CHP seeks source of headstone found along I-505

The California Highway Patrol is seeking to return a partial graveyard headstone, found north of Winters earlier this week, to its proper resting place. A construction crew discovered the broken headstone Tuesday evening along the County Road 29A onramp to southbound Interstate 505, Officer Cindy Leal said. It bears the last name — possibly a […]

Poet reads Wednesday at Woodland library

Connie Post, past poet laureate of Livermore, will read her work Wednesday at the Woodland Public Library’s Poetry Series, “Inspiring Words.” The reading begins at 7 p.m. at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland, and will be followed by an open-microphone opportunity. Post was poet laureate in 2005-09. Her work has appeared in The […]

Winters ag tour features tomatoes, prunes

The Winters Chamber of Commerce invites visitors to tour Turkovich Farms in rural Winters on Wednesday as part of a Chamber of Commerce series showcasing the agricultural resources and richness of the area. The day will start at 9:30 a.m. at Steady Eddy’s, 5 E. Main St., where participants will enjoy coffee and pastry. They’ll […]

Nature hike set at Lake Solano

Nature lovers are invited to join volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop for a walk along the Shoreline Trail on Saturday, Sept. 1, to learn about the history and plant life along Putah Creek. “Walk back through the mists of time to learn about the Patwin Indians, the Berryessa brothers and John Wolfskill’s impact […]

Shredding services offered Sept. 22

Do you have some old papers you need to shred to guard against identity theft? Bring them between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, Sept. 22, to the Palm Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care Center, 240 Palm Ave. in Woodland. A donation of $5 per box of papers is requested, with all proceeds going to […]

For the record

An incorrect email address was printed Wednesday in a brief item about auditions for the Davis Children’s Chorale. Auditions for 8- to 14-year-olds may be scheduled by contacting director Janie Howard Knudsen at (530) 304-3177 or janiehowardknudsen@gmail.com before Friday, Sept. 7.

Explorit: Summer camp a success thanks to volunteers

By Lisa Justice Another wonderful year of Summer Science Camp has come to a close, and Explorit Science Center wishes to thank all the volunteers who helped make it possible. From experts who gave special presentations to our campers to those who prepared the snacks that kept us fueled all day, we couldn’t have done […]

Workshop examines Alzheimer’s medications

Local residents who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease are invited to attend a free workshop to learn more about the role of medications in treating behavioral changes. The event will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Guest speakers include Esther Lara and […]

New exhibit opens Saturday at Hattie Weber Museum

What do a silver seafood fork, pack mule saddle, a wooden roller skate, a cowbell from a submerged ranch, a gold scale, pictures of early Davisville homes and businesses and a flapper dress trimmed with silver beads have in common? They are all items in the latest exhibit at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. […]

German minister skeptical on more time for Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Giving Greece more time to carry out reforms and spending cuts won’t resolve the debt-laden country’s problems, Germany’s finance minister said Thursday, a day before the Greek prime minister meets Chancellor Angela Merkel. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is seeking to earn his nation more time to complete reforms and hold on […]

Tropical storm takes aim at Hispaniola

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at the Dominican Republic and Haiti Thursday and it was expected to gain strength after drenching tiny islands in its whirl over the eastern entrance to the Caribbean. There was a chance it could dump rain on next week’s Republican convention in Florida. No major damage […]

Costs of big wildfire season hurting some states

MANTON (AP) — Twisted sheets of metal, the hulks of pickup trucks and brick walls were all that was left of homes once sheltered by green pine and cedar trees. In a rural Northern California subdivision that was the latest to feel the wrath of massive western wildfires, long pine needles bent back on themselves, […]

Family budgeting ‘help’ comes at a cost

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE … the City Fathers and Mothers who run this town, clearly with our best interests in mind, have decided to send our water bills monthly instead of the every-other-month process they use now … the claim is that this new-and-improved billing system will allow poor, struggling Davisites — most of them on my […]

Yolo DA: No charges for now in alleged rape case

Pending further investigation, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has declined to file criminal charges against a Davis man arrested last week on suspicion of rape, officials said Wednesday. The case involving Thaddeus Jay Sonne has been sent back to the Davis Police Department for additional information, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven. […]