Clinton will rally Democrats at UC Davis

Former President Bill Clinton will endorse four Northern California Democratic candidates at a UC Davis rally Tuesday morning hosted by the Davis College Democrats. The candidates — Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), Rep. Jerry McNerney (9th District), Ami Bera (7th District) and Jose Hernandez (10th District) — are all in races identified by their party […]

The world comes to Davis

Traditional Colombian dress is on display during the fashion show at the International Festival on Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The second annual festival — a celebration of “unity in diversity” sponsored by International House, Davis — featured music, food, dance, a children’s village, informational talks and many vendors. international2W Traditional Colombian dress was on […]

CDC: Meningitis outbreak death toll up to seven

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven. In updated figures posted to its website Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people across nine states. Minnesota and Ohio are the […]

Contractors license board cites 10 in undercover sting

The Contractors State License Board regularly uses online bulletin boards, including Craigslist, as a primary source to identify potential unlicensed contractors. However, seldom have investigators seen someone use the popular online bulletin board with more regularity than Andy Karl Kelly. Kelly, operating as AK Plumbing in Woodland, once owned a state contractor’s license. But that […]

DA receives grant to investigate identity theft, piracy crimes

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced last week his office’s receipt of a $56,805 grant from the California Attorney General’s Office to investigate identity theft and intellectual property cases. Funding from this grant will be used to train digital forensic investigators and purchase forensic equipment for the high technology lab, used by the DA’s […]

This was one spectacular drive-through adventure

The plan one fine September day was to leave Davis in the late morning, head north on U.S. 101 through the impossibly magnificent California redwoods and make it to the southern Oregon town of Brookings before all the pizza parlors closed. Well, if you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans. To reach […]

Hear poetry in the garden on Thursday

Local residents are invited to hear Davis poets Spring Warren and Jill Stengel share their work in the pastoral setting of the UC Davis Arboretum from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday on the Wyatt Deck at UC Davis. Warren grew up on a Wyoming ranch, and is the author of “The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I […]

Walk with Warren on Wednesday

Join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum and a famous storyteller and punster, for an always-engaging noontime exploration of the Arboretum’s west end gardens on Wednesday. Walks with Warren take place on the second Wednesday each month and explore various collections of the Arboretum. This month, the group will meet at noon […]

Sign up for free smoke alarm battery change

Daylight-saving time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. As you turn back your clock, it’s also time to change your smoke alarm batteries. The Rotary Club of Davis provides this free annual service to local senior citizens who sign up for it through the Davis Senior Center. Rotarians will provide the batteries, ladders […]

Grad Night tickets available now

Seniors, it’s not too soon to think about Grad Night 2013! The tickets cover food, drinks and entertainment at the all-night graduation party in June and are at their lowest price, $75, until Dec. 31. Scholarships are available through school counselors. Ticket forms can be found at and questions may be answered by emailing Kindergarten […]

This shelter kitty can light up your home

Yolo County animal services officials are seeking a home for one of the animal shelter’s more illuminating occupants. Ember, an orange tabby, was stranded for several days atop a utility pole on Chaparral Way in West Sacramento, said Vicky Fletcher, the shelter’s business services manager. “Neighbors had seen this cat on top of the pole […]

Passenger hurt, tree damaged in alleged DUI crash

Some Woodland residents got a shock early Saturday morning when an alleged drunken driver crashed into their yard, police said. Sgt. Steve Sexton said Woodland resident Robert L. Williams, 26, was under the influence of alcohol when he struck a tree in the front yard of a home at the intersection of Mariposa and West […]

Artober features concerts, art tours, author readings

Davis Downtown is unleashing 31 straight days of creativity during the business association’s first-ever monthlong Artober. The Pence Gallery is showcasing an open artist studio setting all month long, the Mondavi Center at UC Davis will dedicate every performance in October to Artober and various stores downtown will feature art or other artistic performances. This […]

Community invited to celebrate Davis co-ops

This week is planned to be one of communal acknowledgement for the member-owned and -governed businesses that very much define Davis. The festivities are appropriately timed, given that October is National Co-op Month. Furthermore, the United Nations declared 2012 as an International Year of Cooperatives. Julie Cross, marketing and education director for the Davis Food […]