Woman reports indecent exposure in North Davis

A woman reported an indecent exposure incident Sunday on North Davis, police said. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the woman happened up on a man masturbating while standing next to his bicycle at the greenbelt entrance near Bella Casa Street and Catalina Drive at about 11:45 p.m. She went to her home and called police, […]

Report affirms UC Davis safety

Crimes reported at UC Davis in 2011 showed little change from the previous year, campus officials reported Monday. “UC Davis is a relatively safe campus,” said Police Chief Matt Carmichael. “Our job is to keep it that way.” Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, universities must report […]

School board hopefuls discuss world language, GATE, school calendar

At a well-attended school board candidates forum held Friday evening at Davis High School, the five candidates staked out sometimes-conflicting positions on issues ranging from world language courses to the school calendar to the Davis district’s GATE program. The forum was co-sponsored by the NewStar Chinese School, an after-hours nonprofit program that leases Davis classroom […]

Put your hoes down and have some fun!

The Hoes Down Harvest Festival is marking its 25th year of reconnecting people with nature this weekend.

The celebration, which will run Saturday and Sunday, is a program of the nonprofit Ecological Farming Association. Festivities will take place at Full Belly Farm, off of Highway 16 in the Capay Valley.

A variety of workshops and events are held over the course of the festival’s two days in an attempt to familiarize people with agricultural arts and sustainable rural living. Farmer Dru Rivers first established the backwoods fair in 1987.

UC Davis’ Pajamarino celebrates its centennial

The Cal Aggie Student Alumni Association will kick off Homecoming weekend at the 100th anniversary of Pajamarino on Friday. Pajamarino traces its roots back to 1912, when students sneaked out of their dorm rooms to meet alumni arriving on the train for Homecoming. Over the years, Pajamarino has grown into an event engaging students, alumni […]

Armed robbery suspects arrested in Woodland

Two Woodland residents were arrested Sunday night for robbing a local convenience store. Woodland police officers responded to reports of a robbery at gunpoint at 7:29 p.m. at the 7-Eleven store, 1229 E. Main St. Following leads from witnesses, officers spotted the suspects’ vehicle at 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Quality Inn […]

Ko to step down after 40 years on campus

The dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UC Davis, Winston Ko, has announced he will retire in June. Ko has led the division — which includes chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics and statistics — since 2003. He joined the faculty in 1972 as a professor of physics. “Dean Ko’s accomplishments and his […]

Witnesses place Hirschfield in Davis

SACRAMENTO — It was 1981 or ’82 when Richard Hirschfield came knocking on the door of Gene Beauchamp’s rural Colusa County ranch home. Beauchamp invited him in, and the former high school football teammates got to talking. “He told me that he had been in prison for having bomb-making materials and a silencer, and that […]

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Fernandes will meet voters at reception

Local residents are invited to meet and greet Alan Fernandes, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the home of Katie Howard, 1831 White Sands Way in West Davis. Guests will have an opportunity to hear Fernandes’ ideas for the school district, ask questions […]

NAMI-Yolo recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week

All are welcome to celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week at a rally and reception at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the atrium of the Yolo County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. Speakers will include Michele Kellogg, executive director of Yolo Community Care Continuum, and Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor. Awards will be […]

Community Fair set at Woodland mall

Woodland’s County Fair Fashion Mall will host a Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, showcasing local nonprofit organizations. They will be selling handmade crafts and raffle tickets as well as providing demonstrations, displays or handouts. The mall is at Gibson Road and East Street in Woodland. For more information […]

Crisis line volunteer training starts this month

Suicide Prevention of Yolo County is looking for committed volunteers to work as trained counselors on its 24-hour crisis lines. Interested volunteers will be screened, and qualified individuals will complete the agency’s 36-hour training before starting on the line. Volunteers will be expected to agree to a one-year commitment, averaging at least six hours a […]

8 honored with College of Ag’s Award of Distinction

Eight people will be honored Friday with an Award of Distinction during the 24th annual College Celebration for the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The honorees include faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UCD’s founding college. The award is presented annually to those whose contributions and achievements enhance the college’s ability to […]

Need some new books for fall reading?

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will hold their next bimonthly book sale starting Friday. Members only will be admitted from noon to 2 p.m. — as always shoppers may join at the door. Then, all comers are welcome from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. […]