There’s only one explanation for this reprieve

CHANGE OF HEART … there are many theories as to what caused Superintendent of Schools Winfred Roberson to suddenly change his mind and un-cancel the Emerson school play, “A Christmas Carol,” now set for a three-day run in early December … All we know is that Roberson went to bed Tuesday night firm in his […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Veteran pilots take back to the skies

Darryl Fisher was smiling from ear to ear as he signed 89-year-old Walt Rozett’s flight log on Thursday, writing an entry below the last time Rozett took to the skies — Oct. 17, 1943.

Rozett served as a U.S. Air Force pilot in World War II. The chance to crawl into the cockpit of 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane for the first time in almost exactly 69 years had him elevated long after the aircraft had touched down.

Yolo nonprofits invited to honor volunteers

The sixth annual Yolo County Philanthropy Day will take place Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the atrium of the Yolo County Administration Building, 625 Court St., Woodland. “Local nonprofit organizations are invited to honor one of their dedicated donors or volunteers at this event,” said Meg Stallard, president of the board […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraiser helps DHS grad fight rare cancer

Local residents are invited to enjoy an evening of bunco and lasagna to help raise funds for former Davis resident Dina Gardner’s battle against pleomorphic sarcoma. “Bunco for Dina” will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. downtown. Gardner is a Presbyterian minister and spiritual […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotarians honor 16 student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 16 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as September’s Students of the Month. They are: * Owen Bratton, nominated by Da Vinci teacher Seana Burke, who wrote, “Owen Bratton is a new student to the Da Vinci community this year and how grateful we are that he […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Senior Citizens of Davis accept board resignation, transition to interim leadership

Thursday morning, 150 members of the Senior Citizens of Davis arrived at the Senior Center prepared to vote out the organization’s board of directors. Instead, all they had to do was accept the board’s resignation. The entire board and president stepped down earlier this week — just days before the membership had planned to remove […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis Community Meals seeks volunteers

Davis Community Meals — a nonprofit, nondenominational organization whose mission is to provide low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, food and human services to help them rebuild their lives — is recruiting volunteer help. The agency provides three free meals a week, a resource center, emergency shelter and transitional housing programs, a permanent […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pathologist: Riggins may have put up a fight

SACRAMENTO — The forensic pathologist who conducted murder victim John Riggins’ autopsy said the UC Davis student may have battled for his life in the moments before he died. Dr. Pierce Rooney based his theory on the five lacerations and abrasions inflicted on Riggins’ head by an unidentified blunt object, possibly in an attempt to […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Measure H would replace elected county auditor with an appointed official

Yolo County voters will decide next month whether the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector should be eliminated and replaced instead with that of a finance director appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Measure H marks the third time in the past 26 years that voters have faced the issue on the ballot. Similar measures were […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Historical panel needs applicants

The city of Davis is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on the Historical Resources Management Commission. Applications are due by Nov. 5. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input — a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council. The Historical Commission maintains inventory and recommends designation of […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sahaya Walks helps HIV-infected children in India

You can help What: Sahaya Walks When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 Where: First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. Info: Can we make a difference in the lives of impoverished AIDS orphans on the other side of the globe? Davis residents can shout a resounding “yes” by participating in the Sahaya Walks […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged , ,

Explorit: Talkin’ about tarantulas

By Lisa Justice The tarantulas will be taking over Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mori Seiki for a public science lecture hosted by Explorit Science Center. The lecture will be free and open to all. Featured speaker Elena Coupal will have more than 15 tarantulas on display as she shares her passion and knowledge of some […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

OLLI sponsors bus trip to Dickens Fair

Early December is a perfect time to start holiday shopping, and the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco is the perfect place to start. Local residents can join the celebration by strolling down London streets of the 1860s, replete with hoop-skirted ladies, dandy military men, street urchins and chimney sweeps. Buy trinkets at […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting, auction benefit Advanced Treble Choir

“Uncork for Music,” a fundraiser for Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir, is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The choir will perform and a silent auction will benefit its music enrichment program and upcoming tour to Boston and Canada. While on their trip, choir […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,