Even Dr. Seuss couldn’t figure this one out

MOM BATTLES SCHOOL, WINS … thank goodness we have folks in town like my friend Tawny, who won’t take “no” for an answer from a Davis High School official when she knows the law is on her side … turns out Tawny was seeking an “excused absence” for her high school son, who was performing […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Shred old documents at two upcoming events

Davis residents can clean out their home offices and protect themselves against identity theft at two shredding events this month in Davis. The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will be the site of the first shredding day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Rapid Information Destruction Services will have its mobile unit […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jews of the West kicks off speaker series Oct. 21

“Jews of the West” by Marc Dollinger is the first presentation in the Lifelong Learning fall series at Congregation Bet Haverim. He will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the synagogue, 1715 Anderson Road. The speaker series, which began in January, is part of the synagogue’s 50th jubilee anniversary celebration. Dollinger is the […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Carjacking suspect apprehended in rural corn field

Authorities arrested a Davis carjacking suspect Monday night following a four-hour search that ended in a corn field east of town. Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the man, whose name had not yet been confirmed as of late Monday night, allegedly used force to steal a Honda Pilot in the parking lot of the […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Haunted house benefits charter school

Haunting for a good cause will take place at Woodland’s Halloween Fun and Hollywood Horror Haunted House, offered Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 29. Proceeds will benefit the science and technology charter school in Knights Landing. Haunted house hours are 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. both days at the Eagle […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Peterson, Fernandes lead fundraising race

Four candidates for the Davis school board and supporters of Measure E, the local school parcel tax proposal, filed campaign finance reports last week with the Yolo County Elections Office. Candidate Nancy Peterson raised the largest amount — $13,215 in cash plus $4,493 worth of  nonmonetary contributions, for a total of $17,708. Candidate Alan Fernandes […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Big-rig crash wreaks havoc in Woodland

A wayward big rig caused cleanup headaches — but no injuries — after jackknifing on a freeway transition ramp in Woodland, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. The driver, 37-year-old Jose Luis Duran Yovis of Williams, was taking the ramp from southbound Interstate 5 to southbound Highway 113 at about 4 a.m. Friday when he […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bikes, cars collide in downtown Davis

Emergency personnel responded to two car-versus-bike crashes in downtown Davis over the weekend. The first occurred at about 9:10 a.m. Friday at the intersection of First and D streets. The bicyclist was transported to Sutter Davis Hospital with unspecified injuries, according to the Davis Fire Department. A second collision occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Follow this road map for some ‘cool solutions’

“Cool Solutions” Festival 2012 posters will be available at the Cool Davis booth at Saturday’s festival in Central Park, Third and C streets. The fun and educational event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Bruno (No. 110693), a 4-year-old neutered male brown tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Copper (No. 110592), a 1-year-old neutered male terrier mix, described by shelter personnel […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City Council to hear updates on Cannery, parking

The City Council will receive updates on four hot-button topics in the community at its meeting Tuesday, including the Cannery Park project, downtown parking, economic development and the Fifth Street redesign, also known as the “road diet.” The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers of City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. It […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Free pumpkins from Farm Fresh to You

Farm Fresh To You — a local Community Supported Agriculture program — invites the public to a farm tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its farm in the Capay Valley, 23800 Highway 16. Guests may ride a tractor tram to see fall vegetables growing in the fields. While supplies last, guests will […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Origami taking new members into the fold

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The first hour is geared for first-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome to join. There will be an exhibit on World Origami Days, Oct. 24-Nov. 11, in the […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hi, neighbor!

Block parties, picnics, ice cream socials, karaoke sing-alongs, cookie exchanges — Davis residents got neighborly in a variety of ways Sunday at the annual Neighbors’ Night Out celebration co-sponsored by the city of Davis, UC Davis and the Associated Students of UCD. The UCD Cheer Team was out with Gunrock visiting some of the 110 parties, […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,