Hike Quail Ridge Reserve on Sept. 15

Visitors are invited to hike the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 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 […]

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

Free pet health care services offered to homeless

The Yolo County SPCA and the Pet Assistance League will vaccinate dogs and cats owned by homeless people at two clinics this month and next. The clinics will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Speedy planes will race around pylon course

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ first radio-controlled airplane pylon race on Saturday and Sunday. Guests will see high-speed models race around a three-pylon course at speeds of 150 to 190 mph. Racers are coming from California, Oregon, Arizona and Utah. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Oktoberfest will benefit Putah Creek Council

The Luna Vista Rotary Club of Woodland has selected the Putah Creek Council as the beneficiary of its 2012 Oktoberfest, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Gibson House Museum in Woodland. In its seventh year, Luna Vista’s Oktoberfest is a communitywide celebration featuring German food, beer, wine and lively entertainment in a […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Library offers Chinese conversation group

Yolo County’s Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, will start a new language conversation group from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in the small conference room. The group will meet weekly and will be led by volunteers teaching conversational Mandarin (Chinese) at the beginner level. No language experience is necessary. […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Newcomers invited to University Farm Circle coffee

Learn more What: University Farm Circle Newcomers Coffee When: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 18 Where: 1347 Cassel Lane in Davis Why: So women of all ages can meet new friends Call: Janine Mozée at (530) 204-7820 or Sheila Beyer at (530) 231-5059 University Farm Circle will get the new academic year off to an […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

College founders to be honored at Woodland event

The Woodland Community College Foundation will honor founders of the Woodland campus, formerly known as Yuba College, Woodland Center, at a Founders Day dinner event recognizing their contributions in bringing higher education to the Woodland community. The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception Thursday, Oct. 4, in Building 800 at the college, 2300 […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yoga Aid Challenge is Sept. 9 in Central Park

The community is invited to a free yoga class at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. Donations will be accepted at the event or through Yoga Aid Challenge, a worldwide event to raise money for charity. All of the proceeds from the Davis Yoga Aid Challenge […]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘The Painted Word’ author to speak at bookstore

Phil Cousineau, author of “Beyond Forgiveness,” “The Art of Pilgrimage” and “Wordcatcher” among many other books, will appear at The Avid Reader at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, to discuss his newest book, “The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Come make music at free class

Community members are invited to join Music Makers, a free class for children, that begins again on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The class will run weekly through May from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 615 Elmwood Drive, on the corner of Eighth Street. Turn on Elmwood and drive around […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Taste Yolo’s bounty at A Day in the Country

Tickets are still available for the Yolo Land Trust’s signature event, A Day in the Country, which will take place this year from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Terrain Ruisseau along Putah Creek. Tickets purchased before Saturday are $85, and are $95 after that date. This event sold out last year so […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Halden’s old-school style still echoes at Davis High

Dewey Halden was as Old School as you could get. But if it wasn’t for Halden’s trailblazing days, it’s improbable that Davis High School athletics would have earned the lofty reputation they enjoy today. From the day DHS opened in 1927 until the late 1950s, Halden often oversaw the entire sports program. He taught, he […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council works on improving efficiency

The City Council held its annual retreat for most of the workday Friday to focus on, among other council issues, itself. Unlike past retreats where council members have met simply to draft goals that they would like to accomplish over the next two years, the new City Council instead used six hours in the meeting […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,