Learn about Amigos program at upcoming meetings

The Sacramento-Davis chapter of Amigos de las Americas will hold three informational meetings in the coming weeks for teens and their parents interested in learning more about the program. The first meeting will be Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, 2425 Stockton Blvd. Subsequent meetings will run from 6:30 to […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

It all starts here

Members of CalPIRG, the California Public Interest Research Group, register students to vote in the Nov. 6 general election at a table Tuesday on the West Quad behind the Memorial Union. Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day. CalPIRG and the Associated Students of UCD are part of a coalition that is working to register 8,000 students […]

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

Calif. governor signs driverless cars bill

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California. The bill by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla will establish safety and performance regulations to test and operate autonomous vehicles on state roads and highways. “Today […]

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

Riggins/Gonsalves investigators detail evidence in case

SACRAMENTO — Although hundreds of leads poured in to Sacramento County authorities in the wake of the December 1980 UC Davis “sweethearts” slayings, none managed to produce a viable suspect, and by the mid-1980s the case had gone stone cold. One day, a law-enforcement colleague told Lt. Ray Biondi, then head of the Sacramento sheriff’s […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fashion show highlights historical style

Save the date! The Yolo County Historical Society will present a fashion show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the theater at Pioneer High School, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Models will show fashion through the decades, beginning with late Victorian high style and on to the present day. “Come enjoy an afternoon of […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Take the Arboretum home: Fall events feature model landscapes

Learn more What: Fall plant sales When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 14 (members only 9-11 a.m. Sept. 29) Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Davis, UC Davis Info: For information, directions and a plant list, visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu By Ellen Zagory This fall, the UC Davis Arboretum is again opening its doors […]

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

Peace Coalition presents talk on Gaza

Ann Wright, a former U.S. Army colonel and diplomat, will give an update on the situation in Gaza in the Middle East during a talk from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. in downtown Davis. Her talk is sponsored by the Davis Peace Coalition and the Davis […]

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

Custom Measure E campaign buttons available

The Measure E campaign team will give away buttons handmade and decorated by young Davis residents at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Children also are invited to make their own custom Yes on Measure E button at the campaign table. Measure E is a Davis schools parcel […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rummage sale benefits DPNS

Great deals on everything for babies, young children and new parents can be found at the Davis Parent Nursery School’s annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 426 W. Eighth St. All gently used items have been donated by DPNS families and community members, and all proceeds directly benefit the parent-participation preschool. […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See scale, full-size helicopters at weekend show

Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers’ scale helicopter event takes off Friday through Sunday at the group’s field on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102 northeast of Davis. This three-day event features world-class scale helicopters and pilots. There will be helicopter demonstrations for rescue, firefighting, military action and large 1/4-scale helicopter turbines. Full-size helicopters also […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Voter registration deadline is Monday

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, the Yolo County Elections Office has announced. A newly registered voter must be at least 18 years old on Election Day, be a resident of Yolo County for at least 15 days before the election, be a citizen of the […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

St. James parishioners welcome all comers to walk for the poor

More than 100 St. James Catholic Church parishioners and others have signed up to enjoy a stroll Saturday morning through North Davis Park and the North Davis Greenbelt as part of the second annual Yolo County Friends of the Poor Walk. The goal is to demonstrate support for the invisible needy in the community as […]

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

Meet Peterson at two coffees this weekend

Davis Board of Education candidate Nancy Peterson will be the special guest at two receptions this weekend. The first is hosted by Alessandra Frizzi from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Friday. The second is hosted by Chuck and Lori Krouse from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. To RSVP and receive the addresses for either event, call […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meeting kicks off Grad Night 2013 planning

Calling all parents: Volunteer to help plan Grad Night 2013, an all-night safe party for all of Davis’ high school graduates. You do not have to be a parent of a senior to get involved. All are welcome at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Emerson Junior High School — the party […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,