Propositions debated live on Tuesday

The League of Women Voters of Davis and Davis Media Access will present a live debate on the state ballot propositions and Measure E from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The debate will air on Comcast Channel 15 in Davis and on AT&T’s U-verse Menu 99. The program also will be available on demand afterward […]

Learn how to compost at free classes

The city of Davis Recycling Program is offering two free composting classes this week, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Game Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Club Room at the Vets’ Center. In addition to backyard composting and worm […]

DHS ski, snowboard swap is Nov. 11

Looking for great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing? Come to the annual Ski & Snowboard Swap on Sunday, Nov. 11, sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the DHS gym on Oak Avenue. Admission is $3 for the […]

No on H lawn signs available

No on Measure H lawn signs may be reserved by emailing the campaign at colemanrandall@comcast.net. Measure H seeks voter approval to change the status of the Yolo County auditor/controller and treasurer/tax collector’s office from elective to appointed. It will be decided by county voters on Nov. 6.

Creative women meet Saturday

The Creative Women’s Circle’s October meeting is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the clubhouse at the Walnut Terrace Apartments, 3101 E. Fifth St. in Davis. For more information, call Phyllis at 530-601-6401.

‘Genetic Roulette’ examines GMO foods

In anticipation of the Nov. 6 election, when Californians will be voting on Proposition 37, “The California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” initiative, Big Screen Cinema will screen “Genetic Roulette — the Gamble of Our Lives,” Jeffrey Smith’s new documentary film. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the […]

C’mon, you’ve always wanted to dance to ‘Thriller,’ right?

Bring out your inner Michael Jackson at a “Thriller” dance flash mob planned for Wednesday, Oct. 31, by the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop as part of Artober, the monthlong celebration of the arts. Four free rehearsals are planned so participants can learn the famous “Thriller” dance, taught by members of Trokanski’s teaching staff. All rehearsals […]

Former foster kids helping those coming up behind them

You can help What: Dinner, raffle and silent auction to benefit the California Youth Connection When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $30 each, available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., and Common Grounds, 2171 Cowell Blvd. Info: www.calyouthconn.org The paths they took to UC Davis […]

‘Scary’ changes afoot for trick-or-treat for UNICEF

On Halloween night, children throughout Davis will continue a tradition that began in Philadelphia in 1947, when kids carried decorated milk cartons to raise money to help their peers in war-torn Europe. Trick-or-treating for UNICEF has been a tradition in Davis for more than 30 years, and this Halloween is no exception. But things will be […]

Yolo Democrats offer endorsements

The Yolo County Democratic Party has endorsed Measure E, the Davis school parcel tax, and Susan Lovenburg and Alan Fernandes for the Davis Board of Education. Local Democrats also support President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. John Garamendi, state Sen. Lois Wolk and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada in their bids for elective office, and […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Two agencies, one mission

By Becky Heard, Heather Jeppeson and Lynnette Irlmeier Partnerships are essential to agencies assisting children and families in need. They make services like the Yolo Crisis Nursery stronger. This October (National Domestic Violence Awareness Month), we turn our attention to one of our strongest community links: the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]

Actors bring Yolo’s historical rogues and rebels to life

Gunfights in Davis! Bank holdups in Winters! Shootouts on Woodland’s Main Street! Bars closing! What is this county coming to? These questions probably were asked by residents of Yolo County in the early 1900s, and they’ll be the focus of the popular Woodland Cemetery Tour on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. This […]

College students say Biden won debate

Six in 10 college students say Joe Biden outperformed Paul Ryan in Thursday’s vice presidential debate, according to a nationwide poll conducted with a smartphone application co-developed at UC Davis. About 1,500 students at campuses across the country participated in the poll, which allows participants to click buttons that say “agree” or “disagree” as well […]

22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their boat hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking Friday night, officials said. The 45-foot Neptune hit the shoal around 8:42 p.m. and started […]