Free yoga class offered after Turkey Trot

FIT House is offering a free community yoga class in Central Park at 11:15 a.m. Saturday after the Davis Turkey Trot’s 5K, 10K and half-marathon races. All community members are welcome. The class will consist of a 15-minute sequence of yoga poses designed to release tension and lactic acid from overworked areas of the body. […]

Honor Carnegie in a 21st century way

A garden gnome will help supporters of the Woodland Public Library celebrate philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s birthday at a party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. The event is co-sponsored by the Woodland Library Rose Club, the Friends of the Woodland Public Library and the Calendonian […]

Bob Dunning: Advisory vote would be meaningless

ADVICE, BUT NO CONSENT … if our esteemed City Council takes the advice tonight of both city staff and the city attorney and makes March’s water project ballot “advisory” only, count me out … in fact, cancel the election and save all of us the time, money and grief such a charade would cause … […]

Oxford chooses ‘omnishambles’ as word of the year

By Jill Lawless LONDON (AP) — Britain’s media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: “omnishambles.” Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word — defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations” […]

Fire damages South Davis home

Residents of a La Paloma Court home were temporarily displaced Monday after a fire raged through the attic of the South Davis home, Davis Fire Department Capt. Bobby Weist said. The 12:45 p.m. blaze, the cause of which remains under investigation, reportedly caught the attention of a passerby who became concerned that someone was trapped […]

‘Fill the Boot’ to help feed the hungry

Members of Davis Professional Firefighters Local 3494 will stake out the intersection of Cowell Boulevard and Pole Line Road in South Davis this afternoon to raise money for the Fire Department’s annual Thanksgiving food basket program. The “Fill the Boot” campaign will run from 2 to 5 p.m., said Bobby Weist, president of Local 3494. […]

Innovation business park could be sited throughout Davis

Despite its deficiency in large chunks of land, Davis still can support a successful high-tech innovation hub to help drive the local economy, a city task force has found. It just needs to get a little creative. On Tuesday, the City Council will hear a presentation on the findings of its Innovation Park Task Force […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Ralphy(No. 111119), a 3-month-old neutered male pit bull puppy. Also hoping for a good home is Rainbow (No. 110366), a 1-year-old spayed female tri-colored tabby cat, described by shelter personnel […]

Thank you, veterans

American flags placed by members of Boy Scout Troop 466 flutter atop the graves of veterans Sunday at the Davis Cemetery. A ceremony organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 drew a small crowd to the cemetery. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, who was re-elected to the Senate last week, was the keynote […]

The dust storm in 1935 that never eased

Cal Crabill remembers a frightening afternoon from his youth, watching in terror as a massive black cloud stretched toward the country schoolhouse in Holly, Colo., where he and other students had huddled in safety.

“The teacher eventually said to go home, because we were all scared,” recalls Crabill, now 88 and a retired Davis teacher. “I didn’t go home, though. I spent my time rounding up the stock. … As I was doing that, the cloud continued to get closer, and blacker.

Crabill also remembers the other severe dust storms of 1935 that devastated millions of acres …

U.S. colleges look to foreign students

By Justin Pope ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana University. Five years ago, there were 87 undergraduates from China on its idyllic, All-American campus in Bloomington. This year: 2,224. New figures out Monday show international […]

Volunteers needed for food drive

STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee, invites community members to donate canned goods and other nonperishable food — plus a bit of their time — in the annual food drive Saturday co-sponsored by the Yolo County Board of Realtors and U.S. Post Office employees. Getting a jump start are, from left, Kim Eichorn of Lyon […]

Kids: Dance and write your way through the holiday break

School’s out, but dance is in! Next week, while Davis schools enjoy a Thanksgiving break, the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will offer a three-day workshop that celebrates the connection between movement and building creative writing skills. The 28-year-old nonprofit dance company has a community outreach/education component to its work. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. […]

Start your holiday shopping early

Ceramics, jewelry, cards, books, paintings, beeswax candles, woodblock prints, photography, stained glass, screen-print T-shirts, local honey, baked goods and more will be featured at the fourth annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East […]