Hear Boe tell stories to kids at I-House

Former UC Davis lecturer John Boe will be the storyteller for the next in the continuing series of children’s international storytelling programs at International House, Davis. The programs are sponsored by Target. Boe will entertain families at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at I-House, 10 College Park. Admission is free to I-House members, and others are […]

Learn to cook dishes from around the world at I-House

Three cooking classes — vegetarian Indian, Turkish and Japanese — will be offered at International House, Davis, this spring. The kitchen space limits enrollment to 10 people in each class. I-House is at 10 College Park. All of the classes, which are taught by volunteers, will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays: vegetarian […]

Play and learn workshops set at library

The Stephens Branch Library in Davis will host a five-part parenting workshop series for children age 1-3 and their parents. The series will be held 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on five Saturdays: Feb. 9, 16 and 23 and March 2 and 9. The library is at 315 E. 14th St. Preschoolers and their caregivers will […]

Donate diapers for newborns in need

Local residents can help babies born to low-income families in Yolo County by supporting CommuniCare Health Centers’ third annual Diaper Drive on Valentine’s Day. Donated diapers will be given to low-income families who are served by the centers’ Perinatal Program. Diapers will be collected from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the […]

Yolo County seeks grand jury candidates

The Yolo Superior Court is accepting applications for the 2013-14 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each July 1, the court impanels 19 grand jurors, who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the operations of city and […]

St. James School hosts open house

Families considering enrolling their child at St. James School for the 2013-14 school year are invited to an open house at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1215 B St. in Davis. The school offers instruction in kindergarten through eighth grade. Classrooms will be open, and the principal and teachers will be available for questions. […]

Former Davis City Manager Roger Storey dies at age 72

Roger Alan Storey, who served as Davis’ city manager from 1985 to 1990, died Jan. 16, 2013, of complications following a battle with sarcoma cancer that started in January 2010. He was 72. Storey was remembered as a consummate professional by those with whom he worked, including current Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton and former City […]

Local group plants more than 400 trees along Russell Boulevard

Thirty-five volunteers from the Sacramento Tree Foundation planted 25 coast live oak trees along the bike path west of Davis on Jan. 12. Members of the Russell Boulevard Tree Project hope to get as many trees as possible planted along Russell, which runs between Davis and Winters. Since 2009, volunteers have planted 419 trees, according […]

City recreation scholarships available

The city of Davis allocates scholarship money each year to low-income residents to help offset the cost of city recreation programs. Those who qualify will receive 50 percent of program fees up to their allotted household amount. Because the amount of funding and number of subsidy requests varies, the city is not able to provide […]

DHS grad finds continued success in Hollywood

It’s been said over and over again by Hollywood luminaries when they find themselves in the running for a prestigious award: “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” But it’s true, says Davis native Leo Chu. When he and his colleague, Eric Garcia, were nominated last year for a 2012 Writer’s Guild Award for their […]

Casino impact funds set

The state of California has allocated $60,765 to the Yolo Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee to award as grants to local agencies in Yolo County affected by tribal gaming. The committee is accepting applications for grant funding. Priority areas for the receipt of grant funding include law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, environmental […]

Judge imposes death penalty in UCD “sweethearts” murder case

SACRAMENTO — Calling the defendant’s crimes “so horrendous, so evil,” a Sacramento Superior Court judge Friday said the death penalty is the “appropriate punishment” to impose on Richard Joseph Hirschfield for the Dec. 20, 1980, kidnap-murders of UC Davis sweethearts John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves. In a courtroom filled with the slain couple’s family and […]

January 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Leave a reply

Our Sunday best: A league of their own

On a recent Saturday morning, the dance room in Yosemite Hall on the campus of Sacramento State University has been transformed.

Large metal goals have been erected on each side of the room, and in between, rope has been taped to the floor, marking off sidelines, mid-court and half-court.

Two teams of three face off from either end of the room, each player clad in hip pads, knee pads and goggles. Soon, a blue basketball-sized ball is rolling at high speed back and forth, with each team trying to score on the opposing team, while at the same time protecting their own goals …