Drug agents bust alleged pot-sales operation in West Davis

An investigation into illegal turtle distribution led to the arrest of four Davis men last week on drug-related charges, officials with the California Department of Justice confirmed Thursday. Justin Yuanyee Fang, 25; Tony Tseng, 26; Derek Alexander Wong, 26; and Tercel Chiu-Wah Wong, 26; were taken into custody Nov. 28 at their home in the […]

Work on power poles prompts rural lane closures

Due to PG&E construction, lane closures are planned from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday on County Roads 98 and 27, northeast of Davis. This project will energize 52 recently constructed power poles on the east side of County Road 98 from 1,400 feet south of County Road 29 to 1,400 feet south of County […]

Museum volunteers honor Davis Christmas traditions

The volunteers at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis are busy preparing for a holiday celebration that honors the traditions of early Davisville. They’re decorating a Christmas tree and filling goodie bags to give to children, recreating Christmas of 1898, when community of Davisville gathered at the Presbyterian Church on Christmas Eve. There was a […]

Food given to needy Davisites

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday as follows: * 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * 6 to 7 p.m. at the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave. […]

Enjoy holiday music at Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens, a retirement community in Davis, will host several holiday performances that are free and open to the public. Covell Gardens is at 1111 Alvarado Ave. They are: * The Huddys, a husband-and-wife folk duo, performing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday; * Davis Waldorf School Band, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13; * Davis High […]

Explorit: The wonder of everyday materials

By Lisa Justice On a recent Thursday morning, a class of 20 fifth-graders trooped into a classroom at Explorit Science Center. There were no tables or desks, and only a few chairs in the back for the grown-ups. No lab coats, test tubes, Bunsen burners or any of the trappings commonly associated with a classroom […]

Coming changes in estate taxes stir ‘frenzy’

CHICAGO (AP) — Taxes that are largely a concern of the very rich will soon affect far more people unless Congress steps in. The impending drastic changes in the estate and gift tax laws are prompting a flurry of activity as 2013 draws near. Family members are making financial gifts, creating trusts and considering other […]

Concert commemorates World War I Christmas truce

Check it out What: Special holiday concert When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane Admission: Free-will donation Info: 530-756-0444, info@churchofstmartin.org Local residents are invited to experience a Christmas concert unlike any other in Davis, at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin. The audience will be […]

Student’s video promotes Holmes Winter Concert

Davis enjoys a multitude of holiday concerts that showcase the talents of junior high and high school musicians and singers. But the Winter Concert presented by the Holmes Junior High School Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras got an extra publicity boost this week from a clever 90-section promotional video created by seventh-grade cellist Nicolas Martinez. To […]

Treadmill test valuable for women over 65, UCD study shows

Running counter to a widespread belief among doctors, UC Davis researchers have show that testing on an exercise treadmill is a way to accurately predict coronary artery disease in women over 65. Published in the December issue of The American Journal of Cardiology, the study analyzes 111 female UCD Medical Center patients who saw their […]

Tips for a wonderful holiday season

WOODLAND — The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, when families and friends gather to share the old times and the new. Yet for seniors, the joy of the gatherings and the season in general can be a mixed blessing as eager anticipation can give way to additional stress. The staff at Palm […]

STEAC benefits from wrapping project

Atria Covell Gardens residents and staff members, along with volunteers from UC Davis and Davis High School, will be wrapping holiday gifts from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to raise money for STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. The retirement community is at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Local residents are invited […]

Peripheral neuropathy group
 offers help

Do you, or someone you care for, have burning, tingling or numbness in your feet or hands? If so, this may stem from a form of neuropathy that can have many causes. To learn more from others with similar symptoms and to receive support, all interested are invited to attend a meeting of the Davis […]

Need a new best friend?

Dotty is a beautiful, sweet and gentle spayed female 4-year-old purebred Dalmatian. Stanley, a 10-week-old Labrador/pit bull mix, is “absolutely adorable,” volunteers say, and loves everyone and everything. Both dogs are great with kids, play well with other dogs and would make great family pets. Come and meet the many dogs that will be available […]