Per Capita Davis: Bluffing the reader

I guess I’m somewhere in between in terms of where I go for news and events. On the one hand, I still read the newspaper instead of getting news online. On the other hand, and I don’t know exactly where it falls on the spectrum between old and new news sources, but I listen to […]

Costumes for sale at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will host a costume sale from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the theater lobby, 607 Peña Drive. Halloween costumes, vintage and period clothing, jewelry and other items will be for sale. All sizes are available. “Come get creative and build a one-of-kind […]

Author to quiz locals about constitutional reform

Join the conversation What: Author Christopher Phillips hosts a Constitution Café, seeking input on a constitutional revision to fit a modern American’s life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: Free How would contemporary American society rethink the framework of […]

Greet Fernandes at Sunday event

Davis voters are invited to meet Alan Fernandes, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Lisa Haass, 2021 Klee Place in Wildhorse. All are welcome to hear Fernandes’ ideas for the school district, ask questions and share their own ideas.

Meet Lovenburg at four events this weekend

Four Emerson Junior High School teachers will co-host a West Davis coffee and dessert event from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at which local voters can meet Davis Board of Education member Susan Lovenburg, a candidate for re-election. Teachers Carlette Hartsough, Kathy Koblik, Gabrielle Avila-Tuttle and Debbie DePaula will welcome guests at 2206 Lassen Place. […]

Bob Dunning: Scrooge strangled my acting debut

ACTING DREAMS DASHED … one of the reasons I felt so strongly about last week’s school district cancellation of Emerson Junior High’s presentation of “A Christmas Carol” is that I had a part in a play of the same name at the old Davis Junior High School a few dozen Decembers ago … there were […]

Two hurt in weekend crashes

Two people were hospitalized following weekend crashes in the Davis area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Marcy Ann Kennedy, 35, of Citrus Heights, struck a guard rail shortly before 11 p.m. Friday when her Ford Focus ran off eastbound Interstate 80 west of County Road 32B, Officer Bryan Konvalin said. She was taken to […]

Meet the doulas of Sutter Davis

“Meet the Doulas” is an informational meeting for expectant mothers who plan to deliver their babies at Sutter Davis Hospital. The gathering is from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the meeting rooms at Sutter Davis Hospital, off the cafeteria hallway. Parents will learn how doulas’ labor support techniques can help them have confidence in […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Leia (No. 110639), a 3-year-old spayed female pit bull. Also hoping for a good home is Alanna (No. 105720), an 18-month-old spayed female gray tabby cat who is a “sensitive […]

See raptors at center’s fall open house

The California Raptor Center, which cares for injured eagles, hawks, vultures and owls, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Presentations at 10 a.m. and noon will cover raptor biology and ecology. Visitors also can see in their enclosures a variety raptors that cannot be re-released because of their earlier injuries, as well as birds out on the glove of volunteers. The onsite museum will be open, and T-shirts and other Raptor Center souvenirs will be for sale.

Those who wish to take part in an hourlong “hawk walk” at 8 a.m. should bring binoculars.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. The center’s operations have been deeply affected by budget cuts.

Former Davis police detective back on the stand in ‘sweethearts’ trial

SACRAMENTO — A former Davis police detective found himself in the hot seat Monday as the prosecutor in the UC Davis “sweethearts” trial grilled him on his handling of the double-murder investigation a quarter-century ago. Fred Turner was called as the first defense witness after the prosecution rested its monthlong case, testifying about his use […]

Argument escalates to shooting in Winters

An argument at 3 p.m. Saturday between two men in Winters ended with gunshots near Third and Baker streets. Winters police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene where they treated the 49-year-old victim for a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Kaiser Hospital emergency room in Vacaville where doctors determined that his […]

Arachnid experts

Lily, 5, and Logan, 6, with their mom Pamela Ramirez get a close look at a salmon pink bird-eating tarantula, native to Brazil, with Kara Handy of the UC Davis Entomology Club on Saturday at Explorit Science Center. The program was part of Explorit’s first Community Science Project, “Spiders in Your World.” Want to learn […]

Paws for Thought: Shelter saves lots of animal lives

Did you know one of the most successful animal shelters in the world is in Nevada County? Thanks to a joint partnership between Nevada County and the nonprofit Sammie’s Friends, this open-admission municipal animal shelter announced that its live release rate is now better than 99 percent. That is, fewer than 1 percent of the […]