Yolo Military Families will meet Monday

Yolo Military Families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Black Bear Diner, 255 Second St. in downtown Davis. “If you have a loved one in the military, please join our family for an evening of friendship,” a news release said. For more information, email yolomilitaryfamilies@gmail.com.

Fly fishers will take a seat in ‘stillwater classroom’

Bill Forward, a California native with more than 60 years of fishing experience in the Sierra Nevada, will speak Tuesday to the Fly Fishers of Davis. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. His talk, “Lake Davis: A Stillwater Classroom,” is a presentation that covers the tactics […]

Family fun planned at Holy Rosary Fall Festival

The annual Holy Rosary Fall Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the school grounds, 505 California St. in Woodland. Lots of family fun is planned, including games, food, prizes, a raffle, a dessert booth and a beer garden for adults. Smokey D’s BBQ restaurant is cooking dinner, which […]

Meeting examines why youths of color are in the justice system

The Yolo County Probation Department will host a community gathering on Wednesday to share and discuss work that has been conducted on the disproportionate number of youths of color who come into contact with the juvenile justice system in Yolo County. The meeting will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Woodland Community Center, […]

Founders’ Day dinner honors WCC supporters

The Woodland Community College Foundation has announced the names of campus founders and contributors who will be honored at its first Founders’ Day dinner. The honorees will be joined by some original faculty and staff members, special guests and others who were instrumental in lobbying for the Woodland campus. The event on Thursday, Oct. 4, […]

Second teen makes plea agreement in Woodland pig-killing case

WOODLAND — A second teen has admitted to charges stemming from the theft and slaughter of a Woodland High School student’s Future Farmers of America pig, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. The 17-year-old Woodland boy pleaded no contest last week to felony charges of grand theft and conspiracy to destroy property, as […]

Cemetery District board has special meeting

Members of the public may address the Davis Cemetery District board of directors on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business that do not appear on the agenda at a special board meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 820 Pole Line Road. The Davis Cemetery District board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time […]

PG&E commits $15K for city to take inventory of emissions

PG&E has pledged $15,000 to the city of Davis to invest in updating its energy and greenhouse gas inventories as part of its Green Communities program. Among other benefits, the new inventories will help the city analyze and track its energy consumption, transportation, fuel use and waste production, as well as identify opportunities to reduce […]

Social media employed to benefit Ben Davis

Supporters of Ben Davis, a Davis resident who is battling an auto-immune disease that is causing his nerves to degenerate, will gather from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sudwerk for a fundraising kickoff event to support his health care fund. Sudwerk is at 2001 Second St. in Davis. Those who attend will be urged […]

New programs help international undergrads

UC Davis is welcoming its largest-ever group of new international undergraduates with programs this week to help their transition to U.S. college life — from culture shock to different expectations in the American classroom.

UCD estimates it will enroll about 600 international students — 70 percent to 80 percent more than last year — and is offering them expanded orientation services, which began Tuesday, as well as a new mentoring program and a special seminar series.

The new programs offer additional support for international students as the university moves to increase their numbers to offer a more global experience for all of its students. Similar services are provided for all new students, but these focus on the unique needs of international students.

UC Davis Fall Convocation will spotlight the arts

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts has played host to the university’s fall convocation every year since the center’s opening in 2002. And this year the center will have a much bigger role — as one of the stars of the show. “Celebrating the Arts!” will focus on the Mondavi Center as it begins […]

Hattie Weber Museum sets attendance records

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis greeted 3,476 visitors in fiscal year 2011-12, almost 1,000 more than the previous year, according to a recent annual report to the Davis City Council. A single-day record of 161 was set on Pig Day last March, the museum reported. Visitors who signed the guest book (not all do) […]

Rice straw roller available through Yolo County Resource Conservation District

The Yolo County Resource Conservation District is again making its rice straw roller available to rent to encourage decomposition of rice straw, a field management practice that also benefits local and regional wildlife. The fee is $3 per acre. Rice straw rollers are a farm implement used to help break down rice straw after harvest. […]

Woman injured in single-vehicle accident

An 85-year-old woman was hospitalized Tuesday after her car overturned on a northeast Davis street, police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said Helen Mahaney’s Toyota Camry struck a large decorative rock in a yard in the 1800 block of Fremont Court shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday. She became trapped inside the vehicle when it rolled over […]