Beard contest is a hairy situation

Whaler, walrus, horseshoe, Fu Manchu — they’re just a few of the many facial hairstyles celebrated by The Moustache and Beard Social Club. Welcome to the world of competitive facial hair. The Moustache and Beard Social Club proudly presents the first Davis ‘Stache and Beard Throwdown from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the G […]

Like bikes? Repair help needed

The Woodland Bike Campaign needs the help of anyone who knows basic bike repair at a free bike clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the County Fair Mall, East Street and Gibson Road. Bike rodeo volunteers are needed as well. To volunteer, contact Maria Contreras Tebbutt at (530) 753-1125 or

Art, photos sought for Yolo Basin Foundation auction

Yolo Basin Foundation is celebrating its 22nd anniversary with a show titled “Art and Photography of the Bypass and Beyond: A Celebration of Central Valley Nature and Agriculture” at Bucks for Ducks on Friday, Nov. 9. Bucks for Ducks, the foundation’s annual fundraiser, showcases local artists and photographers who support wetlands education by contributing pictures […]

Panelists explore Abrahamic religions at I-House event

A panel discussion on Middle East politics and the Abrahamic religions will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The event is free and open to the public. The three panelists are professor Zeev Maoz, speaking on the Jewish religion; Nasser Elias Al-Khoury, speaking on the Christian religion; and […]

International food vendors sought

International House, Davis, is looking for a few food vendors to take part in its International Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6,  at the Veterans’ Memorial Center in Davis. “We have a barbecue vendor, a Caribbean vendor and I-House will be selling Indian vegan meals. We also will offer a huge bake sale, but we would […]

Learn about CalFresh at Computer Club meeting

Lingering misconceptions about the CalFresh program, successor to food stamps, will be debunked at a meeting of the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. The center is at 2001 East St. in Woodland. Kenn Valenzuela, a specialist in public assistance with the Yolo County Employment and Social Services Department, will […]

Hear Me & Him on Thursday at winery

Prepare to be wowed at Wine’d Down Thursday! Acoustic guitarists Martin Lewis and Kurt Roggli, also known as Me & Him, will playing from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the barrel room at the Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, in Mace Ranch. This duo will put a new twist on the […]

Paws for Thought: Give your indoor cat a safe taste of the outdoors

Do you have an indoor cat? Indoor cats live longer, are healthier and do not kill wildlife because they do not roam free. However, they don’t always get to go outside unless it’s to head for the vet’s or some other less-than-desirable destination. Best Friends Animal Society’s July/August 2012 magazine offers a couple of nifty […]

Co-Dependents Anonymous forms new study groups

The Davis Saturday morning meeting of Co-Dependents Anonymous will form two new study groups starting Sept. 1: * The “30 Questions” group is especially for newcomers who are willing to make a consistent effort to work steps 1-3. The “30 Questions” format was developed by CoDA regional officials to address the sponsor shortage and has received national […]

Tasty summer treat

Members of the Davis High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America — from left, Cassie Miguel, Amelia Crary, Ashley Brown, Sara Albertson, Maddie Sommer and Danielle Styhr, pictured in the livestock barn at the Yolo County Fair — will serve slices of fresh melons at Saturday’s Village Feast in Davis’ Central Park. Each […]

United flight has engine ‘issue,’ lands safely

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a United Airlines flight has landed safely at Newark after taking off from the airport for Berlin then returning when something apparently went wrong with the engine. Airline spokesman Joe Micucci said the Boeing 757 “experienced a mechanical issue with the engine” after takeoff from Newark Liberty International Airport […]

Charter schools leave special-needs kids behind

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren’t always readily open to those requiring special education. The issue is particularly acute in districts where enrollment has declined due to demographic changes such as low […]

Allegations aired in Esparto child-molest case

WOODLAND — One of five boys who say an Esparto man repeatedly molested them took the witness stand Friday in Yolo Superior Court, describing the alleged conduct that led to 90 criminal charges being filed against the youth soccer coach and foster dad. It was the first day of a preliminary hearing for Cristan James […]

Melon season to be highlighted at Village Feast

August is the height of the melon season in Yolo County, and the fruit will be celebrated for the first time at this year’s Village Feast, which takes place Saturday in Central Park. Nine different types of melons will be showcased and served to guests during a noon to 1 p.m. aperitif hour, along with other tasty morsels. […]