Davis Community Meals seeks volunteers

Davis Community Meals — a nonprofit, nondenominational organization whose mission is to provide low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, food and human services to help them rebuild their lives — is recruiting volunteer help. The agency provides three free meals a week, a resource center, emergency shelter and transitional housing programs, a permanent […]

Pathologist: Riggins may have put up a fight

SACRAMENTO — The forensic pathologist who conducted murder victim John Riggins’ autopsy said the UC Davis student may have battled for his life in the moments before he died. Dr. Pierce Rooney based his theory on the five lacerations and abrasions inflicted on Riggins’ head by an unidentified blunt object, possibly in an attempt to […]

Measure H would replace elected county auditor with an appointed official

Yolo County voters will decide next month whether the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector should be eliminated and replaced instead with that of a finance director appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Measure H marks the third time in the past 26 years that voters have faced the issue on the ballot. Similar measures were […]

Historical panel needs applicants

The city of Davis is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on the Historical Resources Management Commission. Applications are due by Nov. 5. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input — a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council. The Historical Commission maintains inventory and recommends designation of […]

Sahaya Walks helps HIV-infected children in India

You can help What: Sahaya Walks When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 Where: First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. Info: www.sahayawalks.org Can we make a difference in the lives of impoverished AIDS orphans on the other side of the globe? Davis residents can shout a resounding “yes” by participating in the Sahaya Walks […]

Explorit: Talkin’ about tarantulas

By Lisa Justice The tarantulas will be taking over Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mori Seiki for a public science lecture hosted by Explorit Science Center. The lecture will be free and open to all. Featured speaker Elena Coupal will have more than 15 tarantulas on display as she shares her passion and knowledge of some […]

OLLI sponsors bus trip to Dickens Fair

Early December is a perfect time to start holiday shopping, and the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco is the perfect place to start. Local residents can join the celebration by strolling down London streets of the 1860s, replete with hoop-skirted ladies, dandy military men, street urchins and chimney sweeps. Buy trinkets at […]

Wine-tasting, auction benefit Advanced Treble Choir

“Uncork for Music,” a fundraiser for Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir, is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The choir will perform and a silent auction will benefit its music enrichment program and upcoming tour to Boston and Canada. While on their trip, choir […]

No on E lawn signs available

Local residents who oppose Davis’ latest school parcel tax may request a No on Measure E lawn sign online at www.noschoolboardtaxes.org/lawnsign.html. The tax is on the Nov. 6 ballot. For more information, email info@noschoolboardtaxes.org.

Davis schools score high on API; two enter Program Improvement

API scores Davis Joint Unified School District: 877 (last year, 875) Birch Lane: 852 (833) Chávez: 878 (895) Fairfield: 912 (884) Korematsu: 896 (893) Montgomery: 848 (846) North Davis: 910 (909) Patwin: 869 (867) Pioneer: 893 (885) Willett: 946 (930) Harper: 885 (889) Holmes: 907 (894) Emerson: 897 (895) Davis High: 864 (868) Da Vinci […]

Voters can meet Fernandes at two events

Davis residents can meet Board of Education candidate Alan Fernandes at two events next week, hearing his ideas for the Davis schools, asking questions and sharing their ideas. Fernandes will be at the home of Rubin and Carol Lopez, 2725 Blackburn Drive, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., […]

Bike donations requested

Do you have any spare bikes you’re not riding or are taking up space in your garage? Local residents are asked to donate bikes, trailers and accessories, working or not, so they can be made workable and donated to families in need of transportation to school and work in Woodland. A donation receipt will be […]

Audubon hears about birding in Panama

The Yolo Audubon Society will present John Sterling at its monthly meeting Wednesday. Sterling leads bird-watching tours to many interesting places around the world; he’ll lead a visual tour for Audubon members and guests to Panama. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Come early for refreshments and […]

Planning Commission postpones decision on Target pad changes

The Davis Planning Commission was scheduled to weigh in on proposed changes to the Second Street Crossing building pads near Target on Wednesday. However, city staff decided before the meeting to continue the hearing to a later date. Commission chair Rob Hofman said Wednesday he thinks a decision could be made at the commission’s Oct. […]