Gibson House writers group will meet

The Gibson House Writers will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Fiction and nonfiction writers who wish to share and get feedback on their writing are welcome to attend. This writing group is sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum. A $10 donation is […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn the art of origami

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, in the Blanchard room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Bingo games benefit suicide prevention services

Looking for a way to have fun and support a great cause? Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County and the Davis Odd Fellows are holding a bingo fundraiser Sunday, July 8, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors will open at noon and the games will run […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Old downtown businesses receive face-lift

Local business owners are breathing new life into the older buildings of Davis’ downtown with fresh coats of paint, repairs and cleaning. A whole block of retailers between Second and Third streets on F Street, which includes 10 tenants total, have recently traded their aged, white exteriors for colorful walls and roofs. Clint Winger, business […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

CHP: Three killed in crash on I-80 at Richards

Three men in their 20s and 30s were killed in a vehicle accident Friday morning on Interstate 80 in Davis, Yolo County coroner’s officials said.

Their names were not being released as of Friday afternoon as the coroner’s officers worked to confirm their identities and notify their next of kin, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said.

LaBrash said all three victims were in the same vehicle that crashed at about 10:25 a.m. while apparently making an unsafe lane change on eastbound I-80 east of the Richards Boulevard offramp.

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

Are you being served by the Water Advisory Committee?

Water Advisory Committee members Mark Siegler and Bill Kopper, appointed by Councilwoman Sue Greenwald Frank Loge and Steve Boschken, appointed by Mayor Joe Krovoza Elaine Roberts Musser and Michael Bartolic, appointed by Councilman Stephen Souza Jerry Adler and Doby Fleeman, appointed by Mayor Pro Tem Rochelle Swanson Alf Brandt and Helen Thomson, appointed by Councilman […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tour Davis Waldorf School on Wednesday

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis, at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Administrator Kelly Brewer will lead a one-hour walking tour of the campus, offering an overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. A question-and-answer session will follow; refreshments will be served. The tour is for adults only. […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Waldorf has openings in final summer camp

Davis Waldorf School will offer a wonderful week of papercrafts and sewing for boys and girls in the last week of its Summergarden summer camp for children ages 7-10. Participants will learn to make window starts, candle holders and origami, as well as embroidery and sewing techniques. The group will spend time working in the […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Preschool play dates offered at Waldorf garden

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to attend one or all of the Davis Waldorf School’s garden play dates this summer in the preschool yard. Children may play in the garden while adults chat. Or, parents can make a craft from the garden with their child and enjoy a simple treat. The free play dates […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Redding man dies of injuries from rural Yolo County crash

A 20-year-old Redding man died Thursday evening from injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash that morning on Interstate 505 north of Madison, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators say Jason Curtis Lamb was not wearing a seat belt when, for unknown reasons, his Ford Ranger ran off the west side of the highway […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

School board turns to local voters again

Faced with the growing threat of another round of state budget cuts next year for public schools if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax hike fails at the polls in November, the Davis Board of Education agreed Thursday to seek help again from local voters. The board voted unanimously to put a two-part parcel tax on the Nov. 6 […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Commission seeks to promote tolerance in wake of noose incident

Days after the June 15 discovery of a noose hanging from a Davis High School football goal post, City Council members made a request of the city’s Human Relations Commission — to advise the council on ways to promote and foster the inclusion and nurturing of all people in the Davis community. The commission tackled […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Information sought about biting dog

Animal Services officers with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in finding a biting dog that was involved in an incident at the east end of Orchard Park on the UC Davis campus. The incident occurred at about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. A woman and her male companion were walking three […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Budget crafted to influence voters

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers have long warned of dire consequences if California voters reject a proposed tax hike on the November ballot. In adopting a $91.3 state billion budget, they made it clear it wasn’t a hollow threat. Lawmakers approved and the governor signed $6 billion in […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,