Assembly incumbent hoping to best Republican challenger for third term

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada and her Republican rival, John Munn, are in the final stretch after nearly a year of hiking the campaign trail. Election Day is Nov. 6. Two-term Democratic incumbent Yamada and challenger Munn, both Davis residents, seek to represent the newly drawn 4th Assembly District, which spans six Northern California counties: Yolo, Solano, […]

Covell, Brinley Award nominations due Oct. 25

Details What: Nominations for Davis’ top citizen honors When: Due by 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 How: Submit to Judy Wydick at or 2620 Corona Drive, Davis, CA 95616 Info: Call Wydick at 530-756-1171 Nominations are still being sought for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award (Citizen of the Year) and the A.G. Brinley Award (for outstanding […]

Warming the community, one coat at a time

Lyon Real Estate is sponsoring its second annual coat drive during October. Gently used or new coats of all sizes may be dropped off at Lyon’s office, 401 Second St., between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays. All 17 Lyon […]

Make whey through some of Nugget’s favorite curds

Nugget Markets will host local cheese makers and many from around the world this weekend in celebration of “Cheese the Day.” Guests will enjoy close to 100 different cheese tastings over the three-day event, which runs from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at all Nugget Market locations. In addition, guests will receive a 25 percent […]

Can you give them a home?

MingMing, a 4-month-old male Pekingese mix, is a happy, gentle puppy who plays well with other dogs. Brooke is a 4-year-old spayed female German shepherd who is full of wags and kisses. She plays well with dogs, cats and kids. They are two of many dogs that will be available for adoption from 7 to 11 […]

Chemistry prof talks science in UCD Arboretum

Chris Jeffrey, a chemistry professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, will talk about the chemical communications between plants and other organisms, or “chemical ecology,” at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the UC Davis Arboretum. Jeffrey’s free “Science Café” talk will be given on the Wyatt Deck. In the event of rain, the group […]

DHS drama students recall trip to Scotland, prepare for ‘Avenue Q’

The students from the Davis High School drama program visited Scotland over the summer, and had a great time presenting their updated production of the classic Molière comedy “Tartuffe” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Now, they’re getting ready for a fall musical, “Avenue Q,” with performances planned for early November. The trip to Scotland, from […]

Attention focused on domestic violence

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig reminds residents that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981. The intent is to connect advocates across the nation who are working to end violence against women and their children. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in […]

Education tax measures sorted out

The November ballot offers several opportunities to support public education — Proposition 30, Proposition 38 and Measure E, the Davis parcel tax. Understanding what each of these measures funds and how they interrelate is essential to making an informed voting decision, and local folks are stepping up to help out. All are invited to join […]

Residents still concerned about pedestrian safety across Fifth Street

When Old North Davis residents first suggested a Fifth Street redesign back in 2003, perhaps the biggest driving factor behind their proposal was to improve safety along the corridor. Safety not only for bicyclists, who would be granted bike lanes down the corridor in both directions between A and L streets, but also for pedestrians […]

Bah, humbug! No Christmas play here

If you’re not already sitting, you’re best advised to do so now. Yes, in another one of those “only in Davis” moments, officials of the Davis Joint Unified School District have stepped in to cancel Emerson Junior High School’s production of a stage version of Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic, “A Christmas Carol.” The reason: that […]

Woodland on list for possible credit downgrade

SACRAMENTO — One of the nation’s top credit rating agencies announced Tuesday that it will review dozens of California cities for possible downgrades amid mounting concern over municipal bankruptcies and bond defaults. Moody’s Investors Service will scrutinize the ratings of various types of bonds in 30 California cities, including Woodland. The agency also announced that […]

Author presents archaeology adventure

Jordan Jacobs, author of “Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies,” will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., at 4 p.m. Sunday to present his book. A summer excavation of an ancient temple in the Peruvian Andes is the setting for the book; Samantha must solve the mystery before the treasures of the temple […]

Business blogging guide author to speak

Eric Butow, author of “Blogging to Drive Business,” will discuss his book at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. downtown. Blogging can help business owners deepen customer loyalty, reach new customers, gain indispensable feedback and drive more sales, Butow says. This no-nonsense guide shows how to craft a business blog that […]