Obama supporters gather Tuesday

Davis residents are invited to attend an Obama for America benefit event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Carol and Gene Livingston, 37810 Russell Blvd. in rural West Davis, a quarter-mile west of County Road 98. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, will speak. Contributions will […]

Prostate Cancer Coalition advocate to speak

Bill Doss, a patient advocate with the California Prostate Cancer Coalition, will report on important developments presented in September at the Prostate Cancer Research Institute Conference in Los Angeles. He will be the guest speaker the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. […]

Davis Flower Arrangers meet Wednesday

The Davis Flower Arrangers’ October meeting will feature Amy Gumm, who has recently returned to Woodland after teaching floral design at Patterson High School for six years. She also has 14 years of experience in the floral industry. This will be the first program she’s presented to the Davis group. The program will take place […]

Standing in: Larry N. Vanderhoef: Seeking the invisible disability

“What will come next? Will we need to give extra time on exams to stupid people?” — A UC Davis dean, 1986 In 1985, on the eve of his graduation, an undergraduate ventured to the chancellor’s office to share a concern. He had dyslexia, he confided to me and Jerry Hallee, assistant to the executive vice […]

Part of A Street closed for paving Monday

PG&E crews will pave A Street between First and Third streets from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1. The west side of A Street will be closed and flaggers will route traffic around the work on the east side of A Street. Delays can be expected. No parking will be allowed on either […]

Child support issue leads to jail time

A West Sacramento man was jailed last week for violating an order to seek work regarding his child support case, Yolo County officials said Friday. On the afternoon of Sept. 25, Keith Michael Reese Sr. originally was charged with 18 counts of contempt in connection with his failure to pay his back child support, alleged […]

DUI driver hits tree

A Davis man faces drunken-driving charges after crashing his car into a tree early Friday morning, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said Corey Tuttle, 22, was at the wheel of a vehicle that struck a tree at Westwood Park on Barkley Street at about 2:45 a.m. Tuttle sustained minor injuries, while the car had […]

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Prize-winning author visits Korematsu Elementary

Author Margarita Engle, a past winner of the Newbery Honor for children’s literature, listens as Jodie Kim, 5, reads a poem titled “My Pink Kitty” on Thursday night as part of Korematsu Elementary School’s first Family Writing Night. Engle — whose books include “The Surrender Tree” and “The Poet Slave of Cuba” — worked with […]

Fernandes stresses community, skills and youthful outlook

*Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of five stories profiling candidates in the Davis Board of Education race. In the field of candidates for the Davis school board, Alan Fernandes is the youngest — he’s the only school board hopeful under 40 — and the one with the youngest kids. But he’s […]

Gutierrez civil lawsuit goes before jury

SACRAMENTO — A wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the deadly April 30, 2009, encounter between a Woodland man and three Yolo County sheriff’s deputies has made its way to the courtroom. A federal jury of eight women and one man must decide whether the deputies, all members of the county’s gang task force, were justified when […]

County Road 98 will be closed in Woodland

County Road 98 from the southern Woodland city limits to Main Street/Highway 16 will be closed to through traffic beginning Thursday and continuing through Oct. 24. Detour signs will direct motorists to alternate routes through Road 25A, Road 97, West Main Street, Highway 16 and Ashley Avenue. Access to properties along the western frontage of […]

Free dance classes, artist studio kick off monthlong Artober events

Davis Downtown is unleashing 31 straight days of creativity during the business association’s first-ever monthlong Artober. Beginning Monday, downtown businesses will be joined by other organizations throughout the community and at UC Davis to sponsor daily art events to help commemorate National Arts and Humanities Month. The Pence Gallery will showcase an open artist studio […]

Davis writers’ pet tales featured in anthology

A fading photograph provided the inspiration for a short story. “I had this old photo of my mom with a German shepherd,” said Meera Ekkanath Klein of Davis. “Fortunately, she had told me the story of her dog Chuppa. Chuppa literally means ‘quiet’ or ‘silent’ and, according to my mom, her dog never barked, except […]

For the record

A story in Wednesday’s paper incorrectly named Robb Davis as the president of Davis Bicycles! Mont Hubbard is the president, and Davis is a board member.