For the record

Stacie Frerichs was elected to three-year terms on the Davis Food Co-op board of directors in 2008 and 2011. Wednesday’s story incorrectly reported that she was appointed. We regret the error.

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DSIS salutes high-flying, free-thinking graduates

Principal Kim Wallace welcomed hundreds of friends and parents to Thursday’s graduation ceremony for the Davis School for Independent Study with a reminder that the students wearing caps and gowns had completed their high school diploma at a school that is one of a kind.

Gesturing at the graduates on stage at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, Wallace said “Every one of these amazing young people had a different reason (to be here).” And, since they pursued their independent study program while working with a teacher who they met regularly in one-on-one sessions, “each of them had a different experience as a student.”

Two arrested in local copper-wire theft

Davis police arrested two Bay Area men who allegedly stole valuable copper wire during a burglary at the PG&E corporation yard — the facility’s third break-in in the past month. A witness called police at about 4 a.m. Thursday to report that three people appeared to be stealing items from the 316 L St. corporation […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

More than a mandate, it’s a ‘Dan-date’

MATH WIZ … under the category “Numbers Don’t Lie,” you can put Dan Wolk’s stunning election night landslide at the top of the list … put simply, nearly 70 percent of Davisites who cast a ballot voted for Dan Wolk … even Mother Teresa couldn’t pull off those kinds of numbers … Mitt Romney in […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Council welcomes two new members; Souza, Greenwald ponder what went wrong

While the dust settles from Tuesday’s City Council election, the three winners are looking forward to leading the community with their new co-workers. Meanwhile, the two candidates who lost are trying to piece together exactly what happened to their re-election bids. Perhaps the fact that is most certain, two days after the final vote was […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

County seeks applicants for commission vacancies

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors invites local residents to apply for openings on county advisory commissions. For more information on specific vacancies, and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at (530) 666-8195 or contact their Yolo County […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows send 15 kids to summer camp

Fifteen boys and girls will be able to attend the Odd Fellows’ Three-Links Camp this summer, thanks to tuition funds supplied by Davis Encampment No. 21, which is part of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. This will be the first camp experience for most of the children, who range in age from 7 to […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Swainson’s hawk tour to benefit Yolo Basin Foundation

Biologist and Swainson’s hawk expert Jim Estep will lead participants on a search for this California threatened species and well as other raptors in Yolo County on Saturday, June 16. Estep has researched Swainson’s hawk ecology since the early 1980s in his Yolo County study area and elsewhere in the Central Valley. A graduate of […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Student writers host spring symposium

Graduate student fiction writers and poets will read from their work Wednesday in the UC Davis Arboretum in celebration of their 2012 graduation. Participating writers include Nora Bergamino, Ryan Croken, Katie Dillard, Nick Falgout, Jon Ford, Julia Halprin Jackson, Evan Jones, Kitty Liang, Alex Russell, David Semonchik, Marissa Tinloy and Greg Wlasiuk. The free program […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk with Warren on Wednesday

Local residents are invited to join Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts for a lunchtime stroll in the UC Davis Arboretum on Wednesday. Participants will enjoy the glorious late-spring weather, see the demonstration flower gardens in bloom and get a little exercise. The group will meet at noon at the Arboretum Gazebo, on Garrod Drive on […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamberlain clings to lead in redrawn district

Incumbent Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain was holding a 335-vote lead over his challenger, Woodland Mayor Art Pimentel, on Thursday, with several hundred provisional ballots yet to be counted. A final tally is not expected until late next week, but all signs point to a victory by Chamberlain in the county’s 5th District. “I’m feeling pretty […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Young Artists Competition expands with auditions on both coasts

The Young Artists Competition, an annual fixture at the Mondavi Center, will increase its national reach and funding for the 2012-13 season. During the coming season, the competition will feature regional auditions in Portland, New York City, Los Angeles and Davis. In addition, the grand prize award has been increased to $6,000. “Over the past seven […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

$100,000 Patch donation targeted for school technology in coming year

Last winter, when a local family won a national contest for best holiday lighting display, they designated the Davis school district to receive the $100,000 prize. Jim and Kristy Powell’s home in the Wildhorse neighborhood received the most votes in a competition organized by Patch, a nationwide string of local news websites owned by AOL. […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Water aerobics classes to be offered at Manor Pool

A summer water aerobics class will help you take your workout to a different level. “Improve cardiovascular fitness, increase your flexibility, build strength and tone your body by taking advantage of the water’s natural resistance and using your own body weight in a low-impact environment that will leave you refreshed,” a city news release said. […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,