Free veterans forum planned Saturday

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada will host a free event for veterans who would like to learn about and apply for state and federal benefits earned through their military service. The forum, offered in partnership with the Yolo County Veterans Coalition, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 […]

Veterans honor outstanding police officers, firefighters

Local veterans paid tribute to others who run toward danger — police and firefighters — at the VFW’s annual awards banquet Saturday. The light-hearted evening got off to a rousing start as VFW Post 6949 chaplain Fred Bryner, who tended bar at the event, led the assembly in a prayer before dinner, quipping that he […]

Workplace equality battle recalled with Wolk’s award

In 1976, Alicia Mosqueda and a group of nearly 100 female cannery workers filed a class action lawsuit against California’s canneries, citing employment discrimination against women and seasonal workers. Thirty-six years later, the Woodland resident, now 86, is being honored by state Sen. Lois Wolk for her work to promote equality in the workplace. Wolk, […]

Yolo Mambo plays Friday in Winters

YoloMambo, a quartet specializing in spicy Latin, blues and pop, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Composed of Catherine LeBlanc on vocals, Phil Summers on the nylon-string guitar, Carla Campbell on percussion and Steve O’Neill on the upright bass, Yolo Mambo’s sound brings to mind […]

Project seeks tales of UC tuition hike’s impact

A new project from the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance hopes to collect stories from families who have been affected by University of California tuition increases. The project is seeing to “uncover and share these stories of resilience, courage, hardship and struggle — the realities of everyday life in difficult […]

The Work Shop helps build productive people

While living in North Carolina, Vinci Daro tried to get work done at coffee shops between picking up the children and doing the laundry. Later, she was introduced to the idea of coworking — where individuals “rent” a desk or space in an office — and soon found herself being productive. When her family moved […]

‘Last Thursday’ book sale at Woodland Library

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library will host their “Last Thursday” book sale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. All paperback fiction will be buy one, get one free. All of the proceeds go directly to support the library. For more information, visit

UCC Kids’ Choir performs Bible story musical

“Rescue in the Night,” a children’s musical based on the Bible story of Daniel and the lion’s den, will be presented this weekend at University Covenant Church. Sung by the 60-member UCC Kids’ Choir and directed by Carol Loscutoff and Nancy Streeter, performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, […]

UC Davis counseling director speaks at NAMI meeting

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its monthly potluck dinner and speaker meeting on Wednesday, April 4. The free event will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the César Chávez housing complex conference room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. […]

Huynh human relations awards nomination deadline extended

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission has extended the nomination period for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards in two categories: Young Humanitarian and Civil Rights Advocacy. The awards honor individuals and community organizations who have made significant contributions in resolving or improving civil and human rights issues in the city of Davis. […]

Dave McAsey Band featured Sunday at I-House

Singer/guitarist Dave McAsey and The Dave McAsey Band will be showcased at the Mid-Winter @ I-House music series, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at 10 College Park. McAsey blends an array of open tunings and finger-style techniques to produce a seductively melodic and percussive sound, a news release said. Listeners often say […]

High school art show honors Wooliever’s memory

“He just had a big sympathy with young people.” Pauline Wooliever remembers her late husband, Jerry, a former art director and Davis Art Center board member, as a man who believed strongly in nurturing creativity in youngsters. In the last years of his life, Jerry developed a scholarship for aspiring young artists, funded through a […]

Picnic Day leaders visit ‘Davisville’

Picnic Day — for decades, the biggest show in town — returns on Saturday, April 21. On the current edition of “Davisville,” a radio interview program, Picnic Day chair Jennifer Mappus and publicity chair Achsa Rothe discuss the attractions and plans for this year, both to build up the good side of the event and […]

Consumer confidence falls in March

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers’ confidence in the U.S. economy dropped in March amid higher gas prices, says a private research group. The decline comes after confidence rose to the highest level in a year during the previous month. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 70.2, down from a […]