SCD members stand to defend Senior Center

Together, the membership of the Senior Citizens of Davis stood Tuesday against a proposed change to their organization that they believe threatened their allegiance to the Davis Senior Center. More than 250 Davis elders, by far the largest gathering of members for an SCD meeting, packed the Senior Center and unanimously opposed the new bylaws proposed […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Fall court date set in Davis molest case

A California Highway Patrol officer accused of molesting two children more than a decade ago is due back in court in October for a hearing regarding a third-party discovery motion, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Justin Prentice Morejohn, 31, of Davis, has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony counts of lewd and […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC Davis: America’s ‘coolest school’

Forget those recent sweltering temperatures suffered while pedaling across campus — UC Davis is the nation’s “Coolest School.”

So says Sierra magazine in its annual ranking of the nation’s greenest universities, set to appear in the official publication of the Sierra Club’s September-October issue.

UCD beat out No. 2 Georgia Institute of Technology for the top spot. Stanford University (No. 3) and UC Irvine (No. 9) were the other California universities in the top 10.

Last fall, UCD unveiled what it dubbed the nation’s largest net zero community …

Bearded irises on sale again Saturday

“We found more iris rhizomes in our potting shed,” members of the Winters Friends of the Library announce, so their third bearded iris sale will continue Saturday at Rotary Park at Railroad Avenue and Main Street in downtown Winters. The sale, which will benefit the library, begins at 8 a.m. and continues until all irises […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Post, Morello featured at poetry reading

Poets Connie Post and CJ Morello will read their work at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series. Post is the poet laureate emerita of Livermore and the author of seven books of poetry, most recently, “And When the Sun […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Spare the air for Wednesday

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District declared a Spare The Air advisory for Wednesday. Motorists in the region are urged to reduce driving. Car-pool to sports and recreation activities, bike or walk when possible, and postpone driving errands that can wait. Residents should avoid the use of gas-powered yard tools like lawn mowers and leaf […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly

‘Hole’ Lotta Love to benefit Yolo Crisis Nursery

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson Golfers and sponsors, it’s time to dust off your clubs — and your checkbooks — when Wildhorse Golf Club transforms into a “hole” lotta fun on Monday, Oct. 8. What better way to beat the Monday blues by teeing off for the Yolo Crisis Nursery at its “Hole” Lotta Love […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Clarissa Lyons makes her mark as a soprano

Then, summer of 2002: After growing up in Davis, including three years as a member of the Davis High School Madrigals, soprano Clarissa Lyons was packing her bags for 2002 for her freshman year at UC Berkeley. Now: Earlier this summer, Lyons was picked as the grand prize winner at the Carmel Music Society’s Vocal […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Docents will lead first autumn tour of city wetlands

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 1, for a free, guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands. Visitors will experience the final days of summer in the wetlands on the first afternoon tour of 2012. The city wetlands, northeast of Davis, provide wetland habitat […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Katehi leads delegation of university leaders to Israel

By David Shamah Seeing is believing — and understanding. In early July, a delegation of American university presidents visited Israel, some of them for the first time, to get a better understanding of the many things they have heard about the Middle East nation. “I read the book ‘Start-Up Nation,’ and I found it to […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Hike Quail Ridge Reserve on Saturday

Visitors are invited to hike the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk passes through hillsides of native California grasses, shrubs and trees, and is of easy difficulty, with a slow pace and many stops to observe surroundings. […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NewStar Chinese School kicks off another year

The Davis NewStar Chinese School will host its 12th annual open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Davis High School’s old gym, 315 W. 14th St. Registration for the 2012-13 school year will be taken. The school’s mission is to teach students Chinese language and culture through classroom instruction, extracurricular activities, cultural events […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Laughs fill the rafters at Barnyard Theatre’s ‘Or,’

That’s the ticket What: “Or,” presented by the Barnyard Theatre Company When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31, west of Davis Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255961; (530) 574-1318 Aphra Behn was the first professional English female playwright, in the middle of the 17th century. She was one of […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cruise in to classic car show

An estimated 50 to 70 classic vehicles will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Cruise-In, in The Marketplace Shopping Center parking lot at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard. New and old, restored and unrestored cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, go-karts and military vehicles will be on display. There is no […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,