Rotarians honor student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 12 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as May’s Students of the Month. They are: * Destina Agar, nominated by social studies teacher Hillary Brittan, who wrote, “Destina is a wonderful and vivacious young lady whose energy and passion for education is commendable. Destina, although wanting to […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Barnyard Theatre auditions slated

Barnyard Theatre will hold auditions for its summer productions Sunday and Monday. The company will present a mainstage production of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche,” a darkly humorous retelling of the Greek myth, and a workshop of Briandaniel Oglesby’s “Dammed,” an original work being developed about a family’s struggle to come together during the last days of […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit’s new neighbor is a real hoot

By Lisa Justice From the burrowing owls at Wildhorse to the occasional river otter in Putah Creek, Davis is blessed with an abundance of wildlife. And one feathered friend — a common barn owl — has recently taken up residence around Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. in Mace Ranch. Barn owls are found almost […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

I-House will host talk on Syria

Local residents are invited to learn about the future of Syria at free talk by Mohammad Kabbesh that will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Kabbesh is a physician who has been practicing in the Sacramento area for almost two years. He was born and raised […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber PAC hosts mixer Friday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce PAC will host a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. “Come to Sudwerk to find out why we believe that Lucas Frerichs, Stephen Souza, Dan Wolk and Measure D can best help Davis to achieve a sustainable future,” a news release said. […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fowl Food Faire, silent auction kick off Tour de Cluck

Tickets for Tour de Cluck, a backyard chicken coop crawl by bicycle, are sold out, but you can still get your cluck on at the Fowl Food Faire and other events on Saturday. The food faire runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Guests will enjoy egg and […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Tour offers a look at life along Putah Creek

The Yolo Basin Foundation is hosting a tour along Putah Creek on Sunday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day begins at the Monticello Dam, with a discussion of its history and function, and then the group will move downstream to see the workings of the water delivery system at the Putah […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Private supply ship flies by space station in test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world’s first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday but did not stop, completing a critical test in advance of the actual docking. The unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule flew within 1 1/2 miles of the orbiting lab as it performed a practice lap […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Judge limits third-party evidence in UC Davis ‘sweethearts’ murder case

SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento Superior Court judge has largely shot down defense attorneys’ attempt to blame the 1980 UC Davis “sweetheart” murders on four other suspects whose own case fell apart nearly 20 years ago. Allowing lawyers for defendant Richard Hirschfield to introduce much of that evidence at trial would create “a substantial danger of […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Mailbox continues to yield campaign gems

MAILER MANIA MARCHES ON … in a campaign full of menacing mailers, the strangest I’ve received so far came to “The Dunning Family” from some outfit calling itself the “Cops Voter Guide.” … nothing nasty on it at all, but at no point did they reveal who exactly these “Cops” are, where these “Cops” live […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police investigate robbery at Nugget

Davis police are seeking information about a man who robbed a Nugget Market cashier Monday evening. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the suspect entered the store at 1414 E. Covell Blvd. at about 6:30 p.m. and made threatening statements toward the employee while demanding money from the cash register. No weapon was seen. The man fled […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

City names new interim fire chief, waits on UCD merger

The city of Davis announced Tuesday that a new interim fire chief has been hired to replace Bill Weisgerber, who retired this week, ending a two-year stint as temporary head of the Davis Fire Department. Scott Kenley, a senior consultant with Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP Public Law Group, who has worked in fire service for […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Household hazardous waste accepted Fridays, Saturdays at landfill

Yolo County offers weekly collection of household hazardous waste at its central landfill, 44090 County Road 28H, off County Road 102 between Davis and Woodland, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. The program can accept household hazardous waste only from Yolo County residents. Infectious medical waste will not be accepted. Business […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk to help raise money for Davis schools

Dan Wolk’s booth at the Davis Farmers Market will host a “little red schoolhouse” to raise money for the Davis Schools Foundation during the final weeks of the Davis City Council campaign. The foundation has placed a donation box — shaped like a red schoolhouse — in each school office as well as at Wolk’s […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,