Then one year ago, the seizures began. The seizures led to tests, three medically induced comas and two hospitals searching […]

Watch the debate at Sudwerk

The Yolo County Republican Association will host a presidential debate-watching party Monday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. All are welcome.

Missing Davis teen found safe

Davis authorities are breathing a sigh of relief today after finding a missing teenager safe and sound. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the 14-year-old boy, who has autism, was reported missing at about 11:40 p.m. Thursday from his home in the North Davis area. Davis police launched a search of the area with assistance from UC […]

Davis’ Boy Scout allegations

* 1986: Two accusations were made against volunteer No. 1474 in unit “193.” There is currently no troop or Cub Scout pack with that number in Davis. A similarly numbered unit, Troop 139, sponsored by the Davis Rotary Club, meets at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. * 1990: Volunteer No. 726 of Troop 111, chartered by Davis Community Church. […]

Home sales dip 1.7 percent on tight inventory

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes fell in September after hitting a two-year high in August, in part because there were fewer homes available for sale. The National Association of Realtors says sales dipped 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.75 million. That’s down from a rate of 4.83 […]

School board discusses big cuts if tax measures fail

The Davis Board of Education and Superintendent Winfred Roberson embarked on the second round of discussions Thursday evening on the cutbacks that might have to be swiftly implemented if voters turn down both Proposition 30 and Measure E on Election Day. The failure of those two school tax measures would mean a $6.9 million loss […]