Time to purchase Grad Night tickets

Grad Night representatives will be at the Davis High School Senior Assembly on Wednesday to make a short presentation to members of the Class of 2013. Students may turn in their Grad Night ticket orders at the assembly. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.davisgradnight.org, where grads’ parents and community also can volunteer or […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

I-House adds 3 dance classes to weekly schedule

International House, Davis, is offering three dance classes a week at its 10 College Park location in addition to its ongoing Monday night yoga class. “Students and community members have asked for dance classes,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director. “So we have found a great tango instructor, Damien Kima of Sacramento, and a great couple […]

April 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pick up a bike light, bell and information

Davis Bicycles! will support the Bicicultures Roadshow, which is coming to Davis next week, with a booth at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event — which features live music, a food fair and children’s activities, alongside the Davis Farmers Market — takes place in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Motorcycle, horse collide near Davis

A collision involving a motorcyclist and a small horse Friday morning ended badly for both, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the crash occurred at about 5:45 a.m. in the area of County Roads 99 and 29 west of Davis. The horse — possibly a pony — died at the scene, […]

April 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police seek witnesses to downtown assault

Police are investigating the apparent assault of a 26-year-old man early Friday morning in downtown Davis. Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said police and medical personnel were summoned at about 2:10 a.m. to the 200 block of G Street, where the victim was found lying in the street unconscious, with “various injuries.” “Although there was […]

April 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bulk be gone

There is still time to dispose of your unwanted items for free at the 2013 bulky item drop-off days event through Saturday at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. On Thursday, Elias Garcia and Barret Edon of DWR explained to Davis […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

WWII memorial took 60 years to materialize

Seeing the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. is a goal for many veterans, yet they are dying at a rate of more than 600 every day. The Honor Flight program takes groups of veterans to memorials of their respective wars.

April 14, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Swapping war stories 30,000 feet in the air

Francis Resta, a veteran who served in World War II, has his cap and jacket — both embossed with the “Ozarks” 102nd Infantry Division insignia — hung near the door in his Davis residence, ready for the day he departs on his long-awaited Honor Flight.

The Honor Flight program takes groups of veterans to the memorial of their respective wars, but only as frequently as its wait-list allows. The 88-year-old’s turn has come, and on Friday it’s his chance to marvel at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

And on that day he’ll be wearing his cap and jacket, which indicate the company he fought in during his 1944-46 service.

Retail sales fall 0.4 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales at U.S. retailers fell in March from February, indicating that higher taxes and weak hiring may have made some consumers more cautious about spending. Retail sales declined a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Friday. That followed a 1 percent gain in February and a 0.1 percent […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Deadly storm moves into Carolinas

SHUQUALAK, Miss. (AP) — A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early Friday. The storm marched from Louisiana to Georgia on Thursday, killing one person in Mississippi, where a […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Two stabbed, one arrested in separate Woodland-area scuffles

Authorities in Yolo County responded to two separate stabbings Wednesday — one involving a citizen who tried to detain a burglary suspect, the other near a Woodland school campus. Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 21-year-old Woodland man on attempted murder and other charges in connection with the burglary incident, which occurred in the Wild […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Plenty of highlights in Mondavi’s 11th season

For the 11th season at the Mondavi Center, expect some familiar favorites, several new names, and a couple of well-known performers whose names will ring a bell even though they will be appearing in Mondavi’s Jackson Hall for the first time.

The new season will get underway a little earlier than usual — Sept. 21, a few days before the fall quarter begins at UC Davis — with the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, a 13-piece band composed of legendary Cuban musicians who rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s, then reunited in the late 1990s for a “debut” album that sold phenomenally well.

Bob Dunning: It’s time to pay workers their fair share

HARVEST OF SHAME … growing up in Yolo County a number of decades ago, I was one of the local kids able to land a summer job picking tomatoes side-by-side with the hard-working men who came to this area from Mexico each year as part of the bracero program … since UC Davis had yet […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Join the fun

What: Earth Day celebration/John Muir’s 175th birthday party, featuring a slide-show talk by author Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis and presentation of Cool Davis’ 2013 Eco Hero and Climate Solutions Awards For kids ages 4-10: An adventure outing with Nature’s Theater, plus birthday cake and party favors When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,