Parent program to focus on drug and alcohol abuse

The next installment in the Davis Parent University lecture series takes place Saturday with a presentation and panel discussion on preventing and understanding drug and alcohol abuse. “How to Help Your Kids Say ‘No’” takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Speakers […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local group reaches out to enhance cultural understanding

Did you know that Sikhs have five articles of faith that are required to be worn by the devout, including a small dagger, used as a last resort to protect the defenseless against violent acts? There’s a chance (to avoid absolutes) that the answer is no. And it’s blind spots like those that Yolo County’s Multi-Cultural […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter qigong includes new class in spring schedule

A new 10-week session of qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begins Monday, March 25. Classes are held at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The all-Monday line-up begins with a new class, “Qigong for Structure: Healthy Joints, Back and Bones” from 4 to 5 p.m. As we age, the joints and spine […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The story of a gifted child

What does it truly mean to be a gifted child in Davis? Because apparently there is gifted, and then there is Don-Wook Shin. Shin, now a junior at Davis High School, was doing long division in his head before the age of 5. He began learning calculus in fifth grade, took his first Advanced Placement […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis transforms median to low-water, high-impact corridor

By Katie Hetrick The change was gradual. The grass once blanketing the La Rue Road median between Russell Boulevard and Garrod Drive faded, then disappeared completely in the winter of 2011, leaving a large strip of bare earth exposed along the high-profile UC Davis campus beltway. The change left many wondering, “What’s going on there?” Like […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lawn removal tips from UC Davis experts

Lawn removal and design tips from the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden team: * Cary Avery, associate director, grounds and landscape services: “If you are trying to get rid of Bermuda grass, don’t rush the process. Spray it with an herbicide, wait for it to die, remove it, then, if you can, give it another growing […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gibson House Writers will meet Monday

The Gibson House Writers, the writing critique group sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum, will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. New writers are welcome to visit and consider joining the group. Regular meetings take place on the second Monday of each month. Writers share and get feedback on […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Softball field, student health, district budget on trustees’ agenda

The Davis school board is set to discuss the varsity girls softball facilities at Davis High School when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The item was on the Feb. 21 meeting agenda but was put off until this week. According to the agenda summary, […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

‘Davisville’ looks at live-music scene

Kyle Monhollen of the Davis Live Music Collective discusses live music in Davis, including the possibility of a new permanent venue for concerts, on the latest edition of the KDRT program “Davisville.” “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The interview with Monhollen will air […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Harper students stage Civil War play written by classmates

That’s the ticket What: “A Nation Divided,” a play set in the Civil War, written and performed by students When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Tickets: $7 general, $5 with ASB card Students at Harper Junior High will present a play set in the Civil War on […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Yolo sheriff seeks input on off-highway vehicle grant

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department has applied for grant funding to purchase equipment and provide training and resources to maintain an off-highway vehicle patrol team to better serve OHV enthusiasts and landowners who are affected by illegal activity. “OHV users have trespassed and caused extensive damage to property,” a Sheriff’s Department news release said. “Many of […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour vernal pools at Jepson Prairie Preserve

Wildflower season is just around the corner, and Jepson Prairie docents with the Solano Land Trust are ready to share the first wave of vernal pool flowers with weekend tours beginning Saturday, March 16.  Weather permitting, there will be two-hour guided walks starting at 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May […]

March 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dow Jones industrial average surges to record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow has never been higher. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 100 points early Tuesday, climbing to an all-time high, powered by China’s strong economic growth targets and a jump in European retail sales. The Dow gained 103 points, or 0.8 percent, to 14,239 as of 7 a.m. […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Charge refiled in Davis murder case

WOODLAND — As promised, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has refiled a murder charge against James Elron Mings, whose case was abruptly dismissed last week during the jury selection phase of his trial. Mings, 37, pleaded not guilty to the single felony count Monday in Yolo Superior Court. He also waived his right to […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,