Chicago looking for goats to graze at O’Hare

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Department of Aviation is looking for a few good goats. WFLD-TV reports that Chicago recently put out a bid for goats to trim the grass at O’Hare International Airport. The bid also calls for a goat herder. Amy Malick is the department’s point person for sustainability, and she says the city […]

Panelists debate religion’s role in Middle East politics

It is a mistake to paint recent unrest in Libya and Egypt with a broad brush, said Hatem Bazian, a senior lecturer of Near Eastern and ethnic studies at UC Berkeley, on Thursday at International House. Appearing during a panel discussion on Abrahamic religions and politics in the Middle East, Bazian said he believes they […]

Water committee prepares for decision on design-build-operate

The Water Advisory Committee continued its education on the design-build-operate delivery method at its meeting Thursday, essentially the third piece of the surface water project puzzle that it must fit into a recommendation to the City Council. After the committee chooses between projects with Woodland or West Sacramento, and after it makes a decision on […]

The truth is always the best argument

WASTE NOT … my friend Laura at is 100 percent behind the local push to ban plastic bags at grocery stores … in fact, so sold is she on the idea that she’s written me on several occasions in an attempt to get me on board … not being a plastic bag user myself, […]

King High graduation posters ready for pickup

Students who graduated from King High School in 2011-12 may pick up their graduation posters at the school, 635 B St., after 3:30 p.m. daily. Posters not picked up by Sept. 30 will be recycled. For more information, contact Karey at or (530) 757-5425.

Compassionate Friends meet this month

Yolo Compassionate Friends, a peer-led support group for families who have suffered the loss of a child, will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court in Davis. Anyone who has lost a child or grandchild at any age is welcome to attend, whether the loss is […]

Woodland CHP hosts car-seat check

The Woodland California Highway Patrol office will host a child safety seat check from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 13739 Andrew Stevens Drive in Woodland. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation and advise parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats and […]

See shorebirds at guided tour of city wetlands

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 6, on a free, guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands from 3 to 5 p.m. The change of season from summer to fall can be prime time to view shorebirds and anticipate the arrival of migrating waterfowl […]

Parents sought to run for Davis High School Site Council

Davis High School is seeking a parent to serve on the School Site Council for the 2012-13 school year. The School Site Council discusses ways to improve student achievement and meets at Davis High on the third Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. Those interested in applying to serve are asked to submit a […]

Traffic stop nets drug arrest in Woodland

A routine traffic stop led to a Woodland man’s arrest on multiple drug-related charges Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was expired registration tabs and the driver’s lack of a seat belt that first caught the officer’s attention at about 10:20 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near the East Street exit in […]

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UCD takes the fight against obesity to the Central Valley

Curbing obesity among Mexican-heritage children in California’s Central Valley is the focus of a new center that opened its doors Thursday in the Fresno County town of Firebaugh. Called “Niños Sanos, Familia Sana” (Healthy Children, Healthy Family), the center is a collaborative effort of UC Davis, the University of California Cooperative Extension, and local communities […]

See Andy Paiko’s art in Washington, D.C.

Check it out What: “40 under 40: Craft Futures” exhibit featuring Davisite Andy Paiko’s glass art Where: The Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. When: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily Admission: Free

Up close and personal

Students at Pioneer Elementary School gently pet a 5-day-old calf that visited the school Wednesday morning for two assemblies presented by the Dairy Council of California’s Mobile Dairy Classroom. Kimberlee Youman, the presenter, is at left. The mobile classrooms visit schools throughout the state, reaching more than 400,000 elementary students each year. Lessons cover basic […]

Blue & White grants help DHS students fulfill their dreams

As the Davis High School Hall of Fame prepares to welcome five additional members on Saturday, a look back at the previous four classes of inductees tells a vibrant story of success in the real world — and dedication to local education. The DHS Blue & White Foundation, creators of the Hall of Fame, originally […]