Can you give them a home?

Sugar Ray is a people-friendly, super-sized 18-month-old English bulldog mix whose tail never stops wagging. He’s starting his obedience training now. Tucker is a smart and friendly, 1-year-old spayed female purebred Australian cattle dog. She is full of play and is looking for an active family or single to call her own. Come and meet […]

Explorit: Curiosity and the Red Planet

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to the Saturday, Oct. 27, meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit. You do not have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors at 7 p.m., followed by the star party outdoors […]

Carwash Saturday benefits DHS hoops teams

Members of the Davis High School girls and boys basketball teams will wash cars for a suggested donation of $10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school district parking lot at Fifth and B streets, across from the Farmers Market. Proceeds will directly fund both programs.

Parent talk focuses on kids’ handwriting

“Developmentally Appropriate Toys and The Building Blocks of Handwriting” is the topic of a lecture for parents from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, presented by the Davis Community Church Nursery School in conjunction with Write Beginnings. The free talk will take place at the DCC Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. Presenter Stephanie […]

Average debt up again for new college grads

By Justin Pope, AP education writer It’s the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it’s another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 — up about 5 percent from the class […]

Gutierrez civil lawsuit now in jury’s hands

SACRAMENTO — Over the past several weeks, a federal court jury has heard roughly 60 hours of evidence regarding an officer-involved shooting incident that spanned less than a minute in time. Now, those jurors must decide whether three Yolo County sheriff’s deputies used excessive force or were justified when they stopped, chased and fatally shot […]

Bob Dunning: On the ballot, all things neutral, please

LEADING THE WITNESS … I don’t know about you, but it strikes me as odd, not to mention inappropriate, when the actual language of a ballot measure attempts to sway your emotions … thus we have the Measure E parcel tax asking “To offset the continued loss of significant state funding, shall the Davis Joint […]

Teen cited on suspicion of indecent exposure

A 16-year-old Davis boy faces indecent exposure charges after allegedly being caught masturbating on a North Davis greenbelt, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said a woman walking in the area near Ipanema Place at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday confronted the teen at about 8:40 p.m. before calling 911 and describing what she saw. An officer […]

Local crop values higher than ever

The gross value of Yolo County’s multifaceted agriculture industry is at an all-time high, according to the 2011 Yolo County Agricultural Report.

The report, which was released last month to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, indexed a total valuation of $549.2 million — an increase of 23.8 percent from 2010. It detailed acreage, production and gross values of all the agricultural commodities produced locally.

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young said these numbers …

Hear about Putah Creek at Davis talk

Putah Creek Council invites the community to attend the final CreekSpeak talk of 2012 on Thursday. The six-month series focused on the nature, culture and history of the region. The 7 p.m. talk in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis, will discuss the current state of Putah […]

All you need to know about the three R’s in Davis

What are you allowed to recycle in Davis? A very helpful website,, will guide you. The “Recyclopedia” tab is particularly enlightening, letting would-be recycling warriors see where to recycle and/or donate everything from bed linens to clothes hangers, and pesticide containers to water heaters. Recylopedia rocks for reducing, reusing and recycling! ———— As for […]

DHS varsity footballers happy to come home

Fun for all on Friday * Homecoming Parade, themed “A Hogwarts Homecoming,” starts at 1:15 p.m. at Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. The parade will make its way through downtown before heading up B Street to the high school. Participants will include students, staff and community members, while the class floats will pay homage to […]

Blue Devil junior varsity team comes home at 5-2

While their varsity brothers are enjoying their most successful season since 2007, the Davis High junior varsity footballers have been impressive in their own right. After dropping their opener, the Blue Devils went on a five-game winning streak that saw contributions coming from all over the field. In the three contests before last week’s bump […]

Recycle furniture into something you can use

By Matt Fox Got an old piece of furniture you no longer use? Recycle it into something else. I’m a big believer in recycling. I like the idea that the metal can I’m using today might be transformed into part of the car I’m purchasing a few months from now. The plastic juice bottle that […]