Cabrillo Club dinner celebrates the Azores

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club’s 46th annual Membership Dinner is planned for Saturday, April 14, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. The theme is “Celebrating the Azores,” honoring the islands from which many members’ families emigrated. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6 p.m. no-host reception and […]

Unemployment claims hit 4-year low of 357K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, suggesting employers kept hiring in March at a healthy pace. Weekly applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest since April 2008. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, […]

Growth of outlying suburbs falls to historic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers’ decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns. New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends following an extended housing bust […]

Police chief: A different administrator targeted in Oakland rampage

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland’s police chief now says a different female administrator was the intended target of a gunman who killed six students and an employee at a Christian college. Police Chief Howard Jordan initially said Wednesday that Ellen Cervellon, director at the nursing program at Oikos University, was an apparent target of her former […]

Six arrested in drug house raid

Six local residents were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after Davis police officers conducted a parole search at 1110 Halifax Ave. in Stonegate and found more than two ounces of methamphetamine. Police officers suspected and found other evidence that suggested other drugs were being sold at the house as well, a department spokesman said. Five […]

Scholars make a hometown boy proud

AGGIE PROUD … as I was sitting in a distant hotel room reading my complimentary copy of the New York Times, I came across a half-page announcement for the “2012 Awards from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.” … and there under the heading “Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowships” were the names of eight super scholars from the […]

Blood drive planned April 17-18 at UC Davis

Local residents can give the gift of life at a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17-18, on the upper level of The Pavilion at UC Davis. Participants in the ASUCD blood and marrow drive will receive a free T-shirt and a 25 percent off coupon at Gap in […]

Documentary highlights indigenous group’s triumph over big oil

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Lansburgh will screen his film “Dream People of the Amazon” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. A discussion will follow. The screening is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis and The Wisdom Bridge, A […]

Meet police chief at city’s market booth

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Mayor Joe Krovoza and Councilman Stephen Souza will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be at the north end of the market. The Police Department, […]

Photographers will critique each others’ work

The next meeting of the Photography Club of Davis will be at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The club will critique member-submitted images with the goal of improving photographic techniques and skills. Images will be viewed and comments provided to assist the […]

Hear! Here! members share stories of coping

Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Group members will share histories of hearing loss and how to cope with specific problems. Find out how others have learned to live with hearing impairment.

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, April 18, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at […]

Student commission noise ordinance reform shot down by Davis PD

The City-UC Davis Student Liaison Commission continues to push for changes to the local noise ordinance to better accommodate parties, as it approved several resolutions in February that would loosen restrictions on the party application process in Davis. However, the City Council, which received the proposed amendments to the ordinance as an informational item at […]

Woodland man T-boned while making U-turn

A Woodland driver who was attempting to make a U-turn about 5 p.m. Tuesday was broadsided by an SUV on County Road 98 just north of Road 19A, the California Highway Patrol reports. Dwight Baier, 90, was hit by Alice Austin, 58, from Arbuckle, who was northbound on Road 98 in her 2003 GMC Sierra pickup […]