Community energy workshop slated

Community Choice Energy, a new way to bring 100 percent clean energy to Yolo County, will be the subject of a public workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. A panel of experts will discuss the benefits and risks of community choice aggregation for Davis. They include […]

Sign-ups continue for kindergarten programs

Davis Joint Unified School District will offer transitional kindergarten classes at three elementary schools starting this fall. Enrollment is continuing. Families who are considering either traditional or transitional kindergarten should visit their neighborhood school or go online to For more information, call Montgomery Elementary at (530) 759-2100, Korematsu Elementary at (530) 757-5358 or Patwin Elementary […]

Cultural performance benefits Team Davis

The NewStar Chinese School — which mounts an elaborate annual Chinese New Year show — will present a special showcase at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Proceeds will benefit Team Davis, the local nonprofit organization that helps enrich the lives of children and adults […]

Pakistan: Al-Qaida No. 2 at house hit by US drone

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has evidence that al-Qaida’s second-in-command was in a house destroyed by a U.S. drone strike in the country’s northwest tribal region, but it is unclear whether he was killed, intelligence officials said Tuesday. U.S. officials have said they were targeting Abu Yahya al-Libi in Monday’s strike in Khassu Khel village […]

Peregrine School offers filmmaking workshops

Peregrine School is offering two intensive filmmaking workshops this summer for children ages 9 to 14. The workshops will include lessons in visual literacy, screenwriting, cinematography and editing. Each student will write an original screenplay of their own, while collaborating to produce the screenplay of their choice into a five- to 10-minute film. Participants also have ample opportunity to […]

Sunflower artists to be honored at reception

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold a reception and awards ceremony for the 2012 Sunflower Art Competition from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza will be the master of ceremonies and will present prizes to the winners. […]

Charity tea benefits Yolo County CASA

Local residents are invited to the third annual “Tea Time” fundraiser Saturday, where they’ll relax and enjoy iced or hot teas and fresh baked treats prepared by five Davis High School student hostesses. The event will take place in the garden at 542 Antioch Drive. Seatings will be at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. RSVP to […]

Donations support Yolo Law Library

The Yolo County Law Library has received more than $3,000 from the Yolo Community Foundation through a fund established by Mortimer Schwartz of Davis, emeritus associate dean of the UC Davis Law Library. Many local lawyers have contributed to the fund. “We will be using the funds for resources that the regular budget cannot provide, including […]

Twitter and Davis on ‘Davisville’

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project says 8 percent of Americans use Twitter daily. If that percentage holds true for Davis, then the town has more than 5,000 daily tweeters. Two of the most avid are Danielle DeBow and Blake Cooper. They created Davis TweetUp, which seeks to connect Davis professionals to support […]

And now … for 2012 Boobys and Bobbys

It’s Election Day, which means we can all now safely open our mailbox, answer the phone or open the front door when a stranger bearing literature arrives on our porch. It’s also time for that Election Day staple, the long-awaited awarding of the prestigious Boobys and Bobbys to all those folks who made this election […]

Unlock secrets of your energy use

The temperatures are rising and so are your energy bills. Have you ever looked at your electric bill and wondered “how do I spend so much energy”? Try unlocking the mystery of your energy use by looking at your hourly energy use. Christine Backman, from Davis Energy Group, will be at the Cool Davis Initiative’s […]

West Nile activity starts early this year

Two mosquito samples and two dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Davis so far this year — earlier than normal, officials say. The mosquito samples were collected in West Davis, on May 22 between Eisenhower and Fillmore streets and on May 23 near Wake Forest Drive, between Sycamore Lane and Oxford […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Nina (No. 100206), a 9-month-old spayed female Jack Russell terrier dog with a black-and-brown coat. Nina would do best in a home with no small children, a shelter spokesperson said. […]

As class sizes increase, teaching jobs are lost

Wrestling with a stubborn $3.5 million budget deficit, the Davis school board issued 57 layoff notices this year to permanent employees. Now that the dust has settled somewhat, the payroll has been reduced by 50.1 positions and 13 permanent employees are losing their jobs. Assistant Superintendent Matt Best said that since March 1, the school […]