Get out and paint

Artists will set up shop all over Davis on Saturday as part of the Great California Paint Out. Last year, more than 100 artists participated. The daylong workshop will feature plein air painting demonstrations by landscape painters. Amateur participants will learn from and paint alongside these artists during the Paint Out session. Their work will […]

Police investigate frat party assault

Davis police are seeking the suspect in a knife attack Wednesday night at a local fraternity party. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the 23-year-old victim and suspect were both guests at the party in the 300 block of Russell Boulevard, where they got into an argument that escalated when the suspect pulled out a knife and […]

Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary seeks volunteers

The Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is looking for people who are interested in helping others to volunteer at the hospital for two four-hour shifts each month, for a minimum one-year commitment. Opportunities to serve are available in the following services: information desk, patient services, emergency department, surgery center, gift shop, medical records and blood pressure […]

You’ll truly believe after a trip on the Polar Express

Pull out a world atlas and you’ll see the distance between Davis and the North Pole is substantial. Quite substantial.

But for those who believe — those who truly believe — the North Pole is just a short journey away, especially when you’re aboard a magical train like The Polar Express.

The adventures, sights, sounds, tastes, joy and amazement captured in Chris Van Allsburg’s classic book — and last decade’s Robert Zemeckis film — come alive each holiday season at a handful of tourist railroads across the United States, including the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.

Local community invited to join worldwide conference

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, for the church’s 182nd semiannual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally by satellite at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with various […]

Student debt stretches to record 1 in 5 households

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households — nearly one in five — with the biggest burdens falling on the young and poor. The analysis by the Pew Research Center found that 22.4 million households, or 19 percent, had college debt in 2010. That […]

Can you give them a home?

Hannah is a smart and affectionate 2-year-old spayed female Rottweiler who plays extremely well with male dogs. Chase is a friendly 7- to 8-month-old neutered male cattle dog who is very energetic and would be a perfect addition to an active household. These two dogs, as well as many other adoptable dogs of all ages […]

Donate items for church yard sale

Davis Community Church will have a rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 8 a.m. on the south lawn at Fourth and C streets. Sale hours will coincide with the Farmers Market across the street in Central Park. All proceeds will benefit the Deacons/Helping Our Neighbors in Need Fund, which sponsors brown-bag lunches and […]

Walk to Cure Diabetes set at state Capitol

More than 4,500 walkers representing families, schools, local corporations and organizations are expected to turn out for JDRF’s (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) 19th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, Oct. 7. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon at the state Capitol in Sacramento. Doug Lazy of NOW 100.5 radio will kick […]

Odd Fellows fund NAMI holiday celebrations

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge announces that it has contributed $250 to NAMI-Yolo’s annual holiday celebrations for the residents at Homestead Cooperative. The money is used to brighten the lives of residents during the holiday season. On Thanksgiving Day, a traditional dinner with all the trimmings will be provided. During the Christmas holidays, the donation […]

Nursery school plans rummage sale

The annual University Covenant Nursery School rummage sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. Children’s clothing, baby items, toys, books, furniture, household items and more will be sold. All sales are cash-only; proceeds will support University Covenant Nursery School.

Biting dog sought in Sunday incident

Yolo County Animal Services is asking for the public’s help in finding a dog that bit a woman Sunday afternoon on the greenbelt entrance at Rio Grande Street in West Davis. The incident occurred about 12:15 p.m. as a woman and her daughter were walking two dogs on leashes. The victim, who passed the pedestrians […]

Veterans will tailgate on Saturday

The Veterans of Foreign War Post 6949 (Davis) and the UC Davis Student Veterans will host a tailgate party beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, before the Aggies kick off at 6:05 p.m. against Weber State, their Big Sky Conference home opener. The Aggie Tailgate Field is at the northeast corner of Aggie Stadium at LaRue […]

Banned Books Week celebrates our access to information

The Yolo County Library will join the American Library Association — along with libraries, schools and bookstores coast to coast — in celebration of the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, an annual event highlighting the importance of the First Amendment and the freedom of access to information. Every year, hundreds of books get […]