‘A New Voice’ joins Farmers Market

Davis Board of Education candidate Nancy Peterson will host the grand opening of her Farmers Market booth on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Voters are invited to stop by, meet Peterson and learn more about her campaign, “A New Voice.” Yard signs and literature will be […]

100,000 refugees fled Syria in August

GENEVA (AP) — More than 100,000 Syrians sought refugee status during August in what the United Nations describes as an eye-popping escalation in the pace of departures since the hostilities began. The August total accounts for more than 40 percent of the 234,368 Syrian refugees who, as of the last count on Sunday, had fled […]

Dems open convention playing defense for Obama

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention today in defense of a president who carries both the power and the burden of incumbency, offering President Barack Obama as the best choice to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking Americans to be patient with incomplete results so far. Michelle Obama’s evening speech will […]

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Suicide bomber kills 25 in east Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least 25 civilians and wounded another 30 at a funeral for a village elder in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said. Ahmad Zia Abdul Zai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attack took place today in the village of Shagai in […]

Woodland cops report two gun incidents

Woodland police responded to two gun-related incidents over the weekend, according to reports. Officers conducted a traffic stop at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of East Beamer Street and Matmor Road. The driver drove slowly for about 100 yards before yielding, Sgt. Aaron Delao said. The car’s passenger, 20-year-old Anthony Martinez of Woodland, […]

Three hurt in South Davis crash

Davis police are investigating the cause of a crash that injured three people early Friday morning. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were dispatched to reports of a two-vehicle collision at about 12:30 a.m. to the area of Mace Boulevard and Chiles Road. Both drivers and a passenger were transported to the UC Davis Medical Center […]

Davis leaves Woodland alone atop the cake

NEWS FROM THE NORTH … this is apparently a big day for our friends in the County Seat, who plan to smash a few bottles of champagne as they break ground for the Sacramento River water project that the citizens of Davis have yet to approve … for sure, it’ll be one of those corny […]

Davis Origami Group to meet

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The class from 1 to 2 p.m. will be geared for beginners. For more information, email andrew.hudson13@gmail.com or call (530) 753-6093.

Norwood 4-H meet Wednesday

The Norwood 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the school year on Wednesday. The club meets at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Dr. Anyone interested in learning more about 4-H is welcome to attend.

Sutter fall qigong offerings include new class for a healthy heart

Every morning millions of people in China practice qigong to improve health, increase vitality and cultivate longevity. Qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday, Sept. 24, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St., and run for 10 weeks. New this session is “Gentle Chinese Exercise for a Healthy Heart” from 4 to […]

Merryhill drama class to produce ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Merry Makers of Merryhill Drama Club will produce “The Wizard of Oz.” This opportunity is open to all second- through sixth-graders, but Merryhill students will have priority. All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill, enhance performance-based self-esteem and develop acting […]

NAMI potluck is Wednesday Sept. 5

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the César Chávez housing complex conference room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The conference room is in the office building at the end of the parking lot. […]

New attendance push prized by students, educators

By Lisa Leff BERKELEY — School day wake-up calls recorded by celebrities. Weekend makeup classes. Contests with laptop computers, private concerts and cars as prizes. Educators across the nation are using creative strategies as another school year gets under way to convince students and parents that regular attendance matters — and not just for grades […]

Starving coastal birds found inland in Yolo

Picking out the unmistakable large bill, 8-foot wingspan and gray and copper markings that adorn the California brown pelican would be a true spectacle in the area, as these feathered creatures are a rarity in Yolo County.

Less exciting and more disturbing is the sight of these unique birds in a weakened, emaciated state. That is, unfortunately, the most common outcome for the young brown pelicans found in the area.

In addition to the pelicans’ …