Center to show film about Senior Olympics

As the London Olympics celebrate the world’s best athletes, the Davis community has the chance to celebrate the nation’s best senior athletes — those who show remarkable endurance and skill well into their older adult years. A screening of the award-winning documentary, “Age of Champions,” is planned at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, […]

Looking for a best friend?

Riley, a pint-sized, friendly 1-year-old neutered male fox terrier mix; and Sheba, a 1-year-old smart and sweet, spayed female German shepherd are available for adoption from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Both dogs love to play with other dogs and will make perfect family pets. Riley and Sheba are two of more than 60 dogs […]

Tourney supports peace officer memorial

The second annual Yolo County Peace Officers Memorial Golf Classic is planned Monday, Sept. 24, at the Yolo Fliers Golf Club, 17980 County Road 94, Woodland. All golfers are invited to participate in this fundraising event. The entry fee is $120 per golfer ($125 after Sept. 17), which includes golf, cart, lunch, a buffet dinner, […]

Hollywood lunch theater planned Sept. 11

Classic Hollywood and the film legends who made it great will come alive at the Hollywood Red, White and Blue luncheon theater on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Gloria Heidi will headline the show and share her rich Hollywood background in songs, stories, humor and costumes, an event announcement […]

Ice cream social, volunteer party set

An ice cream social and party to thank the Davis Senior Center’s many volunteers is planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the 
center, 646 A St. Attendees will be able to build their own sundae (sugar-free ice cream will be available) with a variety of toppings while enjoying entertainment from the center’s Hula […]

Senior Helpers offers tips for making summer survival kits

As summer temperatures continue to sizzle, seniors are encouraged to take precautions in the heat. A Kent State University study shows 90 percent of respondents over the age of 65 were aware of heat warnings, but most seniors thought the messages were targeted to “older Americans” — a group to which they did not think […]

County prostate cancer resources discussed Aug. 13

Joan Tuss will discuss the prostate cancer resource materials available at the local library at the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Stephen’s Branch Library, 315 E 14th St., in Davis. The library’s holdings include books that support members have donated. There will be a showing […]

UCD to present conference on role of universities in sustainable development

By Paul Dorn A university’s role in sustainable development will be explored during a free, one-day conference sponsored by the UC Davis College of Engineering on Wednesday, Sept. 26. “Sustainable Development for the 21st Century: The Role of the Modern University” will take place at the UCD Conference Center, near Mondavi Center on the university campus. […]

Factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies placed fewer orders with U.S. factories in June from May, signaling further weakness with manufacturing. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June, the third decline in four months. Orders for core capital goods, considered a good proxy for business investment, dropped 1.7 percent. Demand fell […]

Professor’s email reveals shooting plot

SANTA ANA (AP) — Rainer Reinscheid was into his second bottle of wine when he wrote a chilling email titled, “a good plan,” detailing violent revenge on the people he blamed for his teen son’s suicide. His son hanged himself after being disciplined at high school in March, sending the University of California, Irvine, professor […]

Local hero makes a splash in London

BETTER THAN GOLD … I don’t know about you, but for my money the feel good story of the summer is the remarkable Olympic run of former UC Davis swim star Scott Weltz … you know, the man who seemingly came out of nowhere to earn the tag of “Accidental Olympian,” then shocked the swimming […]

CHP: Make a plan to prevent heat-related deaths

As the temperature continues to rise, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia (heat stroke), especially for a child left inside a hot vehicle. Regardless of how or why a child is left behind, the end result can be devastating. To prevent the tragedy of a young child’s death, “Kaitlyn’s Law” was enacted in California […]

Attempted tire theft leads to grand-theft charges

Davis police said they arrested one man and are seeking a second who allegedly tried to swipe a set of car tires in a North Davis neighborhood. The call came in at about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, reporting that a suspicious person appeared to be in the process of stealing tires in the area of Sandpiper […]

Teens allegedly lead CHP on high-speed pursuit in stolen car

It was anything but a slow night Tuesday for Woodland California Highway Patrol officers who found themselves caught up in a high-speed pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Officer Bryan Konvalin said the agency was notified at about 10 p.m. of a reckless driver entering Yolo County from Solano County on eastbound Interstate 80. Officers positioned […]