Grad Night tickets available now

Seniors, it’s not too soon to think about Grad Night 2013! The tickets cover food, drinks and entertainment at the all-night graduation party in June and are at their lowest price, $75, until Dec. 31. Scholarships are available through school counselors. Ticket forms can be found at and questions may be answered by emailing [email protected] Kindergarten […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

This shelter kitty can light up your home

Yolo County animal services officials are seeking a home for one of the animal shelter’s more illuminating occupants. Ember, an orange tabby, was stranded for several days atop a utility pole on Chaparral Way in West Sacramento, said Vicky Fletcher, the shelter’s business services manager. “Neighbors had seen this cat on top of the pole […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Passenger hurt, tree damaged in alleged DUI crash

Some Woodland residents got a shock early Saturday morning when an alleged drunken driver crashed into their yard, police said. Sgt. Steve Sexton said Woodland resident Robert L. Williams, 26, was under the influence of alcohol when he struck a tree in the front yard of a home at the intersection of Mariposa and West […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Artober features concerts, art tours, author readings

Davis Downtown is unleashing 31 straight days of creativity during the business association’s first-ever monthlong Artober. The Pence Gallery is showcasing an open artist studio setting all month long, the Mondavi Center at UC Davis will dedicate every performance in October to Artober and various stores downtown will feature art or other artistic performances. This […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community invited to celebrate Davis co-ops

This week is planned to be one of communal acknowledgement for the member-owned and -governed businesses that very much define Davis. The festivities are appropriately timed, given that October is National Co-op Month. Furthermore, the United Nations declared 2012 as an International Year of Cooperatives. Julie Cross, marketing and education director for the Davis Food […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

ASUCD works to get out the student vote

College is a time of firsts — including, for many young adults, casting a vote for president. At UC Davis, student leaders are working to register their classmates to vote in the Nov. 6 election, and encouraging them to exercise that right. Efforts include holding registration drives on campus, offering online voter registration and organizing […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘To Kill or to Cure’ to be screened at church

The film “To Kill or to Cure” will be screened from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. “In powerful and disturbing footage, Canadian filmmakers go behind covert walls exposing a secret culture in prison life — often a living death,” […]

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

From tiny seeds do inspired students grow

Casey Hardi was a second-grader at Pioneer Elementary School when his interest in food was first piqued. Given that his teacher that year was Dorothy Peterson, it’s no surprise that interest developed in the school garden. “My class had the privilege of being included in the Farm to Schools program at Pioneer Elementary School,” he […]

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

Needy individuals can pick up free food

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Oct. 17, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fall gardening workshops offered at WCC

Gardeners, now that you’ve harvested your summer crops, it’s time to clean up your garden and do your winter planting. To help you prepare for this work, the Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are offering their fall gardening workshops from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20. This free event will take place […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davis teens will walk for autism

Since he was a kindergartner at Pioneer Elementary School, Alex Totah has been surrounded by a network of friends who have always made sure he had the support he needed. They were there for him in elementary school, during the often-challenging transition to junior high and now in high school. And on Sunday, Oct. 14, […]

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

Fish expert will speak Thursday at I-House

UC Davis professor Randy Dahlgren will talk about volcanic rivers that provide habitat for cold-water fish species at a meeting Thursday of the UC Davis Emeriti Association and the UCD Retirees Association. The public is welcome. Dahlgren, the recipient of the 2012 UCD Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement, is a professor in the […]

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

Dinner benefits women of Colombia

The Foundation for the Well Being and Development of Chocó — FUNBICHOCO in Davis invites the community to attend its sixth annual benefit dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Past proceeds have permitted more than 200 women in the war-torn region of Chocó, Colombia, to […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn genealogy tips from a master

In celebration of Family History Month, community members are invited to the free presentation, “Reconstructing Family History Information When You Start with Almost Nothing: A Case Study” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The talk will be given in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,