BEAM plays classic rock Friday in Dixon

A Dixon High School 1970s reunion of sorts will take place Friday evening at the Dixon Veterans Hall, 1305 N. First St., when Dixon High graduate Bob Martino and his Woodland-based band BEAM perform. The fun runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. According to hall manager Greg Coppes, “Each time BEAM has entertained, the crowd […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet candidate Brett Lee at gathering, fundraiser

Local residents are invited to two upcoming events for Davis City Council candidate Brett Lee. An informal get-together is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the home of Pam Nieberg, 3010 Loyola Drive in Davis. Refreshments will be served at the free event. For more information, call Nieberg at (530) 756-6856. […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free bags, free books at Food Co-op on Earth Day

The Davis Food Co-op will celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Sunday, April 22, by giving free reusable bags to the first 2,500 shoppers. The Co-op also will host its first Earth Day book exchange from 2 to 6 p.m. that day in the conference room at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Bring […]

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

Wine-tasting proceeds benefit DPNS

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines from wineries with sustainable practices from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20. The cost is $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Davis Parent Nursery School, a […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Baklava, coffee served at I-House

Local residents can learn how to make baklava at a class from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The instructor is Karahan Mete, a European-trained chef and a native of Turkey. The class will begin with a short presentation on the range of different baklava styles, followed by a demonstration […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to restore riparian ecosystems

Landowners, students, restoration professionals and other interested parties will learn the latest restoration techniques of local riparian ecosystems at a workshop from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve is at 34199 County Road 20, west of Woodland. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Cache Creek […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate Earth Day with a hike on Annie’s Trail

A dedication hike and celebration of the recently completed Annie’s Trail at Cold Canyon, near Lake Berryessa, is planned for 9 a.m. on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. A potluck barbecue will begin at 3 p.m. at the group picnic area at Solano Park west of Winters. In April 2009, Tuleyome — with the help […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

All are welcome to celebrate SADVC’s 35 years of service

Community members are invited to join the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County at its 35th anniversary open house on Friday, April 20. The free event will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the agency’s business offices at 175 Walnut St. in Woodland. In 1977, five women from Davis founded the […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plant sale set Saturday at Grace Garden

A spring plant sale will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Garden at the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. Tomatoes, squash, lettuce, spinach, sunflowers, peppers and more will be for sale. A special new feature this year is a mini-garden — a six-pack of different vegetables including tomatoes, […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pesticide-free gardens are subject of talk

Anne Joseph from Our Water Our World will visit the garden department of Davis Ace Hardware from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to talk about beneficial insects and how chemical pesticides and herbicides impact our surroundings. The garden department is in the 300 block of G Street in downtown Davis. Our Water Our World […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Judge orders man to jail for sagging pants

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in central Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing saggy pants. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that 20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property. Circuit Judge […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council decision on Crown Castle still on its way

The light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter, as the Davis City Council nears a final decision on Crown Castle’s application to install a 25-node Distributed Antenna System to improve cell phone coverage in Davis. At a special meeting Tuesday, the council finished assessing each proposed antenna site one by one, […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Make some cash at ‘East Davis Motors’

USED CAR MANIA … last week I pointed out that one of the used cars parked and “FOR SALE” along East Eighth Street — we call it “East Davis Motors” on my side of the tracks — was parked in such a way that it was a visual hazard for motorists attempting to enter this […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo DA launches Citizens’ Academy

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig has announced the inaugural session of the Yolo County District Attorney Citizens’ Academy. It is sponsored by the District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, the Yolo County Probation Department and the Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento police departments. The Citizens’ Academy is an […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,