Will you welcome an international student?

Student Global Placement Services is seeking local residents who are interested in hosting two family visits — for a meal and/or family activity — for one or two international graduate students who will visit Davis this summer. Visit dates and times are flexible between Thursday and Wednesday, Aug. 1. The students will be attending UC […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis water warriors work fast

It was meant to be 15 minutes of fame, but it turned out to be 10 minutes of aim. That’s how long it took for the water warriors at the 10th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle at UC Davis to toss 2,000 water balloons at one another. It was a traditional time for […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour offers tips on sustainable landscapes

Tired of mowing your lawn? Learn how to save water, energy and money with a sustainable home landscape. Representatives of the UC Davis Arboretum will offer a free “how to” tour from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday exploring how to convert a home landscape from lawn to low-water, low-maintenance, beautiful plantings. The group will meet […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery nurtures Faith, offers hope

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson Faith officially works two jobs. She takes care of the elderly and is employed by a fast-food restaurant. Few realize she has a third job as the single mother of a preschooler. Her income barely supports basic expenses like rent, utilities and food. Quite simply, she cannot afford day […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Largest public pension fund earns dismal 1 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The nation’s largest public pension fund collected a dismal 1 percent annual return on its investments, a figure far short of projections that will likely bring pressure on California’s state and local governments to contribute more money, officials said Monday. The return reported by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System was well […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Drought now grips more than half of the nation

WALTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The nation’s widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage of drought and most of the rest enduring abnormally dry conditions. Only in the 1930s and the 1950s has a drought covered more land, according to federal figures released Monday. […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends will meet Saturday

The Northern California Fibro Friends will hold their monthly meeting at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Anyone needing information or support concerning fibromyalgia are welcome to attend. Meetings are free, though donations are welcome. For more information, contact Valma Honeyfield at [email protected] or (530) 756-9153, or Jan […]

July 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police receive report of swastika graffiti

Davis police received a report Monday of a swastika spray-painted in a cement tunnel underneath F Street at Anderson Road. The symbol was painted with black spray paint and was surrounded by a circle with a slash through it, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. It was unclear whether the cross-out mark was part of the original […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

IKEA collects school supplies for Yolo County kids

IKEA in West Sacramento is asking the community to help low-income kids start the school year loaded with new backpacks and classroom supplies. The “Getting Yolo County Kids Ready for School” collection drive launches will run through July 29. The school supply drive will gather essential school items for children grades kindergarten through high school. […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Acme brings part of ‘Treasure Island’ to ‘Davisville’

Summers are busy for Acme Theatre Company, the Davis nonprofit run by high school students that promotes “serious theater, for the fun of it.” In August, the 31-year-old troupe will stage “Treasure Island,” plus its annual “By The Seat of Our Pants,” the set of short plays the members write, stage and present in 36 […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Donations welcomed to Feds Feed Families campaign

Across Yolo County, there continues to be a need to feed the hungry, particularly in the summer, when there are shortages in food banks and an increased need among children who are out of school and not benefiting from school lunch programs. To help address this need, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the […]

July 17, 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 Butterscotch (No. 107651), a 3-month-old spayed female domestic medium-haired calico cat. Also hoping for a good home is Wallace (No. 107374), a 3-year-old neutered male black-and-white shih tzu dog. Fees […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City Council to address slain coyotes

In response to the USDA Wildlife Services’ decision to kill five coyotes near the Wildhorse Golf Club last month without consulting the city of Davis, the City Council will host a public discussion on the matter during its meeting Tuesday. The item is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. The council meets in the Community Chambers at […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Body of missing Davis woman found in West Sacramento

The search for a 78-year-old Davis woman missing since Friday morning reached a tragic end Sunday night. “We sadly report that missing person Patricia Morgenthal was found deceased in West Sacramento on the evening of July 15,” Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said in a news release issued Monday evening. No foul play is suspected […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,