Apply now for SADVC board of directors

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County is recruiting new members for its volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible for guidance and oversight of the agency’s affairs, including planning, policy development, resource development, financial oversight and ensuring that the organization is addressing its mission of ending violence in Yolo County. The […]

Yolo County Farm Bureau endorses Vann, Munn

Citing candidate Kim Vann’s background in agriculture and her commitment to rural voters, the Yolo County Farm Bureau board of directors has voted to endorse her for election in the newly drawn 3rd Congressional District. The board also has endorsed John Munn, a Republican from Davis, in his campaign against two-term incumbent Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada […]

Room for pre-kindergartners at DPNS

The Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its pre-kindergarten session for the 2012-13 school year. Soon to celebrate its 10th year and one of the first of its kind to be offered in Davis, the DPNS pre-K session is ideal for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. Veteran teacher Kathy Douglas, director of the […]

Take a guided tour of native plants

Local residents are invited to explore the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants, which includes an extensive collection of California natives that work well in home landscapes, arrayed along meandering paths under stately oaks in the UC Davis Arboretum. The garden showcases a native meadow — a California-style lawn — and many Arboretum […]

Can you give them a home?

Sally is a 6- to 7-month old spayed female Corgi mix who is full of wags and kisses. She plays well with everything and everyone. Klondike is a smart and friendly 1- to 1 1/2-year-old neutered male Siberian Husky mix. He’s very handsome, loves people of all ages and plays well with female dogs. Both […]

Model gliders soar at Davis event

The Sacramento Valley Soaring Society presents the Altitude Limited Electric Sailplane event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. The field is at Grasslands Park, at the corner of Mace Boulevard and and Tremont Road in Davis. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days Gliders will launch en masse using their electric […]

Explorit: Splendid spiders at the library

By Lisa Justice The spiders are coming to a library near you! Explorit Science Center is pleased to partner with the Yolo County libraries to provide a unique, hands-on spider experience as part of the Community Science Project: Spiders in Your World. Explorit educators will visit all eight branches of the Yolo County Library this […]

Stowaway cat survives plane ride in suitcase

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When an Ohio woman packed her bags for a Disney vacation, her cat didn’t want to stay behind. Sometime Monday, Bob-bob the cat found his way into Ethel Maze’s suitcase, made it through screening at Port Columbus International Airport and was loaded into an airplane for a flight to Orlando. The […]

Crews closer to containing Scotts Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters are getting close to containing a wildfire that had threatened hundreds of homes outside of Ukiah. CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the Scotts Fire is 75 percent contained after scorching more than seven square miles. Berlant says the fire, burning since Sept. 7, would likely be contained as early as […]

House to pass six-month spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — As its last major act before leaving Washington for the fall campaign, the House is voting to put the government on autopilot for six months. The temporary spending bill is needed to avert a government shutdown when the current budget year expires Sept. 30. At issue are the day-to-day operating budgets of […]

Planning Commission not ready to change Target site pad restrictions

The city’s Planning Commission made no decision Wednesday on a proposal by city staff to alter the size requirements for stores on the four outlying pads at the Second Street Crossing, better known as the Target development. When voters approved Target in 2006, they also agreed to allow the property owners to build four additional […]

Meet in the middle

Isaiah Godby, 21, right, and his brother Jeremiah, 19, arrive in Central Park after their respective runs from Mexico and Canada. The brothers — who last year, with their cousin Jonas and dad Dennis, ran from San Francisco to Connecticut in the name of preventive health care — met up in Davis after completing their summerlong […]

U.S. sends Marines to Libya after deadly attack

By Maggie Michael and Osama Alfitory BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The U.S. dispatched an elite group of Marines to Tripoli on Wednesday after the mob attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Officials were investigating whether the rampage was a backlash to an anti-Islamic video with ties to Coptic Christians or a […]

DWR is worth those extra 89 cents

GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT … interesting to see that fully 21 Davisites filed formal protests of the 89-cents-a-month increase the city is seeking in our monthly sanitation rates … the increase, from $29.74 a month to $30.63, will help offset increased costs from Davis Waste Removal and the Yolo County Central Landfill … Let me […]