A rail adventure for any season

The Sacramento RiverTrain offers rail adventures year-round. Along with the traditional excursion train, and brunch and sunset dinner trains, there are themes ranging from a murder mystery dinner train to the Great Train Robbery, where the train is held up by a bunch of bandits from the Old West. Seasonal events include the Thanksgiving dinner train, the […]

UC Davis Medical Center ranked as a top hospital

When it comes to securing the health of oneself and one’s family, some local hospitals are excelling, according to a recent study from The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group, founded in 2000, is an independent, nonprofit organization run by some of the nation’s largest employers and health-care purchasers. Since 2006, the coalition has been conducting […]

Budget Masters help you master your finances

Budget Masters, a new local organization, will help Davis residents learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals. Meetings will run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 200 B St., Suite G, in downtown Davis. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. The […]

Supervisors OK Davis water project election

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved Davis’ all-mail special election next spring on the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project. The vote was taken at its meeting Tuesday. Registered voters will receive their ballots from the Yolo County Elections Office in the mail on Monday, Feb. 4. They must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Riding the rails in search of Christmas spirit

“He went that way!” my 4-year-old son David yelled gleefully, flinging his arm with pointed finger in the direction of the door through which the 5½-foot-tall teddy bear had just disappeared into the neighboring train car.

Seconds before, Morgan, the pig-tailed, pajama-clad heart of the “Morgan & the Magical Christmas Train” story under way on the Sacramento RiverTrain had run into our train car, exclaiming that she couldn’t find her teddy bear anywhere and had, as a result, lost her Christmas spirit.

My exuberant son and the several dozen other excited kids — with various grinning parents and grandparents in tow — who occupied the five-car train were determined to help Morgan in her quest to recover both her teddy bear and her Christmas spirit during our 90-minute ride on a 16-mile length …

Toys for Tots collection features Santa Claus

Center City Automotive will accept donation of Toys for Tots from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 300 Madson Place in Davis, just off Fifth Street between Pole Line Road and the Davis Police Department. Local residents are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for […]

For the record

A front-page story Tuesday incorrectly stated how a UC Davis Foundation fund to generate scholarships for students will operate. New gifts of $25,000 and above made to new or existing student support endowments will generate a matching contribution of $25,000 from the foundation’s matching fund.

Thursday Live! brings worldwide holiday celebration to Davis

Experience a trip around the world this holiday season with one visit to the Davis Odd Fellows Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Thursday Live! continues its series of concerts on the first Thursday of each month at the hall, 415 Second St. The show is free and open to all ages.  There are nine groups […]

School board to recognize outgoing trustee

The Davis school board will recognize outgoing trustee Richard Harris on Thursday night, when the board meets at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Harris was elected to a four-year term in November 2007. He came into an additional fifth year of trustee duty when the school board […]

Vocal Art Ensemble presents an exotic holiday caravan

Cinnamon and silk, and belly dancers, too. Choral music from the Middle East, the Slavic countries of Eastern Europe and other parts of the world as well. These are the things that went through choral director Tracia Barbieri’s mind as she assembled “Frankincense and Myrrh — A Caravan of Exotic Choral Treasures,” the program that […]

Woodland teacher ‘jailed’ for a good cause

Marianne Cates, principal of Holy Rosary School in Woodland, agreed to spend the day in “jail” on campus if students collected enough food for the KCRA Kids Can Food Drive this year. Students at the school collected, packaged and donated more than 3,877 pounds of food for the drive. The donations will help feed area […]

Enjoy the holidays with Haute Again

Haute Again Consignment invites residents to celebrate the holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday as it teams with Sassafras Beauty at The Marketplace in Davis and Bare Escentuals make-up. Guests may enjoy complimentary cider, sweets and Mishka’s coffee. The consignment store is at 129 E St., Suite 1, in downtown Davis.

Davis Chorale plans busy concert schedule for holiday season

The Davis Chorale has a busy schedule of seasonal music in store for December. At 5 p.m. Sunday, the choir will present a vespers performance at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., composed of Christmas choral music and carol singing by the audience. Highlights of the hourlong program will be the Christmas Story, a short […]

Donate jeans Wednesday and Thursday

For the fourth year in a row, Renew Denim is partnering with the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee to provide jeans to those in need. The community is asked to donate gently used men’s, women’s and children’s jeans between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Pomegranate Salon, 123 D St., in downtown Davis. […]