Winter white on display at Yolo Wildlife Area tour

Local residents are invited to join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the height of the winter birding season, and visitors will be able to view an abundant variety of species on the water and […]

February 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sexual assault suspect due in court

The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the grounds of a downtown Davis church was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Yolo Superior Court. Christopher Lynn Romone Turk, 25, was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail Tuesday at the Yolo County Jail, where he was lodged following his arrest the day […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Irish dancing demo set at Davis library

Fans of Irish dancing are invited to a demonstration from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Mother-daughter dancers Joanne and Micaela Robertson will provide an introduction and overview of the history and technique of Irish dancing before inviting the audience to […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Super Science Day set Saturday at UC Davis

Campus museums Bohart Museum of Entomology, Room 1124 of Academic Surge, Crocker Lane (formerly California Drive) Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, 1394 Academic Surge, Crocker Lane UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, Kleiber Hall Drive Center for Plant Diversity, Sciences Laboratory Building, off Kleiber Hall Drive, near Briggs Hall Anthropology Collections, Young Hall, off A Street […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moller signs agreement to advance Skycar development

The effect of a partnership between a Davis-based flying vehicle developer and a Southern California business consortium may be the present looking more like the future. Moller International Inc. — a company run by Davis inventor and entrepreneur Paul Moller — is the developer of a four-person vehicle with potential for vertical take-off and landing, known as Skycar. […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors OK ordinance regulating habitat projects

Yolo County supervisors have long expressed frustration that local efforts to preserve farmland and open space are undermined by outside agencies and developers who seek to convert portions of that land to habitat projects. Whether it’s state and federal efforts at flood control or delta conservation or an ongoing trend by out-of-county developers to create […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Woodland Bike Campaign needs donations

Do you have any spare bikes you’re not riding or are taking up space in your garage? The Woodland Bike Campaign seeks donated bikes, trailers and accessories, working or not, so they can be made workable and donated to families in need of transportation to school and work in Woodland. A donation receipt will be […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Four to share stories of Great Migration

Four local residents will tell their stories of the Great Migration at events Wednesday and Thursday as part of the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. Jack Jackson, Rosemary Jones, Richard Patterson and Elaine Patterson are set to speak at from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Politicians, experts will discuss Measure I

A roundtable forum on Measure I, Davis’ proposed surface water project, will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. It is co-sponsored by the People’s Vanguard of Davis, a local blog, and Davis Media Access. Measure I will be decided in a mail-only election that […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Board majority endorses Measure I

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has endorsed Measure I, the local ballot measure to diversify Davis’ water supply with a project to be undertaken jointly with Woodland. The supervisor joins local environmental groups Tuleyome, Yolo Audubon Society, Yolo Clean Air and the UC Davis Society for Conservation Biology, as well as the Davis Chamber […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Doggedly determined to do the right thing

People who’ve read this column over the years know of my family’s challenges with a crazy dog. I’ve written about Boomer several times, detailing all the ways he was a loon, and all the ways we tried to ease his mental suffering. I’m finally ready to write an update. After seven years of trying to […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Special features highlight library book sale

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host its next bimonthly book sale starting Friday at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Members only will be admitted from noon to 2 p.m.; as always, shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. The sale will be open to all from 2 […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garden workshops offer practical tips

Yolo County Master Gardeners will host two free workshops Saturday in the Central Park Gardens at Third and B streets in downtown Davis. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Peg Smith will present “Getting a Start on Summer Vegetables.” Easy techniques for early seed starting indoors will demonstrated. Information and handouts will cover what and when […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Poetry, dance planned in downtown Davis

Poet Zara Raab and performers from UC Davis department of theater and dance will highlight the next gathering of the Poetry Night Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. The event takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Raab is a poet, essayist and editor living in Kensington. […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,